Barbara Fialho turns 26 years old today–which is kind of a shock, since the striking Brazilian is a fairly new name in the Victoria’s Secret universe. Of course, folks who adore just regular ol’ models were already fans of the 5’11” stunner. That’s courtesy of her work for brands like Diesel and magazines like Italian Vogue. The gal’s been modeling since the age of 15, and made a very quick transition from her homeland’s fashion shows to the Big Apple.
Barbara might be a classic beauty, but she’s still daring enough to have been the exclusive model to wild British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood for Paris Fashion Week. These amazing pics will let you see just how much personality Barbara can bring to a shoot. We’re thinking that she’s a natural to move up in the ranks alongside Victoria’s Secret gals like Jessica Hart, Elsa Hosk, Adriana Lima , Izabel Goulart, and Sessilee Lopez. It’s kind of amazing to think that those ladies are considered second-tier amongst some Victoria’s Secret fans–but we’d never get caught being so judgmental. (But we are reminded that we earlier wrote up some pretty amazing Candice Swanepoel videos today.)
Yes, we love all Victoria’s Secret models equally. It’s still okay to have a fondness for a relative newcomer like Barbara Fialho, though. Settle in with 32 pics that’ll get you started in catching up with a model that’s going to keep catching our eyes for many years to come…