Tall, tanned, young and lovely, they are the girls from Brazil. While those four adjectives were used to describe the girls of Ipanema in the Antonio Carlos Jobim and Norman Gimbel song, it could very well have been used for women in Brazil in general. It is the land of great football, samba, and beautiful women. Here is a list of the top ten most beautiful celebrities in Brazil in 2012.
1. Alessandra Ambrosio
Ambrosio is a Victoria’s Secret model, and that alone can make a man understand how beautiful she is. She was the first spokesperson for the lingerie brand’s Pink line. Ambrosio has also modeled for such high fashion brands like Next, Armani Exchange, Christian Dior and Ralph Lauren. Aside from being in most desirable and sexiest listings, Ambrosio is also in the top ten of Forbes magazine’s top highest earning models.
2. Adriana Lima
She won the Supermodel of Brazil award at the age of 15, before capturing runner up honors in the Supermodel of the World competition the following year. By the age of 19, she had become one of Victoria’s Secret’s angels. She also served as a spokesperson for one of the most popular cosmetic lines in the world from 2003 to 2009. She is now married to Serbian basketball player Marko Jaric.
3. Ana Beatriz Barros
Barros was a regular in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated for seven years starting in 2002. She has also modeled for Victoria’s Secret, Chanel, bebe, Guess? and the JLO fashion line of superstar Jennifer Lopez. Barros has also appeared in countless magazine covers both in her native Brazil and in the United States.
4. Gisele Bundchen
Bundchen is credited for leading the way of a long line of Brazilian models who have made it big in the United States. She became popular in the late 90s when Vogue magazine gave her credit for putting an end to the heroin chic that was in style during that time. Veteran supermodels like Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer call her the last real supermodel. She was a former angel of Victoria’s Secret, and she has appeared in countless commercials and magazine covers. Bundchen is reputed to be the highest earning model in the world. She is now married to future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.
5. Daniela Sarahyba Fernandes
She first appeared in a magazine cover when she was barely three years old, when she and her mother were featured in Pais & Fiolhos. By the age of 12, she had started competing in modeling contests. She was a regular in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated for six years starting 2005. She also models and has appeared in commercials for H&M, Benetton and Spiegel.
6. Isabeli Bergossi Fontana
Fontana was barely 14 years old when she moved to Milan from Brazil after making it to the finals of the Elite Model Look contest in her country the previous year. She was only 16 when she made her appearance in the catalogue of the lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret. This stint attracted a lot of controversy because it broke the brand’s vow to only use models that are at least 18 years old. She thereafter appeared as a model for Ralph Lauren, Valentino and Versace. She then was featured in different glamour and fashion magazines. Fontana has since become the model for advertising campaigns conducted by fashion houses like Ann Taylor, Dolce and Gabbana, Escada and Uniqlo. She is also the face for the perfume called Flowerbomb, made by Viktor & Rolf. Fontana is one of the world’s highest earning models.
7. Ana Lucia Hickmann Correa
She once had the distinction as the model with the longest legs in the world, as it was measured to be 46.5 inches, which is around 64 percent of her 6’ 1” height. She started out just like the other models, appearing in Sports Illustrated, Vogue and Elle, and modeling for Victoria’s Secret, Nivea, L’Oreal and Clairol. Correa, however, has started her own clothing and cosmetics line. She also has her own photography studio and an agency for disc jockeys. She also has her own television show called Tudo e Possivel, where she occasionally plays the role of an assistant to a magician. She once was cut into half in one of the magician’s tricks. Maybe, the magician should try to make duplicates of her instead.
8. Aline Cristine Dorelli de Magalhaes e Morais
Morais began as a model when she was only 12 years old. By the time she was 18, she had successfully moved to the acting world. She has starred in a couple of popular television dramas called telenovelas. She has continued appearing for different fashion and glamour magazines. Morais had been once voted as the sexiest woman of Brazil. Now, that is quite an accomplishment considering the competition and the number of sexy woman that Brazil produces.
9. Tammy di Calafiori
This Brazilian beauty has starred in a couple of telenovelas in her country. She was barely 16 when she starred in one. The characters she plays would invariably get into love triangles, as producers obviously take full advantage of her beautiful and sexy looks. Expect her stock to further rise as she is now a host of a sports show; she has been signed as one of the lead presenters for the Brazilian version of Fox Sports News.
10. Fernanda de Vasconcellos Galvez
She goes by the name Fernanda Vasconcellos, this Brazilian actress has already played the lead role in four telenovelas. She was born in the city of Sao Paolo, where as a teenager, she appeared in several television commercials. She was also a featured dancer in SBT’s Domingo Legal show. In 2005, she shifted to acting, and she immediately landed a lead role in a drama series. She won the Best Newcomer Actress Award in 2006. Vasconcellos has since become a regular fixture in the Brazilian television drama landscape.