Alessandra Ambrosio's Brazilian beauty secret
Alessandra Ambrosio thinks the secret to Brazilian beauty is a carefree attitude.
The stunning model, who was born in the town of Erechim in southern Brazil, is one of fashion’s most recognisable faces thanks to her work with Victoria’s Secret. But she’s never forgotten her roots, and as her native country gets ready to host the 2016 Olympic Games, which kick off in Rio de Janeiro on Friday (05Aug16), Alessandra has spoken about what she loves so much about being Brazilian.
"I don’t think it’s a secret, Brazilians are happy people and we have an ability to be carefree," she smiled to Britain’s Hello! magazine when asked the secret to Brazilian beauty. "(Fashion) has become a means of cultural expression and it says a lot about our country and our people. Brazilians are very sensual and that is reflected in our fashion."
The 35-year-old also credits the country for keeping her grounded as well as encouraging her strong work ethic.
These days Alessandra is based in America with partner Jamie Mazur and children Anja and Noah, but tries to get back home whenever she can. Luckily as well as holidaying in Brazil, her modelling work also means she gets to go home on occasion.
“(I miss) my family, friends, the fresh air, walking on the beach and tranquility… I try to be in Brazil as much as possible during the holidays and when it’s summer there, so I can spend time with my friends and family,” she shared. “I also go a couple of times a year for work.”