Since rising to fame on Love Island back in 2018, she has earned herself legions of fans through her fitness videos and jaw-dropping bikini snaps.
And Zara McDermott revealed that she can thank genetics for a number of her assets, including slender arms and an ample bosom, as she took part in a Q&A session with fans on Instagram on Saturday afternoon.
The 23-year-old Made In Chelsea star was asked a range of questions about how she maintained her enviable physique, and she oozed confidence as she showed off her taut abs and also revealed that she enjoys indulging in treats.
Hashtag blessed: Zara McDermott revealed that she can thank genetics for a number of her assets as she took part in a Q&A session with fans on Instagram on Saturday afternoon
When asked how she was able to maintain her bust size while slimming her body down, the brunette beauty shrugged: ‘So the answer down to this question is it’s purely down to genetics. So it’s just the genetic lottery, unfortunately.’
Driving the point home that she possesses favourable genetics, the TV personality went on to answer a fan’s question about how she had such ‘skinny’ arms.
‘A lot of people ask me this all the time,’ stated the reality star. ‘They say, “what workouts do you do?”. But it’s literally just genetics. I don’t actually really do a lot of upper body. I do sometimes, but I don’t really need to.’
Sharing more about her bodily blessings, Zara flexed her taut abs for the camera she explained that she eschews low carbohydrate and keto diets, and also waxed lyrical about the need for low body fat to achieve visible abs.
‘Everyone has abs,’ she explained. ‘You just have to lose the body fat around your stomach, but you can’t pinpoint where to lose your body fat from. So you can do as many sit-ups as you like but you’re not going to lose body fat by doing sit-ups.’
Discussing how she approaches her diet, she said: ‘In the end I decided that life is for living, and if you are going out with your friends occasionally you shouldn’t worry too much. If you want a pasta, have the pasta. I do personally avoid deep-fried foods.’
The star, who recently returned from a romantic break in Mykonos with her beau Sam Thompson, continued in another video: ‘I put on a few pounds when I was in Mykonos, which is not the worst thing in the world.
‘I’m actually really not that bothered about it. I’m just eating healthy this week, although I did have a Chinese last night, which didn’t do me any favours.’
She said in another clip: ‘I don’t tend to track my calories a lot anymore. I’ll try and make sure I’m in a deficit for a few days a week, which is kind of a weird way of doing it, but I just find it kind of works for me.’
Zara, who revealed she’d made many ‘amazing dinners’ during lockdown, said that she and her boyfriend Sam never workout together, because of their differing training styles.
‘But we do always eat similar foods and we eat a lot of protein,’ added the brunette beauty, who revealed that she works out three to four times a week.
Wow! Zara McDermott hung up her party planning boots on Thursday to return to her favourite pastime – posing for and posting sexy snaps on Instagram
Wow! Taking to her own Instagram on Thursday, Zara then posed up a storm in four sexy snaps while sporting a cleavage-boosting white bikini
Later that day, Zara gave her fans a look at the body genetics blessed her with, when she shared a series of snaps of herself posing in a daring white string bikini.
Wearing her golden locks in a high ponytail, the star posed up a storm in her barely-there swimwear, which featured a mid-bosom cutout and high-cut bottoms.
Last week, Sam was delighted when Zara arranged a lavish 28th birthday bash for him on a boat in London, after which she bragged of the stunning details.
The media personality declared how ‘proud’ she was of herself for pulling off the Spanish-themed party complete with ‘personalised cocktails’ and a ‘tapas dinner’.
Wow: Over the weekend, the TV star ensured the good times kept rolling on as she threw her boyfriend Sam a lavish 28th birthday party on a boat on London ‘s River Thames
Zara shared a collection of snaps from the boat including blue and gold balloon arches, branded with ‘Sam turns 28’, and a lavish table complete with flower arrangements and cocktails.
The Love Island contestant tagged the businesses in the Instagram post, including a private chef and bespoke cake company, for helping her organise the birthday bash.
Things look like they could be getting more serious between Sam and Zara in the not too distant future, amid claims he is planning to propose.
The Sun reports during a screening of Celebs Go Virtual Dating with the cast, agent Paul Brunson told the hunk: ‘I have one question, have you proposed to your girlfriend?
‘Sam, this is very important, you two are perfect, make that happen, put a ring on it. You need to propose by the end of the year.’ The former contestant of the E4 show reportedly replied: ‘I will. I actually will.’
Oh my: Zara shared a collection of snaps from the boat including blue and gold balloon arches, branded with ‘Sam turns 28’, and a lavish table complete with flower arrangements and cocktails