Ana Beatriz Barros

Ana Beatriz Barros

Infobox Model
name = Ana Beatriz Barros

caption = Ana Beatriz Barros, September 2007.
imagesize =
birthdate = birth date and age|df=yes|1982|5|29
location = Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
height = convert|183|cm|ftin|abbr=on
haircolor = Light Brown
eyecolor = Blue [cite web|title = Elite+ Profile|url =|accessdate = 2008-09-13]
measurements = 34.5-24.5-34.5 (US); 88-62-88 (EU)
weight = convert|57|kg|lb st|abbr=on
dress size = 34 (EU), 2 (US)
shoesize = 40 (EU), 9 (US)
agency = Elite Model ManagementLumière Model Management
homepage =
:"Ana Beatriz redirects here, for the Brazilian racing driver, see Bia Figueiredo."

Ana Beatriz Barros (born 29 May 1982) is a Brazilian model known for her work with Guess?, Bebe, Victoria's Secret, Chanel cosmetics, and Jennifer Lopez's JLo fashion line.


Barros was born in a small town of Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil, to Sônia, a housewife, and Reinato Barros, a mechanic engineer. Later, her family moved to Rio de Janeiro, where she spent her childhood [ Yahoo! Model of the Month] accessed 2007-06-18.] . Barros is of Portuguese and Spanish descent, and is the youngest of three sisters; Patricia, who is also a well known model, and Malu (Maria Luisa) " [ Ana Beatriz Barros] ". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved on 2007-05-21.] .

Personal life

Barros currently resides in New York. She has a tattoo on her middle lower back as well as on her ankle. She is best friends with fellow Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio. Ana has said that if she were not a model, she would like to have been a veterinarian, saying that for "some years from now, I want to open, in Brazil, a dermathology clinic with my sisters Maria Luiza and Patricia, and a cousin."Fact|date=September 2008

: "I want to go back to Brazil, get married, have lots of kids, and just be a couch potato."Fact|date=September 2008

Barros was named #96 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" supplement in 2006.

She formerly dated British model James Rousseau, and art gallery owner Helly Nahmad, whom she dated for 4 years.

Modeling career

When she was 14, Barros and her older sister, Patricia (also a model), were walking on a Rio beach when they were spotted by a representative from Elite Model Management " [ Ana Beatriz Barros Bio] " Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2007-06-03.] .

Barros was encouraged by the Rio Elite office to participate in the Elite Model Look 1996, which she won.

Barros subsequently competed for international Elite Model Look and placed second worldwide . Elite sent her portfolio and recent Polaroid shots to GUESS? which led her to do the Millennium GUESS? campaign along with her friend and fellow Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio " [ Yahoo! Model of the month by Guess?] ". Yahoo!. Retrieved on 2007-06-14.] .

Barros has done advertisements not only for Guess? but also for Christian Dior, Armani jeans, Oakley, L'Oreal, Naf Naf, Diesel, Ermanno Scervino, Victoria's Secret, Chanel cosmetics, and Jennifer Lopez's JLO fashion line, among others. In 2004 Jennifer Lopez selected Barros to be the face of her new lingerie line, JLO Lingerie. Lopez said::"I wanted someone young, sexy and urban, with a universal appeal". Barros has been in shows for the likes of Valentino, Missoni, Gucci, Christian Dior, Versace, Emporio Armani, BCBG, DKNY, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors ((Red Oak)), Elie Saab and many more prestigious fashion houses.

She has been on numerous covers of magazines such as "Glamour", "Vogue", "Marie Claire", "Allure"; Brazilian magazines such as "Capricho" and "Audi magazine", "W", "ELLE" to name a few Barros appeared seven times on "Sports Illustrated" in the Swimsuit Issue (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)..


External links

* [ Official Website]
*fashionmodel|id=Ana+Beatriz_Barros|name=Ana Beatriz Barros
* [ Ana Beatriz Barros Links]
* [ Featured Flauntr Model]

NAME=Barros, Ana Beatriz
DATE OF BIRTH=29 May 1982
PLACE OF BIRTH=Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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