Sunday, November 9, 2014

Isabeli Fontana, Brazilian Star


Brazilian Stunner Isabeli Fontana

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Isabeli Fontana.

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Isabeli Bergossi Fontana (born July 4, 1983) is a Brazilian model who first appeared in Victoria's Secret lingerie catalog in 1999 at the age of 16. A media frenzy then erupted, because stated Victoria's Secret policy was to not use models younger than 18, and a little simple math from that birth date in 1983 shows that there was no possibility that Isabel was 18 yet in 1999. However, it turned into a tempest in a teapot, and everybody soon got over it and moved on.

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Jac Jagaciak ran into similar age issues a few years afterward, but in the long run neither girl's career suffered - and in fact, may have been enhanced by the publicity.

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Isabeli later noted wryly that when she was 16, clients complained that she looked too young - but when she was 17, they changed their minds and decided that she looked too old. However, eventually, everyone realized that Isabeli Fontana looked just right.

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Isabeli is from the Portão district of Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. Isabeli is quite religious in her own way. The area of southern Brazil where Isabeli hails from is notorious for producing numerous supermodels, so her prayers to become an international supermodel were answered.

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After placing third in the Brazilian final of the 1996 Elite Model Look contest, Isabeli got an agent and moved to Milan.

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Isabeli was a staple at Victoria Secret Fashion Shows for many years. She walked the runway in 2003, 2005, 2007 – 2010, 2012, and 2014. Eight appearances is not a record, but it puts Isabeli in a very select group. Who knows, Isabeli may sneak in another walk or two if she can spare the time, she's still at the top of her game.

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Great success followed, including appearances in the 2002 and 2003 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and the prestigious Pirelli Calendar (2003, 2005, 2009, 2011-13), the 2007 'Wurth' Calendar and the 2008 Vogue Paris calendar.

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Fontana's magazine covers, of which there are many going back well over a decade, include:

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  • May Elle Russia, Elle Spain 
2017
  • October Vogue Brazil 
  • July Grazia Italy 
  • January Cosmopolitan Brazil 
2016
  • December Vogue Brazil 
  • October Vogue Italy, Vogue Brazil 
  • September Lui France 
  • August Harper's Bazaar Chile 
  • July Harper's Bazaar Spain 
  • April Marie Claire Brazil 
  • February Zoo Magazine 
2015
  • October Maxim USA 
  • September Vogue Brazil 
  • August Elle France 
  • July Elle France 
  • April Harper's Bazaar Spain, Harper's Bazaar Spain, Harper's Bazaar Spain 
2014
  • November Marie Claire Brazil 
  • September Vogue Italy 
  • August Vogue Italy, Vogue Russia 
  • July Lui France 
  • June Harper's Bazaar Brazil, Vogue Mexico 
  • April Vogue Brazil 
  • February Mares - M&Guia, Vogue Ukraine 

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Fontana has been married a couple of times and has son Zion with former husband Álvaro Jacomossi, born in 2003, and Lucas with model Henri Castelli, born in 2006.

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The rainbow came out for Isabeli's wedding to Diego in the Maldives (Instagram/@diferrero).

Isabeli married Diego Ferrero, her partner of three years and a well-known singer in Brazil, in a beach wedding in August 2016. The event took place at Soneva Fushi resort in the Maldives.

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Isabeli Fontana with son Lucas, who bears an uncanny resemblance to her.

Fontana has been one of the top-earning models for many years and extends her interests outside of modeling. This included being a judge at the 2011 Miss Universe Pageant.

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Isabeli has her own Youtube channel - which is becoming a "thing" with some top models such as Magdalena Frackowiak - and she updates it constantly. However, fair warning, you had better speak Portuguese if you really want to get everything out of it (though there are English subtitles). Isabeli does speak fluent English, and some of it is in English, but the primary emphasis is to the Brazilian market. Then again, if you're trying to learn Portuguese, it may be the best channel on Youtube.

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