Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Izabel Goulart

Izabel Goulart
Biography

Birth name                         Maria Izabel Goulart Dourado
Birth date                          October 23, 1984
Birth place                        São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil
Occupation                       Model
Height                               5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)
Hair color                         Dark Brown
Eye color                          Brown
Measurements                 (US) 33-24-35, (EU) 85-61-88
Dress size                        (US) 4 ; (EU) 34
Shoe size                         (US) 9;[1] (EU) 39




Life and Career
Maria Izabel Goulart Dourado better known as Izabel Goulart, is a Brazilian model. She is best known as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels from 2005 to 2008 and for her work with Armani Exchange.

Goulart  is of Italian descent and has four brothers and one sister. Goulart once said "the hardest part about being an Angel is I spend time away from my mom's food and away from my home with my five brothers and sister."  School was a particularly rough time for Goulart, as she was made fun of for her skinny build, and was even called names such as "giraffe".

While shopping for groceries with her mother at age 14, a hairstylist suggested that she should become a model. She moved to the state's capital São Paulo and started modeling.

Modeling career
During Goulart's first ever fashion show appearance, she experienced a wardrobe malfunction when her top fell open. The unfortunate incident made many Brazilian newspapers and remains her most embarrassing moment. She was able to put her rocky start behind her and returned to the runway to model collections for A-list designers such as Bill Blass, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Jil Sander, Chanel, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Stella McCartney, among many others.  Goulart has also modeled for H&M, Express, Neiman Marcus, Missoni and Dsquared.

She first appeared in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2005, the year she was contracted as an Angel. Although she is no longer an Angel, Goulart walked in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows. She has shot for top photographers such as Terry Richardson, David Sims, Greg Kadel, and Vincent Peters for such publications as French and Japanese Vogue, French magazine, and Numero. Goulart can be seen in the fall 2009 H&M campaign.

In 2011, Goulart appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The same year, she ranked number 100 in FHM magazine's list of the 100 Sexiest Women In The World.

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