Pink Angel Alessandra Ambrosio
Alessandra Corine Ambrósio (born April 11, 1981) is a Brazilian Victoria's Secret model.
Ambrosio is legendary among Victoria's Secret models for having walked in so many consecutive shows, from 2001 to 2017. It is a feat exceeded only by fellow Brazilian Adriana Lima, who first walked in 1999 (yes, there is something going on down in Brazil).
|Alessandria Ambrosio and Adriana Lima at the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.|
That epic streak, sadly, is ending, as Alessandra has announced that the 2017 show in Shanghai, China was her last after 17 consecutive shows. Adriana Lima, meanwhile, sits at 19 consecutive shows and has not indicated anything about future shows.
From Erechim, Brazil, Alessandra is of Polish and Italian heritage.
Alessandra started pursuing modeling while still a girl, enrolling in a modeling class at age 12.
That decision to study modeling led Alessandra to Brazil's Elite Model competition, where her natural beauty got Alessandra noticed for sure.
The competition, in turn, led to top modeling jobs, and soon Alessandra appeared on Brazil's Elle cover.
After that, the world of fashion was open to Alessandra. Ambrosio began getting covers left and right. Among her sponsors have been Revlon, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, GUESS?, and her own line of Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais swimwear.
Designers such as Prada, Chanel and Oscar de la Renta love Alessandra, and her covers include Glamour, Marie Claire, and Cosmopolitan. You just don't do better than that as a model.
Alessandra supports worthy causes and is open to other opportunities. She is the National Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Ambrosio has branched out into the film world, appearing in "Casino Royale" guest starring on an episode of "How I Met Your Mother" with other Victoria's Secret models.
The outstanding thing about Alessandra's modeling career is that she is among the elite of Victoria's Secret models, so she is one of the elites of the elite. Aside from nabbing the PINK spokesperson role, she opened the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2009, and in 2010 scored the huge honor of wearing the priceless "Fantasy Bra" created by London Jewelers.
All of this has made Alessandra a true celebrity. Thus, Alessandra has become a fixture on late night talk shows and has been a guest judge on "The Tyra Banks Show" and "Project Runway."
There is no question that Alessandra Ambrosio is one of the most beautiful women in the world, as confirmed by numerous "Sexiest" lists, and has many years of top modeling ahead of her.
Alessandra is famous for wearing an outfit made only of candy in her first year walking for Victoria's Secret, in 2005.
Alessandra also walked in 2008 although she had given birth to her first baby only three months earlier (she now has two children).
In 2012, Alessandra wore the Floral Fantasy Bra, created by London Jewelers. It featured amethysts, rubies, sapphires and diamonds (including a 20-carat white diamond in the center), all set in rose and yellow gold. A matching belt added more than 5,200 precious stones.
Then, in 2014, she wore the Dream Fantasy Bra along with Adriana Lima, generally considered the peak of being an Angel. It is hard to keep all these Fantasy Bras straight, but rest assured: each time was a huge honor.
Among many other career highlights, Alessandra appeared as herself in the 2016 film, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows."
Alessandra also has appeared in "Daddy's Home 2" (2017), with Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, and John Cena.
Alessandra has over 9 million followers on Instagram, which is one of the top totals of all models.