Sara Sampaio(Supermodel Portuguese) Victoria's Secret Angel
Sara was discovered at the age of 15, but was not allowed to compete in modeling competitions until the age of 16. At the age of 16, she won a hair modeling contest in Portugal called Cabelos Pantene 2007 contest. She had the chance to be in a commercial in Portugal. She got signed to an agency, but because of her strict parents, she had to finish high school, and went to the University of Lisbon. She was doing part-time because she was not allowed to be homeschooled. While in Lisbon, she did editorial part-time until she had the opportunity to go international.She had the chance to be in a commercial in Portugal.Sara’s dream was to work for Victoria’s Secret. Her agency sent in headshots, and she was asked to audition, but did not make it on the show. She worked very hard to be chosen for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. After her third year audition, she made her debut in 2013 walking one segment of the VS Fashion Show and two segments in 2014. She was recently chosen as one of the newest angels for the 2015 runway, and this December will be the first year she walks the runway as an angel.
She has been featured prominently in television ads for Axe body spray in the United States. In 2012, she was chosen for the cover of the April edition of Portuguese Vogue and to be the face of the international advertising campaign for Calzedonia Mar, Summer 2012, which was photographed by Raphael Mazzucco in Greece and Jamaica. She was the face of Calzedonia again in 2013, 2014 and 2015.She also appeared in the Replay Fall/Winter 11/12 campaign, alongside Irina Shayk, in the Blumarine Fall/Winter 11/12 campaign, with Adriana Lima and in the Armani Fall/Winter 11/12 campaign. In 2013, she appeared in the first edition of the year of the Portuguese GQ, where she was presented as the "eighth wonder of the world". She appeared in Rosa Cha 2013 campaign alongside Barbara Palvin. She made her debut in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on 13 November 2013. She walked in the Pink segment. She walked the following year in two segments and became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2015. She has appeared in the 2014 and 2015 editions of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition and won the "Rookie of the year" award in 2014.Sampaio has been on the cover of L'Officiel, Vogue, Marie Claire, Glamour, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, GQ, Telva, etc.
Sara Sampaio grew up in the outskirts of Porto, Portugal, then moved to New York to start her career. In interviews with Vogue, Sampaio talks about being photographed nude. She considers her modeling a form of artistic expression, and nudity empowering. Sara feels confident and said in the interview, "At the end of the day, we were born naked, and that's the way we are gonna go". She believes everyone should feel comfortable in her own skin no matter shape or size. For this reason, Sara has spoken out against skinny shaming, and mentioned in an interview that the amount of hate that her and other Victoria's Secret models experience is ridiculous. She says that "every body is different and every metabolism is different". The model was part of "The Perfect Body" VS campaign that was later changed to "A Body for Everybody".
The twenty-four year old has just signed a contract to become one of the ten newest Victoria's Secret angels that will be walking her first show (as an angel) on December 8, 2015. In an interview with Hello! Fashion, Sara talks about traveling the world to model in lingerie. In order to model, she works out two-four times a week. She tries to make workouts fun by bringing her friends and exchanging tips with her other VS models.
First place, Cabelos Pantene Contest 2007
Best Female Model, Portuguese Golden Globes Fashion Awards 2011
Best Female Model, Vogue Portugal Fashion Awards 2011
Best Female Model, Portuguese Golden Globes Fashion Awards 2012
Best Female Model, Vogue Portugal Fashion Awards 2012
2013 Revelation Model of the Year by ¡Hola! magazine
Best Female Model, Portuguese Golden Globes Fashion Awards 2014
2014 Rookie of the Year, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
Best Female Model, Portuguese Golden Globes Fashion Awards 2015