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Ana Beatriz Barros

Ana Beatriz Barros, September 2007.
Date of birth 29 May 1982 (1982-05-29) (age 27)
Place of birth Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)[citation needed]
Hair color Light brown
Eye color Blue
Measurements 34-24-34 (US); 86-60-86 (EU)[1]
Weight 57 kg (130 lb; 9.0 st)
Dress size 34 (EU), 2 (US)
Shoe size 42 (EU), 10 (US)
Agency Elite Model Management Lumière Model Management
Website http://www.anabeatrizbarros.com
Ana Beatriz redirects here, for the Brazilian racing driver, see Bia Figueiredo.

Ana Beatriz Barros (born 29 May 1982) is a Brazilian model known for her work with Guess?, Bebe, Victoria's Secret, Chanel cosmetics, and Jennifer Lopez's JLo fashion line.

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Early life and family

Barros was born in a small town of Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil, to Sônia, a housewife, and Reinato Barros, a mechanical engineer. Later, her family moved to Rio de Janeiro, where she spent her childhood.[2] Barros is of Portuguese and Spanish descent, and is the youngest of three sisters; Patricia, who is also a well known model, and Malu (Maria Luisa).[3]

Modeling career

Barros at the Tribeca Film Festival

When she was 14, Barros and her older sister, Patricia, were vacationing in Rio de Janeiro when they were spotted by a representative from Elite Model Management.[4]

Barros was encouraged by the Rio Elite office to participate in the Elite Model Look 1996, which she was runner up to Diana Kovalchuk Barros subsequently competed for international Elite Model Look and placed second worldwide.[2] Elite sent her portfolio and recent Polaroid shots to GUESS? which led her to do the Millennium GUESS? campaign along with her friend and fellow Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio.[5]

In addition to Guess?, Barros has done advertisements for Christian Dior, Armani Jeans, Oakley, L'Oréal, Diesel, Victoria's Secret, Chanel cosmetics, and Jennifer Lopez's JLO fashion line, among others. In 2004 Jennifer Lopez selected Barros to be the face of her new lingerie line, JLO Lingerie. Lopez said, "I wanted someone young, sexy and urban, with a universal appeal".[4] Barros has been in shows for the likes of Valentino, Missoni, Gucci, Christian Dior, Versace, Emporio Armani, BCBG, DKNY, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors ((Red Oak)), Elie Saab and many more prestigious fashion houses. She walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009.

She has been on numerous covers of magazines such as Glamour, Vogue, Marie Claire, Allure; Brazilian magazines such as Capricho and Audi magazine, W, Elle to name a few.[3] Barros appeared seven times on Sports Illustrated in the Swimsuit Issue (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008).[4]. Barros was named #96 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" supplement in 2006.

Barros will appear in the 2010 Pirelli calendar alongside Lily Cole, Daisy Lowe, Miranda Kerr and other models.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Elite+ Profile". http://www.elitemodel.com/details.aspx?navbtn=1&city=NY&subid=4670&mainsubid=4670&io=. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  2. ^ a b Yahoo! Model of the Monthaccessed 2007-06-18.
  3. ^ a b Ana Beatriz Barros". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved on 2007-05-21.
  4. ^ a b c Ana Beatriz Barros Bio" Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2007-06-03
  5. ^ Yahoo! Model of the month by Guess?". Yahoo!. Retrieved on 2007-06-14
  6. ^ « Sexy model is Beatriz Hotter », peoplestar.co.uk, Retrieved on 2009-06-25.

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