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Alessandra Ambrosio

Details

  • Eye Color
  • Hair ColorBrunettes
  • Birthdate04/11/81
  • HometownErechim, Brazil

About Alessandra Ambrosio

Sultry supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio was born in Erechim, Brazil, and was modeling by age 12. At 14 Alessandra was a finalist for the Elite Model Look contest in Brazil and emerged onto the international modeling scene as part of the 90s Brazilian invasion. She landed on the cover of Brazilian Elle, then quickly found herself in the Millennium GUESS? campaign.

Alessandra went on to appear on more than 70 international magazine covers including Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vogue, and Glamour. She has appeared in ad campaigns for Revlon, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, and Ralph Lauren, among others.

In 2004 Alessandra started working with Victoria’s Secret. She was the first spokesmodel for the Victoria’s Secret PINK line, walked the runway with the brand, and became an official Angel. In the 2011 Victoria’s Secret show she wore the fantasy floral bra created by London Jewelers with amethysts, rubies, sapphires, and diamonds set in rose and yellow gold. She regular appears in ads for the company and was in the first-ever Victoria’s Secret Swim Special airing on CBS.

In 2004 she launched her own line of swimwear, Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais, a division of Rosa Chá. She has also made several TV appearances including on America’s Next Top Model, Project Runway, How I Met Your Mother, and Entourage. She made a big screen cameo in 2006’s Casino Royale.

In 2014 she launched her own fashion and lifestyle brand in collaboration with Cherokee, called Alé by Alessandra. “This is not a hobby for me. I’ve been a fashion model for 15 years, and designing is just an extension of my career,” Alessandra told WWD.

Alessandra has been listed on Forbes top-earning model list, FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World,” Maxim’s “Hot 100,” and People’s "100 Most Beautiful People in the World.”

She and fiancée businessman Jamie Mazur have two children—daughter Anja Louise Ambrosio Mazur, born in 2008, and son Noah Phoenix Ambrosio Mazur, born in 2012.

Alessandra is also active in charity work, acting as the ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and helping with Haitian relief efforts.

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