Born in Sao Carlos, Brazil, Maria Izabel Goulart Dourado aka Isabel Goulart is best known as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels from 2005 to 2008.
Goulart is of Italian descent. She has five brothers and a sister.
In school, she was made fun of for being tall and skinny.
Izabel Goulart was encouraged to try modeling by a hairdresser. She subsequently moved to Sao Paulo and began modeling. Her measurements are 32.5-23.5-35.
Though she may be most known in Brazil for a wardrobe malfunction, Izabel Goulart went to model for A-list designers such as Bill Blass, Chanel, Ralph Lauren and others. She has also modeled for Neiman Marcus and Express and more.
Izabel Goulart recalled her malfunction, "For some reason everyone was wearing clothes and they put a bikini on me. They tied up the bikini and put the top part behind my back and I was like, 'Guys, that's not going to work out. I'm not feeling comfortable with that. It's going to fall.' They're like, 'No, you're fine with this. Go, girl, go!' And then I started walking down. I was really nervous, it was my first time and I felt my bikini top falling down. I felt as I was walking something was coming down slowly and I was like, 'Oh my God, oh my God, help me' and when I completely got in front of the photographers it fell. I was just frozen and I saw everyone around me standing up and clapping and laughing" (askmen.com).
Izabel first appeared in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2005. She also appeared in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has graced the covers of French and Japanese Vogue, Numero, Marie Claire and Elle.
Izabel has appeared on "Two and a Half Men," and "Entourage."
Izabel said her guilty pleasure is "Sleep! I love to sleep late, and I rarely have the chance to." And her idea of happiness is "having time to spend with my family and my dog Peter Pan" (bellasugar.com).
Izabel Goulart loves men with a natural look " men with jeans and a white T-shirt. "I like the nice underwear, too, that makes the final touch." On a first date, she thinks, "you should never be late. You should definitely look into my eye and not only to my breast." She admits, she's not a person of hidden talents, but if you dare her to do something, she'll do her best and go after it big time. Because of all the traveling she does for her shoots, she misses home (gq.com).
Izabel Goulart lives in New York City.
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