Alessandra Ambrosio

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Alessandra Ambrosio Makes Practical Sexy For Victoria's Secret - TheInsider.com
Izabel Goulart, Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima… and now, Alessandra Ambrosio. Alessandra models the BioFit 7-Way Bra, which, as the name implies, can be worn seven different ways: strapless, one strap, halter, classic, v-front, crisscross or crossback....
Alessandra Ambrosio looks ravishing in underwear shoot - Spicezee
London, April 24: Gorgeous model Alessandra Ambrosio looks seductive in a new underwear campaign for Victoria Secret. The ultra-glam model, who is the number one choice for underwear shoots, seems to be in no mood to buy clothes as she spends half of...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
You might not look as hot as the Victoria's Secret angels Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio and Miranda Kerr, but we like that about you. What can you win? Lucky winners (they haven't said how many will win) and their moms will get a New York City...
Christian Audigier to Celebrate Birthday With a Bash During 2009 ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Last year's celebration in Los Angeles included celebrity guests and appearances by Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Macy Gray, Snoop Dogg, Fergie, Johnny Hallyday, Pamela Anderson, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kim Kardashian, and Reggie Bush, to name a few....
Take it to the Banks - Winnipeg Sun
(File photo) Victoria's Secret models (LR) Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Tyra Banks and Gisele Bundchen pose for photos, during their 'Angels across America' tour at the Miami Heat against the Washington Wizards game in Miami, Florida,...
Fashion Flash: What to buy, see and know this week - Dallas Morning News
Elite also reps Victoria's Secret "angel" Alessandra Ambrosio, runway superstar Coco Rocha and Maybelline face Jessica White. Today show beauty expert and author Charla Krupp hits Dallas Friday, serving as keynote speaker at the Go Red for Women...
America's Next Top Model Cycle 12: Episode 11 Video Preview - BuddyTV
Think Giselle Bundchen, Adriana Lima, and Alessandra Ambrosio. That being said, the worry is the girls from America's Next Top Model just won't cut it in the eyes of the Brazilian fashion elite. Celia will be too harsh looking, Allison too strange,...
Alessandra Ambrosio, une vraie... gourmande ! - Pure People
Alessandra qui a véritablement un corps de rêve exhibait sans complexe... Un sachet de cookies aux pépites de chocolat et qui avait l'air on ne peut plus appétissants. Bon, il faut lui accorder le fait qu'elle s'abreuve d'un jus vitaminé et non d'une...
21 Sun Productions : The Girl From Ipanema - Alessandra Ambrosio ... - Erfassung und Verbreitung von Pressemitteilungen aus allen Branchen (Pressemitteilung)
(premiumpresse), 13.05.2009 13:56 - Alessandra Ambrosio ist das “Girl From Ipanema”. 21 Sun Productions realsierte in den Strassen von of Rio de Janeiro die hier auf GoSee gezeigte Strecke mit Alessandra Ambrosio....
Alessandra Ambrosio, testimonial di Biofit di Victoria's Secret - NanoPress
Alessandra Ambrosio e' una giovane modella brasiliana, che sta spopolando sulle passerelle di tutto il mondo: la bellissima top model e' stata scelta dall'agenzia di moda Elite nel 1996, durante il concorso per modelle “The look of the year“....

Alessandra Ambrosio

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Alessandra Corine Ambrósio (born April 11, 1981 ) is a Brazilian model. Her last name is spelled Ambrósio, but the diacritic mark is omitted in her modeling work.

Ambrósio, described by Tyra Banks as "The future of the modeling world" , is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret and was chosen as their first spokesmodel for Victoria's Secret PINK line. Ambrósio is currently one of Victoria's Secret Angels and the former face for the UK company Next.

Aside from modeling work, Ambrósio represents as the National Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Ambrosio was also selected by AskMen.com as Number 2 out of the "Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2008".

Alessandra Ambrosio was born in the small town of Erechim, Brazil on April 11, 1981 to petrol station-owner parents, daughter of Italian and Polish descent. Ambrósio was just eight years old when decided that 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 has stated on her official website that she enrolled at a modelling class at the age of 12 and at the age of 14 she was one of 20 finalists for an elite modelling competition in Brazil. However, she felt insecure about her appearance, particularly of her large, obvious ears. So at eleven, had cosmetic surgery done to get her ears pinned back with complications for the two following years. In 2006 on The Tyra Banks Show, Ambrosio said that the surgery had been a bad experience for her and that was discouraged from having plastic surgery again.

Ambrosio has a sister named Aline Ambrosio, a New York City-based lawyer.

When Ambrosio was 12 years old, enrolled in modeling classes then, began modeling for Dilson Stein at age 15. Winning Brazil's Elite Model Look started her modeling career. Her first big modeling job was the cover of the Brazilian Elle magazine. Elite passed along some of her Polaroids to Guess which led her to do the Millennium GUESS? campaign along with her friend and fellow Brazilian Ana Beatriz Barros. She has since been in huge demand, working with big-name brands including Revlon, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Rolex, Oscar de la Renta, Gucci, Escada, Rocco Barocco, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, as well as the famed Pirelli Calendar. As for fashion shows, she has walked the catwalks for designers such as Laura Biagiotti, Christian Lacroix, Byblos, Fendi, Issey Miyake, Kenzo, Christian Dior, Nicole Miller, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Vivienne Westwood, Oscar de la Renta, among others. She appeared in over 50 international magazine covers such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Ocean Drive, Vogue and the only model to appear on the cover of Glamour 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.

Her best knowns collaboration is with American lingerie brand Victoria's Secret. She appeared in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for the first time in 2000, and continues to be a participant in the subsequent shows. Her most notable walk down the runway was in 2005 wearing lingerie made entirely out of candy. In 2004, she was selected as the first spokesmodel for Victoria's Secret PINK line. She is currently a contract 'Angel' and spokesmodel for Victoria's Secret. Her 'Angel' status has brought her to the public's attention 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 'Angels' Ambrosio is among the world's top-earning models.

Ambrosio was the face for the UK company Next and starred in their first television campaign in 12 years. She is also signed to Storm Model Management in London.

Only three months after giving birth to her first child, Ambrosio appeared in the Victoria's Secret fashion show 2008.

Ambrosio has made several television appearances, notably a cameo as herself on HBO's Entourage along with Izabel Goulart; The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn; Late Night with Conan O’Brien; as guest judge on Project Runway season 2: Team Lingerie and The Tyra Banks Show where she was a guest twice. She appeared alongside TV personality, Regis Philbin in a worldwide commercial for Hummer H2. In 2006, she had a cameo on the box-office hit movie, Casino Royale appearing briefly as Tennis Girl #1.

Ambrosio guest-starred on How I Met Your Mother (episode: "The Yips") on November 26, 2007 with her fellow Victoria's Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Selita Ebanks, Marisa Miller, Miranda Kerr, and Heidi Klum.

Ambrosio loves surfing, seeing bands, drinking caipirinha and eating chocolates, which she admits to indulging in every day. 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 Ambrosio first came to New York, Gisele Bündchen 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. These days, she shares a New York City apartment with her lawyer sister Aline.

Ambrosio is best friend with Ana Beatriz Barros.

On August 24, 2008, Ambrosio and her fiancé, California businessman Jamie Mazur, welcomed their first child, daughter Anja Louise Ambrosio Mazur, in Florianopolis, Brazil. The baby weighed 2.9 kg/6.3lbs.

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Pink (Victoria's Secret)

The PINK logo as of May 2008.

PINK is a sub-brand of Victoria's Secret geared towards high school students and college undergraduates and launched in July 2004. It features mainly a lineup of loungewear, sleepwear, intimate apparel and accessories such as bags, bedding, and flip-flops. PINK also includes planners, composition notebooks, sport bottles, picture frames, and most recently added, jewelry. Pink now has an exclusive PINK Collegiate Collection that features numerous colleges, including Arizona State University, University of Georgia, Boston College, Cal, UCLA, University of Kentucky,University of Illinois LSU, University of Oregon, Penn State University, University of Michigan, USC, and Texas A&M. Currently, the website allows the public to vote for a college of their choice to be featured by PINK in the Collegiate Collection. In 2007, PINK launched a signature fragrance with a Limited Edition Summer 2007 PINK perfume, as well as three sets of lotions, body mists, shower washes, and bath soap. Alessandra Ambrosio was named the line's spokesmodel, and PINK models tour the country at college campuses. The company advertises through MySpace, Facebook, partnerships with MTV, and youth-oriented blogs. The brand seems to be the fastest-growing line launched in Victoria's Secret history.

PINK's mascot is a silhouetted pink dog, which appears as a logo on some clothing items from the line, such as polo shirts. The dog was made into a stuffed animal, which is available at most Victoria's Secret stores.

PINK is sold at all Victoria's Secret stores, and, more recently, some stores have been created only for the sale of PINK items. In addition to having a section on the main Victoria's Secret website, the brand also has its own website, which allows users to view pictures from PINK fashion shows, look at new merchandise, and download PINK desktop backgrounds and buddy icons to their computers.

Behati Prinsloo is the brand's current spokesmodel, replacing Miranda Kerr. Jarah Mariano has also appeared in PINK advertisement and catalog offerings.

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Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret Angels on a commercial for the Secret Embrace line.

Victoria's Secret is an American retailer of women's wear, lingerie and beauty products. It is the largest segment of publicly-traded Limited Brands with sales surpassing USD$5 billion and an operating income of $1 billion in 2006. Victoria's Secret is known for its fashion shows and catalogues, which feature top fashion models.

Victoria's Secret was started in San Francisco, California, in 1977 by Stanford Graduate School of Business alumnus Roy Raymond, who felt embarrassed trying to purchase lingerie for his wife in a public and awkward department store environment. He opened the first store at Stanford Shopping Center, and quickly followed it with a mail order catalog and three other stores. The stores were meant to create a comfortable environment for men, with wood-paneled walls, Victorian details and helpful sales staff. Instead of racks of bras and panties in every size, there were single styles, paired together and mounted on the wall in frames. Men could browse for sexy styles for their girlfriends so they could get "down and dirty" and then sales staff would help estimate the appropriate size, pulling from inventory in the back. In 1982, after 5 years of operations, Roy Raymond sold the company to The Limited.

The Limited kept the personalized image of Victoria's Secret intact. Victoria's Secret was rapidly expanded into the U.S. malls throughout the 1980s. The company was able to vend a widened range of products such as shoes, evening wear, and perfumes among others with its mail catalog issued eight times annually.

By the early 1990s, Victoria's Secret had become the largest American lingerie retailer topping one billion dollars.

On 10 July 2007, Limited Brands sold 75% of Limited clothing chain to firm Sun Capital Partners to focus and boost sales growth on Victoria's Secret lingerie stores and Bath & Body Works units which provided 72% of revenue in 2006 and almost all the firm's profit. There are 1,000 Victoria's Secret lingerie stores and 100 independent Victoria's Secret Beauty Stores in the US, mostly in shopping centers. It sells brassieres, panties, hosiery, cosmetics, sleepwear, and much more. Victoria's Secret mails more than 400 million of its catalogues per year. Under pressure from environmentalist groups, Victoria's Secret's parent firm and a conservation group have reached an agreement to make the lingerie retailer's catalogue more environmentally friendly in 2006. The catalogue will no longer be made of pulp supplied from any woodland caribou habitat range in Canada, unless it has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The catalogs will also be made of 10 percent recycled paper from post-consumer waste.

Victoria's Secret is now building its image with a fairly conservative, middle-class shopper in mind and avoids any connotations of sleaziness that lingerie might carry.

The company gained notoriety in the early 1990s after it began to use supermodels in its advertising and fashion shows. Throughout the past decade, it has refused to follow the celebrity trend, turning down at least one celebrity a month begging to model the brand.

Victoria's Secret makes use of a rigorous customer service model, stressing upselling, frequent staff attention, and signing customers up for a store credit card that provides discounts for frequent shoppers in the way of coupons by mail and free merchandise.

The models started working for the company before being contracted as Angels. Listed below are the years the current Angels started shooting and working for the company. Their first runway show for the company is the second year listed below. The years the models were contracted into Angels are listed above.

In 1995, Victoria's Secret held its first fashion show; the world press reported it as the "lingerie event of the century." In 1999, the VS company made broadcast history in simultaneously broadcasting a live fashion show online and at Times Square, drawing some 1.5 million viewers, after being advertised during the Super Bowl American football game.

In 2000, the show was held in Cannes, France, during the Cannes Film Festival to raise money for the Cinema Against AIDS charity; it raised $3.5 million.

In 2001, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show made its broadcast television debut on ABC, drawing millions of viewers and middle-brow controversy; the Federal Communications Commission receives many complaints about each broadcast every time.

In 2004, instead of the annual fashion show, The Angels (Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen, Adriana Lima, and Alessandra Ambrosio) did an Angels Across America Tour, a grassroots campaign for the brand visiting four major cities, New York, Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

In 2005, the Rutgers University Drumline made a guest appearance for the show's finale. This was Tyra Banks' last runway appearance.

The 2007 show featured a performance by the Spice Girls and gained prominence as the first American TV debut of the band after their comeback. Kanye West was also scheduled to perform at the event, but cancelled his appearance due to his mother's death. Will.i.am was called to perform in his place.

The fashion show features mostly lingerie and a multi-million-dollar "Fantasy Bra." In 2006, Victoria's Secret's sub-brand Pink made its debut on the runway. The show has since evolved into a lavish event with elaborate costumed-lingerie, varying music, and set design according to the different themes running within the show. The show attracts hundreds of celebrities and entertainers, with special performers and/or acts every year. The giant angel wings worn by the models, as well as other wings of various forms and sizes such as butterfly, peacock, or devil wings, are Victoria's Secret's fashion trademark. The fashion show is also a meeting of today's supermodels, who are always posing in the middle, after the final walk.

In the past, most of the clothing exhibited was not for sale, but in 2005, the show featured the clothing for sale in the catalogue.

In July 2004, company executives launched PINK, a lineup of loungewear, sleepwear, and intimate apparel geared mainly towards university and high school students. Alessandra Ambrosio was named the line's first spokesperson. PINK tours campuses around America setting up little mini stores outside for the students to purchase items from. The company markets to youth through MySpace, Facebook, partnerships with MTV, and youth-oriented blogs. The brand has received worldwide nomination for best in the category performance year to year for the past two years. Behati Prinsloo is the current spokesperson for Victoria's Secret Pink, replacing Miranda Kerr. Since early 2008, Jarah Mariano has been appearing in much of their advertising.

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List of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show models

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Victoria's Secret is a brand of lingerie and sleepwear that holds the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which is a fashion show to promote and market its goods in high profile settings. After the first show, the shows in the 1990s were held in the days preceding Valentine's Day. Since 2001, the shows have been broadcast during the Christmas holiday season. Each year two dozen to three dozen of the world's top fashion models are selected to perform in a fashion show for the Victoria's Secret company. In a typical year, this includes about a half dozen women under contract to the company, known as Victoria's Secret Angels, who help publicize the event.

The first fashion show extravaganza, introduced by Stephanie Seymour, was held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City in August 1995. The show also featured Beverly Peele and Frederique van der Wal. This first fashion show occurred two months before The Limited, parent company of Victoria's Secret owner Intimate Brands, sold an initial public offering of a 16 percent stake in the company and almost had Seymour make an appearance at the New York Stock Exchange. The subsequent three annual shows were also held at the Plaza.

In 1999 during Super Bowl XXXIII, Victoria's Secret announced a 72-hour countdown to the internet webcast of the Victoria's Secret fashion show, which resulted in over 2 million internet viewers of the show. The show featured Tyra Banks, Laetitia Casta, Heidi Klum, Karen Mulder, Daniela Pestova, and Seymour. In 1999 and 2000, the show was broadcast live on the internet, but the 2000 show was moved for a year from the usual February event at the Plaza to a May event in concert with the Cannes Film Festival in South France.

In 2001, the show returned to the New York City but at Bryant Park instead of the Plaza. That year's show was aired on ABC, and it has been broadcast on network television since that year. From 2002 through 2005 it was held at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City. The 2004 show was cancelled after the Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy. Before the 2005 show, Banks announced her retirement from modeling and embarkation on a television career with the The Tyra Banks Show, making the 2005 show a farewell to her decade of fashion shows for the company.

The 2006 and 2007 shows were held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. On November 13, 2007, the Victoria's Secret Angels were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame right outside the Kodak Theatre. The 2007 angels honored in this celebration to mark Victoria's Secret's 25th anniversary on Hollywood Boulevard were Alessandra Ambrosio, Marisa Miller, Selita Ebanks, Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr, Izabel Goulart and Karolina Kurkova. The other models, who also appeared in that year's fashion show, were in attendance that day. The 2008 show coincided with the grand re-opening of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel. The televised shows have emphasized elaborate costumed-lingerie, varying music, and fancy-themed artistic design. The shows, which have become meetings of the supermodels of the day, include models from most parts of the world. The 2008 show did not have Asians among its 35 models.

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Selita Ebanks

Victoria's Secret Angels Adriana Lima (left), Marisa Miller and Selita Ebanks ride in the Guantanamo Bay Christmas Parade Dec. 1, 2007.

Selita Ebanks (born February 15, 1983) is a Caymanian fashion model. She is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret and as a Victoria's Secret Angel.

Selita Ebanks was born on February 15, 1983 in George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory. She was raised in a large family that includes seven brothers. Influenced by her brothers, Ebanks played many sports growing up, such as basketball, soccer and tennis. The Ebanks family was quite poor, living in what she described as "a little blue, zinc-roof shack on Walkers Road". Often, Ebanks didn't have shoes to wear to George Town primary school. Her family, her mother in particular, encouraged her development through extracurricular programs.

Ebanks moved to the United States, and settled in Staten Island, New York. After moving to New York City she was accepted at Spelman College, Columbia University, and New York University. However, she graduated from none of these institutions. She had planned to study Law before she started modeling.

At 17 years old, while walking through the turnstiles at Six Flags Great Adventure, Ebanks was scouted by an agent from Elite Model Management. Ebanks worked with some of the world's most noted photographers, including Peter Lindbergh, Bruce Weber, Steven Klein, Carter Smith and Mikael Jansson, and for some of the most quintessential American fashion campaigns, including Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, Levi's and Tommy Hilfiger.

Ebanks is currently working as a model for Victoria's Secret. She had previously done work for their Ipex Bra line, before being signed. She and fellow up-and-coming model Izabel Goulart made their major début in the 2005 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, working as a Victoria's Secret Angel until early 2009. She views Tyra Banks as a mentor. In 2005, Tyra Banks said she was proud of Ebanks to be representing for black women at Victoria's Secret.

Ebanks made a special guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother (episode: "The Yips") on November 26, 2007 with her fellow Victoria's Secret supermodels (Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Marisa Miller, and Alessandra Ambrosio).

She made her first appearance on Sports Illustrated's 2007 Swimsuit Issue.

She has recorded some music and appeared on the UPN-series South Beach.

Selita, while promoting Victoria Secret, was booed at Gillette Stadium while at a New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles game in Foxboro for a Victoria's Secret promotion.

Ebanks was engaged to rapper, actor, and comedian Nick Cannon. On October 4, 2007, People magazine announced that the couple has ended their engagement. She has been linked to tennis player James Blake and Saskatchewan Roughriders football player Tad Kornegay, and dated defensive lineman for the New York Giants Osi Umenyiora, and has since been seen with rapper Kanye West.

Ebanks also dated her ex-manager Marc Chamberlin.

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