ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO – THE FUTURE OF MODELING WORLD
Alessandra Corine Ambrósio was born on 11th April 1981 in a small town of Erechim, Brazilis. She was described by retired supermodel Tyra Banks as "The future of the modeling world". She is best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret and was chosen as their first spokesmodel for Victoria's Secret PINK line. She is currently one of Victoria’s Secret Angels and the face for the UK company Next and Armani A|X. Aside from modeling work, she represents as the National Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.Ambrosio was also selected by AskMen.com as Number 2 out of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women for 2008.
She was just eight years old when she decided she wanted to be a model, after seeing a picture of top covergirl Karen Mulder in a magazine. "I wanted to be like her," she recalls. However, she felt insecure about her appearance, particularly of her large, obvious ears. So at 11, she had cosmetic surgery done to get her ears pinned back. Unfortunately, she had complications from the surgery for the two years following. In 2006 on The Tyra Banks Show, she admitted that the surgery had been a bad experience for her and that she is discouraged from having plastic surgery again.
When Ambrosio was 12 years old, she enrolled in modeling classes then, began modeling for Dilson Stein at age 15. Winning Brazil's Elite Model Look started her modeling career.Her first big modeling job was the cover of the Brazilian Elle magazine.Elite passed along some of her Polaroids to Guess which led her to do the Millennium GUESS? campaign along with her friend and fellow Brazilian supermodel Ana Beatriz Barros. She has since been in huge demand, working with big-name brands including Revlon, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Rolex, Oscar de la Renta, Gucci, Escada, Rocco Barocco, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, as well as the famed Pirelli Calendar.As for fashion shows, she has walked the catwalks for designers such as Laura Biagiotti, Christian Lacroix, Byblos, Fendi, Issey Miyake, Kenzo, Christian Dior, Nicole Miller, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Vivienne Westwood, Oscar de la Renta, among others.She appeared in over 50 international magazine covers such as Cosmopolitan, ELLE, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Ocean Drive, Vogue and the only model to appear on the cover of Glamour in the USA in 2006.
In 2004, Ambrosio launched her line of swimwear called Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais, a division of Rosa Cha. It sold 10,000 units in only its first month on the market.
Her best known collaboration is with American lingerie brand Victoria's Secret. She appeared on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for the first time in 2000, and continues to be a participant in the subsequent shows. Her most notable walk down the runway was in 2005 wearing lingerie made entirely out of candy. In 2004, she was selected as the first spokesmodel for Victoria's Secret PINK line. She is currently a contract 'Angel' and spokesmodel for Victoria's Secret. Her 'Angel' status has brought her to the public's attention being cited by the popular media as one of the world's sexiest women. She was chosen as one of People magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007 along with fellow 'Angels' Ambrosio s among the world's top-earning models.
Ambrosio is currently the face for the UK company Next and Armani A|X. Ambrosio stars Next's first television campaign in 12 years.
1. Alessandra Ambrosio - one of the most successful models.
2. – 11. Alessandra Ambrosio in advertisements and cat-walks of Victoria’s secret.
12. – 13. The model appeared on the covers of one of the most popular world fashion magazines.
14. – 17. Alessandra Ambrosio in advertisements of her own brand swimming suits “Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais”.
18. – 23. Alessandra shot a lot of advertisements for world fashion giants.
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