Portuguese model Sara Sampaio is a face to remember. She is a Victoria’s Secret model, a Rookie for this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue and is the new face of Calzedonia’s Summer 2014 campaign. So what is it about Sara that has the world talking about her?
The exotic-eyed, olive-skinned beauty was discovered at the age of 16 after taking part in the Cabelos Pantene modelling competition and his since starred in campaigns for Blumarine, Armani Exchange, Chanel Beauty, Victoria’s Secret and more.
At the tender age of 22, she can boast having covered glossies to include Elle Portugal, Vogue Portugal (3 times), Elle Spain, GQ Portugal, Elle Russia, Elle Italia and others: an understated and impressive feat for the up-and-coming model.
But it was this year that the world woke up to her enchanted beauty, when she was cast as one of Sports Illustrated Rookies of the Year. “It’s such an iconic magazine, it was such a big deal to get called and be told I got the job, there aren’t even any words,” she says speaking to SI.
In the issue, Sara was teamed up with last week’s Model of the Week, GiGi Hadid, pictured posing together for a series of fun-loving shoots to include dancing in bikinis atop a convertible. What’s more, Sara is the first-ever Portuguese model to appear in the issue in it’s 50 years of history! Now, that’s what we call claim to fame.
Gigi or Sara? Which Rookie wears it best