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Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio: Victoria’s Secret Model

Alessandra Ambrosio is an internationally acclaimed model. She began modeling at age 12, competing in the 1996 Elite Model Look competition and appearing on magazine covers such as Elle and Marie Claire. Additionally, she has done advertising campaigns for Guess and Revlon.

She is an international contract Victoria’s Secret Angel known for her long legs and graceful appeal.

Alessandra Ambrosio’s Biography

Though she initially expressed doubt that her career as a model would endure, Alessandra Ambrosio has since amassed numerous high-profile clients and forged meaningful partnerships within the industry. A fixture on fashion runways for brands like Armani Exchange, Next, and Ralph Lauren as well as being chosen to appear in television commercials and movies; she continues to amaze.

Alessandra Corinne Ambrosio was born April 11, 1981, in Erexim, Brazil to petrol station owners. At 14, she enrolled at Elite Model Agency classes to become part of their Look of the Year contest; then started modeling with Guess clothing ads at 14, eventually landing an Elle magazine cover feature and modeling gigs with Revlon and Giorgio Armani among others.

In 2001, Alessandra Ambrosio became Victoria’s Secret’s inaugural spokesmodel for their PINK line and served as an Angel from 2004 until 2017. Additionally, during her time with them, she walked in various fashion shows including their famous annual events.

Ambrosio first made her mark alongside fellow Victoria’s Secret models Camila Finn and Gisele Bundchen in a Mario Testino-photographed editorial for Vanity Fair by Mario Testino, as well as on the cover of British GQ in 2007. Subsequently, Ambrosio collaborated with comedian Sacha Baron Cohen on a Borat-themed British Marie Claire spread before walking the runway at Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda Fashion Week.

A dedicated follower of body care, this stunning bombshell prides herself in taking good care of herself to maintain one of the most flattering figures on fashion’s runways. Her workout regime involves weight training and cardio classes to remain fit while maintaining her slim figure.

Ambrosio is an avid water enthusiast, often splashing around in the ocean on her travels and boasting beachy Instagram photos to prove her devotion. Furthermore, Ambrosio advocates for ocean conservation through investments like the Italian mineral water brand Sole.

Alessandra Ambrosio’s Career

Alessandra Ambrosio is an internationally acclaimed model. She is widely renowned for her graceful beauty and hourglass figure. Her modeling has earned her top photographers and brands as well as huge amounts of money through sponsorship deals; Alessandra currently represents several prestigious clothing lines as well as being a spokesperson for many cosmetics products.

Starting her modeling career in the early 90s after enrolling in modeling classes, she quickly become a finalist for Brazil’s Elite Model Look competition and soon after started posing for various magazines such as Elle, Marie Claire, and Vogue as well as advertising campaigns for Next, Armani Exchange, Gucci, Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana (among many others) before appearing on Entourage and Late Night with Conan O’Brien TV shows.

Lingerie model Natasha Leis is a dual citizen of Brazil and the United States, born April 11 in Erechim Rio Grande do Sul and having both Italian and Polish heritage.

Ambrosio first began dating businessman Jamie Mazur in 2008. Together they had two children; Noah Phoenix Ambrosio Mazur and Anja Louise Ambrosio Mazur before divorcing in 2018. She eventually started dating Italian entrepreneur Nicolo Oddi in 2021.

In 2001, blonde bombshell Victoria’s Secret Angel Kim Cattrall took part in her inaugural Victoria’s Secret runway show and set in motion her longstanding partnership with them. Since then she has become one of their exclusive Angels, walking 17 shows as part of their exclusive Angel team as well as appearing in television commercials for them and modeling PINK line products.

She has also worked for other acclaimed fashion houses such as Chanel, Escada, CK Jeans, and Loewe; modeling for some of the world’s best photographers including Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, and Richard Avedon; as well as walking the runway for Dolce & Gabbana and Oscar de la Renta among many others.

Success did not come easily for this model. She has a strong work ethic, always willing to put in extra effort in pursuit of her goals while keeping healthy by maintaining a balanced diet and exercising regularly (two sessions with her trainer each week and practicing yoga and capoeira whenever she has time).

Alessandra Ambrosio’s Personal Life

At 42, Alessandra Ambrosio still looks and feels as vibrant and youthful as when she made waves on Prada and Chanel runways as a teenage model. While genetics may play some part, Ambrosio credits fitness routines with helping her maintain optimal physical condition to remain looking and feeling her best.

Ambrosio was born to petrol station-owner parents in Erechim, Southern Brazil. At 12 she began taking modeling classes with the Elite model agency Look of the Year competition; though she did not win it she soon signed a contract with them and graced magazine covers like Elle (Brazil) and Marie Claire; later becoming internationally recognized through Guess and Revlon campaigns.

Victoria became the inaugural spokesmodel for Victoria’s Secret PINK line and held contract Angel status from 2004-2017, during which time she also became well known for modeling for fashion brands such as Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Christian Dior.

Ambrosio marked another significant change to her career when she gave birth to Anja in 2008. That same year, she slimmed down for a British Marie Claire cover shot by photographer Stewart Shining before joining fellow Angels Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, and Candice Huffine at Victoria’s Secret’s annual fashion show two months later.

Brazilian beauty Maria Jose Faria is a doting mother and frequent poster on social media of pictures featuring her daughter. She’s known to love animals and can often be found jogging or taking her dogs out for walks in parks nearby. Additionally, she advocates environmental conservation efforts and has spoken out against climate change.

Ambrosio is not only an accomplished mother and working model; she’s also a highly successful businesswoman and philanthropist. She owns her skincare line and holds shares in the Giorgio Armani fashion house; in addition, she serves on the Board of Directors at the Los Angeles-based Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM).

Model and photographer Stewart Shining recently collaborated on an exquisite coffee table book featuring 200 color and black-and-white photographs to document their two-decades-long friendship. The eye-catching production serves as a testament to this relationship that spans back over 20 years!

Alessandra Ambrosio’s Awards

As one of Victoria’s Secret Angels for an impressive 12 years now, Alessandra Ambrosio is no stranger to walking the red carpet. This 42-year-old Brazilian beauty often draws admiring glances in captivating silhouettes at the world’s most glittering carpet and has even provided her advice for nailing a Cannes Film Festival look.

Model Lauren Geller begins her preparation by researching the event so she knows what kind of red carpet to expect and can decide “what will be my perfect outfit.” Shoes play an integral role in an outfit; having the appropriate pair allows you to wear any ensemble. She recommends adding some sparkle and shimmer for an additional glamorous finish.

Ambrosio, who shares her daughter with businessman Jamie Mazur, has modeled on the runway and in fashion campaigns for brands including GUESS, London Fog, Revlon, Christian Dior, and Oscar de la Renta among many others. Additionally, Elle, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar magazine covers have featured Ambrosio.

Since retiring from her Angel duties in 2017, Ambrosio has expanded her horizons by making appearances in films, acting roles, presenting, launching a skincare product line, and making guest appearances on television shows such as Entourage, Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and twice on The Tyra Banks Show.

Ambrosio serves as an ambassador for multiple organizations, such as the Global Citizen Foundation, UNICEF, and The Truth About Cancer. She’s also an American Heart Association spokesperson and regularly speaks at charity events.

Alessandra Ambrosio has also made appearances on television shows such as Tyra Banks Show, Project Runway, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien; the HBO series Entourage features her, while she advised on America’s Next Top Model season 20th cycle. In addition, Ambrosio serves as an ambassador for Nespresso; together they unveiled Liminha Over Ice as a limited summer 2022 flavor inspired by Brazil, her home country.


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