Here's a little information on yet another Brazilian beauty, Alessandra Ambrosio. She was born on April 11, 1981 in the southern part of Brazil. She began taking modeling classes as a young girl, which lead her to Elite Model Management's 1996 Look of The Year competition. She didn't win, but later that year, she was granted a contract with Elite.

You may recognize her from her campaigns for Guess, Victoria's Secret and Revlon as well as from the covers of Brazilian Elle, Wallpaper, and Harper's Bazaar. She has also walked the runways of Nicole Miller, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Fendi, Issey Miyake, Kenzo, and Oscar de la Renta. In 2000, Alessandra joined the Victoria's Secret Angels and in 2004, she was named spokesperson for their Pink line.


Although she is a successful model, she still has dreams of attaining a college degree. She keeps active through sand boarding, volleyball, rollerblading, body boarding, surfing and snowboarding. Alessandra was a pleasure to speak with. She was full of smiles, energy and poise.

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What is your secret for beautiful skin and hair?
I have a dermatologist in New York who makes skincare products, so I use those. Also, I always wash my face at night so that I don't go to sleep with any makeup on. As for hair, masks are very important to keep my hair healthy.

What is the one product that you can't live without?
Soft cotton balls. I am always searching for the softest cotton balls that will be gentle on my face when I take off my makeup.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Mmmm, I love chocolate.

What is your favorite drugstore product?
Victoria's Secret Body Lotion. It smells and feels really good on my skin.

Happiness is...
AA: Spending time with my family and visiting my hometown. It's my favorite place to be.

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