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Maíra Vieira
Date of birth October 13, 1988 (1988-10-13) (age 21)
Place of birth Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Green
Agency Ford Models

Maíra Vieira (Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, October 13, 1988) is a Brazilian model and winner of the second season of the reality show Brazil's Next Top Model.



Daughter of a former model, Maíra was called by an agency for the first time at age 12, but her parents barred because they believed that she was very young to the fashion world. During adolescence, she was discriminated for being tall and lean, but was disputed by modeling agencies of Minas Gerais.

After finishing High School and a year of study course in law, Maíra accepted the invitation of a small mining agency and fell in love with the profession. During a conversation with friends, Maíra was told of the casting of the channel Sony´s, Brazil's Next Top Model.


Having done entirely by the registration deadline and the Internet extension, Maíra was selected to participate in the casting where, at first week, was praised for her catwalk and was the first selected for the Top 13.

In the first part of the show, Maíra was criticized for lack of presence in her photos. But in week 6, she had the best photo in the week, and after that she took a great change and had good photos week by week.

In the 11th week, her potential has been put in assessment during a trip to Buenos Aires to participate in the Buenos Aires Fashion Week, and despite receiving praise from booker Gabriela Vidal and designer Pablo Ramirez, she landed for the first time in the bottom two with the candidate Priscila Mallmann, but was saved.

In the final episode she was selected as the first to be in the final two, for her good photos and commercial. In the final runway show, her opponent Élly Rosa had a better catwalk. But Maíra's improvement, good personality, good photos and high fashion looks crowned her as the winner of Brazil's Next Top Model.

After BrNTM

As part of her prize, Maíra had her portfolio available on the official website Ford of Minas Gerais from December 2008.

Was also the star of an editorial in Vogue Brazil. Photos taken by André Passos in sensual poses, the beautiful displays options to make to let women radiant in the summer.

Only six months after his victory, accumulated work for major brands and designers. Rosa Chá, Carlos Mielle and Jo De Mer are among the brands for which the new top model show.

Also in 2009, Maíra first walked in São Paulo Fashion Week.


In December 2008, Maíra walked for Rosa Chá as part of the final runway show "of twelfth season of reality show America's Next Top Model, from Tyra Banks. The final episode, entitled "America's Next Top Model Is. .." went to the air day May 13, 2009 on The CW. The host of "BrNTM", the model Fernanda Motta, also walked.



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