Camila Alves

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Camila Alves
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Alves at The Heart Truth in February 2011
Born (1982-01-28) January 28, 1982 (age 37)
ResidenceAustin, Texas, U.S.
Citizenship
  • Brazil
  • United States
Occupation
  • Model
  • designer
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)
Children3
Modeling information
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
AgencyUno Models (Barcelona) [1]
Websitewomenoftoday.com[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.

Biography[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.[5]

Career[edit]

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, live stream 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 on June 9, 2012 in Austin, Texas, where they reside.[3] They have three children: a first son born in July 2008,[15] a daughter born in January 2010,[16] and a second son born in December 2012.[17]

On August 4, 2015, she became a U.S. citizen, in the same naturalization ceremony as British actress Emily Blunt.[18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://models.com/models/camila-alves
  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. ^ "Camila Alves". Fashion model directory.
  5. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (June 16, 2008). "Camila Alves". People. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "Camila Alves". FashionModelDirectory.com.
  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".
  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. ^ 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.
  19. ^ "Camila Alves and Emily Blunt leave court after becoming US citizens".

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