Ana Beatriz Barros is a Brazilian model probably best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editions, though she has also worked with Guess, Victoria’s Secret and Jennifer Lopez’s fashion line, among others. Her measurements are 34-24-34. You might have seen her in 2010 for the “Brazil Butt Life” workout system infomercial.
Ana Beatriz Barros is a mix of Portuguese, Spanish and Italian ancestry. Ana was born in a small town in Brazil. She grew up, however, in Rio de Janeiro. She said, “Since I learned English, I’ve become a motormouth!”
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As for her home country, she said, “It is a sexy country. We are very free with our bodies.” As for America, she said, “Americans are shy about the body.”
Ana Beatriz Barros was discovered when she was 13 and scouted by a representative from Elite Model Management. She entered the Elite Model Look competition in 1996 and was a runner-up. From there, the rest is history.
She has walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009. Being a model has helped with her desire to visit different cultures.
Aside from modeling, her hobbies include visiting museums, riding her bike and hitting the beach. She is a friend with Alessandra Ambrosio. Ana stays in shape with yoga, Pilates and aerobics.
She said, “I have lived in Paris, New york, Milan, London and visited over 40 countries, my favorites being Sri Lanka, Madagascar and Thailand.”
If she weren’t a model, she would like to be a veterinarian.
Ana Beatriz Barros is a big supporter of charities and environmental causes, including saving the Amazon rainforest of her native country. She would one day like to move back to Brazil, get married and have lots of kids. For now, she resides in New York City.