26 Facts About Alessandra Ambrosio


Alessandra Ambrosio is known for her work with Victoria's Secret and was chosen as the first spokesmodel for the company's PINK line.


Alessandra Ambrosio was a Victoria's Secret Angel from 2004 to 2017 and has modeled for fashion houses such as Christian Dior, Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Next.


Alessandra Ambrosio is considered one of the icons in the fashion industry.


Alessandra Corine Ambrosio was born on 11 April 1981 in Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, the daughter of Lucilda and Luiz Ambrosio.


Alessandra Ambrosio's paternal grandmother, Joana Eugenia Groch, was an immigrant from Poland, who arrived in Brazil as a child in 1929.


Alessandra Ambrosio enrolled at a modeling class at the age of 12, and at the age of 14, she was one of 20 finalists for the 1995 Elite Model Look national competition for Brazil.


Alessandra Ambrosio was always insecure about her large ears, and at the age of 11, she had cosmetic surgery to have her ears pinned back, though two years later she suffered complications.


Alessandra Ambrosio has appeared in numerous international magazine covers, including Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Ocean Drive, Vogue, and was 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 Cha.


Alessandra Ambrosio was the face for the UK company Next and starred in their first television campaign in 12 years.


In 2006, Alessandra Ambrosio appeared on The Tyra Banks Show and said that the ear surgery she had as a kid was a bad experience and has discouraged her from ever getting plastic surgery again.


Alessandra Ambrosio became the face of Brazilian sportswear brand Colcci costarring with Ashton Kutcher in a denim ad.


In October 2011, Alessandra Ambrosio became Vogues blogger, commenting on her wardrobe by posting one photo of herself each day for a month.


Alessandra Ambrosio appeared in the February 2016 issue of GQ alongside Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.


Alessandra Ambrosio was chosen by NBC alongside fellow Brazilian model Adriana Lima as the channel's food and culture correspondents for the 2016 Summer Olympics.


In 2012, Alessandra Ambrosio was chosen to wear the "Fantasy Bra".


Alessandra Ambrosio has made several television appearances, notably a cameo as herself on HBO's Entourage; The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn; Late Night with Conan O'Brien; A guest judge on Project Runway Season 2: Team Lingerie and twice on The Tyra Banks Show.


Alessandra Ambrosio appeared on America's Next Top Model in the series' 20th cycle.


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


Alessandra Ambrosio made a cameo appearance during the New Girl episode "Prince".


Alessandra Ambrosio made her acting debut in the Brazilian telenovela Verdades Secretas, which premiered on Rede Globo on 8 June 2015, playing the role of former top model Samia.


Alessandra Ambrosio appeared as herself in the 2016 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.


Alessandra Ambrosio announced on 27 March 2018 that she and Mazur had split.


Alessandra Ambrosio serves as an ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


In March 2019, Alessandra Ambrosio launched her beachwear brand, GAL Floripa, in partnership with her sister, Aline, and her childhood friend, Gisele Coria.


In November 2020, Alessandra Ambrosio revealed that she had acquired American citizenship.