DOB: September 20, 1980
Place of Birth: Belem do Para, the Amazonian region of Brazil
Caroline is a Gucci model.
Filmography as: Actress, Herself
Herself - filmography
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2002) (TV) .... Herself (Model)
Caroline Ribeiro Magalhaes was born September 20, 1980, in Belem do Para, the Amazonian region of Brazil. Although the holidays she spent with her family in Brazil are among her greatest memories, Caroline (pronounced Carol-ini) wanted to pursue a modeling career.
Caroline started modelling after she won the Dakota-Elite Model Contest, on wich she had gotten the first place. Then, she moved from Belém, a little city in the beautiful state of Pará, in the northern of Brazil, to São Paulo. But she the couldn´t get any works, no one understood her exotic beauty(mixed of Portuguese, Negro and Indian). So she moved to New York, after 3 years in São Paulo. She was almost giving up her career when Tom Ford, designer of Gucci saw in her what he was looking for his new campaign. So Carol got her first campaign, for Gucci Spring-Summer 1999. That´s what it took to bring her to the top.
She won the brazilian Abit brazilian fashion Award as Model Of The Year, and she was one of the nominees for the VH1 Fashion Awards this year, also as Model Of The Year. And that´s just the beginning.
After some time in Paris, where she used a portfolio of her Polaroid shots to get gigs, she headed out to New York. She was finally signed by Marilyn Agency in June 1999. The agency, which also houses models Helena Christensen and Fernanda Tavares, saw the beauty in Caroline that Gucci's Tom Ford had recognized a while back.
While agents were complaining about Caroline's "flaws," Tom Ford saw the statuesque stunner and hired her to appear in Gucci's ad campaigns. Caroline has been proclaimed as Tom Ford's ("America's Best Designer" according to Time magazine) favorite model, and her work with Gucci eventually opened up doors to more fashion houses.
Today Caroline Ribeiro (she shortened her name so that it's easier for everyone to pronounce) calls Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Valentino among the big-time fashion companies she models for, in print and runway shows. Caroline has also appeared in Italian and American Vogue (in photo spreads shot by Steven Meisel and Mario Testino), as well as the covers of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.
good-bye cindy, hola caroline
While Caroline has worked with the top designers and even appeared in the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Cannes in 2000, she signed the contract to really cement her career as a supermodel in September 2001; she was chosen as Revlon's newest spokesperson.
After Cindy Crawford stepped down as the face of Revlon in February 2001, the company wanted to find someone representative of this generation's woman; a step away from the All-American girl, toward the mixed heritage, free-spirited woman. No one can argue that Caroline's flawless and unique face, along with her vibrant personality, make her the perfect choice to add to Revlon's roster of beauties, which includes Halle Berry, Rhea Durham and South African model Nicola Breytenbach.
With a $6 million contract and the title of the Revlon Girl -- an honor that was considered for Gisele Bundchen and Luciana Curtis -- it's clear that Caroline is only going up the modeling ranks.
When not promoting Revlon's High Dimension Haircolor or striking a pose for Gucci, Caroline enjoys spending time with her boyfriend in her New York apartment, listening to bossa nova and Brazilian music. And we can certainly feel the heat.
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