Camila Alves

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Camila Alves
Camilla at The Heart Truth in February 2011
Born (1982-01-28) January 28, 1982 (age 35)
Itambacuri, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Residence Austin, Texas, U.S.
Citizenship Brazil, United States
Occupation Model, designer
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Matthew McConaughey (m. 2012)
Children 3
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Agency Major Model Management

Camila Alves McConaughey[2] (born January 28, 1982)[3] is a Brazilian and American model and designer.[2] She is married to American actor Matthew McConaughey.

Early life[edit]

Camila Alves was born in Brazil and raised there until the age of fifteen. Her mother is an artist and designer, and her father, a farmer. At fifteen, 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.[4]


At the age of 19, Alves moved to New York City to pursue a career as a fashion model.[5] Alves and her mother design the Muxo line of handbags,[6] developing their design after experimenting for three years with styles and designs.[7] In 2010, Alves hosted the third season of the Bravo network reality television series Shear Genius.[8]

In April 2012, Alves was signed on as the new face for Macy's clothing line "I.N.C. International Concepts".[9] In January 2016, Alves launched a lifestyle website, Women of Today, that serves as a hub for her social media, live stream video program Camila's Code, and blog posts on food, family, health, fashion, beauty and crafts.[10] Alves was a co-founder of the organic frozen baby food company Yummy Spoonfuls, which launched its product line for babies and toddlers in Target's frozen food section in 2016.[11]

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.[12] The couple became engaged on Christmas Day in 2011[13] and were married on June 9, 2012 in Austin, Texas, where they reside.[2] They have three children: son Levi (born July 7, 2008),[14] daughter Vida (born January 3, 2010),[15] and son Livingston (born December 28, 2012).[16] On August 4, 2015, Alves became a U.S. citizen, in the same naturalization ceremony as British actress Emily Blunt.[17][18]


  1. ^ "The Next DIY Guru? Camila Alves Launches Lifestyle Site for Women (with Recipes!)". 
  2. ^ a b c "Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves Wedding". June 10, 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Camila Alves". Fashion model directory. 
  4. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (June 16, 2008). "Camila Alves". People. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Camila Alves". 
  6. ^ Ferrara, Toni (March 30, 2011). "Camila Alves: True Goddess". Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine. 
  7. ^ "Brazilian model Camila Alves shows off bags in Boca Raton". Miami Herald. March 19, 2009. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  8. ^ "New host talks off the coif about 'Shear Genius' do over". Boston Herald. February 3, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Matthew McConaughey"s baby named". The New Zealand Herald. December 31, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Matthew McConaughey's Wife Camila Alves Brings Her Crafty DIY Talents To The Internet — Check Out Her New Lifestyle Blog". 
  11. ^ Camila Alves Launches Premium – and Affordable! – Organic Baby Food Line for Target. (May 24, 2016)
  12. ^ Macaluso, Beth Anne (June 10, 2012). "Matthew McConaughey Marries Camila Alves!". Us Weekly. 
  13. ^ "Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves engaged". Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves welcome son Levi". July 8, 2008. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves Welcome Daughter Vida". Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Matthew and Camila McConaughey Welcome Son Livingston". December 28, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Happy to say I now hold an American passport! I have so much respect and appreciation for this country. #newuscitizen". Twitter. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Camila Alves and Emily Blunt leave court after becoming US citizens". 

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