Saturday, 22 October 2011


Emanuela de Paula was born to a white mother and a black father in Northeastern Brazil. She first took an interest in modeling at the age of nine and quickly booked a supermarket advertisement. By 15, she was visiting modeling agencies and signed with the Marilyn agency. In New York City in 2005, her first season yielded runway work for the likes of Ralph Lauren, Bill Blass and Zac Posen, as well as a story for W, photographed by Michael Thompson. Her other runway credits include Alexandre Herchcovitch, Colcci, Diane von Furstenberg, Jennifer Lopez, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Lucy In The Sky, Rebecca Taylor, Salinas, Sweetface, Tommy Hilfiger, and Yigal Azrouƫl, and she has appeared in campaigns for Alexandre Herchcovitch, Cavalera, DKNY, GAP Body, Hush Puppies, MAC, Mixed, Prescriptives, Sephora, Tommy Hilfiger, Top Shop and Victoria's Secret. Her editorials include Allure Magazine, French, Marie Claire, Vogue, and Women's Wear Daily.

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