Camila Alves

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Camila Alves
Camila Alves crop2.jpg
Alves at The Heart Truth in February 2011
Born (1982-01-28) January 28, 1982 (age 39)
American (2015–present)
  • Model
  • designer
Years active2001–present
(m. 2012)
Modeling information
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
AgencyUno Models (Barcelona) [1][2]

Camila Alves McConaughey[3] (born January 28, 1982)[4] is a Brazilian-American model and designer.[3] She is married to American actor Matthew McConaughey.


Camila Alves was born in Brazil and raised there until the age of 15. Her mother is an artist and designer, and her father, a farmer. At 15, Alves traveled to Los Angeles to visit her aunt and decided to stay. After working for four years as a house-cleaner and waitress, she became fluent in English and decided to make the United States her home.[5]


At the age of 19, Alves moved to New York City to pursue a career as a fashion model.[6] Alves and her mother design the Muxo line of handbags,[7] developing their design after experimenting for three years with styles and designs.[8] In 2010, Alves hosted the third season of the Bravo network reality television series Shear Genius.[9]

In April 2012, Alves was signed on as the new face for Macy's clothing line I.N.C. International Concepts.[10]

In January 2016, Alves launched a lifestyle website, Women of Today, that serves as a hub for her social media; livestream video program, Camila's Code; and blog posts on food, health, crafts & décor, style, family, and work life.[11] Alves is also the co-owner of the organic food company, Yummy Spoonfuls, which launched its product line for babies and toddlers in Target's frozen food section in 2016.[12]

She co-hosted, with Eddie Jackson, the first season of the Food Network competition show Kids BBQ Championship, which aired in summer 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Alves met American actor Matthew McConaughey in 2006.[13] The couple became engaged on Christmas Day in 2011[14] and were married in a private Catholic wedding ceremony on June 13, 2012, in Austin, Texas, where they reside.[3] They have three children: a son born in July 2008,[15] a daughter born in January 2010,[16] and a second son born in December 2012.[17] In 2021, McConaughey stated that meeting Alves inspired him to stop acting in rom-com movies.[18]

On August 4, 2015, she became a U.S. citizen in the same naturalization ceremony as British actress Emily Blunt.[19]


Alves and McConaughey founded the Just Keep Livin' Foundation in 2010.[20][21] The foundation was the focus of a partnership with fashion brand Veronica Beard in 2019.[22]

In May 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, McConaughey and Alves distributed over 100,000 face masks to hospitals in Texas.[23]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2002 Misunderstood Bon Jovi[24]
2006 "Pullin' Me Back" Chingy[4]
2007 "Because of You" Ne-Yo[4]


  1. ^ "Camila Alves - Model".
  2. ^ Leonard, Elizabeth (January 19, 2016). "The Next DIY Guru? Camila Alves Launches Lifestyle Site for Women (with Recipes!)". People. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Leonard, Elizabeth (June 10, 2012). "Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves Wedding". People. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Camila Alves - Fashion Model". Fashion model directory.
  5. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (June 16, 2008). "Camila Alves". People. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "Camila Alves".
  7. ^ Ferrara, Toni (March 30, 2011). "Camila Alves: True Goddess". Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine.
  8. ^ "Brazilian model Camila Alves shows off bags in Boca Raton". Miami Herald. March 19, 2009. Retrieved May 10, 2010.
  9. ^ "New host talks off the coif about 'Shear Genius' do over". Boston Herald. February 3, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2010.
  10. ^ "Matthew McConaughey"s baby named". The New Zealand Herald. December 31, 2012.
  11. ^ "Matthew McConaughey's Wife Camila Alves Brings Her Crafty DIY Talents To The Internet — Check Out Her New Lifestyle Blog". January 19, 2016.
  12. ^ Leonard, Elizabeth (May 24, 2016). "Camila Alves Launches Premium - and Affordable! - Organic Baby Food Line for Target". People. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  13. ^ Macaluso, Beth Anne (June 10, 2012). "Matthew McConaughey Marries Camila Alves!". Us Weekly.
  14. ^ "Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves engaged". CNN. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  15. ^ "Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves welcome son Levi". People. July 8, 2008. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  16. ^ Michaud, Sarah (January 3, 2010). "Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves Welcome Daughter Vida". People. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  17. ^ "Matthew and Camila McConaughey Welcome Son Livingston". People. December 28, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  18. ^ Long, Danielle (March 27, 2021). "Matthew McConaughey says meeting wife Camila Alves inspired him to quit rom-coms". ABC News. Retrieved July 5, 2021.
  19. ^ Alves, Camila [@iamcamilaalves] (August 4, 2015). "Happy to say I now hold an American passport! I have so much respect and appreciation for this country. #newuscitizen" (Tweet). Retrieved August 4, 2015 – via Twitter.
  20. ^ "Matthew McConaughey: My Charity Work With Wife Camila Is 'Thriving'". Us Weekly. August 24, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  21. ^ "The Many Facets of Camila Alves". Austin Woman Magazine. January 1, 2015. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  22. ^ "Camila Alves McConaughey Talks Charitable Partnership With Veronica Beard". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  23. ^ Asmelash, Leah. "Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves are delivering face masks to hospitals in rural Texas". CNN. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  24. ^ "Pump Rules' Tom Sandoval and Camila Alves Starred in a Bon Jovi Music Video". US Weekly. May 11, 2018.

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