Welcome to the corner dedicated to famous supermodels , of which the Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio , historical face of the women’s underwear brand, Victoria’s Secret , is a full member .

Alessandra Ambrosio: the beginnings

Alessandra Corine Ambrosio was born in Erechim, a small town in southern Brazil, specifically in the Rio Grande do Sul region, on 11 April 1981, from her parents Lucilda and Luiz Ambrosio.

As you can guess from the surname, Alessandra has Italian descendants: in fact her paternal grandfather had moved to Brazil in search of fortune, from the province of Padua. In addition, her family from her mother is of Polish origin. She has a younger sister named Aline.

Not everyone knows that as a child Alessandra Ambrosio suffered from a psychological complex linked to her protruding ears. Only her recourse to cosmetic surgery, when she was little more than a child, corrected that physical imperfection that gave her so much discomfort.

The first steps in the world of fashion date back to 1995 , when Alessandra took part in the Elite Model Brasil – Look of the Year competition, which did not win but which gave her prominence, so much so that she was signed by the agency as a model. Since then she has started to pose as a model in several shootings and lends her face for numerous glossy magazines. The first is the Brazilian version of Marie Claire.

Over the years it becomes famous and begins to be “courted” by the most important brands, the first of which becomes Guess ?, to follow then will be chosen by the most important fashion houses in the world, parading during the famous fashion weeks. You have also participated in the Pirelli calendar and appeared on the covers of major magazines, such as GQ and Forbes.

Alessandra Ambrosio became definitively famous in the early 2000s.

His life is not only fashion but also cinema and TV, with appearances in various broadcasts and in some programs. She participated in a cameo in the movie “007, Casino Royale” and participates in the movie “Ninja Turtles – Out of the Shadows”.

He takes part in some roles in well-known soap operas and TV series, such as “How Met Your Mother”.

Alessandra Ambrosio becomes a Victoria’s Secret angel

Alessandra Ambrosio is also famous for being the angel of Victoria’s Secret, the well-known brand of women’s underwear, famous for its shows and the attractive testimonials who posed for it. Alessandra becomes an angel in 2000, when she participates in the first fashion show. In 2004 she and she one of five angels to participate in the Angels Across America tour, alongside other models Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen, and Adriana Lima .

Over the years she became one of the well-known faces of the company and paraded wearing garments and wings made of jewels, precious stones and even candies, made for her by important designers.

In November 2017 he announced his farewell to the fashion house after 17 years, throwing his fans into despair.

Alessandra Ambrosio’s private life

Alessandra Ambrosio’s private life is marked by her love story with the American entrepreneur Jamie Mazur, which runs from 2008 to 2018 and brings with it the birth of two children, born in 2008 and 2012.

Not only fashion but also a lot of charity: Alessandra Ambrosio is, in fact, testimonial of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society charity , which deals with scientific research against multiple sclerosis.

In 2020 she officially became an American citizen.

Alessandra has also become a fantastic fashion influencer, with a mind-boggling social presence: on Instagram alone she has a following of over 10 million followers, making her one of the most followed top models on the famous social medium, where she publishes professional shots interspersed with life daily and childhood memories.

Curiosity: to always keep fit, Alessandra follows a diet based on rice, legumes, eggs and does not disdain ice cream. One of her secrets of her eternal elixir but she lies in training: she practices the Brazil Butt Lift, a carioca gymnastics based on samba, capoeira and aerobics, which allow her to maintain a fantastic side B.