Born in Londrina, Brazil, BR
Michelle Alves was studying civil engineering at a state university in Brazil when her modeling career began. She became a finalist for the Elite Model Management Look Contest and decided to work in fashion full-time. Since then, Alves has been featured on more than 100 covers of major fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, and L'Officiel. She was featured in Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue, both in 2003 and 2005.