||The Brazilian invasion of supermodels must be really getting
to the old-school Euro-models. But we love it, and we love
the new breed of beauties, so much so that we just had to
profile Alessandra, yet another Amazonian warrior.
Alessandra comes from a small town in Brazil called Erexim,
where she was born on the 11th of April, 1981. Thankfully,
she wasn't one of those models spotted shopping, or at the
beach - rather she had the ambition and she knew she wanted
She started taking modelling lessons in Brazil and not long
after she entered the competition that has been the launching
pad for many aspiring cat-walkers. Elite's Look Of The Year
was the contest, after which the Brazilian signed a contract
with Elite, who just happened to pass on some her photos to
Before she knew it, Alessandra was booked up for the Millennium
Guess? campaign and after this she will starring in a new
Revlon cosmetics promotion. Success came in a flash to Alessandra,
but she says she wanted it, so she got it: "Take care
of yourself, be healthy, and always believe you can be successful
in anything you truly want."
Since appearing in the revered Guess? shoot, the Brazilian
bombshell has appeared on the covers of such glossy mags as
Elle, Wallpaper, Capricho, Desfile and Harper's Bazaar. She
has also starred in fashion shows wearing designs made by
Oscar de la Renta, Christian Lacroix, Laura Biagiotti, Byblos,
Fendi, Kenzo, Christian Dior, Issey Miyake, and Nicole Miller.
Not bad for a 23-year-old.
Alessandra has now switched agents to Marilyn Gaultier - perhaps
she had a Naomi-style outburst with the Elite crew? Her future
is still quite bright, though. Word on the street indicates
that she's to appear in Giorgio Armani, Gap and even Clavin
Klein eyewear commercials. You go, girl!
The first thing that strikes us about Alessandra Ambrosio
is her magical name - it just rolls of the tongue. It's even
better when someone with a Spanish accent says it - Alessandra...
Anyway, the young supermodel, like so many others, is moving
up the fashion world heirachy at an amazing pace. Sometimes
this can lead to disaster, but the Brazilian is still very
family orientated and spends her time jetsetting between Erexim
and Europe. She is even using her newfound monies to build
a house in Brazil.
As far as her appearance goes, she has a great visage with
very tanquil eyes and a full head of hair that most women
would kill for. As you can see from the photos, she makes
quite the underwear model, too.
Her personal life, or lack thereof, is spent with her family
and friends. One of her more pleasurable hobbies is going
sandboarding with her boyfriend, Jayson Lee - also a model.
Even though the two lead extremely busy lives they always
manage to get together.
A perfect day for Alessandra would be spent sandboarding with
her man, then lying on the beach afterwards, listening to
Brazilian singer Caetano Velozo and drinking coconut water.
Celebrities - they have it all...
Alessandra Ambrosio. What more needs to be said? She got all
the markings to become one of this decades biggest hits, but
then who knows what may happen in future? Although she admits
she likes modeling, Alessandra also wants to study at university,
then settle down and perhaps even start a family.
We're not sure, but we are beginning to think that there's
something in the water that has strange beautific properties.
Anyway, we're off to Brazil to, um, check out the scenery...
by Sara Templeton of WebWombat