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Fernanda Motta
Birth name Fernanda Motta
Date of birth January 1, 1981 (1981-01-01) (age 29)
Place of birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Blue
Measurements 34-26-35 (US)
86-66-89 (EU)
Dress size 4 (US); 34 (EU)
Shoe size 7 (US); 39-40 (EU)

Fernanda Motta (born in Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 1, 1981) is a Brazilian model, actress, and television host. She is the host of the reality TV show Brazil's Next Top Model, the Brazilian version of the show, created by Tyra Banks.



Motta was born and grew up in Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The youngest child of a large extended family, Motta was discovered on Guarapari Beach, just north of Rio de Janeiro at the age of 16 by a talent scout.


Motta has appeared on the covers of numerous magazines around the world, including Vogue [1], ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour. Her advertisements include Rolex, Palmolive, Cori [2], Pantene, and Moët & Chandon, and she has walked for Cia Marítima [3], Gucci, and Chanel.

She has appeared in four editions of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, most recently in 2007.

In 2005, she ranked 19th in the "Top 25 Sexiest Models" list by "". [4]

She is signed to Chic Management in Sydney, Australia.

Brazil's Next Top Model

In 2007, Motta was chosen to be the host of the Brazil's Next Top Model.[5] In order to accept the job, Motta, who lives in New York City, USA, reportedly cancelled most of her agenda so that she could stay in the country for two months straight.[6]

Motta also was a guest judge on the episode "The Amazing Model Race" from America's Next Top Model, Cycle 12, when the final six contestants arrived in São Paulo, Brazil.[7] She also appeared in a Rosa Chá swimsuit fashion show on the final episode "America's Next Top Model Is...", in the same season.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Sólo por Hoy Just for Today (English Title)
2005 Yes, Dear Attractive Woman TV Series
  • Jimmy Sponsors a Vacation


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 2006 Model TV
2007 Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 2007 Model TV
2007-present Brazil's Next Top Model Host Reality TV Series
2008 Hebe Guest Star Talk Show (in Brazil)
2009 America's Next Top Model Guest Judge Reality TV Series
  • The Amazing Model Race
  • America's Next Top Model Is...


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