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“Take care of yourself, be healthy, and always believe you can be successful in anything you truly want.”

Career highlights

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1996

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Discovered at Elite Model Look

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2000

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First gig for Victoria’s Secret

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2004

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Became an official Victoria’s Secret Angel
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Alessandra Ambrosio

Career highlights

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1996

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Discovered at Elite Model Look
Alessandra was just 14 when she was discovered at the legendary Elite Model Look national modeling competition. A cover on Harper’s Bazaar shortly followed.

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2000

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First gig for Victoria’s Secret
Alessandra modeled for lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret for the first time and walks in her first fashion show by 2001.

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2004

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Became an official Victoria’s Secret Angel
Alessandra was selected as the first spokesmodel for the Victoria’s Secret “PINK” line.

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2007

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Named one of the 100 Most Beautiful People in the World
Alessandra is named by People Magazine as one of the “100 Most Beautiful People in the World” and becomes the fourth-highest paid model according to Forbes, with $6.8 million made in 2006.

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2012

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Chosen to wear the “Fantasy Bra”
Alessandra is chosen to wear the infamous Victoria’s Secret “Fantasy Bra”, which had a floral theme and featured 5,200 precious stones of amethysts, rubies, sapphires, and a 20-carat white diamond in the center. The total pricetag? A whopping $2.5 million.

Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio started taking modeling classes in her native Brazil when she was just 12 years old. By 14, she was one of 20 finalists for the legendary “Elite Model Look” national competition, and the rest, as they say, is history.

As one of the most recognizable faces in the world, she has since appeared on more than 70 international magazine covers, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, Rolling Stone, GQ, and Marie Claire, to name a few. Most known for her work with lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret, the Brazilian beauty has also represented numerous notable fashion brands including Dolce and Gabbana, Moschino, GUESS, Revlon, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Armani Exchange, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, and Christian Dior.

When she’s not busy heating up the cameras, she's a devoted mom to daughter Anja, born 2008, and son Noah, born 2012. And about that incredible bod? Ambrosio keeps herself in angelic shape at all times with regular workouts with her trainer, Justin Gelband, as well as rocking the exercise program, “Brazil Butt Lift.” She once told Shape backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show that she preps for the runway with “Pilates and spinning…and a spray tan for an extra glow!” Kristen Aldridge

Trivia

Favorite City
Florianopolis, Brazil
Must-Have Travel Item
Her pink pillow
Hobbies
Roller blading, surfing, fishing, and eating sweets
Ancestry
Italian, Portuguese, and Polish