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Alessandra Corine Maria Ambrósio was born in a small town of Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil on April 11, 1981 to petrol station-owner parents. She is of Italian and Polish descent. 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. On 2006 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.
At 12 year old, she enrolled in modeling classes and 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, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, as well as the famed Pirelli Calendar, where she worked with her then boyfriend of 4 years, model Marcelo Boldrini. 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.
Ambrosio has made several television appearances, notably a cameo as herself on HBO’s Entourage along with Izabel Goulart; The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn; Late Night with Conan O’Brien; as guest judge on Project Runway season 2: Team Lingerie and The Tyra Banks Show where she was a guest twice. She appeared alongside TV personality, Regis Philbin in a hilarious worldwide commercial for Hummer H2. On 2006, she had a cameo on the box-office movie, James Bond: Casino Royale appearing 2 seconds as tennis girl #1.
She also has her own line of swimwear called Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais, a Brazilian swim wear brand.
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 2001, and continues to be a participant in the subsequent shows. Her most notable walk down the runway was in 2005 wearing lingerie entirely made 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 ranked 5th on FHM 100 Sexiest Women 2007 and was chosen as one of People Magazine`s annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007 along with fellow Victoria`s Secret Angels (Selita Ebanks, Adriana Lima, Izabel Goulart and Karolina Kurkova) After Gisele Bundchen left Victoria’s Secret, it was rumored that she was chosen to fill her place as the ‘Angel Leader’. However, she denied it saying that, no such thing exists (between the `Angels`) and that they are all equal.
On June 14, 2007, Ambrosio was an exclusive for famed Brazilian designer Zoomp at Sao Paulo Fashion Week, an honor previously held by Gisele Bundchen. She is currently the face for the UK company Next and Armani A/X.
Anja Louise Ambrosio Mazur (daughter)
Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima
Ana Beatriz Barros, Julianna Imai, Izabel Goulart, Karolina Kurkova, Selita Ebanks, Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum, Marisa Miller, Candice Swaneopel
Alessandra Corine Maria Ambrósio (born April 11, 1981) is a Brazilian model and actress. Ambrosio is known for her work with Victoria's Secret and was chosen as the first spokesmodel for the company's PINK line. Ambrosio was a Victoria's Secret Angels from 2000 to 2017 and has modeled for brands such as Next, Armani Exchange, Christian Dior, and Ralph Lauren.
Chanel, Oscar de la Renta
10 (US), 42.5 (EU), 8.5 (UK), 270 (J)
Noah Phoenix Ambrosio Mazur (son)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
IMG Models - Paris, Model Management - Hamburg, IMG Models - London, Way Model Management - Sao Paolo
Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Guess?, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Revlon
Fashion/Runway Model, Actress, Entrepreneur
Claim to Fame
Top Sexiest Models, Victoria Secret Model
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Clyne Model Management - Auckland, IMG Models - New York
Fendi, Gucci, Calvin klein, Emporio Armani
Couple Profile Source
Appears in a Hummer H2 commercial with Regis Philbin.
Blue Jeans (Lana Del Rey)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
IMG Models - Milan
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==Alessandra Corine Maria Ambrósio== (born April 11, 1981) is a Brazilian model and actress. Ambrosio is known for her work with [[Victoria's Secret]] and was chosen as the first spokesmodel for the company's [[PINK]] line. Ambrosio is currently one of the [[Victoria's Secret Angels]] and has modeled for brands such as [[Next]], [[Armani Exchange]], [[Christian Dior]], and [[Ralph Lauren]].
====In 2012,==== she was ranked number six on Forbes' list of the highest-paid models, estimated to have earned $6.6 million in one year. She is often cited by the popular media as one of the world's sexiest women. As an Angel, she was chosen as one of People magazine's annual "100 Most Beautiful People in the World" in May 2007.
===Early life=== ====Ambrosio was born in Erechim, Brazil==== on April 11, 1981. Her parents are Brazilians of Italian and Polish ancestry and own a petrol station. She enrolled at a modelling class at the age of 12, and at the age of 14, she was one of 20 finalists for the 1995 Elite Model Look national competition for Brazil. Ambrosio was always insecure about her large ears, and at the age of 11, she had cosmetic surgery to have her ears pinned back, though two years later she suffered complications. In 2006, she appeared on The Tyra Banks Show, and said that the surgery was a bad experience and has discouraged her from ever getting plastic surgery again.
===Career=== ===Modeling=== When Ambrosio was 12 years old, she partook in modeling classes, and then began modeling for Dilson Stein at age 15. Competing in Brazil's Elite Model Look competition started her modeling career in earnest. Her first notable modeling job was shooting the cover of Brazilian Elle magazine. Elite passed along some of her Polaroids to Guess which led her booking the Millennium GUESS? campaign. She has since appeared in advertising campaigns for Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Escada, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Guess, Emporio Armani, Moschino, Gap, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Revlon, and the Pirelli Calendar. She has walked the catwalks for designers such as Prada, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Bottega Veneta, Escada, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Balmain, Ralph Lauren, Halston, Vivienne Westwood, Giles Deacon, and Oscar de la Renta. She has appeared in numerous international magazine covers, including Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Ocean Drive, Vogue and was the only model to appear on the cover of Glamour in the United States in 2006.
====In 2004,==== Ambrosio launched her line of swimwear called Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais, a division of Rosa Chá. It sold 10,000 units in its first month on the market. Ambrosio was the face for the UK company Next and starred in their first television campaign in 12 years. On the July 2009 cover of Marie Claire, Ambrosio appeared in a spread with Sacha Baron Cohen to promote Baron Cohen's 2009 film Brüno.
====Ambrosio became the face==== of Brazilian sportswear brand Colcci costarring with Ashton Kutcher in a denim ad. She was ranked No. 5 on Forbes' The World's Top-Earning Models list, with an estimated earnings of $5 million over 2010–2011. In October 2011, Ambrosio became Vogue's blogger, commenting on her wardrobe by posting one photo of herself each day for a month. In August 2012, she appeared in the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony as part of Rio de Janeiro's handover show.
====In spring 2014,==== Ambrosio launched her own fashion and lifestyle brand named Ále by Alessandra in a collaboration with American retailer Cherokee. The line features casual wear to formal attire and is aimed at females between 18 and 35 years old. The apparel line was first shown by Southern California-based retailer Planet Blue. For this brand, Ambrosio used her intellectual property company, Silver Sunrise LLC, which works with Cherokee as its global licensing agent.
====Ambrosio appeared==== in the February 2016 issue of GQ alongside Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
====Ambrosio was chosen==== by NBC alongside fellow Brazilian model Adriana Lima as the channel's food and culture correspondents for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
===Victoria's Secret=== ====By 2006,==== she was selected as the first spokesmodel for the Victoria's Secret "PINK" line In 2005, she walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway wearing lingerie made entirely out of candy. In the 2008 edition of the Fashion Show, she walked the runway three months after giving birth to her first child, and opened the show the following year in 2009. The 2011 show saw her wearing the heaviest wings (30 lb) ever made for the show while pregnant with her second child. In 2012, Ambrosio was chosen to wear the "Fantasy Bra". The Floral Fantasy Bra, created by London Jewelers, features amethysts, rubies, sapphires and diamonds (including a 20-carat white diamond in the center), all set in rose and yellow gold, according to InStyle. There's also a matching belt adorned with more than 5,200 precious stones. In 2014, she wore the Dream Fantasy Bra, alongside her fellow angel Adriana Lima. Both of the bras cost $2.5 million each.
===Television and film appearances=== ====Ambrosio has made several==== television appearances, notably a cameo as herself on HBO's Entourage; The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn; Late Night with Conan O'Brien; A guest judge on Project Runway Season 2: Team Lingerie and twice on The Tyra Banks Show. She also appeared on America's Next Top Model in the series' 20th cycle.
====In 2006,==== she had a cameo in the box-office hit film Casino Royale, appearing briefly as Tennis Girl #1. Ambrosio guest-starred on the How I Met Your Mother episode "The Yips" on November 26, 2007 with her fellow Victoria's Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Selita Ebanks, Marisa Miller, Miranda Kerr, and Heidi Klum. She also made a cameo appearance during the New Girl episode "Prince".
====Ambrosio made her acting debut==== in the Brazilian telenovela Verdades Secretas, which premiered on Rede Globo on June 8, 2015, playing the role of former top model Samia. She appeared as herself in the 2016 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
===Personal life=== ====Ambrosio has been engaged==== to businessman Jamie Mazur, founder of RE/DONE jeans, since 2008, and they have two children, Anja Louise (b. 2008) and Noah Phoenix (b. 2012), both born in Florianópolis. Alessandra also holds a very active Facebook page in which she posts personal and professional photos as well as many motivational and inspirational quotes either through captions or through dedicated posts, thus securing over three million fans on the social media site.
====Ambrosio serves as an ambassador==== for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Full Name at Birth
Alessandra Corine Maria Ambrósio