Saturday, November 13, 2010

Michelle Alves Biography Victorias Secret

Michelle Alves Biography
Michelle Alves (born September 19, 1978) is a Brazilian model.

She was born in Londrina, Parana, Brazil, as the daughter of a lawyer (mother) and an engineer (father). Alves was a student in civil engineering at Brazil's Londrina State University prior to moving to Sao Paulo, where she pursued modeling. She describes herself as "always a good student" and "Almost a nerd." She is also a polyglot, fluent in Portuguese, Italian, French and English.

She was featured in the 2003 and 2005 editions of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, appeared in two editions of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and was also featured in their catalogs and their book celebrating the company's 10th anniversary, entitled Sexy.

Alves has signed contracts with Valentino, Christian Dior, Escada, Ralph Lauren, Missoni, Miss Sixty, Michael Kors, GAP, Emporio Armani, Michael Kors Swimwear, AKRIS and holds a deal with Yves Saint Laurent for their fragrance Cinema's campaign. She has worked with photographers such as Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchellier, Bruce Weber, Gilles Bensimon, Mario Sorrenti, Nick Knight, Steven Klein, Phil Poynter, Walter Chin, Inez Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and Richard Avedon.

Alves was featured on more than 100 covers of major fashion magazines, including international editions of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, French, Esquire, L'Officiel, Harper's Bazaar, Amica and Glamour.

Alves is currently living in Los Angeles.


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