Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ana Hickmann, Brazilian Beauty


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Ana Hickmann.

Ana Lúcia Hickmann Corrêa aka Ana Hickmann (born March 1, 1981) is a top Brazilian fashion model.

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In addition to Victoria's Secret (she walked in the 2002 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show), Ana has worked for some of the world's other top brands such as  Nivea, L'Oreal, Wella, Clairol, and Bloomingdales.

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She is renowned for her very long legs and her stunning blue eyes and blonde hair. GQ Italia even named her one of the most beautiful women in the world in 2001.

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Ana is from Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, which is at the extreme southern tip of the country near Uruguay.

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Hickmann is of German heritage, which is fairly common in that area of Brazil.

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Hickmann was listed for a time in the Guinness Book of World Records as the "model with the longest legs." This was a clever publicity stunt for her that relied on her admittedly long but not exactly otherworldly legs (46" / 117cm). Further research revealed that another model (Adriana Sklenarikova) previously had been featured by Guinness people who had even longer legs (50" / 125cm). How Ana supplanted her was the real intriguing fact in the whole affair. The Guinness people soon eliminated the category altogether. So, Ana lost her temporary claim to fame.

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Ana has been on numerous covers in Brazil, where she is one of the most renowned celebrity models in a country brimming with top fashion models. Her most recent covers were in 2011.

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Her other covers include:
  • Germany: 'Maxim' - December 2005
  • Italy: 'GQ' - June 2002
  • Malaysia: 'Sports Illustrated' - November 2001
  • South Africa: 'Sports Illustrated'; 'GQ'
  • Spain: 'DT' - July 2007
  • US: 'Gear' - April 01 2002; 'Stuff' - March 2007

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Ana has branched out into her own clothing and cosmetics lines (the "Ana Hickmann" line, naturally) and various other businesses (her nail polish sold like hotcakes). One of these is Ana Hickmann Eyewear. Essentially, Ana is a marketing machine in her native Brazil.

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She also has co-hosted the daytime program 'Programma da Tarde' on Rede Record, where she participated in magicians' performances.

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She was on the Maxim Hot 100 Women lists in 2004 and 2005. Ana married model Alexander Corrêa in 1998 and they have one son, Alexandre.

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Ana Hickmann has a very popular Youtube channel (almost half a million subscribers the last time I checked) in which she gives tours of her many closets and walks through her many apartments and responds to questions from her many admirers and... well, does many things. Oh, you'd best know Portuguese to follow along, but it's actually kind of enjoyable regardless due to her bubbly presence.

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As an icon in Brazil, Ana has become sort of a model emeritus. She still walks the runways from time to time when it suits her, such as a "special guest star" at the 2016 closing show of the Angola Fashion Week in Luanda.

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Ana has broadened out to Brazilian television. She began her TV career in 2004 with brief fashion segments and proved to be so popular that Ana got her own show the following year. She is happy to do whatever comes along, including serving as the "assistant" in magic acts. Most recently, Ana has co-hosted "Hoje em Dia" since 2015.

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Ana is so well-known in Brazil that it almost led a tragedy. A crazed fan broke into her hotel room with a gun in 2016 and began firing wildly at Ana and her sister-in-law. Ana escaped unharmed, but her sister-in-law was badly hurt by two gunshots (the perpetrator was shot dead).

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Ana Hickmann is the perfect example of a global star who became a celebrity via Victoria's Secret and her other work as a model but is virtually unknown in the United States. Judging by her Youtube channel, her popularity shows no signs of waning anytime soon.

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