Izabel Goulart is best known as having been one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels from 2005 to 2016 and for her work with Armani Exchange.
Born Name Maria Izabel Goulart Dourado
Nick Name Izabel Goulart, Giraffe (was called by this name in school)
Occupation Fashion / Runway Model
Age: 31 years and 4 months
Sun Sign Scorpio
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Brown
Height 5 ft 9½ in or 177 cm
Measurements 33-24-35 in or 85-61-88 cm
Bra Size 32B
She has Italian and Portuguese ancestry.
Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
Siblings – She has 6 brothers and sisters.
These are her talent agencies –
Women Management – New York
Traffic Models – Barcelona
Louisa Models – Munich
Women Management – Milan
Women Management – Paris
Louisa Models – Hamburg
She has walked the ramps and advertised for Armani Exchange, Avon, Blanco, Cori, Dakota, Diesel, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Emanuel Ungaro, Express, Forum, FreeSoul, G Series, Garnier Fructis Style, Ippolita ,Marella, Osklen, Osmoze, Plié, Pollini, Ralph Lauren, Triton, Valfrance, Victoria’s Secret, Wolford lingerie, Würth, Yamamay, Yohji Yamamoto, Zoomp.
Izabel debuted with comedy film Baywatch in 2017.
First Fashion Show
Izabel appeared in Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 2005 fashion show in which she advertised for Iodice.
First TV Show
As an actress, her debut television appearance was in Two and a Half Men as a Movie Theater Date in just one episode. Her role was uncredited.
She does yoga (which is great as it relaxes the mind), pilates and also lots of walking (Walking helps you to strengthen your calves) to stay fit. For her butt and boobs are really important. So, for that, she does “Brazilian Butt Workout” and maintains her figure. Leandro Carvalho trains Alessandra Ambrosio and he has developed the idea of Brazilian Butt Lift.
Izabel does Butt Lift workout before her fashion show, for at least an hour.
Early life and career
Goulart was born on 23 October 1984, in São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil. She is of Italian and Portuguese descent, and has four brothers and one sister. Goulart once said, “the hardest part about being a Victoria’s Secret Angel is I spend time away from my mom’s food and away from my home with my five brothers and sister”. School was a particularly rough time for Goulart, as she was made fun of for her skinny build and was called names such as “giraffe”.
While shopping for groceries with her mother at age 14, a hairstylist suggested that she should become a model. She moved to the state capital, São Paulo, and started modeling, moving to France shortly afterwards to develop her career. Goulart returned to São Paulo in August 2001 (aged 17), where she joined former agency Success. Her career in the Brazilian fashion world was launched by Ney Alves, currently the director of Major Models Brazil.
During Goulart’s first ever fashion show appearance, she experienced a wardrobe malfunction when her top fell open. The incident made many Brazilian newspapers. She eventually put this event behind her and returned to the runway to model collections for A-list designers such as Alberta Ferretti, Bill Blass, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Isabel Marant, Givenchy, Altuzarra, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Balmain, Jil Sander, Chanel, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Emilio Pucci, Dolce and Gabbana, Emanuel Ungaro, Loewe, Roberto Cavalli and Stella McCartney, among others. Goulart has also modeled for H&M, Express, Neiman Marcus, Missoni and DSquared.
In 2005, Goulart appeared on the covers of the April edition of Marie Claire France and, in December, Vogue Brazil. She first appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2005, the year she was contracted as an Angel. She received a star on the Hollywood “Walk of Fame” prior to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2007. Although she is no longer an Angel, Goulart walked in the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. In 2008, she replaced fellow Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio as the face of A/X Armani Exchange and she was featured in three seasonal print campaigns for the label.
In 2010, Goulart appeared on the cover of the October issue for GQ Mexico, Vogue Brasil and appeared in a campaign for Avon. In the same year, she was voted the best international top model by the magazine Glamour Mexico.
In 2011, Goulart appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She can be seen in the spring/summer 2011 campaign for Dolce and Gabbana, the Pre-Fall 2011 campaign for Givenchy, Yamamay’s 10th Anniversary Collection and the Fall/Winter 2011 campaign for DKNY Jeans. The same year, she ranked number 100 in FHM magazine’s list of the 100 Sexiest Women In The World. She also appeared on one of the four covers of Elle Brasil.
In February 2012, she was photographed by Dusan Reljin for Vogue Spain, and later that year by Mario Testino, again for Vogue Spain, in an editorial entitled “Las majas”, which also featured Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Miranda Kerr and Isabeli Fontana. In November, she was recognised as “Fashion Personality of the Year” by the Brazilian magazine Isto é Gente, and she also appeared on the cover of Glamour Brazil in December 2012.
In February 2013 she appeared on the cover of one of the four issues of Vogue Brasil, together with Bette Franke, Magdalena Frackowiak, and Mirte Maas.
In mid-2013, she became the face of MAC Cosmetics Tropical Taboo range and she was photographed by Zee Nunes for the October edition of Vogue Brazil in an editorial entitled “Olympiada Fashion”. Later that year she appeared in a campaign for Agua De Coco promoting its spring/summer 2014 beachwear collection. She also appeared on the cover of GQ Portugal in December 2013, after she was elected as the magazine’s “International Woman of the Year” in May of that year.
In 2007, Goulart won the Cool Magazine’s “Toshiba Cool Planet Award” in the category of “Best Model”. As a Victoria’s Secret Angel, she was chosen as one of People magazine’s annual “100 Most Beautiful People in the World” in May 2007.
She is fluent in Portuguese, English and French.
Goulart, whose brother has type 1 diabetes, does charitable work, helping hospitals in her native Brazil to raise money to provide free insulin for diabetic children in need. She also has taken an active role with the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami, a recognized leader in cure-focused research. In 2009, Goulart became the DRI’s international ambassador and in that role helps to promote the work of the DRI throughout her travels.
Goulart appeared in an episode of Two and a Half Men (season 4, episode 9: “Corey’s Been Dead for an Hour”).
She made a guest appearance in the thirteenth episode of Season 3 of Entourage alongside fellow Angel Alessandra Ambrosio.
Goulart was featured at the end of the 2016 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in Rio. The ceremony ended with a fireworks display and a tribute to Rio’s signature event, the Carnival, which showcased Brazil’s musical dance culture. The 250-person strong parade was led by Izabel Goulart and street cleaner Renato Sorriso, with the carnival anthem Cidade Maravilhosa playing in the background.
Izabel Goulart Favorite Things
Favorite Sport – Road Biking
Favorite Record – Dark Side of the Moon, The Main Ingredient
Favorite Beach – It is in Thailand and does not has a name
Izabel Goulart Facts
She was made fun of her skinny body and was called “Giraffe” in school.
She experienced wardrobe malfunction in her first ever fashion show.
She decided to be a model when a hair stylist suggested her to become one at age 14.
She appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2011.
She has done guest appearances on various television shows like Two and a Half Men (in Season 4 and episode 9), Entourage (Season 3 and Episode 13).
One of his brothers has Type 1 diabetes.
Izabel is fluent in languages like English, Portuguese and French.
She has served as the international ambassador for DRI (Diabetes Research Institute).
She was ranked at 100th position in 2011’s FHM’s World’s Most Sexiest Women.
Irina Shayk received international recognition in 2007 when she became the exclusive contracted face of Intimissimi lingerie. She appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and was also the first Russian model to grace its cover in 2011. Models.com ranks her at No. 8 in the world for her social media following.
Irina Shayk is best known for her 2007 through 2012 appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and was the cover model for the 2011 issue.
Born name: Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova
Occupation Fashion Runway Model
Born: January 6, 1986 32 years and 8 months, Yemanzhelinsk, Russia
Sun Sign Capricorn
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Green
Height 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
Measurements 35-23-35 in or 89-58.5-89 cm
Bra size 34B
His father is Tatar (Turkic people) and mother is Russian.
After completing her high school, she enrolled herself to study marketing. But, she was soon bored of it and entered into a local beauty school with her older sister, where she was discovered by a local modeling agency.
Father – Valery Shaykhlislamova (was coal miner)
Mother – Olga Shaykhlislamova (was Pianist and music teacher in kindergarten)
Sibling – Tatiana (Older Sister)
Shayk’s talent agencies are –
Women Management – New York
1st Option Model Management
3D Model Agency – Cape Town
Women Management – Milan
Michele Pommier Management
Elite Model Management – Israel
Elite Model Management – Barcelona
IMG Models – Paris
Elite Model Management – Los Angeles
Elite Model Management – Stockholm
D Models – Athens
Joy Model Management – Sao Paulo
She is also signed with Brown Talent PR.
Unusual looks, which she received from her dad who was dark skinned.
Irina Shayk had the walked the ramp and advertised for major brands like Agua Bendita, Alessandro Angelozzi, Armani Exchange, Avon ‘Super Drama’ mascara, Beach Bunny, Blanco Suiteblanco, De Grisogono, El Corte Inglés, Germaine de Capuccini, Guess, Intimissimi, John John Denim, La Clover, La Senza lingerie, Lacoste, Luli Fama, Madeleine, Martini, Morellato, Oceano by La Perla, Ory, Paciotti 4US, Rampage, Replay, Triumph, Xti.
Irina Shayk was born to Volga Tatar Valery Shaykhlislamov, a coal miner, and his Russian wife Olga, a kindergarten music teacher. She has said that she inherited her looks from her father and that people often think she is South American: “My father was dark skinned, because he was Tatar, sometimes Tatars can look Brazilian… I get my light eyes from my mother.” She has one sibling, a sister named Tatiana.
Irina Shayk started playing piano at age six. At age nine she enrolled in a music school and studied there for seven years, both playing the piano and singing in the choir, since her mother wanted her to study music. Her father died of complications of pneumonia when she was 14, leaving her family with little money and forcing her mother to work two jobs to provide for the family.
After high school, Shayk studied marketing but failed it and entered a beauty school with her older sister. While there, she was noticed by a person from a local modeling agency who was struck by her beauty. She was urged to participate in the “Miss Chelyabinsk 2004” beauty contest and she won.
In 2007, she replaced Ana Beatriz Barros as the face of Intimissimi, and in the same year debuted in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Since that time, she has appeared in every annual edition, attending photoshoots in such places as St. Petersburg, Naples, Grenada and Chile.
After being the image of Intimissimi for three years, Irina Shayk was made the official ambassador for the brand in 2010. Her other modeling contracts include Beach Bunny Swimwear (2009), and Guess spring/summer 2009. Other work includes the Victoria’s Secret catalog, Lacoste, Cesare Paciotti and Morellato. Her magazine covers include Annabelle, Bolero, Woman, Twelv, Jalouse, and Paris Capital. She signed with modeling agency IMG in May 2009.
Shayk modeled the Armani Exchange spring/summer 2010 campaign. Irina Shayk also starred in Kanye West’s “Power”, directed by artist Marco Brambilla. She was on the cover of Ocean Drive and GQ South Africa for the August issue. She ranked first in the “50 Hottest Russian Women” list by Complex magazine.
She made a change from swimwear to high fashion with a spread in Spain’s Harper’s Bazaar and landed the cover of Elle Spain for their November 2010 issue. Glamour Spain awarded her “Best International Model of 2010”. At the end of the year she was pictured nude in the GQ Spain December issue; however, she claimed that she had not stripped for the photoshoot, and that the magazine had digitally altered the images to remove her lingerie.
On 14 February 2011 episode of the Late Show with David Letterman, it was revealed via Billboard that Shayk was the covermodel for the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. This was the fifth time she has been featured in the magazine, but the first time she has been on the cover. She is the first Russian to appear on the cover. Shayk became the face of swim label Luli Fama’s 2011 advertising campaign and look book. She also appears in the John John Denim ad campaign. In 2011 she covered magazines such as Tatler Russia, Twelv, Cosmopolitan Spain, GQ Mexico, Glamour Spain, Amica Italy and appeared on the covered of Elle Spain, the special edition for Christmas. She also worked for many brands like Rampage, replacing Bar Refaeli, Replay and XTI. She currently ranks 14th in the “Top 20 Sexiest Models” list on Models.com. The same year she was voted “Sexiest Woman In The World” in the Hungarian magazine Periodika.
In 2012, Irina Shayk covered Esquire UK, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and Ukraine, Marie Claire Ukraine, Spain and Russia, GQ Germany, Glamour Russia and appeared on 14 Cosmopolitan spring covers worldwide. She also covered S Moda Spain and The Sunday Times Style. She also did an editorial for Vanity Fair Italy. The same year, she has appeared in campaigns for Morellato, Agua Bendita and Blanco. Shayk is also the new face of the brand La Clover and of Avon super drama mascara. In September 2012 she covered L’express Styles magazine, and worked with Mariano Vivanco. In November, Shayk covered Twelv Magazine, Second Issue with supermodel Anne V. In the same month she appeared in an editorial for Vogue Spain December issue working with Mario Testino. Later that year, on 27 November, she presented the fourth season of Top Model po-russki.
In February 2013, she covered Vs. magazine with Anne V and the same month she did an editorial for CR Fashion book issue 2 photographed by Bruce Weber and styled by Carine Roitfeld. The same month she did the runway of Jeremy Scott during the New York fashion week. In March 2013 she did the runway of Givenchy during the Paris fashion week. Also in 2013, Irina Shayk featured several times in Harper’s Bazaar US. She featured for the second time in CR fashion book issue 3. In September, she covered Allure Russia. She was also the cover model of Vogue Spain, landing her first Vogue cover photographed by Giampaolo Sgura. In 2014, she was the placard bearer for the Russian team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics. After that appearance she was a part of famous Russian TV show Evening Urgant where she talked about her successful career in modeling.
Shayk has walked the runways for Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta, Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Versace, Givenchy, Diane Von Furstenberg, Giles Deacon, Philipp Plein, and Mango. In 2016, she appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Alberta Ferretti, Givenchy, La Perla, Roberto Cavalli, La Senza, Morellato, bebe, Lord & Taylor, Lacoste, Armani Exchange, Guess, Saks Fifth Avenue, Victoria’s Secret, and Avon. In October 2015 she became the new L’Oréal Paris International Spokesperson.
She has 8.6 million followers on Instagram (in 2017).
Irina Shayk made her acting debut as Megara alongside Dwayne Johnson in the 2014 film Hercules.
Shayk is helping a maternity hospital in her hometown of Yemanzhelinsk. She and her sister helped rebuild the children’s ward of the local hospital, and now Shayk raises money on behalf of a Russian charity, Pomogi, which provides care to sick children. Irina Shayk is the official ambassador for Pomogi charity in Russia.
Shayk has a pet Labrador dog named Caesare, after Julius Caesar, which she claims was fathered by one of the dogs who played the title role in the film Marley & Me.
Shayk was previously in a five-year relationship with Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, which ended in January 2015. Since early 2015, Irina Shayk has been in a relationship with actor Bradley Cooper. In November 2015, Cooper moved into her apartment in New York’s West Village. On 21 March 2017, Shayk and Cooper welcomed their first child, a girl named Lea de Seine, who was born in Los Angeles.
First Music Video Appearance
Irina, along with Jessica White and Diandra Forrest, appeared in the music video “Power” by American singer Kanye West.
Irina first appeared in action fantasy adventure film Hercules for her role as Megara in 2014.
First TV Show
She appeared in a fashion show Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter 2005 where she walked the runway for Kristina Ti. It was her debut television appearance.
Justin Gelband. He is the high profile trainer who has been a personal trainer and adviser to many top supermodels like Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton, Behati Prinsloo, and others. His secret to making these models fit is the diet. Gelband gives no. 1 priority to diet and suggests to all of his clients to limit the carbs intake. But, don’t cut your carbohydrates completely. Take it 2 times a week. Carbs from vegetables and brown rice are good, according to Justin. He likes Peter D’Adamo’s Blood Type diet.
Regarding workout regimen, he says to focus on the body every day for 30 minutes. Don’t do hour-long sessions of cardio. Train every body part of yours.
Irina Shayk does not give much attention to the concept of dieting and also does light exercises, mainly cardio.
Irina Shayk Favorite Things
Favorite Director – Woody Allen
Favorite Movie – Match Point (2005), The Game (1997)
Favorite Writer – Haruki Murakami, Fyodor Dostoevsky
Irina Shayk Facts
Irina considers that she has got her unusual looks from her father.
People think that Shayk is from South America because her father sometimes looks like Brazilian.
Her light eyes are due to her mother.
When she was 14, her father died of complications of pneumonia.
Due to her mother’s interest, she had learned and started playing the piano while she was six.
Jessica White is her friend.
In 2011, she was named the sexiest woman of the world by Hungarian magazine Periodika.
Shayk has also been featured on #10 by models.com list of “Top 20 Sexiest Models.”
She also does charity work for a maternity hospital in her hometown.
Irina Shayk is the official ambassador of Pomogi (means Help Me) charity in Russia.
She has a pet dog, named Caesare (after Julius Caesar) and it is of Labrador breed.
In her free time, she likes to have rest, or spend some time with her friends, dog or at the seaside or read a book.
She has studied in music school for 7 years.
She walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 in a baby bump as she was pregnant with Bradley Cooper’s first child.
She made her debut at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2016 held in Paris, France.
Alessandra Ambrosio is known for her work with Victoria’s Secret and was chosen as the first spokesmodel for the company’s PINK line.
Other names: Ale
Born: April 11, 1981 37 years and 5 months, Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Years active: 1999–present
Eye color: Light Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Height: 5 ft 9.5 in (1.76 m)
Measurements: 34-25-34.5 in or 86-63.5-87 cm
Bra Size 32B
Agency: IMG Models (New York, Paris, Milan, London), VIVA Model Management (Barcelona), Way Model Management (Sao Paulo), Priscilla’s Model Management (Sydney)
Ambrosio was a Victoria’s Secret Angels from 2000 to 2017 and has modeled for brands such as Next, Armani Exchange, Christian Dior, and Ralph Lauren.
In 2012, she was ranked number six on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid models, estimated to have earned $6.6 million in one year.
Alessandra Ambrosio is often cited by the popular media as one of the world’s sexiest women.
As an Angel, she was chosen as one of People magazine’s annual “100 Most Beautiful People in the World” in May 2007.
Alessandra Ambrosio was born in Erechim, Brazil, the daughter of Lucilda and Luiz Ambrosio.
She is of Italian and Polish descent.
Her paternal grandmother, Joana Eugênia Groch, was an immigrant from Poland, who arrived in Brazil in 1929. She died in 2017, at age 93.
Alessandra Ambrosio enrolled at a modelling class at the age of 12, and at the age of 14, she was one of 20 finalists for the 1995 Elite Model Look national competition for Brazil.
Ambrosio was always insecure about her large ears, and at the age of 11, she had cosmetic surgery to have her ears pinned back, though two years later she suffered complications.
In 2006, she appeared on The Tyra Banks Show, and said that the surgery was a bad experience and has discouraged her from ever getting plastic surgery again.
When Alessandra Ambrosio was 12 years old, she partook in modeling classes, and then began modeling for Dilson Stein at age 15.
Competing in Brazil’s Elite Model Look competition started her modeling career in earnest.
Her first notable modeling job was shooting the cover of Brazilian Elle magazine.
Elite passed along some of her Polaroids to Guess which led her booking the Millennium GUESS? campaign.
She has since appeared in advertising campaigns for Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Escada, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Guess, Emporio Armani, Moschino, Gap, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Revlon, and the Pirelli Calendar.
Alessandra Ambrosio has walked the catwalks for designers such as Prada, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Bottega Veneta, Escada, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Balmain, Ralph Lauren, Halston, Vivienne Westwood, Giles Deacon, and Oscar de la Renta.
She has appeared in numerous international magazine covers, including Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Ocean Drive, Vogue and was the only model to appear on the cover of Glamour in the United States in 2006.
In 2004, Alessandra Ambrosio launched her line of swimwear called Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais, a division of Rosa Chá. It sold 10,000 units in its first month on the market.
Ambrosio was the face for the UK company Next and starred in their first television campaign in 12 years.
On the July 2009 cover of Marie Claire, Ambrosio appeared in a spread with Sacha Baron Cohen to promote Baron Cohen’s 2009 film Brüno.
Alessandra Ambrosio became the face of Brazilian sportswear brand Colcci costarring with Ashton Kutcher in a denim ad.
She was ranked No. 5 on Forbes’ The World’s Top-Earning Models list, with an estimated earnings of $5 million over 2010–2011.
In October 2011, Ambrosio became Vogue’s blogger, commenting on her wardrobe by posting one photo of herself each day for a month.
In August 2012, she appeared in the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony as part of Rio de Janeiro’s handover show.
In spring 2014, Alessandra Ambrosio launched her own fashion and lifestyle brand named Ále by Alessandra in a collaboration with American retailer Cherokee. The line features casual wear to formal attire and is aimed at females between 18 and 35 years old.
The apparel line was first shown by Southern California-based retailer Planet Blue. For this brand, Ambrosio used her intellectual property company, Silver Sunrise LLC, which works with Cherokee as its global licensing agent.
Alessandra Ambrosio appeared in the February 2016 issue of GQ alongside Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Alessandra Ambrosio was chosen by NBC alongside fellow Brazilian model Adriana Lima as the channel’s food and culture correspondents for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
By 2006, Alessandra Ambrosio was selected as the first spokesmodel for the Victoria’s Secret “PINK” line.
In 2005, she walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway wearing lingerie made entirely out of candy.
In the 2008 edition of the Fashion Show, she walked the runway three months after giving birth to her first child, and opened the show the following year in 2009.
The 2011 show saw her wearing the heaviest wings (30 lb) ever made for the show while pregnant with her second child.
In 2012, Alessandra Ambrosio was chosen to wear the “Fantasy Bra”. The Floral Fantasy Bra, created by London Jewelers, features amethysts, rubies, sapphires and diamonds (including a 20-carat white diamond in the center), all set in rose and yellow gold, according to InStyle. There’s also a matching belt adorned with more than 5,200 precious stones. In 2014, she wore the Dream Fantasy Bra, alongside her fellow angel Adriana Lima. Both of the bras cost $2.5 million each.
After the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017, Alessandra Ambrosio posted on her Instagram that she will be retiring after “17 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows”.
Television and film appearances
Alessandra Ambrosio has made several television appearances, notably a cameo as herself on HBO’s Entourage; The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn; Late Night with Conan O’Brien; A guest judge on Project Runway Season 2: Team Lingerie and twice on The Tyra Banks Show.
She also appeared on America’s Next Top Model in the series’ 20th cycle.
In 2006, Alessandra Ambrosio had a cameo in the box-office hit film Casino Royale, appearing briefly as Tennis Girl #1.
Ambrosio guest-starred on the 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.
She also made a cameo appearance during the New Girl episode “Prince”.
Alessandra Ambrosio made her acting debut in the Brazilian telenovela Verdades Secretas, which premiered on Rede Globo on June 8, 2015, playing the role of former top model Samia.
She appeared as herself in the 2016 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
Alessandra Ambrosio has been engaged to businessman Jamie Mazur, founder of RE/DONE jeans, since 2008, and they have two children, Anja Louise (b. 2008) and Noah Phoenix (b. 2012), both born in Florianópolis.
Alessandra also holds a very active Facebook page in which she posts personal and professional photos as well as many motivational and inspirational quotes either through captions or through dedicated posts, thus securing over three million fans on the social media site.
Alessandra Ambrosioo serves as an ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Alessandra Ambrosio Favorite Things:
Favorite Food – Egg, Cheese, Bacon, Dark Chocolate, Japanese and Thai Cuisine
Favorite Color – Pink
Favorite Place – Brazil
Favorite Books – The Lords of the Rings (By J.R.R. Tolkien), The Kite Runner (By Khaled Hosseini)
Favorite Songs – Somebody That I Used to Know (By Gotye), Blue Jeans (By Lana Del Ray)
Favorite Designer – Dolce and Gabbana
Favorite Sport – Surfing. Alessandra has won many surfing contests too as a teen when she was not serious about her career in modeling.
Favorite Perfume – Victoria Secret’s PINK
Favorite Product – Beach Sexy by Victoria’s Secret -Daily Glow Gradual Tan Moisturizer SPF 15.
Alessandra Ambrosio Facts:
Alessandra Ambrosio has one sister named Aline Ambrosio who is a lawyer.
Alessandra’s parents owns a petrol station.
When she was 11, she had a cosmetic surgery to get her large ears pinned back but later suffered complications from that.
In 1996, she was the only model to appear on the cover of Glamour.
Alessandra has also hosted award functions like The MTV Music Awards and Fashion Rocks.
Alessandra’s endorsement with Victoria’s Secret in 2000 proved lucky for her and she was soon shot to fame.
Alessandra is an ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
She has appeared on more than 50 international magazine covers.
Her hobbies are surfing and seeing bands.
She practices Brazilian martial arts called Capoeira.
She was voted no. 2 in AskMen’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women in 2008.
www.alessandraambrosio.com.br is her official website.
Meet Alessandra on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Miranda Kerr rose to prominence in 2007 as one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels. Kerr was the first Australian Victoria’s Secret model and also represented the Australian department store chain David Jones. Kerr has launched her own brand of organic skincare products, KORA Organics, and has written a self-help book.
Natalia Mikhailovna Vodianova is also philanthropist and occasional film actress.
Height: 5 ft 9¼ in or 176 cm
Age: 36 years and 6 months
Eye color: Blue
Hair Color Light Brown
Measurements: 34-24-34 in or 86.5-61-86.5 cm
Bra Size: 34B
Nick Name Supernova
Sun Sign Pisces
Father – Unknown
Mother – Larisa Vodianova
Siblings – Kristina (Half-Sister), Oksana (Half-Sister)
The talent agencies who manages Natalia –
Viva Models – Paris
Why Not Model Agency – Milan
MY Model Management
DNA Model Management (Mother Agency)
Vodianova has been endorsed by many brands like Anna Molinari, Calvin Klein, Chanel , Choice by Calvin Klein Underwear, Calvin Klein ‘Euphoria’ fragrance, Compagnia Italiana, David Yurman, Diane Von Furstenberg, Etam, Etam lingerie, Forum, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Gucci, Guerlain, Hugo Boss Black, Jacob & Co., Jacques Dessange, Jigsaw, La Sposa, L’Oreal, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Miss Sixty, Moschino, Nina Ricci, Nina Ricci accessories, Pepe Jeans, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Portrait, Rimmel, Roccobarocco, Stella McCartney, Stuart Weitzman, Swish jeans, Versace, Versus, YSL, Yves Saint Laurent.
She has walked through the runway and advertised for these brands.
She is well known for her rags to riches life story and for her eight-season, seven-figure contract with Calvin Klein.
In 2012, she came in third on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $8.6 million in one year.
Natalia Vodianova is currently ranked by models.com as one of the New Supers in the fashion industry.
Vodianova is founder of the Naked Heart Foundation, a philanthropic organisation.
In 2015, Vodianova launched the digital app “Elbi”, which allows people to donate money with a “Love Button,” create content, send messages, and vote for Charitable purposes.
In 2017, Vodianova invested in the start-up app Flo Period Tracker, which helps with tracking fertility and contraception, and boasts of 10 million users.
Born in Gorky, Soviet Union (now Nizhny Novgorod, Russia), Vodianova grew up in a poor district of the city (Avtozavod) with her mother, and two half-sisters Kristina and Oksana, one of whom has cerebral palsy. As a teenager, Vodianova helped her mother sell fruit on the street and later set up her own fruit stand with a friend to help her family out of poverty.
Natalia Vodianova’s father walked out on the family when she was a toddler, and she did not have any further contact with him until after she had become famous.
At the age of 15, Vodianova enrolled in a modelling agency.
By the age of 17, she had moved to Paris, and signed with Viva Models.
Natalia Vodianova has achieved success as a runway, editorial, and advertising campaign model. She has walked in more than 200 runway shows for American and European based designers’ ready-to-wear and haute couture collections, and has completed advertising campaigns for Guerlain, Givenchy, Prada, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Nina Ricci, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, L’Oréal, H&M, David Yurman, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Diane von Fürstenberg, Hugo Boss, Miss Sixty, Stuart Weitzman, Etam and others.
She has worked with all the prolific fashion photographers such as Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, Paolo Roversi, Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, Craig McDean, Inez and Vinoodh, Mario Sorrenti, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Alasdair McLellan, David Sims, Juergen Teller, Helmut Newton, Bruno Aveillan, Hedi Slimane, Ellen von Unwerth, Terry Richardson, Mariano Vivanco, Sølve Sundsbø, Steven Klein and Karl Lagerfeld.
Nataliaq Vodianova has also appeared on the covers of major international magazines including Vanity Fair; American, British, French, Italian, Chinese, Russian, Australian, Spanish, German, Indian, Turkish, Japanese, Greek, South Korean and Portuguese Vogue; W; Numéro; i-D; Marie Claire; GQ; Elle; Allure; Glamour; Pop; Love; Cosmopolitan; Harper’s Bazaar; L’Officiel; Grazia; Esquire; Tatler; Hello!, Porter and Interview.
Photographed by Steven Meisel, Vodianova made her first appearance on the cover of American Vogue in the September 2004 edition alongside Gisele Bündchen and Daria Werbowy as one of the “Models of the Moment”. She then appeared as the solo cover subject of the July 2007 edition of the magazine.
During this time period, other covers of American Vogue have all featured non-model celebrities with only three other exceptions—Linda Evangelista, Liya Kebede and Bündchen.
In May 2009, Vodianova was again featured on the cover of American Vogue as one of the “Model Faces of the Moment”. As of 2014, Vodianova has appeared on the cover of British Vogue ten times; the first was the September 2003 issue.
As of December 2015, she has appeared on a total of 70 international Vogue covers.
In Spring 2009, Vodianova entered a three-year agreement to be a brand ambassador for the French lingerie company Etam and will design a lingerie collection each season during the term of the agreement. The collections will be marketed under the brand Natalia pour Etam. Vodianova has a contract with Guerlain, a French perfume house and cosmetics line, which was acquired in 1994 by the LVMH group, a multinational investment corporation specializing in luxury brands. She is also a regular campaign and poster model for Stella McCartney.
In 2014, Vodianova appeared on the cover of the September isuue of Vanity Fair shot by photographer Mario Testino. She was one of fifty models on the September 2014 cover of Italian Vogue, the magazine’s fiftieth anniversary issue. She has also appeared on a solo cover for French Vogue in the September issue, her sixth cover for the magazine. In the November issue, Vodianova graced of the cover of American Vogue shot by Annie Leibovitz; this was her fourth American Vogue cover and second solo American Vogue cover since her appearance in July 2007.
In 2015, Vodianova was photographed by Steven Meisel for the 2015 Pirelli Calendar; this was her fourth appearance in Pirelli since 2003. She returned as the face of Calvin Klein’s Euphoria fragrance shot by Inez and Vinoodh, ten years since her first exclusive contract with Calvin Klein. Vice President of Calvin Klein Fragrances, Coty Inc, Friedemann Schmid, commenting on her return to the brand, said “Natalia Vodianova truly embodies the sensual glamour and sophistication of the Euphoria woman”.
Natalia Vodianova returned for the Stella McCartney campaign for the spring/summer 2015 and fall/winter 2015 collections. She ranked No. 5 on the 2015 Forbes list of highest earning models, earning an estimated $7 million.
In 2016, Vodianova was selected and photographed by Annie Leibovitz as part of the 43rd Pirelli Calendar, which celebrated some of the world’s most inspiring women, such as Tavi Gevinson, Serena Williams, Amy Schumer, Yoko Ono, Fran Lebowitz, Patti Smith, Kathleen Kennedy, Yao Chen, Mellody Hobson, Ava DuVernay, Agnes Gund and Shirin Neshat.
This was her fifth appearance in Pirelli. She also fronted Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy 2016 Spring/Summer campaign along with Tisci’s longtime muse Mariacarla Boscono. Other veteran models in the campaign included Lara Stone, Joan Smalls, Miranda Kerr, Gemma Ward, Iselin Steiro, Candice Swanepoel.
This was Vodianova’s fourth appearance in Tisci’s Givenchy campaigns. Shot by Steven Meisel, she became the campaign model for Prada’s spring/summer 2016 collection along with their comeback muse Sasha Pivovarova and Dutch newcomer Yasmin Wijnaldum.
Natalia Vodianova appeared in her ninth ad campaign for Stella McCartney in their spring/summer 2016 collection together with Boscono.
She also returned as the campaign model for Italian denim wear brand Miss Sixty. In October 2016, she appeared in her second campaign ad for David Yurman, which was shot by Bruce Weber for the fall/winter 2016 campaign.
In 2017, Vodianova was again in the Campaign Ad for David Yurman along with model Taylor Marie Hill for the spring/summer collection. Vodianova was also tapped by H&M for their Conscious Exclusive collection, their conscious line uses recycled and organic materials to create more sustainable fashion looks and synthetics.
Vodianova appeared in her 5th cover for W Magazine in their June/July 2017 Cover, the Issue and articles were dedicated to Vodianova lensed by photographer Steven Meisel.
Natalia Vodianova was ranked 14th in British television channel Five’s 2005 television programme World’s Greatest Supermodel.
Forbes magazine estimates she earned US$4.5 million between August 2006 and July 2007, US$4.8 million between May 2007 and April 2008 and US$5.5 million between June 2008 and June 2009, making her the seventh highest earning model worldwide during all three time periods.
In 2010, she was named in Tatler’s top 10 best-dressed list.
In 2001, Vodianova made a brief appearance in Roman Coppola’s film CQ with Billy Zane.
In 2010, she portrayed Medusa in the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans. In October 2010, she landed her first leading acting role in a film adaptation of Albert Cohen’s 1968 novel Belle du Seigneur, directed by Glenio Bonder and co-starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, which was released in 2013.
In May 2009, Vodianova co-hosted the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow.
On 12 December 2009, she was designated an ambassador of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
2010, she appeared at the 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Vancouver.
Vodianova is a founder of the Naked Heart Foundation, a philanthropic organisation that strives to provide a safe environment in which to play for every child living in urban Russia and to help support families raising children with disabilities.
She was inspired to found the charity after the Beslan tragedy. Her idea was to distract children who survived with play from their psychological trauma. The organisation built its first play park in 2006 in Nizhny Novgorod. It has since built nearly 90 more including one in Beslan.
The main fundraising event of the Naked Heart Foundation is the Love Ball. The first Love Ball was organized by Vodianova in Moscow in 2008, and the next two took place in London (2010) and in Paris (2011). In 2013, Vodianova will organise the Love Ball in Monte-Carlo under the high patronage of Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and Charlene, Princess of Monaco.
Vodianova also lends her support to a number of philanthropic causes, such as the Bugaboo RED campaign, an initiative to help eliminate AIDS in Africa.
That same year, Vodianova became an ambassador for Hear the World, a global campaign that seeks to raise awareness of hearing loss.
She is also a spokesperson for the Tiger Trade Campaign, an alliance of 38 organisations united under the common aim “to bring back wild tigers by stopping trade in tiger parts and products from all sources.” In an interview supporting the campaign, Vodianova said: “I’m proud that Russia, my country, is home to the most magnicifent of animals, the wild Siberian tiger. Today it is up to us to protect the tiger and its home, fewer than 350 Siberian tigers remain in the wild and no more than 3,400 tigers survive anywhere in the world. Unless we act now we will see the extinction of the wild tiger within our lifetime.”
Launch of Elbi app
In 2015, Vodianova teamed up with Eugenia Makhlin, who has worked for tech sector in Google, Facebook, and AOL. They created The Elbi app, which was also launched on the App Store, it allows people to donate money with a “Love Button,” create content, send messages, and vote. The app currently allows users to donate to a number of charities including Save the Children International, Walkabout Foundation, Blue Skye Thinking, and several others. The name stands for “Little Big” (LB), and the philosophy behind it is that you can make a big difference through little actions.
On Vodianova words: “Elbi is a platform that brings the power of social and digital worlds to charities and connects them with people around the world. With Elbi you can do small actions that make a big difference. That is what Elbi stands for — little actions that can make a big difference. “Little actions can make a big difference. So often these stories are lost. Now all of us can take action straight from our phones and make a difference all over the world.”
The app has been supported by notable leaders in technology and philanthropy including internet safety and security minister Joanna Shields, Bebo cofounder Michael Birch, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, Huffington Post cofounder Arianna Huffington, Mind Candy founder Michael Acton Smith, designer Diane von Furstenberg, co-founder of Lastminute.com and Made.com Brent Hoberman, as well as the founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment, Chris Meledandri.
In November 2010, Harper’s Bazaar awarded Vodianova with the Inspiration of the Year Award, given in recognition of her philanthropic efforts.
In April 2013, she was honored with the Inspiration Award at the fourth annual DVF Awards. The award is given to women “who have demonstrated leadership, strength and courage in the face of adversity, and who use their influence to effect positive change.”
The same year, she was also the recipient of Harper’s Bazaar’s Philanthropist of the Year Award.
On 10 November 2014, Vodianova was one of the honored 2014 Glamour Woman of the Year for her contribution and philanthropy as The Voice for Children.
The ceremony was held at Carnegie Hall, with Arianna Huffington presenting the award to Vodianova.
On July 2016, During her annual Love Ball, Vodianova was tapped by Mattel as their prototype for the launching of the first Russian Barbie.
Natalia Vodianova has close associations and friends in the fashion industry including top model friend Mariacarla Boscono, Karlie Kloss and Eva Herzigová, respected and well known photographers such as Mario Testino, Paolo Roversi, Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber and Patrick Demarchelier, top fashion designers Riccardo Tisci, Valentino Garavani, Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfeld, Diane von Fürstenberg, David Koma, Christian Louboutin, Ulyana Sergeenko, Tom Ford, Editor-in-Chief of Net-a-Porter fashion magazine Lucy Yeomans, fashion creative director and icons Grace Coddington, Carine Roitfeld, and editor-in-chief of US Vogue Anna Wintour.
Vodianova met Justin Portman (b. 1969), half-brother of the 10th Viscount Portman and son of Edward Portman, 9th Viscount Portman, a British property heir, former artist and chess organizer at a Paris dinner in 2001. They married in November 2001 when she was 8 months pregnant. In September 2002, over nine months after registering the marriage in the UK, they had a wedding ceremony in St. Petersburg, where Vodianova wore a dress designed by Tom Ford.
The couple has three children: son Lucas Alexander (born 22 December 2001), daughter Neva (born 24 March 2006), and son Viktor (born 13 September 2007). Viktor is named after Vodianova’s late grandfather, who had helped raise her after her father’s departure, and Neva is named after the Russian river of the same name.
Natalia Vodianova and Portman announced their separation in June 2011.
Soon following her separation from Portman, Vodianova began a relationship with Antoine Arnault, son of LVMH founder Bernard Arnault and the CEO of luxury brand Berluti.
The couple’s first son, Maxim, was born on 2 May 2014.
She welcomed her 5th child and her second son with partner Antoine Arnault, named Roman on 4 June 2016.
Best Known For
Runway, Editorial and Advertising Campaign Model
2001 film, written and directed by Roman Coppola, CQ. Vodianova appeared briefly in this movie with Billy Zane.
In 2010, she appeared in the remake of Clash of the Titans, portraying the role as Medusa.
Again, in October 2010, she got a leading role in the film adaptation of Albert Cohen’s 1968 novel Belle du Seigneur.
First TV Show
Her debut television appearance was Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 2001 fashion show where she walked the ramp for Dice Kayek.
Natalia Vodianova Facts
She belongs to a poor family.
Natalia’s father left them, when she was a toddler.
As a teenager (when she was 11), she had sold fruits with her mother on the streets to make ends meet.
She had grown up with her 2 half sisters, one of whom has cerebral palsy.
When she was 15, she enrolled herself in a modeling academy.
At 17, she moved to France in Paris and signed with Viva Models.
Till the end of 2012, she had already walked in 175 runway shows for U.S. and European based designers.
She lived in England from 2001 to 2012.
In 2012, she took the 3rd position on Forbes Top Earning Models list with estimated earnings of $8.6 million in the previous year.
In 2010, she was named in Tatler’s Top 10 Best Dressed list.
She had appeared in 2003, 2005 and 2006 Pirelli calendar.
She is the founder and President of Naked Heart Foundation.
On 12 December, 2009, she was made the ambassador of Russia’s first Winter Games.
She has also co-hosted the semi-finals of Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow in May, 2009.
Her favorite body part is ears.
Follow her on Twitter, and Instagram.
She says that she does not train but runs a marathon once a year. So there is not much in her exercise or workout routine. And regarding her diet, she responds –
“I RESPECT MY BODY. MY BODY IS MY TEMPLE. IF I EAT LIKE A PIG, I FEEL LIKE A PIG.”
Also, this Russian model had some minor problems like ulcers in stomach in the past. But, now she has started looking into her dietary habits and have switched to Blood Type Diet created by Dr. Peter D’Adamo. According to this, she is required to eat based on her blood group.