Camila Alves

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Camila Alves
Camila Alves 2011 (cropped).jpg
Alves in 2011
Born (1982-01-28) January 28, 1982 (age 33)
Itambacuri, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Occupation Model, designer
Spouse(s) Matthew McConaughey (m. 2012)
Children 3
Modeling information
Height 5 ft, 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Dress size 4 US/6 UK/34 EU
Shoe size 8 US/39 EU
Manager Major Model Management

Camila Alves[1] (born January 28, 1982)[2] is a Brazilian-American[3] model and designer.[1] She is married to American actor Matthew McConaughey.

Early life[edit]

She was raised by her mother, an artist and designer, and her father, a farmer. Alves arrived in Los Angeles at the age of fifteen to visit her aunt, and stayed. After working for four years as a house-cleaner and waitress, she successfully learned English and decided to make the United States her home.[4]


At the age of 19, Alves moved to New York to pursue a career as a fashion model.[5] Alves and her mother design the Muxo line of handbags,[6] which were conceived after experimenting for three years with styles and designs.[7] In 2010, Alves hosted the Bravo network's third season of its reality television show 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]

Personal life[edit]

Alves met American actor Matthew McConaughey in 2006.[10] The couple became engaged on Christmas Day 2011,[11] and were married on June 9, 2012 in Austin, Texas, where they reside.[1] They have three children: son Levi (born 2008),[12] daughter Vida (born 2010)[13] and son Livingston (born 2012).[14] On August 4, 2015, Alves became a U.S. citizen, in the same ceremony as Emily Blunt.[15] [16]


  1. ^ a b c "Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves Wedding". June 10, 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Camila Alves". Fashion model directory. 
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  4. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (June 16, 2008). "Camila Alves". Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Camila Alves". 
  6. ^ Ferrara, Toni (November 2011). "Camila Alves: True Goddess". Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine. Archived from the original on December 26, 2011. 
  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. ^ Macaluso, Beth Anne (June 10, 2012). "Matthew McConaughey Marries Camila Alves!". Us Weekly. 
  11. ^ "Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves engaged". Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves welcome son Levi". July 8, 2008. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves Welcome Daughter Vida". Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Matthew and Camila McConaughey Welcome Son Livingston". December 28, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  15. ^ "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. 
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