21 February 2009

Maria Izabel Goulart Dourado, b 1984, Brazil


  1. She is known as Izabel Goulart.

    She is best known as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels from 2005 to 2008 and for her recent work with Armani Exchange.

    She is of Italian descent and has four brothers and one sister. Goulart once said "the hardest part about being an Angel is I spend time away from my mom's food and away from my home with my five brothers and sister."

    While shopping for groceries with her mother at age 14, a hairstylist suggested that she should become a model. She moved to the state's capital São Paulo and started modeling.

    During Goulart's first ever fashion show appearance, she experienced a wardrobe malfunction. The unfortunate incident made many Brazilian newspapers and remains her most embarrassing moment. She was able to put her rocky start behind her and returned to the runway to model collections for many A-list designers.

    Goulart was reportedly engaged to businessman Marcelo Costa on August 2006. However, on the February 7, 2008 Conan O'Brien show, she mentioned that she was single.

    After being spotted partying at a club in Russia on June 2008 she has been reportedly link to Russian soccer star Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.

    Goulart is Catholic. She is also devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

    Goulart does charitable work helping with hospitals in her native Brazil to raise money to provide free insulin for diabetic children in need. She also wants to help on finding a cure for diabetes.

  2. see profile of Selita Ebanks for one more image of Goulart