Brazilian women dominate Victoria’s Secret bikini and fitness catalog


Note from BW of Brazil: The invisibility of black models during Brazil’s top fashion shows and black actresses on the television major networks is an ongoing issue covered here on the blog. Women (and men) are excluded or largely under-represented in Brazil’s Eurocentric media and when they are featured they remain in highly stereotyped roles in which they basically live up to the “place” that Brazilian society has reserved for them. This is the case with the ongoing controversy surrounding the current Globo TV series Sexo e as negas and well as other attempts at “black shows” and it also applies to the exclusion of black models in the yearly São Paulo Fashion Week and Fashion Rio events. As such, it’s nice to see some Brazilian women finding success on the international market as are the cases of Gracie Carvalho and Lais Ribeiro

Brazilian women dominate Victoria’s Secret sexy catalog

Gracie Carvalho and Lais Ribeiro are stars of the designer new campaigns. Models posed in  bikini and fitness clothing.

1 - Gracie

 Again, model top Gracie Carvalho, who is one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels, posed for one of the campaigns of the brand

2 - Gracie

In bikini, Gracie Carvalho showed her nice shape in photographs to publicize the new collection of the brand name’s ‘swimwear’.


The model is a part of the list of Brazil’s most prominent in the global fashion universe.


“It’s a profession in which you travel a lot, earn money fast, it’s a good life, but I miss my family, the food, the coxinhas and little pies that my mom makes!” she told Caras magazine.


At 24, Gracie has already done campaigns for brands such as DKNY, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, among others.


Another Brazilian that is part of the star team of Victoria’s Secret Angles is the Piauí native Lais Ribeiro.


Lais posed for the ‘VSX sport collection’ campaign, of brand name fitness clothing.

Source: Yahoo Mulher

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  1. Wow! It’s nice to see that the modelling world has moved past Giselle and Alessandra Ambrosio (who I must say is the most poorly built, basic b*tch I have ever seen)! Thanks for waking up Sports Illustrated! I am SO sick of Brazilians insisting that anything MORE than about 75% of the country is “white”!

  2. Black Brazilians dominate Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated, but guess what? The High Fashion world (Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, et al) is where the credibility is. HF prefers the Germanic-looking Brazilians (Gisele, Raquel Zimmerman, Caroline Trentini, etc)

    • Well, we know that white supremacist societies fear Black people moving into spaces that they think are “theirs” LOL – just ask Serena Williams, Akintunde Ahmad, or Vivian Malone. It still does not take away the significance of seeing publications that are willing to acknowledge Black and Brown beauty. And speaking of High Fashion, you must not forget Iman, Beverly Johnson, Naomi Campbell, Alek Wek, and Tyra Banks – all Black women known for their modeling careers. All these women make more money than Raquel or Caroline (whoever the hell these chicks are). Just because there are not as many of them doesn’t mean that they are insignificant.

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