When Ambrosio was 12 years old,
she enrolled in modeling classes then, began modeling for Dilson Stein
at age 15. Winning Brazil's Elite Model Look started her modeling
career. Her first big modeling job was the cover of the Brazilian Elle
magazine. Elite passed along some of her Polaroids to Guess which led
her to do the Millennium Guess?
campaign along with her friend and fellow Brazilian supermodel Ana
Beatriz Barros. She has since been in huge demand, working with
big-name brands and appearing in well famous international magazine
Ambrosio has made several television appearances, notably a
cameo as herself on HBO's Entourage along with Izabel Goulart; The Late
Late Show with Craig Kilborn; Late Night with Conan O’Brien; as guest
judge on Project Runway season 2: Team Lingerie and The Tyra Banks Show
where she was a guest twice. She appeared alongside TV personality,
Regis Philbin in a worldwide commercial for Hummer H2. In 2006, she had
a cameo on the box-office hit movie, Casino Royale appearing briefly as
tennis girl #1.
In 2004, Ambrosio launched her line of swimwear called
Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais, a division of Rosa Cha and is continuing
to expand into other areas of licensing.
Her best known collaboration is with American lingerie brand
Victoria's Secret. She appeared on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
for the first time in 2000, and continues to be a participant in the
subsequent shows. Her most notable walk down the runway was in 2005
wearing lingerie made entirely out of candy. In 2004, she was selected
as the first spokesmodel for Victoria's Secret PINK line. She is
currently a contract 'Angel' and spokesmodel for Victoria's Secret. Her
'Angel' status has brought her to the public's attention being cited by
the popular media as one of the world's sexiest women. She was chosen
as one of People magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the
World, in May 2007 along with fellow 'Angels' Ambrosio is among the
world's top-earning models.
Ambrosio is currently the face for the UK company Next and