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
Barros was born in a small town of Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil, to
Sônia, a housewife, and Reinato Barros, a mechanical engineer. Later, her
family moved to Rio de Janeiro, where she spent her childhood. 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).
When she was 14, Barros and her older sister, Patricia, were vacationing
in Rio de Janeiro when they were spotted by a representative from Elite
Barros was encouraged by the Rio Elite office to participate in the Elite
Model Look 1996, which she was runner up to Diana Kovalchuk 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.
In addition to Guess?, Barros has done advertisements for Christian Dior,
Armani Jeans, Oakley, L'Oréal, Diesel, 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 walked in the Victoria's
Secret Fashion Show in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009.
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). Barros was
named #96 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" supplement in
Barros will appear in the 2010 Pirelli calendar alongside Lily Cole, Daisy
Lowe, Miranda Kerr and other models.