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Name: Ana Beatriz Barros                                                             
Born: 29 May 1982 Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil                                       
Ana Beatriz Barros (born May 29, 1982) is a Brazilian model. She is one of the       
most successful Brazilian supermodels. She has done advertisements for Guess?,       
for Victoria's Secret, Chanel cosmetics, and Jennifer Lopez's JLo fashion line.       
She was born in a small town of Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Later, her family     
moved to Rio de Janeiro, where she spent her childhood. She is of Portuguese         
and Spanish descent, and is the youngest of three sisters; Patricia and Malu (Maria   
Barros and her older sister, Patricia (also a model), were walking on a Rio           
beach when they were spotted by a representative from Elite Model Management.         
Barros went to see Elite office in Rio and Sergio Mattos - art director of 40         
Graus. They then encouraged Barros to participate in the Elite Model Look 1996,       
which she won. She subsequently competed for international Elite Model Look and       
placed second worldwide. Elite sent her portfolio, along with some recent             
Polaroid shots, to GUESS? which led her to do the Millennium GUESS? campaign         
along with her friend and fellow Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio.           
She has done advertisements not only for Guess? but also for Christian Dior,         
Armani jeans, Oakley, L'Oreal, Naf Naf, Diesel, Ermanno Scervino, 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. Said Lopez, "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 and many more prestigious fashion houses.     
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 six times on Sports Illustrated in the                 
Swimsuit Issue (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008).