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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Alessandra Corine Maria

 Alessandra Corine Maria

Born     Alessandra Corine Maria Ambrósio
April 11, 1981 (age 35)
Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Nationality     Brazilian
Other names     Ale

    Model actress

Years active     1999–present
Partner(s)     Jamie Mazur (2008–present)
Children     2
Modeling information
Height     176 cm (5 ft 9.3 in)
Hair color     Brown
Eye color     Brown
Manager     Storm Model Management
Marylin Agency
Model Management
Clyne Model Management
Priscilla's Model Management Sydney

Alessandra Corine Maria Ambrósio (Portuguese pronunciation: [aleˈsɐ̃dɾɐ ɐ̃ˈbɾɔzju]; born April 11, 1981) is a Brazilian model and actress. Ambrosio is known for her work with Victoria's Secret and was chosen as the first spokesmodel for the company's PINK line. Ambrosio is currently one of the Victoria's Secret Angels and has modeled for brands such as Next, Armani Exchange, Christian Dior, and Ralph Lauren.

Ambrosio serves as an ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In 2012, she was ranked number six on Forbes' list of the highest-paid models, estimated to have earned $6.6 million in one year. She is often cited by the popular media as one of the world's sexiest women. As an Angel, she was chosen as one of People magazine's annual "100 Most Beautiful People in the World" in May 2007. Alessandra also holds a very active Facebook page in which she posts personal and professional photos as well as a plethora of motivational and inspirational quotes either through captions or dedicated posts, rendering 3+ Millions fans on the social media site.

Early life

Ambrosio was born in Erechim, Brazil on April 11, 1981. Her parents are Brazilians of Italian and Polish ancestry and own a petrol station. She enrolled at a modelling class at the age of 12, and at the age of 14, she was one of 20 finalists for the 1995 Elite Model Look national competition for Brazil. Ambrosio was always insecure about her large ears, and at the age of 11, she had cosmetic surgery to have her ears pinned back, though two years later she suffered complications. In 2006, she appeared on The Tyra Banks Show, and said that the surgery was a bad experience and has discouraged her from ever getting plastic surgery again.



When Ambrosio was 12 years old, she partook in modeling classes, and then began modeling for Dilson Stein at age 15. Competing in Brazil's Elite Model Look competition started her modeling career in earnest. Her first notable modeling job was shooting the cover of Brazilian Elle magazine. Elite passed along some of her Polaroids to Guess which led her booking the Millennium GUESS? campaign. She has since appeared in advertising campaigns for Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Escada, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Guess, Emporio Armani, Moschino, Gap, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Revlon, and the Pirelli Calendar. She has walked the catwalks for designers such as Prada, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Bottega Veneta, Escada, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Balmain, Ralph Lauren, Halston, Vivienne Westwood, Giles Deacon, and Oscar de la Renta. She has appeared in numerous international magazine covers, including Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Ocean Drive, Vogue and was the only model to appear on the cover of Glamour in the United States in 2006.

In 2004, Ambrosio launched her line of swimwear called Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais, a division of Rosa Chá. It sold 10,000 units in its first month on the market. Ambrosio was the face for the UK company Next and starred in their first television campaign in 12 years. On the July 2009 cover of Marie Claire, Ambrosio appeared in a spread with Sacha Baron Cohen to promote Baron Cohen's 2009 film Brüno.

Ambrosio became the face of Brazilian sportswear brand Colcci costarring with Ashton Kutcher in a denim ad. She was ranked No. 5 on Forbes' The World's Top-Earning Models list, with an estimated earnings of $5 million over 2010–2011. In October 2011, Ambrosio became Vogue's blogger, commenting on her wardrobe by posting one photo of herself each day for a month. In August 2012, she appeared in the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony as part of Rio de Janeiro's handover show.

In spring 2014, Ambrosio launched her own fashion and lifestyle brand named Ále by Alessandra  in a collaboration with American retailer Cherokee. The line features casual wear to formal attire and is aimed at females between 18 and 35 years old. The apparel line was first shown by Southern California-based retailer Planet Blue. For this brand, Ambrosio used her intellectual property company, Silver Sunrise LLC, which works with Cherokee as its global licensing agent.

Ambrosio appeared in the February 2016 issue of GQ alongside Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ambrosio was chosen by NBC alongside fellow Brazilian model Adriana Lima as the channel's food and culture correspondents for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Victoria's Secret

By 2004, she was selected as the first spokesmodel for the Victoria's Secret "PINK" line In 2005, she walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway wearing lingerie made entirely out of candy. In the 2008 edition of the Fashion Show, she walked the runway three months after giving birth to her first child, and opened the show the following year in 2009. The 2011 show saw her wearing the heaviest wings (30 lb) ever made for the show while pregnant with her second child. In 2012, Ambrosio was chosen to wear the "Fantasy Bra". The Floral Fantasy Bra, created by London Jewelers, features amethysts, rubies, sapphires and diamonds (including a 20-carat white diamond in the center), all set in rose and yellow gold, according to InStyle. There's also a matching belt adorned with more than 5,200 precious stones. In 2014 she wore the Dream Fantasy Bra, alongside her fellow angel Adriana Lima. Both of the bras cost 2.5 million dollars each.

Television and film appearances

Ambrosio has made several television appearances, notably a cameo as herself on HBO's Entourage; The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn; Late Night with Conan O'Brien; A guest judge on Project Runway Season 2: Team Lingerie and twice on The Tyra Banks Show. She also appeared on America's Next Top Model in the series' 20th cycle.

In 2006, she had a cameo in the box-office hit film Casino Royale, appearing briefly as Tennis Girl #1. Ambrosio guest-starred on the How I Met Your Mother episode "The Yips" on November 26, 2007 with her fellow Victoria's Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Selita Ebanks, Marisa Miller, Miranda Kerr, and Heidi Klum. She also made a cameo appearance during the New Girl episode "Prince".

Ambrosio made her acting debut in the Brazilian telenovela Verdades Secretas, which premiered on Rede Globo on June 8, 2015, playing the role of former top model Samia. She appeared as herself in the sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.

Personal life

Ambrosio has been engaged to businessman Jamie Mazur, founder of RE/DONE jeans, since 2008, and they have two children, Anja Louise (b. 2008) and Noah Phoenix (b. 2012), both born in Florianópolis.

Ambrosio is the National Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.



2006Casino RoyaleTennis girl #1
2015Daddy's HomeKaren
2016Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the ShadowsThe girl Vernon met a week ago
2004The Late Late ShowHerselfEpisode dated January 20, 2004
2005–06The Tyra Banks ShowHerself2 episodes
2005Project RunwayHerselfGuest judge; episode: "Team Lingerie"
2006Late Night with Conan O'BrienHerselfSeason 14, episode 23
2007EntourageVictoria's Secret Angel #1Episode: "Less Than 30"
2007How I Met Your MotherHerselfEpisode: "The Yips"
2010Gossip GirlTop modelEpisode: "The Undergraduates"
2013America's Next Top ModelHerselfEpisode: "The Guy Who Gets a Weave"
2014New GirlHerselfEpisode: "Prince"
2015Australia's Next Top ModelHerselfGuest judge; cycle 9, episode 1
2015Verdades SecretasSamia10 episodes
Alessandra Ambrosio's Victoria's Secret Sexiest Looks
Alessandra Ambrosio, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Runway




Doutzen Kroes

Doutzen Kroes

Doutzen Kroes at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Born     23 January 1985 (age 31)
Eastermar, Netherlands
Residence     Amsterdam and New York City
Nationality     Dutch
Other names     Doutzy
Ethnicity     Frisian
Occupation     Fashion model, actress, philanthropist
Years active     2003–present
Spouse(s)     Sunnery James Gorré (m. 2010)
Children     2
Relatives     Rens Kroes (sister)
Modeling information
Height     1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)
Hair color     Blonde
Eye color     Blue
Manager     Paparazzi Model Management, Amsterdam DNA Model Management
                   Viva Models
                 Women Management

Doutzen Kroes (West Frisian pronunciation: [ˈdʌu̯tsə(ŋ) ˈkrus]; born 23 January 1985) is a Dutch Frisian model and actress. She began her modelling career in 2003 in the Netherlands and quickly was sent by her agency to New York where she was cast by lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret. She became an Victoria's Secret Angel for the brand in 2008. She has been a brand ambassador and spokesperson for L'Oréal Paris for over 5 years. Kroes has been in the top five of best-paid models, with an estimated income of more than five million per year since 2008. In 2014, she came in second on the Forbes top-earning models list (after Gisele Bündchen), estimated to have earned $8 million in one year.  She is considered one of the "New Supers" and described as "Helen of Troy of advertising" by

Unlike most fellow top models, Kroes got acquainted with the fashion world relatively late.  She is one of few highly successful professional models who was not discovered by any scouting agency. She got accepted at Paparazzi Model Management in Amsterdam after sending some of her holiday pictures. Her first breakthrough was when she was featured on cover of Vogue Italia in 2005. Steven Meisel shot her pictures for the cover. Just as she started her career as model for Victoria's Secret, she was voted as "Model of The Year" on in the year 2005. The year 2013 was a significantly successful year for her modeling career. In September 2013, she appeared on covers of four international editions of Vogue, making her the first model/celebrity in the history. The September issues are generally regarded as the most important issue of the year for fashion magazines, especially Vogue. She had been featured on a total of 9 Vogue covers, a count more than any other model, just in the year 2013.

Her first film debut was in Nova Zembla (2011). She is one of the active members to contribute to Dance4Life, a Dutch non-profit organization that uses song and dance to educate youth about HIV and AIDS prevention. She is also one of the supporters of Wildlife Conservation and World Wildlife Fund.

Early life

Doutzen Kroes was born on 23 January 1985 in the village of Eastermar (Dutch: Oostermeer) with approximately 1,600 inhabitants, in the province of Friesland, Netherlands, to a Frisian family. Friesland is a typically rural province in the northwest of the Netherlands, with a population of less than 650,000 and its own language. Her mother was a nurse, then a teacher, and her father was a psychotherapist. In the 1970s they were both champion speed skaters. As a young girl, Doutzen aspired to be a professional speed skater.

Doutzen and her younger sister, Rens, a nutritionist, grew up with skating, cycling and eating healthy food. As she recalled:

    I biked to school every day, about 25km there and back. My mum would say, if you go on your bike it will make you stronger. I think it did... In the countryside I was always outside, kind of like a tomboy... I never even thought about my looks. We didn't have social media so we couldn't look at other girls and pictures from magazines. We didn't really buy a lot of magazines; my mum and dad would just read papers... I felt super-young coming from the north of Holland, and I went to Amsterdam only once before I went to New York City.


Modeling career

Kroes described herself as a "tomboy" in her youth. She had never seriously considered modeling, but found herself launched into the business after sending snapshots to modeling agency Paparazzi Model Management in Amsterdam in 2003. After graduating high school, Kroes was about 18 years old when she wanted to get a job to make some pocket money. The agency sent her to New York City, and after being cast a few times by Victoria's Secret, they asked her to try out as an "angel". When Kroes moved to New York from the Netherlands, she had never heard of the brand before.

Kroes has been featured on the covers of Time, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Seventeen, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, W, Avantgarde, Dazed & Confused, and Numéro. She also appears regularly in the Victoria's Secret catalog and walked the runway of the company's fashion show in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Kroes's campaigns include Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, Valentino, Blumarine and Calvin Klein for both their 'White' label and their fragrance 'Eternity'. In 2005, Kroes was selected as "Model of The Year" on by readers. She was presented on the May 2007 cover of American Vogue as one of the "World's Next Top Models" next to Chanel Iman among others. Along with several of these models, she appeared in the 2008 Pirelli Calendar.

In 2006, a Frisian documentary directed by J.J.M. Jansen about a week in Kroes' life as a model was released. It documented Kroes at Milan Fashion Week and her thinking about the modeling industry. In July 2007, earning at an estimated total of $1.5 million in the previous twelve months, Forbes named Kroes fourteenth in the list of the world's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels. In April 2008, she was in fifth position, with an estimated income of $6 million. Forbes named Kroes fifth again in 2009 ($6 million), 2010 ($6 million) and 2012 ($6.9 million). Kroes escalated to the second position of the ranking in 2014, having earned $8 million the year before.

Kroes is in the official Frisian provincial campaign for the Frisian language, her mother tongue.

At the end of August 2008, Victoria's Secret confirmed to People magazine that Kroes was to be the newest Victoria's Secret Angel.  Her first campaign as the brand's newest Angel was "Supermodel Obsession". In September 2009, she signed  to be the new face for Swiss cashmere label Repeat for two years.

There is a wax figure of Kroes in the Amsterdam branch of Madame Tussaud's wax museum.  From November 2009 to July 2010, Kroes wrote a monthly column about her life for the Dutch edition of Marie Claire.  Kroes is signed by DNA Model Management.

In February 2010, Kroes returned to the catwalk during fashion week for Prada with fellow Angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Miranda Kerr. Prada was praised by former editor-in-chief of Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire magazines, Bonnie Fuller in her blog for using a curvy model such as Kroes for the fashion show.  In 2011, Kroes shot major campaigns for both L'Oreal and Tiffany & Co. In 2012, Kroes continued her work for L'Oreal, Tiffany & Co. and Victoria's Secret, and appeared on the cover of numerous international editions of Vogue.

In 2013, Kroes was Victoria's Secret Angel, as well as featured in the VS video, VS Swim 2013 Bikinis and Bruno Mars. She started her year-round contract with L'Oréal, starring in their advertisements. For Spring/Summer, Kroes was also used by Bruno Magli and Tiffany & Co; while in Fall/Winter, she shot for Emilio Pucci. In 2013, Kroes featured on the cover of more than ten magazines. These were: Vogue Germany (March), Vogue Korea (March), Vogue Japan (April), Vogue Netherlands (June and September), GQ Turkey (July), Elle France (August), Vogue China (September), Vogue (Spain) (September), Vogue Italia (September), Elle Portugal (December), Elle Norway (December) and Sunday Times Style (December). In September 2013, Kroes became the first model in history to appear on the cover of four international editions of Vogue in one month.

In 2014, Kroes appeared in the new Calvin Klein Reveal Fragrance commercial alongside Charlie Hunnam, as well as continuing her long-standing contracts.  She also announced she ending her contract with Victoria's Secret after six years of being with the brand. She has walked in the 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows. Kroes is considered one of the "New Supers" by

Acting career

On 24 November 2011, Kroes debuted in Nova Zembla, the first Dutch 3D film made. Kroes has been taking acting classes in New York City for several years and has stated in interviews that she plans to act in more movies to come. In 2016 she was cast in Wonder Woman, as an Amazon warrior.

Other activities

She is actively involved with the non-profit organization Dance4Life, which uses song and dance to educate youth about HIV and AIDS prevention.  She is an ambassador for the campaign "Praat mar Frysk" ("Just speak Frisian") to promote the Frisian language.

Public image

Kroes ranked #21 in the 2009 Askmen list of the top 99 "Most Desirable" women. She was ranked #55 in Askmen's 2013 list of the "Top 99 Most Desirable Women."

Personal life

In 2009 Kroes started dating Dutch DJ Sunnery James.  On 15 July 2010, Kroes announced that she was pregnant with her first child by fiancé Sunnery James. On 7 November 2010, she and Sunnery James married in Eastermar.  On 21 January 2011, Kroes gave birth to her first child, son Phyllon Joy Gorré.  In February 2014 she announced her second pregnancy. On 22 March 2014 it was revealed Kroes was expecting a baby girl.  Myllena Mae Gorré was born on the morning of 30 July 2014.  Both children were born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In an April 2014 interview on the future of her daughter, Kroes said: "Instead of saying, 'You're so beautiful', I'll say, 'You're smart', so she'll have different aspirations in life than beauty and modeling. Though I love my job, I'm not changing the world. I'd love for her to study and to have different aspirations. We need to teach girls they can become presidents, and it's not about beauty all the time."


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Nova Zembla Catharina Plancius  
2015 J'marche pas en arrière Woman Short film
2017 Wonder Woman Amazonian Warrior Curreost-production


Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Herself - Model TV Special
2006 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Herself - Model TV Special
2008 Valentino: The Last Emperor Herself - Model Documentary
2008 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Herself - Model TV Special
2009 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Herself - Model TV Special
2009-2011 RTL Boulevard Herself/Co-Host TV Series (4 episodes)
2011 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Herself - Model TV Special
2012 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Herself - Model TV Special
2013 Men Expert L'Oreal Herself Short Film
2013 RTL Late Night Herself TV Series (Episode: #1.84)
2014 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Herself - Model TV Special

Doutzen Kroes and Victoria Secret Bikini
Doutzen Kroes walks the runway wearing Harness with Swarovski Crystals at the 2013 Victorias Secret Fashion


Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls in 2015

Born     Joan Smalls Rodríguez
July 11, 1988 (age 28)
Hatillo, Puerto Rico
Other names     Joanji, Joan, Joan Rodriguez
Alma mater     Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Modeling information
Height     1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)
Hair color     Brown
Eye color     Brown
Manager     IMG Models

Joan Smalls Rodríguez (born July 11, 1988) is a Puerto Rican fashion model. In 2013, she ranked at #8 on Forbes magazine's "World's Highest-Paid Models" list. In 2011, she became the first Latina model to represent Estée Lauder cosmetics. In January 2014, Smalls appeared on the "Return of the Supermodel" cover of American Elle.

Early life and education

Joan Smalls Rodríguez was born and raised in Hatillo, Puerto Rico. She has two sisters. Her father, Eric Smalls, is an accountant, and is West Indian from Saint Thomas and is of African ancestry. Smalls' mother, Betzaida Rodríguez, is a social worker who is Puerto Rican and of Spanish, Taino Indian, and Indian (South Asian) heritage. Smalls graduated magna cum laude from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor's degree in psychology. Upon graduation, she moved to New York City to become a model. She was signed by Elite Model Management in 2007. In 2009, she left Elite Model Management and signed with IMG Models worldwide, where she changed her focus to runway work. She was signed as a Givenchy exclusive for Riccardo Tisci's Spring/Summer Haute Couture show in January 2010.


Smalls on the runway for DVF, 2014 New York Fashion Week



Since working for Givenchy, Smalls has modeled haute couture and ready-to-wear collections for designers and fashion houses such as Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Burberry, Lanvin, Missoni, Alexander Wang, Versace, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, Fendi, Dior, Oscar De La Renta, and DVF. She has appeared in shows for fashion week in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. In 2010, Smalls began modeling for Victoria's Secret and has appeared in their 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

She has appeared in editorials for several international editions of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, i-D, GQ, Dazed & Confused, Elle, Industrie, Interview, American and Spanish V, Glamour, and W. Her international covers include the Italian, Australian, Japanese, Turkish, Brazilian, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and German editions of Vogue; the British, French, Dutch, South African, Turkish, and Italian editions of Elle; the South African, Mexican, and British editions of GQ; and the British, Brazilian, Bulgarian, and Thai editions of Harper's Bazaar. She has appeared on the cover of Pop, Glam Belleza Latina, Grazia, and Stylist. In September 2013, Smalls and fellow model Karlie Kloss appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, which dubbed them "The New Supers". She appeared in the 2012 and 2014 Pirelli Calendar. She also featured on the cover of American Vogue's September 2014 issue.

Smalls has been photographed by fashion photographers such as Steven Meisel, Mert and Marcus, Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Karl Lagerfeld, Annie Leibovitz, Craig McDean, Hans Feurer, Terry Richardson, David Sims, Inez & Vinoodh, Norman Jean Roy, Camilla Akrans, Alasdair McLellan, Ellen Von Unwerth, Emma Summerton, Josh Olins, Mikael Jansson, Daniel Jackson, Tom Munro, Willy Vanderperre, Michael Thompson, Luigi Murenu, Daniele + Iango, Sean & Seng, Sebastian Faena, Sølve Sundsbø, Giampaolo Sgura, Cass Bird, Roe Ethridge, Richard Bush, Cedric Buchet, Henrique Gendre, Victor Demarchelier, Boo George, Matt Jones, Vivian Sassen, and Cuneyt Akeroglu.

Smalls is the first Puerto Rican fashion model chosen by brands to front their advertising campaigns, including Gucci, Gucci eyewear, Chanel, Fendi, Fendi eyewear, Calvin Klein jeans, Givenchy, Givenchy eyewear, Roberto Cavalli, Lacoste, Gap, Ralph Lauren, Woolworths (South Africa), Balmain, Neiman Marcus, Ogilvy, Next, H&M, ICB, Giambattista Valli, David Yurman, Estée Lauder, Mercedes-Benz, Barneys New York, Ports 1961, Rag & Bone, Prabal Gurung, Hugo Boss, Hugo Boss Eyewear, Tiffany & Co., Stella McCartney, Versace, Versace Eyewear, Missoni, and Missoni Eyewear, Marc Jacobs, Balmain, United Colors of Bennetton, Calvin Klein Underwear, Joe Fresh and DSQUARED2

Cosmetic contracts

In 2011, Estée Lauder signed Smalls to its line-up of global beauty ambassadors. She is the first Latina signed to a worldwide campaign for the brand. Richard Ferretti, Estée Lauder's global creative director stated, "The word supermodel is overused, but if there's any woman of our generation who deserves the title, it's Joan. She can go from looking girl-next-door to superchic-tough-strong—and she is all of that."

Television and media

Smalls served as co-host (along with model Karlie Kloss) of the MTV fashion series House of Style. She was featured alongside singer Bruno Mars in the June 2011 edition of Vogue. In 2006 she appeared in Ricky Martin's "It's Alright" music video. In November 2013, she co-starred with actor Michael K. Williams in the music video and short film for the American rapper ASAP Rocky's track "Phoenix", written by Asia Argento and Francesco Carrozzini and directed by Carrozzini. In 2013, she appeared in Beyoncé's "Yoncé" video.

Awards and recognition

In September 2012, Smalls was named "Model of the Year" at the 9th Annual "Style Awards". Supermodel Iman presented Smalls with the award. In 2013, Smalls ranked #8 on Forbes magazine's "World's Highest-Paid Models" list, earning an estimated $3.5 million.

In September 2012, Smalls was ranked #1 on the "Top 50 Models Women" list by She remained at the top of the list until August 2014, when the site named her as one of the "New Supers". In January 2014, Smalls appeared on the cover of American Elle and was featured in the article "The Return of the Supermodel: It's Joan Smalls".

In April 2014, supermodel Cindy Crawford posted an update on her Facebook page calling Smalls one of her favorite new models. Crawford wrote, "[...] She has great style—sexy and elegant with a touch of tomboy thrown in! And she showed off her great moves in the "Yoncé" video!".


Smalls is involved with a non-profit organization called Project Sunshine, where she helps children with medical needs.

A model Joan Smalls walks the runway at the Emilio
JOAN SMALLS at 2014 Victoria's Secret Show in London

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Lily Maud Aldridge

Lily Maud Aldridge

Aldridge in 2014


 Born     Lily Maud Aldridge
November 15, 1985 (age 30)
Santa Monica, California, United States
Occupation     Model
Years active     2003–present
Spouse(s)     Caleb Followill (m. 2011)
Children     1
Modeling information
Height     5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair color     Brown
Eye color     Brown
Manager     IMG Models

Lily Maud Aldridge (born November 15, 1985) is an American model. She is a Victoria's Secret Angel and a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model, appearing as a rookie alongside Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal in 2014 for the cover of the issue's 50th anniversary.

Early life

Aldridge was born at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Santa Monica, California, and grew up in a fashion-oriented family. She is the daughter of English artist Alan Aldridge and Playboy Playmate of the month Laura Lyons. Her siblings include half-sister Saffron Aldridge, who was the multiyear face of Ralph Lauren in the 1990s; full brother Franco Aldrige who was born on June 27, 2004; half-brother Miles Aldridge, who is a fashion photographer and was married to model Kristen McMenamy from 1997 to 2013; and sister Ruby Aldridge, who was the face of Marc by Marc Jacobs.


External image Aldridge's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover from 2014

Print work

Aldridge started modelling at the age of 16, for Abercrombie & Fitch. Her advertising campaigns include Rocawear, Arden B., Rag and Bone, Shiatzy Chen, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox Cosmetics, GAP, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, JCrew, Charles David, Levi's, J Brand, Accessorize.

She was also featured in the spring 2011 advertising campaign for clothing company Rag & bone, and served as a photographer for the very same campaign in the following season.

She was named the face of clothing company XOXO and the skincare company Proactiv in 2014. With Chanel Iman, she was the face of the Born Free Africa campaign for online retailer Shopbop.


At the age of 17, Aldridge appeared on the cover of the August 2003 Spanish Vogue. Aldridge has appeared on the covers of French Glamour, Vogue Mexico, Elle Korea, Elle Brazil, Elle Vietnam, Talter, 10 magazine, S Moda, Esquire Mexico, Allure Russia and Net-A-Porter's online magazine, The Edit.

She has been featured in editorials for Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Elle Girl, Elle America, Elle Korea, American Vogue, British Vogue, Vogue Turkey, Galore, Harper's Bazaar, Lucky, Marie Claire, Vanidades and V MAgazine with her sister Ruby. In March 2011, Aldridge documented her personal style for Vogue UK's "Today I'm Wearing" photo blog.

Aldridge made her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue debut in 2014, as a covermodel alongside Chrissy Tiegen and Nina Agdal for the issue's 50th anniversary.

Velvet Tees

She has been the face of fashion label Velvet Tees since 2004. In 2013, Aldridge released her own clothing line with Velvet Tees called Lily Aldridge for Velvet.

Victoria's Secret

In 2009, Aldridge walked in her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. In 2010 she became a Victoria's Secret Angel and walked her second Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, in which she was given her wings for the first time. She has also walked the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 fashion shows. On November 2, 2015 Victoria's Secret announced that Aldridge would be wearing the Fireworks Fantasy Bra. The bra was made by Mouawad and it has an estimated value of $2 million (€1.8 million). The lingerie show was held on December 8, 2015 in New York.

In January 2011, Aldridge appeared on the cover of the February issue of British GQ with Lindsay Ellingson, Erin Heatherton, and Candice Swanepoel. In the same month, she appeared in an editorial for V Magazine with fellow angels Heatherton and Swanepoel. In October 2014, Aldridge appeared in British Vogue with fellow Victoria's Secret models Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Lais Ribeiro and Elsa Hosk.

Music videos

Aldridge has appeared in various music videos. In the year 2000, she made a cameo among Eminem, Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre and others on the music video "Break Stuff" of Limp Bizkit. In 2015, Aldridge appeared in the music video for "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift, portraying an assassin called "Frostbyte". Aldridge also appeared in two Kings of Leon videos; "Use Somebody" and "Temple".

Personal life

On September 20, 2010, Us Magazine reported that Aldridge was engaged to Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill.They met in 2007 at the Coachella Festival. The couple married on May 12, 2011, at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. Aldridge gave birth to their daughter, Dixie Pearl Followill, on June 21, 2012, in Nashville, Tennessee.

lily aldridge victoria's secret

Lily Aldridge, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Runway

Taylor Marie Hill

Taylor Marie Hill

Taylor modeling in 2015
Born     March 5, 1996 (age 20)
Palatine, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation     Model
Known for     Victoria's Secret Angel
Relatives     Logan Rae Hill (sister)
Mackinley Hill (sister)
Chase Hill (brother)
Modeling information
Height     5 ft 9.25 in (1.76 m)
Hair color     Brown
Eye color     Blue/Green
Manager     IMG Models
        Storm Model Management
        Traffic Models
        Elite Stockholm
        Ford LA

Taylor Marie Hill (born March 5, 1996) is an American model and current Victoria's Secret Angel since 2015.

Early life

Hill was born in Palatine, Illinois and raised in Arvada, Colorado. Beginning at an early age, Hill was a gymnast, before becoming a model. She has three siblings. She graduated from Pomona High School in Arvada, Colorado.


Taylor Marie Hill was discovered when she was 14, in a barn in Granby, Colorado by Jim Jordan, an agent who is also a photographer.

In 2013, she was featured on Intimissimi's catalog. She has been in print campaigns for Forever 21.

In 2014 she modeled for H&M and walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. That year she became one of the faces of Rosa Cha with Erin Heatherton, Frida Gustavsson and Barbara Palvin.

She was voted "2015's most promising model" by Couturesque's readers.

In 2015, she hosted an event for Victoria's Secret PINK. That same year, she became a Victoria's Secret Angel. She also advertised Versus.

In August 2015, she won "Model of the Year" in social media at Fashion Media Awards.

In 2016, she played a model in the film The Neon Demon.

She has appeared in editorials for American, French, Spanish, Norwegian, and Mexican Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, French, Dutch, and Australian Elle, W, Madame Figaro, Dazed, LOVE, Russian Número, Glamour and Italian Marie Claire.

She has also walked the runway for Versace, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Kenzo, Fendi, Valentino, Carolina Herrera, Emporio Armani, Alexandre Vauthier, DKNY, Chanel, Viktor & Rolf, Anthony Vaccarello, Ralph Lauren, Bouchra Jarrar, Damir Doma, Dolce & Gabbana, Richard Nicoll, Ermanno Scervino, Atelier Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Gabriela Cadena, Elie Saab, Giorgio Armani, Hervé Léger, IRFE, Rachel Zoe, Christopher Kane, Michael van der Ham, Armani Privé, Mugler, Alexander Wang, Maxime Simoëns, Paul & Joe, Paul Smith, Giles Deacon, Karl Lagerfeld, Miu Miu, Roksanda Ilincic, Victoria's Secret, Public School, and Vivienne Westwood.

She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Miu Miu, Jimmy Choo, Lancôme, Versus, Armani Privé, Michael Kors, Ports 1961, H&M, Topshop, J Brand, Juicy Couture, PINK, and Victoria's Secret.




Year Title Role Notes
2013 Hollywood Temptations Jessica Short Film
2016 The Neon Demon Flirty Model #1  


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Herself TV Special
2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Herself TV Special
2016 The Victoria's Secret Swim Special Herself TV Special
2016 The Fashion Fund Herself TV Series, episode: Winner Announced
2016 Young Hollywood Herself TV Series, episode: Face Swapping with Model Taylor Hill
Taylor Hill wearing one of the "emoji" looks at the Atelier Versace spring 2015
Taylor Hill for Versace spring/summer 2016 collection at Milan fashion week. #versace | Fashion designers Versace, Milan and Taylor Hill
Taylor Hill at Versace FW15 fashion show
models-fashion111: “Taylor Marie Hill at Atelier Versace spring 2015 runway
Taylor Hill for Versace Pre-Fall 2015 Campaign
Taylor Hill for Versace Pre-Fall 2015 Campaign

Barbara Palvin

Barbara Palvin

Barbara Palvin at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

Born     8 October 1993 (age 22)
Budapest, Hungary
Nationality     Hungarian
Modeling information
Height     1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)
Hair color     Light Brown
Eye color     Blue
Manager     Ace Models
Bon Image Corporation
IMG Models
Tempo Models
UNO Models

Barbara Palvin (pronounced [ˈbɒrbɒrɒ ˈpɒlvin]; born 8 October 1993) is a Hungarian model and actress.

Modeling career

Discovered on the streets of Budapest at the age of 13, Palvin shot her first editorial in 2006 for Spur Magazine. Palvin subsequently moved to Asia where she maintained a steady stream of bookings.  Since then, Palvin has been on the cover of L'Officiel (Paris, Russia, Turkey, Thailand, Singapore), Vogue (Portugal), Marie Claire (Italy, Hungary), Glamour Hungary , Elle (Britain, Italy, Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Sweden, Serbia, Hungary), Allure, Harper's Bazaar and Jalouse Magazine. Palvin has appeared in campaigns for Armani Exchange, H&M, Victoria's Secret, and Pull & Bear.  In February 2012, she became an ambassador for L'Oréal Paris. In 2016, Palvin was revealed to be a part of the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie Class.  She also became the new face of Armani's signature scent "Acqua di Gioia."

Her runway debut was as an exclusive for Prada during Milan Fashion Week in February 2010. Palvin has also walked for Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, Emanuel Ungaro, Christopher Kane, Julien MacDonald, Jeremy Scott, Vivienne Westwood, Etro, and opened the pre-Fall 2011 Chanel show. In 2012, she walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and wore Rosa Clara on the Barcelona Bridal Week 2012 runway.

Palvin is often compared to Russian model Natalia Vodianova; British Vogue editor Miranda Almond said, "We chose Barbara because she is absolutely exquisite looking a cross between a young Brooke Shields and Natalia Vodianova". Palvin credits Vodianova and Kate Moss as her favorite models.

As of 2016, Palvin was ranked number 14 on the Money Girls list by

Acting career

Palvin appeared in the 2014 film Hercules.

barbara palvin editorial, barbara palvin marie claire, barbara palvin
barbara palvin and candice swanepoel


Victoria's Secret Model Barbara Palvin Poses in Valentine's Day Lingerie

Monday, 19 September 2016

Jasmine Tooke

 Jasmine Tooke

Tookes at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014

 Born     1 February 1991 (age 25)
Huntington Beach, California
Modeling information
Height     1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Hair color     Dark brown
Eye color     Brown

Jasmine Tookes (born February 1, 1991) is an American model.

Early life

Tookes was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. She has a younger sister, who is 19 years her junior. She did gymnastics for ten years and was also active in volleyball and softball before she became a model at about the age of 15. Her mother is a celebrity fashion stylist. Tookes was discovered at one of her mother's showroom appointments.

As a child, she was inspired by Tyra Banks.

Personal life

Tookes in 2013


Tookes is of mixed ancestry. African, Brazilian, and West Indian. She was in a relationship with Danish model Tobias Sorensen for 4 years from May 2012 to June 2016. She is currently dating Juan David Borrero a Senior Partnership Manager for Snapchat


Tookes' first commercial ad campaigns were in 2010 for ugg boots and Gap. Before breaking out on the international scene, she booked a Spring 2011 DKNY campaign and a layout in Vogue Italia. According to Page six of The New York Post, when Oprah Winfrey saw Tookes perform on the catwalk in October 2011 at the "Lincoln Center Presents: An Evening With Ralph Lauren", Winfrey extolled Tookes' buttery soft skin and requested that Tookes "Rub your face against mine." named Tookes as one of the top 10 new models in a September 27, 2011 fashion week post. Tookes was selected by Style as its top new model in November 2011 based on her work for the Spring Fashion Shows. She was one of eleven new models for the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2012. The 2012 show was taped in November and broadcast on the CBS network on December 4. The night before the airing of the fashion show, Tookes and fellow Victoria's Secret models Behati Prinsloo and Jacquelyn Jablonski guest starred on the December 3 "Ha'awe Make Loa" episode of CBS' Hawaii Five-0. French Vogue named her as one of its 10 New faces from fall/winter 2012-2013 Fashion Week. Her runway experience includes Shiatzy Chen, Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Prada, Miu Miu and Versace.

In 2015, she became a Victoria's Secret Angel.

Jasmine Tookes - Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012

Jasmine Tookes in Rainbow-Colored Wings
Model Jasmine Tookes walks the runway

Gigi Hadid - Jelena Noura "Gigi" Hadid

Gigi Hadid - Jelena Noura "Gigi" Hadid

Hadid in November 2015
Born     Jelena Noura Hadid
April 23, 1995 (age 21)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Residence     New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater     The New School
Occupation     Model
Parent(s)     Yolanda Hadid
Mohamed Hadid
Relatives     Bella Hadid (sister)
Modeling information
Height     5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Hair color     Blonde
Eye color     Blue/Green
Manager     IMG Models (New York)

Jelena Noura "Gigi" Hadid (/həˈdiːd/ HUH-DEED; born April 23, 1995) is an American fashion model and television personality. She was named one of the 12 rookies in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue in 2014. She has also appeared on the reality TV series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, in which her mother Yolanda Hadid has starred since season three in 2012. In November 2014, Hadid made her debut in the Top 50 Models ranking on

Early life

Gigi Hadid was born and raised in Los Angeles to real-estate developer Mohamed Hadid and former model Yolanda Hadid (née Van den Herik). Her mother is a Dutch-born American, and her father is Palestinian-American. Through her father she descends from Daher Al Omer, Prince of Nazareth and the Sheikh of Galilee. Hadid has two younger siblings, Bella, who is also a model, and a brother, Anwar. She has two older half-sisters, Marielle and Alana, on her father's side. Following her parents' divorce, her mother married music producer David Foster, through whom she has five stepsisters. In 2013, Hadid graduated from Malibu High School, where she was captain of the varsity volleyball team as well as a competitive horseback rider.

Following high school, she moved to New York City to focus on her studies and modeling career. Hadid studied at The New School beginning fall 2013.


Hadid in August 2015

Hadid's modelling career began when she was two years old after she was discovered by Paul Marciano, of Guess. She started modelling with Baby Guess before she stopped to concentrate on school. Hadid eventually returned to modeling, signing with IMG Models in 2011. She resumed working with Marciano, and was named the face of a Guess campaign in 2012. She has shot three campaigns with Guess as an adult.

In February 2014, Hadid made her New York Fashion Week debut walking for Desigual's show. On July 15, 2014, she starred alongside actor and model Patrick Schwarzenegger in fashion designer Tom Ford's Eyewear autumn/winter campaign. She co-hosted the Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards that was held in New York City on September 5, 2014.

In January 2015, she was named the Daily Front Row's "Model of the Year". Hadid appeared in the 2015 Pirelli calendar. In January 2015, she was named a Maybelline brand ambassador. By May 2015, Hadid had walked for designers including Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Michael Kors, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Max Mara. In December 2015, she made her first appearance in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. In 2016, she has walked for Versace, Chanel, Elie Saab, Anna Sui, Miu Miu, Balmain, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Fenty x Puma and Giambattista Valli. She appeared in campaigns and runway promotions for the movie Zoolander 2. Hadid has also starred in campaigns for Tom Ford F/W 2014, Tom Ford Velvet Orchard Fragrance, Tom Ford Beauty 2014, Guess, Versace, Balmain F/W 2015, Max Mara, Stuart Weitzman, Topshop, Seafolly, Tommy Hilfiger The Girl Fragrance 2016 and Tommy Hilfiger F/W 2016. In May 2016, Hadid was revealed as the new face of the Philippine-based international casual wear brand Penshoppe. She co-designed a capsule collection with Tommy Hilfiger called Gigi by Tommy Hilfiger which was released in the fall of 2016.

Hadid has appeared on magazine covers including Vogue (United States, Spain, Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, China), Schön!, Numero, W Magazine and Teen Vogue as well as Elle Canada and Harper's Bazaar Malaysia. Hadid has also shot editorials for VMAN, Elle, Grazia, Cleo, Vogue, Sports Illustrated, Paper magazine, Vanity Fair and V Magazine. She was on the cover of Galore magazine and Carine Roitfeld's CR Fashion Book in 2014. In 2015, Hadid became the first ever model to cover the CR Fashion Book twice. Hadid's sister Bella is also a model, and the two sisters have been featured together in some modelling appearances.

In 2016, Hadid starred in an interactive campaign including a commercial for the BMW M2. Hadid played Australian singer Cody Simpson's love interest in the video for his song "Surfboard" which was released on April 14, 2014. She played the love interest of singer Miguel in the music video for "Simplethings", released May 29, 2014. In May 2015, she was also featured in Taylor Swift's Bad Blood music video as the character Slay-Z. Hadid starred in Calvin Harris' music video "How Deep Is Your Love", which was released on August 6, 2015. She also co-directed the video for DNCE's "Cake by the Ocean". Hadid starred in Zayn's music video for "Pillowtalk" in January 2016. She hosted the 2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards in Toronto on June 19, 2016.

Personal life

Hadid was in a relationship with singer Cody Simpson from 2013 to May 2015. In October 2015, she and singer Joe Jonas were photographed on dates together. Since November 2015, she has been seen on dates with singer Zayn Malik; they later confirmed that they are in a relationship. Hadid and Malik were featured together in a fashion spread for the May 2016 edition of US Vogue.


Film and television


Film and television

Year Title Role Notes

2012 Virgin Eyes Andrea Short Film

2012–present The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Herself Recurring cast member (beginning in season 3)

2015 Those Wrecked by Success Herself Short Film

2016 MasterChef Herself Episode: "MasterChef Celebrity Showdown"

2016 Lip Sync Battle Herself Episode: "Gigi Hadid vs. Tyler Posey"

2016 Much Music Video Awards Host Music award show

Music videos

Year Title Artist Role

2014 "Surfboard" Cody Simpson Herself

"Simplethings" Miguel Love Interest

2015 "Bad Blood" Taylor Swift Slay-Z

"Flower" Cody Simpson Herself

"How Deep Is Your Love" Calvin Harris Girl in Love

"Cake by the Ocean" DNCE Director

2016 "Pillowtalk" Zayn Girlfriend

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Result Ref.
2015 First Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards Model of The Year Won [68][69]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Model Nominated [70] Industry Awards Model of the Year: Women (Readers' Choice) Won [71]
Runner-Up Model of the Year: Women (Industry’s Vote) Won
Social Media Star: Women (Industry's Vote) Won
Runner-Up Social Media Star: Women (Readers' Choice) Won
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Hottie Nominated [72]