Camila Alves

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Camila Alves
Camila Alves 2011 (cropped).jpg
Alves in 2011
Born (1982-01-28) January 28, 1982 (age 34)
Brazil
Occupation Model, designer
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Matthew McConaughey (m. 2012)
Children 3
Website womenoftoday.com[1]
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Manager Major Model Management

Camila Alves[2] (born January 28, 1982)[3] is a Brazilian-American[4] 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, California, 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 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 Bravo network's third season of its reality television show 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, family, health, fashion, beauty and crafts. [11] Alves was a co-founder of the organic frozen baby food company Yummy Spoonfuls, which launched its product line for babies and toddlers in June 2016 in Target's frozen food section.[12]

She is the co-host of the Food Network's 'Kids BBQ Championship,' which started airing May 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Alves met American actor Matthew McConaughey in 2007.[13] The couple became engaged on Christmas Day 2011,[14] and were married on June 9, 2012 in Austin, Texas, where they reside.[2] They have three children: son Levi (born July 7, 2008),[15] daughter Vida (born January 3, 2010)[16] and son Livingston (born December 28, 2012).[17] On August 4, 2015, Alves became a U.S. citizen, in the same naturalization ceremony as British actress Emily Blunt.[18] [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Next DIY Guru? Camila Alves Launches Lifestyle Site for Women (with Recipes!)". 
  2. ^ a b c "Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves Wedding". People.com. June 10, 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Camila Alves". Fashion model directory. 
  4. ^ News, A. B. C. (August 5, 2015). "Matthew McConaughey's Wife Camila Alves Becomes a US Citizen". 
  5. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (June 16, 2008). "Camila Alves". People. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Camila Alves". FashionModelDirectory.com. 
  7. ^ Ferrara, Toni (November 2011). "Camila Alves: True Goddess". Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine. Archived from the original on December 26, 2011. 
  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". 
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  13. ^ Macaluso, Beth Anne (June 10, 2012). "Matthew McConaughey Marries Camila Alves!". Us Weekly. 
  14. ^ "Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves engaged". CNN.com. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves welcome son Levi". People.com. July 8, 2008. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves Welcome Daughter Vida". People.com. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Matthew and Camila McConaughey Welcome Son Livingston". People.com. December 28, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  18. ^ "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. 
  19. ^ "Camila Alves and Emily Blunt leave court after becoming US citizens". 

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