Victoria's Secret Model
Isabeli Fontana is a Brazilian model. She is known her appearance on
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009,
2010 and 2012. The brown haired, blue eyed beauty made her debut on the
Forbes The World's 15 Top-Earning Models list at place 11 in 2008 with
$3 million earnings.
Fontana has two sons, Zion (father: first husband Alvaro Jacomossi) and
Lucas (father: Henri Castelli). She was engaged to Rohan Marley but the
bond ended in September 2012.
Mother of 2
Childhood and Family:
Isabeli Bergossi Fontana, who would late be popular as Isabeli Fontana,
was born on July 4, 1983, in Curitiba, Brazil, to Italian parents
Maribel Bergossi and Antônio Carlos Fontana. She has two
brothers, Harrison and Heric. She was educated at Catholic School in
the Portão district of Curitiba. At age 13, Isabeli was one of
the finalists in an Elite Model Look Contest in São Paulo,
Brazil. She moved to Milan in the following year to pursue a career in
Isabeli has been married twice. She married first husband model Alvaro
Jacomossi from 2000 until they divorced. The marriage produced one
child, son Zion (born March 28, 2003, in New York). Isabeli married
second husband model and actor Henri Castelli on December 10, 2005, but
they divorced later in 2007. Their son, Lucas Castelli, was born on
October 23, 2006, in São Paulo, Brazil.
Models of the Moment
Isabeli Fontana was featured in the Victoria's Secret lingerie catalog
in 1999, at age 16. The shoot stirred controversy because Victoria's
Secret stated that they would not use girls under 18. Following this,
she signed with Valentino, Versace, and Ralph Lauren.
Fontana has worked for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Marie Claire,
ELLE, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Numéro, i-D, Arena and many
others. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Chanel,
Revlon, Tommy Hilfiger, Shiatzy Chen, Armani Jeans, Hugo Boss, Colcci,
Disritmia, Dolce and Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Enrique Martinez, Escada,
H&M, Helena Rubinstein, Hussein Chalayan, Massimo Dutti,
Mango M. Officer, Nicole Farhi, Oscar de la Renta, Peter Hahn, Philips,
Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Rosa Chá, Saks Fifth
Avenue, Triton, Valentino, Versace, Victoria's Secret and Vivara,
In 2004, Fontana graced the cover of the September Issue of American
Vogue, as one of the “Models of the Moment.” It was
photographed by Steven Meisel.
Fontana can be seen in the Spring/Summer 2011 campaigns for Escada,
Dolce and Gabbana, Uniqlo & Ann Taylor. She has appeared in the
Pirelli Calendar on many occasions, including in the 2011 calendar,
which features models posing as Greek and Roman gods, photographed by
Karl Lagerfeld. 2011 also saw her becoming part of the Miss Universe
Fontana becomes the face of Viktor & Rolf's fragrance Flowerbomb as of 2014.