Alessandra Ambrosio is one of the world’s top supermodels and she shows no signs of going anywhere anytime soon. In a recent interview, she dished on her hopes and dreams for the future, donning the coveted Victoria’s Secret angel wings soon after giving birth and her fears about plastic surgery.
Apparently Alessandra Ambrosio has wanted to be a model her entire life, looking up to top models like Cindy Crawford and Stephanie Seymour for inspiration. Like them, Alessandra’s modeling career has lasted much longer than she initially anticipated and she plans to develop her own lines in the near future. Also like her role models, she would consider posing for Playboy, if the spread was artistic. After all, growing up in Brazil, she has no compunction about showing off her body as women’s bodies are prominently displayed on the country’s lush beaches.
As for how she keeps her figure, Alessandra says the only time it was difficult was when she was gearing up for a Victoria’s Secret runway show shortly after giving birth to her daughter. She gained 60 pounds during her pregnancy and went on the first diet of her life in order to drop the weight in time for the show—all while breastfeeding.
And while models have sought out cosmetic surgery to help them fill out scanty undergarments and achieve perfect profiles, Alessandra tells Net-a-Porter’s The Edit that an early episode with plastic surgery has left her fearful of ever going under the knife again.
Knowing that she wanted to be a model from an early age, at just 11 years old Alessandra decided to undergo ear pinning because she thought her ears were just a bit to prominent for a successful career. Unfortunately for her, she chose a plastic surgeon that was unfamiliar with the procedure and ended up botching it.
She explains, “I always knew I wanted to be a model so I decided to have my ears pinned back, because they stuck out a bit. I found this doctor in my hometown [of Erechim] in Brazil who had only done it once before, so I was a guinea pig. The first few nights it felt like someone had cut off my ears. For a year, I had to go back for mini-surgeries. Doctors say they can fix them, but cosmetic surgery freaks me out now.”
It’s easy to understand why Alessandra would be fearful of cosmetic surgery now. Her experience also underscores for other patients the importance of choosing an experienced doctor, especially one that is proficient in the type of procedure you are interested in undergoing.
These days, Alessandra tends to hide her prominent and slightly elfin ears with her hair. Even when worn up, she tends to have her hair loose enough to conceal her ears and finding pictures of her ears is much more difficult than finding the stunning beauty sporting next to nothing.
Lucky for Alessandra, she doesn’t need much work to get her camera ready.