Supermodel Carol Alt will host her own weekend TV show on the Fox News channel, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Alt, a longtime proponent of the raw-food diet, will dish on fitness and beauty topics on the show, which will debut this summer. Carol, 52, has graced over 700 magazine covers, including the 1982 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
The slender 5-foot-11 Alt, who used to starve herself during her modeling days, credits the raw-food diet for her youthful good looks. “People are hungry because their food isn’t nutritious," said Alt. "Because raw food is so nutritionally dense, you eat it and it’ll feed your body."
Carol, who says her diet is not vegan, switched to raw foods in 1996 when she began gaining weight and feeling lethargic in her thirties. Alt consulted a health expert, who advised her to eat as much raw vegetables, fruits, seared fish, cold-pressed oils and nuts as she wanted as long as it wasn't heated over 115 degrees.
After overhauling her diet, Alt lost the excess weight, and gained energy and vitality. Carol says the raw-food diet keeps her looking and feeling young and notes the diet is varied and not limited to vegetables.
"I'm not vegan," she said. "I eat raw milk and cheeses. They're unpasteurized. I eat meat if I want to: carpaccio, tartar, or even a seared steak."
While Alt is thrilled that she found a diet that keeps her slim, vibrant and youthful, the brunette stunner says enjoying good health is the best part of her eating plan.
"If you're not healthy, how long do you think you're going to be around to enjoy those things that you've earned?" she asked. "I feel better than I did in my twenties."