Model Profile – Sara Sampaio
Sara Sampaio (born 21 July 1991) is a Portuguese model best known for being a Victoria’s Secret Angel and working for Calzedonia, as well as her appearance in the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, a first for a Portuguese supermodel, for which she won Rookie of the Year.
Her career began when she won the Cabelos Pantene 2007 competition. She went on to be featured in several ad campaigns including AXE Body Spray.
Sara was discovered at the age of 15, but was not allowed to compete in modeling competitions until the age of 16. Her career began when she won the Cabelos Pantene 2007 competition. She went on to be featured in several ad campaigns including AXE Body Spray at the age of 16.
Right after she got signed to an agency, but because of her strict parents, she had to finish high school, and went to the University of Lisbon. She was doing part-time because she was not allowed to be homeschooled. While in Lisbon, she did editorial part-time until she had the opportunity to go international.
Sara Sampaio grew up in the outskirts of Porto, Portugal, then moved to New York to start her career. In interviews with Vogue, Sampaio talks about being photographed nude. She considers her modeling a form of artistic expression, and nudity empowering. Sara feels confident and said in the interview, “At the end of the day, we were born naked, and that’s the way we are gonna go”.
But Sara’s dream was to work for Victoria’s Secret. Her agency sent in headshots, and she was asked to an audition, but did not make it on the show. She worked very hard to be chosen for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
After her third year audition, she made her debut in 2013 walking one segment of the VS Fashion Show and two segments in 2014. She was recently chosen as one of the newest angels for the 2015 runway, and this December will be the first year she walks the runway as an angel.
She appeared in editorials for Elle Spain, Vogue Portugal, Marie-Claire France, Elle Portugal, Telva, Marie-Claire Ukraine, Vogue India, N Style, Glamour Spain, Edit, Elle Italia, Marie-Claire Spain, GQ Portugal, Biba France and Vogue Spain.
She also appeared on the cover of Elle Spain, Vogue Portugal, Marie-Claire France, Elle Portugal, Telva and Marie-Claire Ukraine.
She’s currently signed with Women Management in Milan and New York, with Marilyn Models in Paris, Mega Models in Hamburg, Models 1 in London and with View Management in Madrid and Barcelona.
We absolutely adore Sara.
ELITE LAUNCHES “ELITE WINTER TOUR 2018”January 31st, 2018
THE VOGUE MODEL 2017 COMPETITIONSeptember 14th, 2016
Coccinelle SS2016 collection campaignMarch 24th, 2016
Model Profile – Sara SampaioMarch 17th, 2016