Fernanda Tavares is Best Known For Being a supermodel and working with various brands and designers such as Victoria’s Secret, Guerlain, Chanel, Versace.
Born Name Fernanda Tavares
Nick Name Fê, Nanda
Occupation Fashion model
Born: September 22, 1980, 38 years and 6 months, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Sun Sign Virgo
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
Measurements 35-24-36 in or 89-61-91.5 cm
Bra Size 32C
Father – Was a singer
Fernanda has Portuguese-Brazilian ancestry.
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. Tavares has helped promote[clarification needed] brands like Versace, Chloé, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Mano, Nine West, Zoomp, and was a top figure in the Ralph Lauren Spring 2000 collection. She signed a $1.3 million deal with perfume company Guerlain and has appeared in the Victoria’s Secret catalogs and their 2000 fashion show in Cannes as well as their 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005 fashion shows. She has also appeared in anti-fur advertisements for animal rights group PETA.
Tavares hosts Missão MTV, a show modeled after Queer Eye for the Straight Guy that airs on MTV Brasil.
She also enjoys swimming and jogging and she is good friends with fellow Brazilian model, Gisele Bündchen.
She is married to Brazilian actor Murilo Rosa and they have two sons.
Fernanda is signed with these modeling agencies
Next Model Management – London
D’Management Group – Milan
Mega Model Agency – Hamburg
Francina Models – Barcelona
IMG Models – New York
Unique Models – Copenhagen
Central Models – Lisbon
Artform – Tel Aviv
IMG Models – Paris
Marilyn Modeling Agency – New York
Marilyn Modeling Agency – Paris
She has advertised for brands like AA Milano, Absolute Tom Ford, Ann Taylor, Antártica, Avon ‘Midnight’ fragrance, Bali, Beautyjungle.com, Bloomingdale’s, Bottega Veneta, Chloé, Citroen, Dana Buchman, Davidoff ‘Cool Water’ fragrance, Dolce & Gabbana, Gap, Giorgio Armani, Giorgio ‘Beverly Hills’ fragrance, Guerlain, H&M, Herbal Essences, Iceberg, J. Crew, Jones New York, Lança Perfume, Lejaby, L’Oreal, Louis Vuitton, Mango, Marella, Massimo Dutti, Maria Lya, Nine West, Orwell, Peter Hahn, Ralph Lauren, RoccoBarocco, Rock & Republic, Rosa Cha, Sais, Toli, Valentino, Versace, and Zoomp.
First Fashion Show
She debuted with Ready to Wear – Autumn / Winter 1999 Fashion Show where she walked the ramp for Exte, Loewe, and Roberto Cavalli.
In 2007, she appeared in the action comedy film Gomez & Tavarès, la suite for her role as Francesca.
First TV Show
In 2000, Fernanda made an appearance in the talk show Superbonita as herself.
There is no information about her current workout routine and diet plan. But, she gave an interview to NY Post in November 2001, when she said that she always used to think that this time she would prepare for the Victoria’s Secret show by doing something different. She further continued –
“But then, it’s the day before and you suddenly remember, ‘Oh my God! I forgot to do anything! I didn’t diet, I didn’t exercise . . .’”
Fernanda Tavares Facts
She is a Brazilian supermodel.
Tavares has walked in the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Her VS Fashion Show 2004 nomination was canceled due to Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy.
At 9, Fernanda started walking in the local fashion shows.
Fernanda was the winner of “Elite Look of the Year” at the age of 13.
In 1994, Fernanda started receiving invitations from modeling agencies so that she can start her career in modeling full time after going to São Paulo.
Fernanda is friends with models like Ana Claudia Michels, Brooklyn Decker, Daniela Pestova, Gisele Bündchen, and Tyson Ballou.
Fernanda has appeared in 2003 and 2007 editions of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues.
Fernanda likes to do swimming and jogging.
In 2003, she posed for PETA’s anti-fur campaign.
Fernanda signed a deal with perfume company Guerlain in $1.3 million in the past.
She has previously worked as a VJ (Video Jockey) with MTV Brazil.
She knows various languages like English, French, Italian, and Portuguese.