If you’re curious who will be the next Brazilian bombshell to follow in the footsteps of Gisele Bündchen, Adriana Lima, and Alessandra Ambrosio, wonder no more. Gracie Carvalho is it. After debuting at the fall Rio and São Paulo fashion weeks last January, the 18-year-old newcomer caught the eyes of casting agents, and by June she was the most requested model during the spring Rio Fashion Week, walking in 35 of the 39 shows. She then landed the covers of Brazilian L’Officiel in July and November 2008, as well as editorials for Brazilian Elle and Brazilian Vogue. It wasn’t until the fall 2009 season that she strutted the catwalks in New York, walking for 3.1 phillip lim, BCBG Max Azria, Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, and Vera Wang before jumping to Paris to walk for Giambattista Valli, Kris Van Assche, and Stella McCartney. And her popularity is growing. Most recently, she walked in the Jason Wu, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Miu Miu resort shows. And you’ll probably start to recognize her face, too, at least at the mall. She booked campaigns for DKNY Jeans, BCBG Max Azria, Gap, Express, and Victoria’s Secret — the latter of which is pretty much a rite of passage for Brazilian beauties. But no word yet on whether she has a high-profile sporty boyfriend.
Model Profile: Gracie Carvalho
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