Ana Beatriz Barros Brazilian Fashion Runway model is known for appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and other fashion labels like Victoria’s Secret, Chanel, Guess and others.
Occupation Fashion / Runway model
Years active 1996–present
Born May 29, 1982, 38, Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Sun Sign Gemini
Height 5 ft 11¼ in or 180 cm
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Green
Measurements 35-24-35 in or 89-61-89 cm
Bra size 34B
Father – Reinato Barros (Mechanical Engineer)
Mother – Sônia (Housewife)
Siblings – Patricia Barros (Older Sister) (Model/ Actress), Malu (Maria Luisa) (Older Sister)
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Caucasian and Hispanic)
She has Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish ancestry.
Her towering height
Ana Beatriz Barros is signed to these modeling agencies –
Mega Model Agency – Hamburg
Fashion Model Management – Milan
Option Model Agency – Zurich
Mega Models – Sao Paulo
Elite Model Management – Copenhagen
Next Model Management – New York
Silent Models – Paris
MY Model Management
Elite Model Management – Miami
Elite Model Management – Toronto
Mega Model Agency – Berlin
Elite Model Management – New York (2009 – 2011)
Chic Management (2010 – 2010)
Lumiere Model Management (2006 – 2010)
Barros was born in the town of Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil, to Sônia, a housewife, and Reinato Barros, a mechanical engineer. Later, her family moved to Rio de Janeiro, where she spent her childhood. She is of German, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish descent, and is the youngest of three sisters; Patricia, who is also a model, and Malu (Maria Luisa), a dermatologist.
When she was 13, Barros and her older sister, Patricia, were vacationing in Rio de Janeiro when they were spotted by a representative from Elite Model Management. Barros was encouraged by the Rio Elite office to participate in the Elite Model Look 1996, which she was runner up to Diana Kovalchuk. Barros subsequently competed for international Elite Model Look and placed second worldwide. Elite sent her portfolio and recent Polaroid shots to GUESS? which led her to do the Millennium GUESS? campaign along with her friend and fellow Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio.
In addition to Guess?, Barros has done advertisements for Christian Dior, Armani Jeans, Oakley, L’Oréal, Diesel, Victoria’s Secret, Chanel cosmetics, and Jennifer Lopez’s JLO fashion line, among others. In 2004 Jennifer Lopez selected Barros to be the face of her new lingerie line, JLO Lingerie. Lopez said, “I wanted someone young, sexy and urban, with a universal appeal”.
Barros has been in shows for the likes of Valentino, Missoni, Gucci, Christian Dior, Versace, Emporio Armani, BCBG, DKNY, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Red Oak, Elie Saab and many more prestigious fashion houses. She walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009.
She has been on numerous covers of magazines such as Glamour, Vogue, Marie Claire, Allure Brazilian magazines such as Capricho and Audi magazine, W, Elle to name a few.
Barros appeared seven times on Sports Illustrated in the Swimsuit Issue (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008).
Barros was named number 96 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” supplement in 2006.
She was chosen to be in the 2010 Pirelli Calendar photographed by Terry Richardson in Bahia, Brazil, alongside Lily Cole, Daisy Lowe, Miranda Kerr and other models.
Barros replaced Lindsay Lohan for Fornarina’s Spring Summer 2010 campaign and look book. She has already filmed her first commercial for the company.
Barros was also featured in the 2010 Spring/Summer campaign for British retailer Marks and Spencers alongside Twiggy, VV Brown, Lisa Snowdon and Dannii Minogue.
Barros was the ambassador for Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi from 2005 to 2008.
On August 2014 she was announced once again as the new face for Intimissimi.
In March 2014, she appeared in an ad campaign for Azzaro Fragrance with Ian Somerhalder.
Barros married Greek-Egyptian millionaire Karim El Chiaty on the Greek island of Mykonos on 8 July 2016. The list of attendees included fellow Victoria’s Secret supermodels, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Isabeli Fontana and Fernanda Motta.
In December 2017, she gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son. Barros is expecting their second child.
Barros advertised for many fashion brands such as Accessorize, Água de Coco, Alphorria, Amir Slama for C&A, Amisu, Andrew Marc, Anna Rita N, Armani Jeans, Bebe, Calzedonia, Chanel, Christian Dior, Cia.Marítima, Clarins, Denimaxx, Diesel, Douglas, Dumond, Ermanno Scervino, Exte, Fornarina, Forum, Guess?, Hanro, Head & Shoulders, I.N.C., Intimissimi, J.Lo Lingerie, Kays, Ki Korpo, Kristina Popovitch, L’Oreal, Mango, Maria Bonita Extra, Marks & Spencer, Martini, Mexx, Miss Bikini, Morgan, Mr Cat, Naf Naf, Neiman Marcus, New Yorker, Next, Oakley, Oenobiol cosmetics, Onyx, Pantene, Paul&Joe, Pepe Botella, Red Oak, Replay, Rosa Chá, Sergio Valente, Shopping Iguatemi, Sisley, Speigel, St. Patrick, Swatch, Triton, Valisere, Victoria’s Secret, Victorio & Lucchino, Xoxo, Yamamay, and Zeki Triko.
She used to smoke earlier and stopped that after going through a medical spa in Paraná. She ate meals every three hours, did lots of exercises, and had massages to leave this 12-year long habit of smoking.
After quitting smoking, she focused on her fitness routine and did functional exercises, gymnastics, Pilates and weight training for at least 4 days in a week and 1 hour in a day.
Because of her busy schedule, she sometimes does not get time to do even exercises. But, it is important for her to maintain her figure, which she also does by drinking ample amount of water and eating healthy. She eats everything, but in small amounts.
Ana Beatriz Barros Favorite Things
Food – Chocolate ice cream
Fashion Designers – Alexander Wang, Azzedine Alaïa, Giambattista Valli, John Galliano, and Karl Lagerfeld
Watch Brand – Rolex, Hublot
Underwear – La Perla
Lipstick – Chanel
Mascara – Lancôme
Moisturizer – L’Occitane (for the body), Chanel Hydramax (for face)
Perfume – Love by Ralph Lauren
Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Ana Beatriz Barros Facts
She was raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ana was discovered at the age of 13 by Elite Model Management when she was enjoying her holiday (with her older sister Patricia) at Rio de Janeiro.
She participated in the “Elite Model Look 1996” and came second.
She likes to visit museums and ride the bicycle.
She always wears the Cartier Love bracelet given by her ex-boyfriend.
She is best friends with Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio.
Ana Beatriz has walked in the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009.
Ana has also appeared in the 2010 Pirelli Calendar.
She graced the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue by appearing in their 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008 editions.
She can also be seen in the book titled “‘A second decade of Guess? Images”.
Ana Beatriz also likes tattoos. She has one on her lower back and the other one on her left ankle.
She really likes watches and has seven or eight watches in her house.