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Models Fashion Runway Backstage – Alessandra Ambrosio And Why Beautiful Women Are Back In Fashion

Meet Alessandra Ambrosio. She’s the hottest model to come from Brazil since Gisele Bundchen. Go behind the scenes with Alessandra Ambrosio as she shoots campaigns for XOXO and Victoria’s Secret.  

Alessandra Corine Ambrósio is a Brazilian supermodel. Described by model Tyra Banks as “the future of the modeling world”, Alessandra Ambrosio is best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret and was chosen as the first spokesmodel for the company’s “PINK” line. Alessandra Ambrosio is currently one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels. Aside from modeling work, Alessandra Ambrosio serves as an ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Alessandra Ambrosio was also selected by AskMen.com as Number 2 out of the “Top 99 Most Desirable Women”.

Alessandra Ambrosio was born in Erechim, Brazil. Alessandra Ambrósio was just eight years old when she decided that she wanted to be a model, after seeing a picture of top covergirl Karen Mulder in a magazine: “I wanted to be like her”, she recalls. She enrolled at a modeling class at the age of 12 and at the age of 14 she was one of 20 finalists for an elite modeling competition in Brazil. Alessandra Ambrosio was always insecure about her large ears and at eleven had cosmetic surgery to get her ears pinned back, though two years later she suffered complications. In 2006 she appeared on The Tyra Banks Show and said that the surgery was a bad experience and has discouraged her from ever getting plastic surgery again.

When Alessandra Ambrosio was 12 years old, she enrolled in modeling classes. Winning Brazil’s Elite Model Look started her modeling career. Her first notable modeling job was the cover of Brazilian Elle magazine. Elite passed along some of her Polaroids to Guess which led her booking the Millennium GUESS? campaign along with friend and fellow Brazilian Ana Beatriz Barros.

She has since appeared in advertisements for brands like Revlon, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Hummer, Rolex, Oscar De La Renta, Gucci, Escada, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana (as seen on the video) and Ralph Lauren, as well as the Pirelli Calendar. She has walked the catwalks for designers such as Prada, Chanel, and Marc Jacobs. She has appeared in numerous international magazine covers, including Cosmopolitan magazine, Elle magazine, GQ magazine, Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Marie Claire magazine, and Vogue magazine, and the only model to appear on the cover of Glamour magazine in the United States in 2006.

In 2004, Ambrosio launched her line of swimwear called Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais, a division of Rosa Chá. It sold 10,000 units in only its first month on the market. Alessandra Ambrosio is best known for her collaboration with American lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret. She appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the first time in 2000. By 2004, she was selected as the first spokesmodel for the Victoria’s Secret “PINK” line and signed an exclusive “Angel” contract with the brand. In 2005, she notably walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway wearing lingerie made entirely out of candy. Alessandra Ambrosio then garnered attention in the 2008 edition of the Fashion Show, walking the runway only three months after giving birth to her first child. She opened the show the following year.

Alessandra Ambrosio has made several television appearances, notably a cameo as herself on HBO’s Entourage along with Izabel Goulart, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, as guest judge on Heidi Klum’s Project Runway, and The Tyra Banks Show where she was a guest twice. She appeared alongside TV personality Regis Philbin in a worldwide commercial for Hummer. In 2006, she had a cameo on the box-office hit movie, Casino Royale appearing briefly as a tennis girl. Alessandra Ambrosio guest-starred on How I Met Your Mother (episode: “The Yips”) with her fellow Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Selita Ebanks, Marisa Miller, Miranda Kerr, and Heidi Klum.

Alessandra Ambrosio’s Victoria’s Secret Angel status has brought her to the public’s attention, often being cited by the popular media as one of the world’s sexiest women. She was chosen as one of People magazine’s annual “100 Most Beautiful People in the World” in May 2007, along with fellow Victoria’s Secret Angels. Alessandra Ambrosio is among the world’s top-earning models (see our other articles to find out how many millions of dollars per year she makes modeling). When Alessandra Ambrosio first came to New York, Gisele Bundchen lent her apartment for two weeks and Adriana Lima helped her translate English. She described her typical week as jetsetting from one country to another for photo shoots and in between she has some phone interviews. She still visits her family in Brazil regularly and calls Erechim, Brazil her favorite place in the world and having traveled the world has not yet convinced her otherwise.

She is very conscious of her figure and works out with her Brazilian trainer doing the Brazilian Butt Lift, which is a mix of samba, capoeira, and aerobics. Alessandra Ambrosio’s best friend is fellow Brazilian model Ana Beatriz Barros. On August 24, 2008, Ambrosio and her fiancé, California businessman Jamie Mazur, had their first child, a daughter named Anja Louise Ambrosio Mazur, in Florianopolis, Brazil. Alessandra Ambrosio is represented by multiple modeling agencies throughout the world.


ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top female modeling agencies in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills representing women in print editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency has as partners fashion modeling agencies in major fashion cities such as San Francisco, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, and Sao Paulo Brazil and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

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Victoria’s Secret Bombshell – A Day In The Life Of Supermodels Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima, And Alessandra Ambrosio

It’s all primping, press calls and perfumes as Supermodels Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge take Tinseltown for the launch of Victoria’s Secret Bombshell: The Fragrance.

Everyone has their own idea of what makes a Bombshell. On the eve of launching the new Victoria’s Secret Bombshell fragrance, our favorite Bombshells were asked for their take. See what models Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel and Alessandra Ambrosio had to say and watch behind the scenes footage of your favorite supermodels.

ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top female modeling agencies in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills representing women in print editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency has as partners fashion modeling agencies in major fashion cities such as San Francisco, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, and Sao Paulo Brazil and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

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Dolce & Gabbana Women Spring / Summer 2011 Advertising Fashion Campaign Featuring Many Of The World’s Top Supermodels

Below we feature the Dolce & Gabbana Women Spring / Summer 2011 advertising fashion campaign – a ZARZAR MODELS behind the scenes photo and video exclusive.

Top models include Izabel Goulart, Isabeli Fontana, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Maryna Linchuk. Photographed by Steven Klein.

As if we needed more proof that Victoria’s Secret supermodels are taking over the fashion world, here they are in the first shot of Dolce & Gabbana’s new Spring Summer 2011 fashion advertising campaign. In particular, you are looking at Brazilian bombshells Izabel Goulart and Alessandra Ambrosio in a steamy stance, though in a totally different way than with Victoria’s Secret advertisements.

ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top female modeling agencies in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills representing women in print editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency has as partners fashion modeling agencies in major fashion cities such as San Francisco, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, and Sao Paulo Brazil and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

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Karolina Kurkova – First Face Modeling Countdown Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2011 Featuring Supermodels From The World’s Best And Most Prestigious Modeling Agencies

Above: Supermodels Karolina Kurkova in yellow lingerie with friends Gisele Bundchen, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Ana Beatriz Barros modeling for lingerie powerhouse Victoria’s Secret.

First face countdown for Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2011. The results of this seasons are: 10) Monika Jagaciak, 9) Karolina Kurkova, 8) Natasha Poly, 7) Daphne Groeneveld, 6) Frida Gustavsson, 5) Karlie Kloss, 4) Lindsey Wixson, 3) Ginta Lapina, 2) Karmen Pedaru, 1) Freja Beha. So the beautiful model Freja Beha is the winner of the First Face Spring Summer 2011 fashion runway countdown!

Today we feature Supermodel Karolina Kurkova

Karolína Isela Kurková (born in 1984) is a Czech model best known as a former Victoria’s Secret Angel and an aspiring actress. Famed photographer Mario Testino said of Kurková: “The proportions of her body and her face, as well as her energy level, make her a model who could fit almost into any moment”. Vogue editor Anna Wintour called her the “next supermodel”.

Karolína Kurková was born in Děčín, Czechoslovakia, to Josef Kurka, a Czech basketball player, and a Slovak mother. While Kurková was young, she was made fun of for her height. But after a friend sent photos of Kurková to an agency in Prague, she at 15 years of age landed a runway appearance, as well as a commercial and print advertising campaign. She later traveled to Milan, Italy to gain more experience and signed a modeling contract with Miuccia Prada.

In September 1999 Kurková appeared in the American edition of fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue, and after moving to New York City at the age of 17, graced the cover of the February 2001 edition becoming one of the youngest models ever to appear on the magazine’s cover.

Following her Vogue cover, Kurková became recognized at haute couture fashion shows. Additionally, the lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret chose her to be a part of 2000’s fashion show webcast, though she was only 16 at the time. Prominent fashion houses such as Yves Saint Laurent signed Kurková to contracts, while print campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, John Galliano, Chanel, Christian Dior, Hugo Boss, Versace, H&M, and others helped expose her even more. In the 2002 Victoria’s Secret fashion show, she wore the multi-million dollar fantasy bra, worth almost $10 million and designed by Hearts on Fire. Other runway credits of hers include Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Karl Lagerfeld, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, and Vera Wang.

Kurková was named “Model of the Year” at the 2002 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, in part for her work ethic, having worked approximately twenty-three weeks straight.

Kurková has appeared in almost twenty Vogue magazine covers internationally, including the French, Italian, UK, German, Russian, Greek, and Korean editions, and has also appeared in international editions of Elle, Vanity Fair, and The Face. She has worked with noted fashion photographers like Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, and Mario Testino.

After being contracted as a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2005, she was featured in the 2006 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, showcasing the $6.5 million fantasy bra decked with almost 2000 diamonds weighing 800 carats (160 g) and a centerpiece diamond brooch weighing 10 carats (2.0 g). As a Victoria’s Secret Angel, she received a star on the Hollywood “Walk of Fame” prior to the 2007 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, appeared on the February 2008 cover of Esquire, re-creating the classic 1966 Angie Dickinson cover for the magazine’s 75th anniversary, and was chosen as part of People magazine’s 100 most beautiful people in the world. In December 2007, she could be seen in print ads for Dell.

Kurková is among the world’s top-earning models earning millions of United States dollars per year from her high powered modeling contracts. She has ranked among the top ten most highly paid models in the Forbes annual lists of the highest earning models in the world ranking as high as number six on planet earth.

In November 2008, E! Entertainment Television voted her the world’s sexiest woman, beating the likes of Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, Gisele Bundchen, and her fellow Angels Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima. Karolina Kurkova also appeared in the live action 2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra film.

ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top female modeling agencies in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills representing women in print editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency has as partners fashion modeling agencies in major fashion cities such as San Francisco, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, and Sao Paulo Brazil and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

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The World’s Top Earning Models – No. 5 Alessandra Ambrosio $6 Million Per Year

Viva Alessandra Ambrosio! She is one of the few models left who knows how to use her Victoria’s Secret contract to platform herself as a multi-media star with magazine covers aplenty and gigs for Armani as well as her TV appearances to keep her market value crackling. This beautiful Brazilian girl knows how to manufacture serious cash from her superpower modeling contracts and modeling campaigns.

Another Brazilian model on the list, Alessandra Ambrosio first made her name as the spokesmodel for the Victoria’s Secret PINK line and is now one of the brand’s angels. Recently, Alessandra Ambrosio gave birth to her first child. Only three months later, she appeared on the catwalk for the Victoria’s Secret runway show. She is also on contract with European retail outlet C&A and Mexican department store Liverpool.

She is very conscious of her figure and works out with her Brazilian trainer doing the Brazilian Butt Lift, which is a mix of samba, capoeira, and aerobics.



When Alessandra Ambrosio first came to New York, Gisele Bundchen lent her apartment for two weeks and Adriana Lima helped her translate English.

She described her typical week as jetsetting from one country to another for photo shoots and in between she has some phone interviews. She still visits her family in Brazil regularly and calls Erechim, Brazil her favorite place in the world and having traveled the world has not yet convinced her otherwise.

Ambrosio’s best friend is fellow Brazilian model Ana Beatriz Barros.

On August 24, 2008, Alessandra Ambrosio and her fiancé, California businessman Jamie Mazur, had their first child, a daughter in Florianopolis, Brazil.

Alessandra is tied for 5th place with Victoria’s Secret Angel and supermodel Doutzen Kroes.

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The World’s Top Earning Models – #4 Adriana Lima $8 Million Per Year

The new icon of Victoria’s Secret continues her rise to the top of her industry thanks to her mass sex appeal.

Thanks to her cash machine money making supermodel contracts with Maybelline and other multimillion dollar fashion brands, Adriana continues to climb to the top of her career thanks to the support of Victoria’s Secret. The Brazilian bombshell got her start as the winner of the Ford model competition “Supermodel of the Year”. She also appeared on the small screen with a guest appearance on Ugly Betty. She has a baby with her husband, basketball player Marko Jaric.

This Bahia Brazil beauty comes off with two big bonanza contracts for Maybelline and Victoria’s Secret. You can rest assured the scale of those contracts keep Adriana in the dream club of the industry’s most wanted. Plus you always want to keep it in mind that her legendary GQ cover was one of the biggest selling issues of that magazine ever! That’s what you call power beauty!

Country of origin: Brazil

To stay fit, she jumps rope and shadow boxes. She also paints watercolor canvases in her spare time and is secretly obsessed with frozen grapes and Brazilian soap operas.

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The World’s Top Earning Models – Gisele Bundchen $25 Million

The Brazilian beauty has retained her ranking as the world’s top-earning model earning over $25 million United States Dollars. Though she’s no longer the body behind Victoria’s Secret, Gisele added Rampage to her list of campaigns recently. She continues to promote Versace, True Religion jeans, Dior and Ebel watches. Bündchen landed her second Vanity Fair cover amid extraordinary press attention following her private marriage to football superstar Tom Brady.

 

There is no doubt that from Brazil back to Milan, New York, London and over to Paris, Gisele remains one of the financial giants of the industry, capable of moving masses of products to the consumer. From fragrance to sandals to watches, high end clothing to swimwear, La Gisele can rock it all. She’s one in a multi-million!

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