Date of Birth: April 25, 1989
Place of Birth: Cabo de Santo Agostinho,Pernambuco, Brazil
Height: 5 ft 9.3 in; 1.76 m
Measurements: 33-23.5-34 (in); 84-60-87 (cm)
De Paula in one sentence – Emanuela is a beautiful and magic black woman with a very successful international modeling career.
I am one of the few black women in the fashion industry.
(On her becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel) In the beginning it was kind of hard. I was ashamed to shoot only in bra and panties.
Emanuela booked her first modeling job as a 9 year old child. She started her professional modeling career at the age of 16.
She modeled for major fashion brands including: Victoria’s Secrets, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, and many other.
This beautiful black model appeared in many prestigious magazines including: Vogue, Allure, Marie Claire, etc.
She is “mulata” – her mother is white Brazilian and her father is an Afro Brazilian. Emanulea is one of many living proofs that mixed race women are simply gorgeous.
In 2006 Anna Wintour (the editor of Vogue magazine) declared Emanuela as the “model of the season.”
In 2008 she became one of the Victoria’s Secret angels.
In 2009 she was one of the highest paid models in the world, earning $2.5 million.
Always remember that true beauty comes from within.