Alessandra Ambrosio life and biography

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Alessandra Ambrosio biography

Date of birth : 1981-04-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Nationality : Brazilian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2015-08-04
Credited as : Tv personality and model, Victoria's Secret Angel, The Tyra Banks Show appearence

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Alessandra Corine Ambrósio is a Brazilian model. Described by Tyra Banks as "the future of the modeling world", Ambrosio is best 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 the former face of the UK company Next.

A lithe brunette with a signature navel piercing, Alessandra Ambrosio was one of the many Brazilian models to hit it big internationally in the late 1990s. Alessandra Ambrosio began taking modeling classes at age 14, was a finalist in the Elite Look of the Year competition in 1996, and went from there to advertisements for Guess clothing (the same line which helped launch the careers of Anna Nicole Smith and Laetitia Casta). She became one of the Victoria's Secret lingerie "angels" and has also appeared in ads for Revlon, Giorgio Armani and many other companies. Alessandra Ambrosio made a very brief appearance as "Tennis Girl" in the 2007 James Bond film Casino Royale (starring Daniel Craig).

Ambrosio's best-known collaboration is with American lingerie brand Victoria's Secret. She appeared in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for the first time in 2000. By 2004, she was selected as the first spokesmodel for the Victoria's Secret "PINK" line and signed an exclusive "Angel" contract with the brand. In 2005, she notably walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway wearing lingerie made entirely out of candy. Ambrosio then garnered attention in the 2008 edition of the Fashion Show, walking the runway only three months after giving birth to her first child. She opened the show the following year.

Television & film appearances

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 worldwide commercial for Hummer H2. In 2006, she had a cameo on the box-office hit movie, Casino Royale appearing briefly as Tennis Girl #1.

Ambrosio guest-starred on 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.


When Ambrosio first came to New York, Gisele Bündchen lent her apartment for two weeks and Adriana Lima helped her translate English. She described her typical week as jetsetting from one country to another for photo shoots and in between she has some phone interviews. She still visits her family in Brazil regularly and calls Erechim, Brazil her favorite place in the world and having traveled the world has not yet convinced her otherwise.

In 2005, she broke up with model Marcello Baldrini when she caught him making out with another woman at Marquee. She later dated magazine editor Steve Allain before taking up with Jamie Mazur.

She is very conscious of her figure and works out with her Brazilian trainer doing the Brazilian Butt Lift, which is a mix of samba, capoeira and aerobics. Ambrosio's best friend is fellow Brazilian model Ana Beatriz Barros.

On August 24, 2008, Ambrosio and her fiancé, California businessman Jamie Mazur, had their first child, a daughter named Anja Louise Ambrosio Mazur in Florianopolis, Brazil.

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