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As they pre­pare to grace Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret Fash­ion Show cat­walk, Kiwi mod­els Ge­or­gia Fowler and Maia Cot­ton are in full train­ing mode in New York.

It will be Fowler’s third time on the run­way, mod­el­ling at her first in Paris in 2016 and last year in Shang­hai.

This week the 26-year-old chal­lenged her fol­low­ers to join her in get­ting into shape.

“Are you keep­ing up? I’m get­ting faster! Let me know how you’re work­ing to­wards your fit­ness goals. One month un­til the RUN­WAY,” Fowler wrote with pic­tures of her look­ing ef­fort­lessly fit by the Hud­son River.

For Fowler’s first show, her par­ents Peter and Kim went to Paris to sup­port her, and last year her mother and two aunts cheered her on in Shang­hai.

Back home, Kiwi au­di­ences will see the Project Run­way New Zealand host re­united with the man be­hind the lens of some of her first test shots, Auck­land pho­tog­ra­pher Stephen Til­ley, who is guest judge on the show this week.

New­comer Cot­ton is pre­par­ing for her first Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret show, while back home she’s giv­ing Ki­wis a shout-out from the back of buses, in mag­a­zines and on bill­boards, as the face of the new Tip Top/Whit­taker's ice­cream cam­paign, with choco­late smudged on her mouth.

In Man­hat­tan, it’s less about ice­cream and more about gym ses­sions for the 19-year-old, who has lived in New York for more than a year.

This week, as part of her train­ing, she de­fied bal­ance and helped strengthen her core by bal­anc­ing on a pogo stick. Don’t worry, she is in good hands — her trainer at Gotham Gym also trains Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret An­gels Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Ken­dall Jen­ner.

Cot­ton, from Manawatū, will have her own cheer­lead­ers in the Big Ap­ple in the form of her par­ents Luanne Bond and Shane Cot­ton, along with her agent, 62 Man­age­ment’s An­drea Plowright.

“This is a dream come true for Maia Cot­ton and for 62 Man­age­ment. Our first Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret model,” says Plowright.

“Maia de­serves ev­ery sec­ond of her suc­cess; she has worked hard and made sac­ri­fices to get this golden op­por­tu­nity. We are all so proud of her.”

Since be­ing an­nounced as an An­gel last month, Cot­ton has made global head­lines along­side Fowler and An­gel vet­eran Stella Maxwell, who lived in Welling­ton in her high school years. On Wed­nes­day, the young brunette is in a shoot for

Ge­or­gia Fowler

Maia Cot­ton. Photo / An­thony Batista

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