|Date of Birth
||18 June 1988
|Place of Birth
||Espirito Santo, Brazil
She began her career at the age of 14 and participated in competitions and fashion events. 2006 she secured the fourth place in the Miss World Brazil 2006 beauty pageant. In 2007, she participated in the Miss Bikini International contest.
In the same year she participated in the Face Of The Universe held in South Africa and won the title for the fourth most beautiful face in the world. She was also a finalist in the Brazilian stage of the Miss World 2008 beauty pageant and won fourth place.
Da Costa fell ill in December 2008 when doctors originally misdiagnosed her with kidney stones. In early January, she went into septic shock due to a bacterial infection, probably Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is resistant to most antibiotics.Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an unusual agent to cause a urinary tract infection which appeared to have caused the sepsis.
Later in January, her feet and hands were amputated in attempt to save her life. A part of her stomach was later removed during her final surgery.