Alessandra Corine Ambrósio (born April 11, 1981) is a Brazilian Victoria's Secret model. She is one of the top-earning models in the world and was the first face of the Victoria's Secret PINK line. She is legendary among Victoria's Secret models for having walked (so far) in 13 shows, a feat matched only by fellow Brazilian Adriana Lima (yes, there is something going on down in Brazil).
From Erechim, Brazil, Alessandra is of Polish and Italian heritage. She started pursuing modelling while still a girl, enrolling in a modelling class at age 12. That led her to Brazil's Elite Model competition, where her natural beauty got Alessandra noticed for sure. This in turn led to top modelling jobs, and soon Alessandra appeared on Brazil's Elle cover.
After that, the world of fashion was hers. Alessandra 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 and has branched out into film, 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 modelling career is that she is among the elite of Victoria's Secret models, so she is one of the elite 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 modelling ahead of her.
Alessandra first walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2005, and has walked every year since. She is famous for wearing an outfit made only of candy in her first year.
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.