Lais Ribeiro is a Brazillian model probably best associated for her work with Victoria's Secret, where she is also an "Angel." Her measurements are 31-22-33.
Lais Riberio now calls New York City home, but she was born and raised in Piau, Brazil. She had a son when she was 16.
After becoming a Victoria’s Secret “Angel,” she said her life had changed dramatically. “I came from a town in the interior of Piau, where everything is very calm, very different. In recent years, I’ve acquired more culture in the world, I live in New York, I speak English, I’m dating a Spanish man, traveling the world, I’m meeting people that I never imagined I’d even come close to.”
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Lais Ribeiro added that with her success that she was able to buy a house in “Piaui, and it was amazing because my grandmother was very moved. She didn’t quite understand what’s happening to me. She watches [an] 8 o’clock novella of the girls being trafficked in Turkey, and when I travel she thinks they are exploiting me, too.”
As for being black in the fashion world, she said, “Here in Brazil, people are more tolerant, but the companies out there are afriad to put a black woman on the cover because, on magazine stands, we compete for sales with little blond girls. It’s complicated.”
Lais Ribeiro said her exercise routine is to go to the “gym everyday. I do my own exercises like arerobics and yoga, which work your whole body.”
As for being Latina, she said “I love the music of Brazil…I love the fashion and emotion of being in my city.” She told cosmopolitan.com that she wishes she could have toldl her teenage self to “learn something new everyday from all the people you meet; [to] experience life you have to be open to learning more.”
In 2012, Victoria's Secret released a photo of her in which many people complained about the Photoshop quality that made Lais Birberio look too skinny.