Jacqueline Meirelles

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Jacqueline Meirelles
Jacqueline Ribeiro Meireles

(1963-04-15) 15 April 1963 (age 56)
Modeling information
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorGreen
AgencyL'Equipe - São Paulo

Jacqueline Meirelles (Cuiabá, MT, 15 April 1963) is a Brazilian model, former television host and Miss Universo Brasil 1987.[1] She was the first delegate from the Distrito Federal, to win an edition of this pageant since the inauguration of the city, on 21 April 1960. Currently, she works as jewel designer, manager and philanthropist.[2]


First daughter of an attorney born in Ceará state and a manager from Minas Gerais, Jacqueline moved to Distrito Federal seven months old. Before her election at Miss Distrito Federal pageant, in March 1987, she worked in a local bank as a receptionist and conciliated that work with her modelling career.[2]

Miss Brazil win[edit]

In March 1987, Jacqueline defeated other 15 contestants in a district pageant for the telecast of Miss Brazil pageant, held on 4 April on Anhembi Convention Pallace and broadcast nationally on SBT.

Television career[edit]

After her coronation, Jacqueline was invited to take a role in the permanent cast of popular comedy show A Praça é Nossa, hosted and created by Carlos Alberto de Nóbrega, after his dismissal from Rede Bandeirantes, where he hosted a show called Praça Brasil. At same time, the new Miss Brazil got ready for the Miss Universe 1987, held in Singapore on 26 May and also broadcast by SBT and, worldwide, by American-based network CBS.

Meirelles won the pageant's National Costume Award. It was the last great beauty contest win for the country until SBT's cancellation of Miss Brazil 1990. After that, the beauty pageant faced a lack of interest by the audience for the next decade.

After her reigning ended in 1988, Jacqueline hosted a SBT Wednesday movie session top-watched called Cinema em Casa. In 1989, she moved to Rede Manchete, where acted as co-host of daytime women show Mulher 90 with a future MTV Brasil VJ, Astrid Fontenelle.

She has also acted as a merchandising girl for the shows hosted by Gugu Liberato and invited by the weekly regular program Hebe Camargo, both aired on SBT. On TV Gazeta, appeared regularly on the daytime show Mulheres.

In 1995, Meirelles was a host of a syndicated show called Vivendo com Classe (Living with Class), where she showcased sophisticate automobiles and their modern features.

Model works[edit]

Jacqueline began as a professional model in a defunct agency Jet Set, and since 1991 she is exclusive for São Paulo-based firm L'Equipe.

She appeared on the cover of several magazines such as Nova, Cláudia, Minha and Mãe. Also acted in advertising campaigns and TV commercials for Bradesco, SunBlock, the defunct Banco Nacional, Ponto Frio, Itaú, IBM, Avon, Hotel Sofitel, Gelol, Brastemp, Jardim Sul shopping mall, Banco do Brasil, Rexona, Palmolive and others.

Music career[edit]

At the end of 1980's, Jacqueline was a backing vocalist for the band Grafitte. Due to Plano Collor freezing private assets and the negative impact on Brazilian economy, the group was ended in 1990.


  1. ^ Margareth Libardi. PROFISSAO MODELO - EM BUSCA DA FAMA. Senac. ISBN 978-85-7359-392-1. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b Edited by her brother
Preceded by
Deise Nunes de Sousa
Miss Brasil
Succeeded by
Isabel Cristina Beduschi