Ana Beatriz Barros- The Sexy Brazilian Goddess | FashionTV's Model of the Week
Born in a small town in Brazil, this beauty was spotted during a vacation and is now regarded as one of the sexiest models in the world, appearing in countless campaigns and runway shows. Ana Beatriz Barros is our Model of the Week.
The stunning Ana Beatriz Barros was born in a small town in Brazil. At the age of 13 she and her older sister, Patricia (also a well known model), went on a vacation to Rio de Janeiro. During the vacation, Barros was spotted by a representative from Elite Model Management. Shortly after, Barros participated in Brazil’s Elite Model Look and won the first place. Young Barros won second place in the worldwide modeling contest.
Rocking the Runway
Ana Beatriz Barros debuted on the runway during the Fall 2000 Paris Fashion Week. She walked for luxurious brands such as Valentino, Dior, and Christian Lacroix.
2002 was the first year Ana Beatriz Barros was chosen to walk at the Victoria’s Secret annual fashion show. Her huge success on the catwalk earned Barros a prestigious spot at the lingerie show in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009.
In 2010, the Brazilian beauty got on the catwalks of Paris Fashion Week once more. This time around, she walked for Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Christian Dior, and Loewe.
Apart from those designers, Ana Beatriz Barros has collaborated with an array of other A-list brands. She has walked in the shows such as Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, Gucci, Missoni, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and many others.
One of her most recent appearances on the runways was in 2011, when she closed Issa’s Spring fashion show during London Fashion Week.
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In 2002, Ana Beatriz Barros landed her first fashion magazine cover. It was for none-other than Sports Illustrated, and the issue eventually ranks as one of the best Sports Illustrated’s covers ever.
At the beginning of 2003, Barros was on the cover of Italian Glamour and at the end of that year she appeared on the cover of British GQ.
In 2005, she appeared on the covers of Italian GQ and French Marie Claire. Three years later, in 2008, the Brazilian model landed on the cover of Italian GQ once again.
Ana Beatriz Barros had the honor to also star in many Brazilian magazine covers. In 2007 she stunned on the cover of Brazilian Vogue and at the end of 2011 she was featured on the cover of Brazilian Elle.
Ana Beatriz Barros did her first campaign in 2000. She was chosen as the face of Baby Phat. The same year, her modeling portfolio was sent to GUESS? and the company immediately signed her for its Millennium GUESS? campaign, along with another Brazilian bombshell, Alessandra Ambrosio.
After walking on the runway for Victoria’s Secret for the first time (2002), Barros was also photographed for the label’s annual catalogue.
During 2004, Ana Beatriz Barros was chosen as the face of Jennifer Lopez’s lingerie line, JLO Lingerie. "I wanted someone young, sexy and urban, with a universal appeal," said Lopez right after she announced Barros as the face of her sexy brand. Barros and Lopez collaborated once again in 2007, when the Brazilian model was photographed for JLO’s new ad campaign.
Throughout her career Ana Beatriz Barros has appeared in lots of print campaigns. In 2002 she was shot for an Armani campaign, in 2004 she appeared in the LÓreal and Diesel ads, and during 2005 Barros was photographed for Rosa Cha’s campaign. In 2008 Barros did another print campaign, this time for Macy’s.
Although we don’t see much of Ana Beatriz Barros on the catwalks these days, each time she does strut her stuff on the runway, it is like a breath of fresh air. Her noble walk, sexy smile, and stunning figure make her truly worth waiting for. If you can’t wait to see her on the runway, you can be sure that sooner or later she will stun us with a new sexy campaign or editorial.
Ana Beatriz Barros 2003