Alessandra Ambrosio eating cake at a Victoria's Secret perfume launch in 2009

Alessandra Ambrosio photographed alongside some cake back in 2009

It’s never a good idea to crash diet. …But they’re still popular, especially right around the holidays, when people are looking to ditch a few vanity pounds as quickly as possible. We’re holding Crash Diet Week in honor of all the stupid, misguided things we’ve done to lose weight, but here’s 10 of the very stupidest: like inviting a tapeworm inside you, chomping cotton balls dipped in orange juice or getting your ears stapled.

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