|Date of Birth
||11 April 1981,
|Place of Birth
||Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ambrosio is a prominent model for Victoria's Secret, the UK company Next and Armani A/X. She has launched her own line of swimwear called Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais which is sold on victoriasecret.com and other outlets.
Her first big modeling job was the cover of the Brazilian Elle magazine. It was not long after that the Guess? company signed her for their fall 2000 campaign. She has since been in huge demand from big-name brands including Revlon, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, as well as the famed Pirelli Calendar. Her other notable editorials and/or print works for Cosmopolitan, ELLE, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Next, Rocco Barocco, Gap, Lerner, Hering.
As for fashion shows, Ambrosio has walked the catwalks for designers such as Laura Biagiotti, Christian Lacroix, Byblos, Fendi, Issey Miyake, Kenzo, Christian Dior, Nicole Miller, Ralph Lauren, Armani and Oscar de la Renta, among others.
She modeled on the Victoria's Secret runway for the first time in 2001, and she continued to be a participant in the subsequent shows. In 2004, Ambrosio was selected as the first spokesmodel for Victoria's Secret Pink line. With supermodel Gisele Bündchen leaving Victoria's Secret at the beginning of May 2007, Ambrosio was set to become the company's new breakout star.
Ambrosio is currently part of Elite plus in NYC. She will appear on the June cover of GQ in the UK and the Armani A/X campaign across the USA.