Model who once hosted the hit show Brazil's Next Top Model. She graced the covers of such fashion magazines as Elle, Glamour, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, and Vogue.
At the age of sixteen, while vacationing near Rio de Janeiro, she was discovered by a modeling agent. She later signed with both Chic Management (Australia) and Elite Model Management (New York).
She appeared in a 2005 feature film entitled Yes, Dear.
She grew up in Brazil as the youngest of seven children. She married Roger Rodrigues.
She and fellow model Tyra Banks each hosted a version of the Top Model reality television franchise.