Category: Alessandra Ambrosio

Biography of Alessandra Ambrosio

Birthname: Alessandra Ambrósio
Date of birth: 1981-04-10
Birthplace: Erexim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Height: 5' 9"
Nationality: Brazilian
Profession: Model

Alessandra Ambrosio (born April 11, 1981) is a Brazilian supermodel. Her last name is spelled Ambrósio, but the diacritic mark is omitted in her modeling work. Ambrosio is a prominent model for Guess?, Victoria's Secret and the UK company Next.
Alessandra Ambrosio is one of several Brazilian models that became known in the late 1990s along with Gisele Bündchen, Adriana Lima and Ambrosio's best friend Ana Beatriz Barros. Born in Erechim, a small town in southern Brazil, Ambrosio enrolled in a modeling class as a teen. She subsequently entered the Elite modeling agency's 1996 "Look of the Year" modeling competition. Though she did not win, one year later she was offered an Elite modeling contract.
Her first big modeling job was the cover of the Brazilian Elle magazine, and then Alessandra followed with other "editorial" work. It was not long after that the Guess? company signed her for their fall 2000 campaign. Ambrosio's print career began as a Guess? model and continued with Revlon and Victoria's Secret. She modeled on the Victoria's Secret runway for the first time in 2000, and she continued to be a participant in the subsequent shows. In 2004 Ambrosio was selected as the first spokesmodel for Victoria's Secret Pink line.


  • Ambrosio is represented by Marilynn Model Management and Elite Model Management.
  • Ambrosio is 5 feet 10 inches in height and has brown hair.
  • Ambrosio is Brazilian with Polish and Italian roots
  • Her favorite designer is Dolce & Gabbana
  • She has pierced ears and navel.
  • As a child, she felt insecure about her appearance, particularly of her large, obvious ears. At age 11, she had her ears surgically pinned back.
  • On a 2005 Supermodel episode of The Tyra Banks Show, she admitted that she had plastic surgery on her ears, saying that they were too large. Because the surgery had been a bad experience for her, she said she is self-discouraged from having plastic surgery again.
  • At the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2005, she wore bra and panties made entirely out of candy, along with a pair of V.S. angel wings.
  • She appeared in the MTV show Slater Celebrity Surfer Invitational recently, earning a small award.
  • She appeared on the Bravo show Project Runway (Season 2) as a guest judge on the episode "Team Lingerie".
  • Her favorite music is Hip hop/R&B, she likes to listen to Common, Jay-Z, Sunit and Raxstar from the UK.
  • In the April 2006 issue of Glamour magazine, Alessandra revealed that she dated Brazilian male model Marcelo Boldrini for five years. She is now dating Steve Allain, the editor of Fluir magazine.
  • Her favorite recreational activities include Surfing, roller skating, capoeira, sandboarding, and lounging on the beach listening to Brazilian music.
  • Her favorite place in the world still remains her tiny hometown, and having traveled the world has not yet convinced her otherwise.
  • She recently had a cameo in the new James Bond film Casino Royale as an attractive tennis player who eyes Bond as he walks by her.

Her family friends, Jordan Fogleman and Kayla Collins have supported throughout her modeling career.