Vera Wang Eats McDonald's "Every Day"—Here's How She Still Stays Fit at 74
The designer also admitted a weakness for Dunkin' Donuts.
In 2020, designer Vera Wang wowed the internet by sharing a photo of herself in a sports bra and rolled-up denim shorts, baring abs that any 20-year-old would kill for—let alone a 70-year-old, as Wang was at the time. Now 74, the fashion icon is still being asked the secret to her apparent youthfulness, and one recent interview led to a surprising answer. Speaking to Page Six Style at the DKMS Gala last week, Wang opened up about her eating habits, and anyone expecting her to admit to a diet of bone broth and green juice had another thing coming.
"I do eat McDonald's, absolutely," she confessed, adding that she does so even more regularly than most people.
"I order it every day, like two weeks on it, and then I'll change," Wang continued of the Golden Arches. And she also gladly copped to an affinity for another fast food chain, revealing her favorite Dunkin' Donuts order.
"I like the cream-filled, sugar-coated donut." the designer said. "It's like a jelly donut, but it's cream inside, vanilla cream. I like the pink with sprinkles, too." And Wang isn't just claiming to have relatable food preferences—the proof of her love of fast food is right there on her Instagram.
As for how she continues looking and feeling young, Wang told Page Six Style that she credits her work ethic and ambition.
"Basically, I've worked my whole life, so it's really been about work," she said. "I think work keeps you young and stimulated. I work very long hours, I've raised two daughters. I think keeping busy is the best antidote [for] good health." (Wang's daughters Cecilia and Josephine, who she adopted with ex-husband, Arthur P. Becker, are both in their 30s.)
In 2023, speaking to People, Wang reflected on the stunned reaction to her 2020 Instagram photo.
"I guess it's just that people have an idea of what 70 looks like today," she explained. "I have so many friends that are 65 to 70 that look fabulous. But I have to say that hopefully, it's a good thing. I hope it makes women feel more comfortable with themselves or are confident, or there are many definitions of what a woman can be."
She also shared similar thoughts about the role work plays.
"Nobody believes me when I say it, but working keeps you young," Wang told People. "It keeps your mind young, and your spirit up and your relevance up, which I think affects your body."