Natália Guimarães (born on December 25, 1984 in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil) is a former Miss Universe Brazil. She won the title in April 14, 2007 beating out over 26 other contestants from states and the Federal District, Brasília. Natalia is a model, actress and current host of Hoje em Dia , of Tv Record. Natalia, who began her modeling career at 15 years old and previously worked for Ford Models, also won the 2006 Top Model of the World International Pageant.
However, she resigned due to her participation in Miss Universe 2007 and her runner up from the Philippines assumed the title. On May 28, 2007, Natália competed in the 2007 Miss Universe Pageant held in Mexico City, Mexico. She finished as the 1st runner up. The day after the Miss Universe competition, a Mexican television show asked the public who should have won the pageant. Guimarães won this poll with almost a third of the votes. -Wikipedia.org
9. Ana Hickman
Brazillian model Daniella Sarahyba at the XIII Crystal Fashion-Curitiba. Português: Modelo brasileira Daniella Sarahyba no XIII Crystal Fashion-Curitiba (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ana Lúcia Hickmann (born March 1, 1981 in Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) is a Brazilian model who has worked for Victoria’s Secret, Nivea, L’Oreal, Clairol, and Bloomingdales. She has appeared in the South African version of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and graced the covers of Brazilian Vogue, Marie Claire, and Elle.
She currently distributes her own clothing and cosmetics lines, manages a photo studio and a DJ agency, and also hosts the daytime program Hoje em Dia, aired by Brazilian TV network Rede Record. Hickmann was once listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as “The model with the longest legs”, measuring 48″ (122 cm) (measured from hip to heel) out of a total height of 73½” (6’1½”/187 cm). Since 2002, the Guinness Book no longer lists this title. -Wikipedia.org
8. Juliana Imai
Juliana Imai (born February 27, 1985 in Cruzeiro do Oeste, Paraná, Brazil) is a Brazilian model. Imai comes from a multiracial background: her paternal grandparents were Portuguese and her maternal grandparents Japanese. She was discovered while walking on the street with her mother.
Juliana is divorced and has one child. She is Buddhist. Juliana has already modeled for many big clients such as Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Gianfranco Ferré, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Vivienne Westwood and Betsy Johnson. She has also done works for the fashion lines of Gwen Stefani and Jay-Z. -Wikipedia.org
Backstage Monange Dream Fashion Tour 2010, Rio de Janeiro. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
7. Fernanda Lima
Fernanda Cama Pereira Lima (born June 25, 1977) is a Brazilian actress, television hostess and model. -Wikipedia.org
6. Juliana Martins
Juliana Martins (born on October 3, 1984 in José Bonifácio, São Paulo state) is a Brazilian model. She worked for Sports Illustrated, and contested in the 1997 Elite Model Look. Juliana Martins was labeled the Brazilian Cindy Crawford by John Casablancas when she was thirteen years old. -Wikipedia.org
5. Fernanda Motta
Fernanda Motta (born in Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 29, 1981) is a Brazilian model, actress, and television host. She is the host of the reality TV show Brazil’s Next Top Model, the Brazilian version of the show, created by Tyra Banks. Motta has appeared on the covers of numerous magazines around the world, including Vogue, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour.
Her advertisements include Rolex, Palmolive, Cori, Pantene, and Moët & Chandon, and she has walked for Cia Marítima, Gucci, and Chanel. She has appeared in four editions of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, most recently in 2007. In 2005, she ranked 19th in the “Top 25 Sexiest Models” list by “Models.com”. She is signed to Chic Management in Sydney, Australia. -Wikipedia.org
4. Flavia de Oliveira
Brazilian model Ana Cláudia Michels. Português: Modelo brasileira Ana Cláudia Michels. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Flavia de Oliveira (born July 17, 1983 in Londrina, Brazil) is a Brazilian model who participated in the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Victoria’s Secret fashion shows. She has been in shows such as Dior, Valentino, Missoni, Elie Saab, and Chanel. She has appeared in advertisements for brands like Blumarine, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Pomellato, and Salvatore Ferragamo. -Wikipedia.org
3. Daniella Sarahyba
Daniella Sarahyba, born 8 July 1984, is a Brazilian model. Sarahyba’s first serious boyfriend was Brazilian actor and TV personality Márcio Garcia. She was 14 when they started dating. A year later, they were engaged, and just waiting for her to turn 18 to marry, but after two years they broke up. Sarahyba donated a necklace, worth US$ 10 thousand, that Garcia gave to her and wanted back once their relationship was over.
In September 6, 2007, after dating for three years, Sarahyba married Brazilian entrepreneur Wolff Klabin at Rio de Janeiro’s Marina da Glória. The reception is rumored to have costed R$ 500.000 (US$ 1 million). Sarahyba is eight months pregnant with their first child, a girl to be named Gabriela. She’s said that she took a pregnancy test after she dreamt for three nights on a row with a baby, and that she conceived during a trip she took with her husband to Europe. -Wikipedia.org
2. Fernanda Tavares
Fernanda Tavares (born on September 22, 1980) is a Brazilian model. Born in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, Tavares was appearing in local shows at the age of nine, and at just 13 she won the “Elite Look of the Year” contest. A year later, she was invited by agents to go to São Paulo to pursue a modeling career. In 1998, at the age of 17, she was already appearing on the covers of fashion magazines – L’Officiel Paris, Deutsch and U.S. Marie Claire and Vogue Paris – having signed up with the Marilyn Modeling Agency in both New York City and Paris. She would later go on to appear in numerous other popular magazines, including ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Allure, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Since 1998, Tavares has walked for many notable designers, including Chanel, Emanuel Ungaro, Versace, Blumarine, Chloé, Christian Lacroix, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, John Galliano, Sonia Rykiel, Yohji Yamamoto, Hervé Léger, Missoni, and Gap. Tavares has helped promote brands like Versace, Chloé, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Mano, Nine West, Zoomp, and was a top figure in the Ralph Lauren Spring 2000 collection. She signed a $1.3 million deal with perfume company Guerlain and has appeared in the Victoria’s Secret catalogs and their 2000 fashion show in Cannes as well as their 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005 fashion shows. She has also appeared in anti-fur advertisements for animal rights group PETA. -Wikipedia.org
1. Ana Claudia Michels
Ana Claudia Michels (born 31 July 1981 in Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil) is a Brazilian model. She started modeling at the age of 14 with the Mega Agency, when she was introduced to the owners by a friend. She has appeared in catalogs for Victoria’s Secret and Le Lis Blanc, a noted Brazilian clothing company, as well as Calvin Klein advertisements. She has also appeared in ads for companies like Burberry, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Macy’s, Nike, and Tommy Hilfiger, and has graced the covers of multiple international editions of Vogue. -Wikipedia.org
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