Maria Izabel Goulart Dourado (born October 23, 1984), known professionally as Izabel Goulart, is a Brazilian fashion model who has been both a Victoria's Secret Angel and a model showcased in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Angels are part of a select group, usually no more than a dozen models in the world, who are recognized among the elite models of the world.
Izabel is from São Carlos, Brazil. Of Italian descent, Izabel comes from a large family that includes five brothers and a sister.
Izabel was discovered at the age of 14 when a hairstylist suggested that she 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.
Izabel also was in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She is fluent in Portuguese, English and French.
Izabel 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 on his chat show.
Izabel Goulart has over half a million Twitter followers - even though she rarely tweets. Now that's a loyal fandom!
Izabel Goulart's dating status is always a subject of much interest. She made a stunning appearance at the the Cannes Film Festival 2017 with boyfriend Kevin Trapp. The couple was there for the premiere of "The Killing Of A Sacred Deer."