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 to model.

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 Guess?.

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
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