When you think of Brazil in the fashion industry, you think about their swimsuits and lingerie most of the time. And obviously, there's a reason for that. If you buy a bikini made in Brazil you'll find out that there will be a lack of fabric to cover the derriere, but don't panic, it's just the way they make their bottoms to show off the perfect bums of Brazilian women, who are known for taking thongs to the next level and making the rest of the women jealous of their incredibly toned butts. That's why it comes as no surprise that at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show this year, the company chose Brazilian model Izabel Goulart to wear a revealing underwear showcasing Goulart's perfect assets.
The truth is, Izabel stole the show in a black bra and panties, which was twinned with a matching pair of black leather gloves and red stilettos. But this Sao Paolo native hasn't always been the beautiful swan. In fact, school was hard for her because she was a very skinny girl and her classmates made fun of her, calling her names like "giraffe." However, this beauty got the last laugh. At 14 she went grocery shopping with her mother, when a hairstylist suggested she should be a model, and the rest is history.
Izabel has modeled for A-list designers such as Bill Blass, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Isabel Marant, Givenchy, Altuzarra, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Balmain, Jil Sander, Chanel, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Emilio Pucci, Dolce and Gabbana, Emanuel Ungaro, Loewe, Roberto Cavalli and Stella McCartney, among others. She has also modeled for H&M, Express, Neiman Marcus, Missoni and Dsquared. But it wasn't until 2005, when she first appeared in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, right after being hired as an Angel. Although she turned in her wings in 2008, she has also walked in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and now, 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows.
Although she's 29 now, which in model years is almost 50, this girl has managed to defeat time and look young and beautiful all the time, teaching the newest Victoria's Secret Angels how it's done. And though she might be considered a bit "old" for modeling, her catwalk and editorial days are far from over. In the past three years she has been booking jobs like crazy, including the cover of the October 2010 issue of GQ Mexico, the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Elle Brazil, Vogue Spain, the December 2012 cover of Glamour Brazil, and most recently the February 2013 cover of Vogue Brazil. This year, she also became the face of MAC Cosmetics' Tropical Taboo line.
The Victoria's Secret fashion show, in which Izabel flaunted her amazing body on the catwalk, was filmed in New York on Nov. 13, but will air on CBS on Dec. 10, so you will be able to catch the breathtaking two-piece the Brazilian model wore, and will probably feel the need to drop the gingerbread cookies and get your butt to the gym. However, if you need early motivation, we've got the pictures of Izabel's assets so you can start hanging them on your fridge door, to scare away the need to drink that eggnog or eat more than you should this Holiday season. Personally, I have them on my office desk, fridge door and even as the wallpaper on my phone and computers.