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Jacqueline Meirelles

Jacqueline Meirelles on a magazine cover, 1990
Birth name Jacqueline Ribeiro Meireles
Date of birth April 15, 1963 (1963-04-15) (age 46)
Place of birth Cuiabá, Mato Grosso,  Brazil
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Green
Agency L'Equipe - São Paulo

Jacqueline Meirelles (Cuiabá, MT, April 15, 1963) is a Brazilian model, former television host and Miss Brazil Universe 1987 titleholder. She was the first delegate from the Federal Capital, Brasília, to win a edition of this pageant since the innauguration of the city, in April 21, 1960. Currently, she works as jewel designer, manager and philantropist.



First daughter of a attorney born in Ceará state and a manager from Minas Gerais, Jacqueline moved to Brasília at seven months age. Before her election at Miss Distrito Federal pageant, in march 1987, she worked in a local bank agency as a receptionist and conciliated that work with the beginning modelling career.

The way to Brasília's first Miss Brasil win

In march 1987, Jacqueline defeated other 15 contestants in a districtal pageant for the telecast of Miss Brasil pageant, held in April 4 on Anhembi Convention Pallace and broadcasted nationally on SBT.

Television carrer

After her coronation, Jacqueline was invited to take a part of regular cast of popular comedy show A Praça é Nossa, hosted and created by Carlos Alberto de Nóbrega after his dismissal from Rede Bandeirantes, where he hosted a show called Praça Brasil. At same time, the new Miss Brasil titleholder taken her preparatives to Miss Universe 1987, held in Singapore in May 26 and also broadcasted by SBT and worldwide by American-based network CBS.

Meirelles, who not classified in the top 10 semifinalists, won previously the National Costume Award. It was a last greatest win for the country before the SBT cancellation of Miss Brasil for its schedule in 1990 and the media decadence of the beauty pageants in Brazil during the rest of the decade.

After her reigning ended in 1988, Jacqueline hosted a SBT Wednesday movie session top-watched called Cinema em Casa. In 1989, she moved to Rede Manchete, where acted as co-host of daytime women show Mulher 90 with a future MTV Brasil VJ, Astrid Fontenelle. She was also acted in a special projects of the network.

She also was acted as a merchandising girl of the same shows hosted by Gugu Liberato and invited from the weekly regular program of Hebe Camargo, both aired in SBT. In TV Gazeta, appeared regurally on the daytime show Mulheres.

In 1995, Meirelles was a host of syndicated show called Vivendo com Classe, what she appeared showing sophisticated automobiles and explanation its modern equipmentes.

Model works

Jacqueline begun as a professional model in a defunct agency Jet Set and since 1991 is exclusive from São Paulo-based firm L'Equipe.

She was cover of several magazines such as Nova, Cláudia, Minha and Mãe. In Playboy magazine local issue of October 1988, Meirelles was the second Miss Brasil former titleholder to posed nude since actress Vera Fischer (won the 1969 pageant) in August 1982. Also acted in campaigns and TV commercials to Bradesco, SunBlock, the defunct Banco Nacional, Ponto Frio, Itaú, IBM, Avon, Hotel Sofitel, Gelol, Brastemp, Jardim Sul shopping mall, Banco do Brasil, Rexona, Palmolive and others.

Music carrer

At the end of 1980's, Jacqueline was a backing vocal of Grafitte band. Due to Plano Collor freezing private assets negative impacts on Brazilian economy, the group was ended in 1990.

Preceded by
Deise Nunes de Sousa
Miss Brasil
Succeeded by
Isabel Cristina Beduschi


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