Alessandra Ambrosio's career is still on fire after 17 years!
The Victoria's Secret Angel just walked the VSFS last month and is now sitting pretty on the cover of Net-A-Porter's The Edit.
But the supermodel doesn't just get her pose on in a bunch of seksi summer clothes and bikinis by Shimmi, Kenzo, Dolce & Gabbana, and Erdem, but also gives candid answers to candid questions.
We just love learning new facts about our fave supers, don't you?!
Ale starts out by spilling the deets on the time she got plastic surgery on her ears, saying:
“I always knew I wanted to be a model so I decided to have my ears pinned back, because they stuck out a bit. I found this doctor in my hometown [of Erechim] in Brazil who had only done it once before, so I was a guinea pig. The first few nights, it felt like someone had cut off my ears. For a year, I had to go back for mini-surgeries. Doctors say they can fix them, but cosmetic surgery freaks me out now.”
At 32, she's surprised by her own longevity in the biz! She admitted:
“When I started modeling at 15, after modeling school, I thought it would all be over for me by 19, but that’s just not the case anymore.”
Though she pretty much has a perfect bod, she admits it wasn't easy to get back in shape after having her daughter Anja a few years ago. She recalled:
“I knew that I had the show to do after having [Anja] – and actually I was expecting my body to go back quicker. People kept telling me that I would bounce back straight away, but a week after giving birth I still had that balloon belly. It was the first time in my life that I had to diet. Before I had my kids, if I gained one or two pounds I would just eat salad and it would be OK. But when I got pregnant with Anja I really went for it with food. I gained 60lbs, so I had a lot to lose.”
Despite being a devout Catholic, Ale has no problem stripping down to her undies. She confessed:
“Brazil is a very sexual country. Women are always showing their boobs and butts on the beach. And I’ve been careful: even if I did Playboy, I wouldn’t want to do something that looks vulgar. I would have to discuss it with my family and make sure it was artistic. Cindy Crawford and Stephanie Seymour did it and they made me want to model. It’s funny how casual you become about [your breasts] after children. I mean, you breast-feed in front of your parents… Still, after two kids, they’re not the same. I’m afraid of having anything done, though: there’s too much of that in LA.”
And she still loves modeling after all this time! She said:
“I feel like my job is to be this beautiful girl who sells clothes. And there are good things about this career: you’re inspiring people, making them feel good about themselves. Clothes are something that elevate every woman’s mood.”
Unlike some of her co-horts, you'd never find her dating a super famous star:
“I can be quite jealous, and when I see models with famous men, I think, that [is not] for me. I want a man to myself. There’s already competition for a normal guy; I’m not up to fighting other women off.”
Hmm, wonder if she ever rejected Leo? LOLz!
But her future plans are clear. She's releasing Ale by Alessandra Ambrosio, a lifestyle brand, next year, and hopes to get bigger and bigger. She said:
"Hopefully one day I’ll have an empire."
We don't doubt it!
[Image by Michael Reveriego/The Edit]
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