Maria Izabel Goulart Dourado (born October 23, 1984) is a Brazilian fashion model who has been both a Victoria's Secret Angel and a model showcased in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Izabel is from São Carlos, Brazil. Of Italian descent, Izabel comes from a large family that includes five brothers and a sister. She was discovered at the age of 14 when a hairstylist suggested that Izabel would make a fine model. She quickly moved to São Paulo to begin her career, then tried the catwalks of Paris for a while before returning home in 2001. She is a protege of Ney Alves of Major Models Brazil.
Some of Izabel's magazine covers include:
- August GQ Mexico
- May Elle Greece
- October L'Officiel France, Elle Brazil
- September Elle Brazil
- March Vogue Japan
As an official Angel, Izabel walked in all of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows from 2005-2013, along with appearing in the 2011-2012 catalogues. She also was in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She is fluent in Portuguese, English and French. She says that she learned English by watching Woody Woodpecker cartoons.
Izabel has broadened her career beyond the runway. She has appeared in an episode of 'Two and a Half Men' ('Corey's Been Dead for an Hour") and in 'Entourage.' Izabel also is remembered by many for flagrantly flirting with Conan O'Brien
Izabel Goulart has over half a million Twitter followers - even though she rarely tweets. Now that's a loyal fandom!