Alessandra Ambrosio is a Brazilian supermodel and actress. She is best known for her work with America’s largest women’s underwear retailer – Victoria’s Secret. She has also modeled for other brands such as Ralph Lauren and Next, which has kept her in the spotlight and made her one of the highest-paid models in the world.
Alessandra Ambrosio: Bio, Age & Early Life
Alessandra Cosine Marie Ambrosio was born on April 11, 1981, in Erechim, Brazil, as the daughter of Luiz and Lucilda Ambrosio. The model, who has Polish and Italian roots, entered a modeling class at the age of 12. Two years later she was shortlisted as one of the finalists for the Elite Model Look Competition in 1995. She had always felt insecure about her “big” ears, and as young as she was, she underwent surgery to correct the excesses, but it was not as successful, and two years later there were complications. She said that the experience had prevented her from ever undergoing plastic surgery again.
Fortunately, her career has already begun and she has received offers to work with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry. Alessandra Ambrosio has also appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Kilburn, HBO’s Entourage, and Late Night with Conan O’ Brien. She made her acting debut in Verdades Secrets, a Brazilian telenovela that premiered on June 8, 2015.
Alongside her work as a model and actress, Alessandra Ambrosio is also an ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This non-profit organization is dedicated to supporting people with multiple sclerosis.
In 1997 Ambrosio started modeling for Dilson Stein, but her first remarkable job was her appearance on the cover of the Brazilian Elle magazine. She has also appeared on the covers of Cosmopolitan, GQ, Marie Claire, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Ocean Drive. She also posed for designers such as Chanel, Givenchy, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Vivienne, Prada, and many others. For advertising campaigns, she has worked for Emporio Armani, Hugo Boss, Revlon, Pirelli Calendar, and Calvin Klein, among others.
At the age of 23, she unveiled her own swimwear line called Alessandra Ambrosio von Sais. In the first month of its release alone, a total of 10,000 units were sold. This led to her becoming the brand ambassador for the British company Next, which also appeared in their television campaign. She later became the face of Colcci, a Brazilian sportswear brand.
In 2011 Alessandra Ambrosio became a blogger at Vogue, where she published and commented on her outfit every day for a month. In 2012 the Brazilian model was chosen to wear the “Fantasy Bra”, one of the highest awards given to Victoria’s Secret model. That year’s Fantasy Bra was created by London Jewelers with sapphires and a 20 carat diamond in the center. She also wore the ‘Dream Fantasy Bra’ alongside her sister model Adriana Lima. Each bra is said to have cost no less than 2.5 million dollars.
Much later Alessandra launched her own fashion brand, Ále by Alessandra in partnership with Cherokee. The clothing line was designed for women between the ages of 18 and 35.
Shortly thereafter she switched from modeling to acting. Alessandra started doing cameo appearances in Casino Royale and New Girl. She also had a guest appearance in How I Met Your Mother with Adriana Lima.
In the 2016 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, she appeared as herself. She has also been a guest juror on model shows such as Australia’s Next Top Model and Project Runway.
Personal Life: Kids, Who Is Her Husband?
Alessandra Ambrosio was engaged to Jamie Mazur for ten years. Sadly, her ten-year engagement ended in 2018. Jamie Mazur is best known as the founder of RE/DONE, a company that makes waisted jeans out of vintage denim. The couple broke off their engagement for undisclosed personal reasons. They have two children together – Anja Louise Ambrosio Mazur, a daughter born in 2008, and Noah Phoenix Ambrosio Mazur, a son born in 2012.
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel has proven to be a dedicated mother who often gives up her job to have more time for her children.
The Brazilian model and actress have total assets of $60 million due to her successful modeling career, her acting roles, and her fashion business. She has often been ranked as one of the highest earners in the modeling world. This kind of success is the result of years of hard work and dedication.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Alessandra Ambrosio weighs 54 kg and is 5 feet 10 inches tall. Her body measurements are given as 34-25-34.5. She has a slim build, her dress size is indicated as 4 (US) or 36 (EU) or 8 (UK).
To maintain her figure, Alessandra trains daily. She particularly enjoys aerobics, samba, and capoeira.