Laís Pereira de Oliveira is a Brazilian model known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Year active: 2009-present
Born: October 5, 1989 34 years old and 1 months, Miguel Alves, Piauí, Brazil
Sun Sign: Libra
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 6 ft / 182 cm
Measurements: 34-23-33 in / 81-58.5-84 cm
Bra Size: 32B US / 70B EU
Lais Ribeiro posa topless para as lentes de J.R. Duran
Prior to becoming a model, Ribeiro was in training to become a nurse. A year after giving birth to her son Alexandre, she gave in to a friend’s advice and started working as a model in her native Brazil. In 2009, she walked the major international catwalks for such designers as Shiatzy Chen, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, DKNY, Dior, Roberto Cavalli, Blumarine, Moschino, Balmain, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexandre Vauthier, Elie Saab, Alexander Wang, Guy Laroche, and Marc Jacobs, amongst others. During the fashion week of Brazil for the spring/summer 2011 collections, Ribeiro was the most booked runway model with 27 shows during São Paulo Fashion Week and 26 shows during Rio Fashion Week.
She also works for Victoria’s Secret, having appeared in the 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, as well as the 2011 Christmas commercial and the 2012 Valentine’s Day commercial alongside Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima. She was scheduled to walk the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but fell and severely sprained her ankle during rehearsals. Her outfits for that year were given to Behati Prinsloo and Shanina Shaik. In the 2013 show, because of what happened, the Victoria’s Secret producers gave Lais the opportunity to open the Birds of Paradise segment.
She became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2015. On 1 November 2017, Ribeiro was chosen to wear the “Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra” for the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show held in Shanghai, China on 28 November 2017. The $2 million bra, named the “Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra”, was created by Mouawad. The bra and its matching belt is handset with 6,000 yellow diamonds, yellow sapphires, and blue topaz in 18 karat gold.
First Fashion Show
Lais started her fashion career with the fashion show Ready to Wear – Autumn / Winter 2010 fashion show where she walked the ramp for 1a Classe Alviero Martini, 2nd Floor, Alberta Ferretti, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Amapô, Andre Lima, Angelo Marani, Animale, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Carlota Joakina, Christian Dior, Cori, Dolce and Gabbana, Ellus, Ermanno Scervino, Fause Haten, Forum Tufi Duek, Givenchy, Gloria Coelho, Gucci, Hermes, Huis Clos, Iodice, Isabela Capeto, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jefferson Kulig, John Galliano, Lino Villaventura, Marc Jacobs, Maria Bonita, Maria Garcia, Michael Kors, Moschino Cheap and Chic, Osklen, Proenza Schouler, Rag and Bone, Ralph Lauren, Reinaldo Lourenço, Roberto Cavalli, Ronaldo Fraga, Rosa Chá, Samuel Cirnansck, Simone Nunes, Triton, Vera Wang, Versace, and Wilson Ranieri.
Ribeiro has a son, born on 17 May 2008. In 2014, she began dating American basketball player Jared Homan. They have since broken up, and in September 2018, she began dating NBA player Joakim Noah. A year later they became engaged. On 13 July 2022, Ribeiro and Noah were married in Trancoso in her native country Brazil.
First TV Show
Apart from the fashions shows on television, she guest appeared in the comedy TV series New Girl as herself in 2014 in an episode titled “Prince.”
Lais Ribeiro Favorite Things
Food – Pizza
Perfume – Victoria Secret seduction scent
Beauty Products – Decleor Paris Aromessence Rose D’Orient Soothing Serum, Bioderma Crealine H2O
Lais Ribeiro Facts
At the age of 19 (in 2009), she started modeling locally.
Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima are her inspirations.
In 2011, during the Brazil fashion week for the spring / summer 2011 collection, she was the most booked runway model. She has 27 shows during São Paulo Fashion Week and 26 shows during Rio Fashion Week.
She has walked in 2010, 2011 and 2013 Victoria Secret Fashion Show.
Lais injured her ankle during rehearsals and so didn’t appear in 2012 Victoria Secret Fashion Show.
She does not like to wear a lot of makeup daily. But, mascara is one thing, which she likes to use a lot.
Alongside Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima, Lais was featured in Victoria Secret Valentine Day commercial in 2012.
She gave birth to her first child, son Alexander in 2010 (at the age of 19).