15Lais Ribeiro

Unlike many of her fellow models on this list, Lais Ribeiro didn't begin modeling until her late teens/early twenties. In fact, she had already had a child when her friend mentioned that she thought Lais should become a model. Lais took her advice, and now, she's probably very glad that

she did because she's a world-famous supermodel and Victoria's Secret Angel. The 27-year-old was the most booked runway model in 2011 for Brazil's spring and summer collections, with 27 shows during Sao Paolo Fashion Week and 26 shows during Rio Fashion Week. She says, "Brazilian women are happy with ourselves, no matter what shape we are." Now Lais is the mother to a nine-year-old and is dating a man named Jared Homan.

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