Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ana Beatriz Barros

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

Barros currently resides in New York. She has a tattoo on her middle lower back as well as on her ankle. She is best friends with fellow Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio. Ana has said that if she were not a model, she would like to have been a veterinarian, saying that for "some years from now, I want to open, in Brazil, a dermathology clinic with my sisters Maria Luiza and Patricia, and a cousin."[citation needed]

"I want to go back to Brazil, get married, have lots of kids, and just be a couch potato."[citation needed]

Barros was named #96 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" supplement in 2006.

She formerly dated British model James Rousseau, and art gallery owner Helly Nahmad, whom she dated for 4 years.

When she was 14, Barros and her older sister, Patricia (also a model) who at the time lived in Toronto were having vacation in Rio when they were spotted by a representative from Elite Model Management .

Barros was encouraged by the Rio Elite office to participate in the Elite Model Look 1996, which she won.

Barros subsequently competed for international Elite Model Look and placed second worldwide . Elite sent her portfolio and recent Polaroid shots to GUESS? whiellow Brach led her to do the Millennium GUESS? campaign along with her friend and fzilian model Alessandra Ambrosio .

Her Guess? ads have raised her profile considerably and helped her get more runway jobs at the top fashion shows. She has also made numerous appearances in magazines, and although she isn't a household name in North America or Europe (yet), she is one of the most famous women and supermodels in Brazil.

Ana Beatriz Barros' beauty cannot only be seen in the Guess? Hawaii campaign , but also in international advertisements for Onyx (in Italy), Head & Shoulders and Chanel make-up.

Barros has done advertisements not only for Guess? but also for Christian Dior, Armani Jeans, Oakley, L'Oreal, Naf Naf, Diesel, Ermanno Scervino, 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".

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 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)

Ana Beatriz Barros has the innate ability to make all men's hearts skip a beat. Whether she is looking at the camera with her Lolita eyes or striking a pose with curves that would embarrass the Indianapolis speedway, Ana Beatriz Barros makes us wish we were pubescent again.

"Since I learned English, I've become a motormouth!"
- Ana Beatriz Barros

Place of birth Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Hair color Light Brown
Eye color Blue
Measurements 34.5-24.5-34.5 (US); 88-62-88 (EU)
Weight 57 kg (130 lb/9.0 st)
Dress size 34 (EU), 2 (US)

Shoe size 40 (EU), 9 (US)
Agency Elite Model Management

Lumière Model Management

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