Step aside chocolate, and move over beauty products. The only advent calendar you need this Christmas features curvy model Ashley Graham pulling a sled in lingerie and Emily Ratajkowski writhing in spaghetti.
The video "calendar" – does that make it a "valendar"? – is the work of >Love magazine editor Katie Grand, who famously launched the biannual tome with a naked Beth Ditto, frontwoman of The Gossip and all round body-positive icon, on the cover in 2009.
Ashley Graham in the Love magazine advent calendar. Photo: Instagram/@thelovemagazine
While Graham, who last month publicly expressed her disdain at the lack of curvy women in the Victoria's Secret show, was day 26 in last year's edition of the Christmas countdown; in 2017 she is numero uno.
Other models expected to feature in the series include Kendall Jenner, sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Teyana Taylor, Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn.
The message of this year's calendar is #staystrong and it's hard not to feel ready to hit an F45 class after seeing Graham limbering up, complete with close ups of every gorgeous bit of her, to pull a sled along what appears to be a freezing cold New York City street.Advertisement
"Shooting the Advent calendar is a true expression of self love," Graham said of making the clip, which was directed by Phil Poynter. "We are powerful, we are resilient, and we run the world."
Pasta night ... Emily Ratajkowski in the Love magazine advent calendar. Photo: Instagram/@thelovemagazine