Fernanda Tavares life and biography

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Fernanda Tavares biography

Date of birth : 1980-09-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Nationality : Brazilian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-04-04
Credited as : Fashion model, Next London, ELLE cover

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Fernanda Tavares is a Brazilian Fashion model born in 1980.

Agencies:

London Next London
Paris Marilyn Agency
New York One Mgmt
Hamburg Mega Agency
Sao Paulo Way
Milan d'management
Barcelona Francina

Born in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, Tavares was appearing in local shows at the age of nine, and at just 13 she won the "Elite Look of the Year" contest. A year later, she was invited by agents to go to São Paulo to pursue a modeling career. In 1998, at the age of 17, she was already appearing on the covers of fashion magazines – L'Officiel Paris, Deutsch and U.S. Marie Claire and Vogue Paris – having signed up with the Marilyn Modeling Agency in both New York City and Paris. She would later go on to appear in numerous other popular magazines, including ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Allure, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Since 1998, Tavares has walked for many notable designers, including Chanel, Emanuel Ungaro, Versace, Blumarine, Chloé, Christian Lacroix, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, John Galliano, Sonia Rykiel, Yohji Yamamoto, Hervé Léger, Missoni, and Gap.

Career Highlights:

1993:
- Wins Elite Look of the Year contest

1994:
- Moves to São Paulo to pursue modeling

1997:
- Signs with Marilyn Agency in New York and Paris

1998:
- Becomes the face of Chloé
- Debuts at the fall Roberto Cavalli show in Milan
- Featured on the cover of French Vogue
- Becomes the face of Guerlain, for which she was paid over a million dollars to pose nude in the ad

2000:
- Models for Victoria’s Secret swimsuit catalog
- Appears in ad campaigns for Gap and Ralph Lauren
- Criticized for being in poor physical condition by the Brazilian media for appearing at a fashion show with cellulite
- Appears on the cover of British Marie Claire with Ricky Martin

2001:
- Gilles Bensimon requests Tavares for several spreads in Elle
- Walks the fall Oscar de la Renta, Versace, Christian Dior, Dries Van Noten, John Galliano, and Valentino shows in New York, Milan, and Paris
- Appears in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

2002:
- Signs beauty contract with L’Oréal
- Walks the spring Yves Saint Laurent couture show in Paris
- Featured on the cover of Elle

2003:
- Poses for PETA’s anti-fur campaign
- Appears in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
- Lands on the cover of Italian D twice (March, October)
- Walks the spring Diane von Furstenberg, Zac Posen, Matthew Williamson, and Roberto Cavalli shows in New York, London, and Milan
- Appears in an editorial for Harper's Bazaar with Sting

2004:
- Steven Meisel photographs Tavares for Versace
- Models for H&M swimwear

2005:
- Appears in the fairy-tale-themed print campaign for Nine West

2007:
- Becomes pregnant with first child
- Signs on to be the spokes for Davidoff’s Cool Water Wave
- Marries actor Murilo Rosa (4 JUL)

2008:
- Makes a runway appearance at the spring DSquared2 show in Milan


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