Famous for his modeling work for the Valentino, Abercrombie & Fitch, Giorgio Armani, and Louis Vuitton fashion labels. He is also known for his participation in a 2010 Dolce & Gabbana European fashion week event.
When he was seventeen years old, he entered his first modeling contest on his mother's urging.
He made Forbes magazine's 2008 list of the world's top ten male models.
Born and raised in Uba, Minas Gerais, Brazil, he grew up in a family of Italian heritage. He has been dating model Yasmin Brunet since 2012.
He was featured in Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" music video.