Who is Alessandra Ambrosio?
Alessandra Ambrósio is a Brazilian American model, actress, tv personality, and businesswoman popularly known for working with Victoria’s Secret brand.
Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Her early life and career beginnings
Alessandra Corine Ambrósio is gas-station owner, Lucilda, and Luiz’s daughter. She has a younger sister, Aline.
She enrolled in a modeling class at twelve. At fourteen, Alessandra was chosen amongst the 20 finalists for the Brazilian Elite Modeling competition and modeled for Dilson Stein at age fifteen.
Alessandra’s professional career life
Alessandra’s modeling career kicked off in earnest, shooting the cover of Brazilian Elle Magazine. Elite Models sent her Polaroids to Guess, which led to campaigning for the Millenium GUESS? Job. She also did a campaign for Oscar de la Renta and a host of others.
The stunning model went for Victoria’s Secret casting for their fashion show, and they asked her to stay. They chose her to be the fit model of the year and tried outfits on her. After the fittings, VS flew her to Cannes for the glamorous show. Afterward, she became the first Victoria’s Secret ambassador for the Pink line.
Alessandra’s time with the coveted Victoria’s Secret cuts across walking the VS Show runway, opening shows while wearing the heaviest wings, wearing the famous Fantasy Bra, and the Dream Fantasy Bra worth $2.5million. After walking 17 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows, she took to Instagram to announce her retirement.
She appeared in several advertising campaigns for notable brands, including Christian Dior, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Escada, Gucci. Calvin Klein, Guess, Emporio Armani, Moschino, Gap, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Revlon, and many more.
Cat walking for Bottega Veneta, Dolce, Gabbana, Givenchy, Halston, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Prada, Christian Lacroix, Ralph Lauren, Balmain, Tommy Hilfiger, etc., were some of her other notable modeling ventures.
Various International magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Ocean Drive, Elle, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Marie Claire couldn’t resist having the gorgeous model on their respective covers. She was also the only model to grace the cover of US Glamor magazine in 2006 and appeared in shows, including The Tyra Bank Show in 2006 and the 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony.
Alongside modeling, Alessandra is a multi-faceted businesswoman who launched a swimwear line, Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais, that sold 10000 units in its first month. She also collaborated with Cherokee to launch a fashion and lifestyle brand, Ále, by Alessandra in Spring 2004. Her current businesses are GAL Floripa, Ocean activism, ambassador of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and running her Instagram page of 10.6 million followers.
Alessandra was the face of Next, starred in their first TV campaign in twelve years, and also for the Brazilian sportswear brand, Colcci alongside Ashton Kutcher. Besides her many noteworthy modeling jobs, she appeared in several films, television, and music videos.
Her personal life
She has two children, a daughter, Anja, and a son, Noah, with her former partner, Jamie Mazur, founder of RE/DONE Jeans. They split after being engaged from 2008 to 2018.
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