Not only does Gianne model, she acts as well. She was “discovered” when she was just a little girl, at the young age of 13. Four months later she found herself on the a Milan runway strutting down the catwalk. She has modeled for famous brand names like Armani, Versace & Prada. She has also been in a few Brazilian movies such as “Popstar” and “Carro de Paulista” and even in a few television shows like the Brazil based TV series “Mandrake” as Gigi.
Raica OliveiraShe grew up in Niteroi which is on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. She was the winner of the Elite Model Look beauty contest in Brazil and was chosen over 30,000 other beautiful Brazilian girls. Not long after she won second place in the international competition in France. She has modeled for some of the most famous companies such as Dior, Vogue and Lancome.
Juliana MartinsJuliana was also “discovered” when she was only a young girl. When she was 13 years old she had alreay been called the Brazilian Cindy Crawford by John Casablancas. She has modeled in Sports Illustrated along with other big name publications.
Monica CarvalhoMonica is also another model who got her start at an early age like so many of the Brazilian models. She began her modeling career when she was 13 like several others listed on this page. When she was only 13 years old she was asked to be a poster girl for a sunscreen company. It wasn’t until she was 19 that she started to take modeling seriously as a career. It was at that point that she was accepted into the Ford Models. She hails from the Barra da Tijuca area of Rio de Janeiro.
Camila AlvesCamila was born and raised in one of the largest states in Brazil, Minas Gerais. When she was 15 she traveled to California to visit an aunt and decided to stay in the United States. She didn’t have everything handed to her. She worked hard as a house cleaner and as a waitress while learning English. At the age of 19 she moved to try and become a model. Obviously she made it and has done quite well for herself. You might know her partner, Matthew McConaughey. They live together with their two children in Austin, Texas.
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Joel Higginbotham lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and created his website www.BrazilCultureAndTravel.com to give everyone a taste of this amazing country. For more interesting Brazil info click the following link to discover 5 famous Brazilian Actors.