Lais Ribeiro (born Oct. 5, 1989) is a Brazilian lingerie model famously known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Lais, who is considered one of the most renowned supermodels in the world today, is married to Joakim Noah, a French-Swedish-American former professional basketball player. The supermodel is a mother of one child and is worth about $2.7 million. Here are the top interesting facts about Lais Ribeiro that you probably did not know.
Biography Summary of Lais Ribeiro
- Full Name: Lais Pereira De Oliveira Ribeiro
- Date of Birth: October 5, 1989
- Gender: Female
- Place of Birth: Miguel Alves, State of Piaui, Brazil
- Nationality: Brazilian
- Profession: Model
- Net Worth: $2.7 million
- Height: 6 feet
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Eyes: Brown
- Bust: 34″ / 81cm
- Waist: 23″ / 58.5cm
- Hips: 33″ / 84cm
- Dress: 4 (US) / 34 (EU)
- Sexuality: Straight
- Relationship Status: Married
- Husband: Joakim Noah (m. 2022)
- Children: Alexandre Ribeiro
- Instagram: @laisribeiro
- Twitter: @lalaribeiro16
Lais Ribeiro is From Brazil
Lais Ribeiro is originally from Miguel Alves, Piauí, in northeastern Brazil. She was brought up by her parents, José Ribeiro de Oliveira Filho and Socorro Oliveira. Much about her early life is not known, but we know that she started modeling in 2009 after she was discovered by JOY Model Management Brasil.
She, however, took some time before she debuted on the catwalk during the 2011 summer season, when she was the record holder for walking the most shows in her home country, Brazil. Since 2012, Ribeiro has been present in the international modeling scene, starring in ad campaigns for world-leading brands like Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, etc.
She Has Worked With Many International Brands
Supermodel Lais Ribeiro started modeling in 2009. This was after she gave in to her friend’s advice to start working as a model in her native country, Brazil. Before becoming a model, Ribeiro was going to become a nurse, and she was in training already. But her friend pointed out her potential to be a model. Right after, Ribeiro dropped her nursing training and signed up for modeling.
Ribeiro has since walked the major international catwalks for top designers like Louis Vuitton, Shiatzy Chen, Chanel, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, DKNY, Dior, Roberto Cavalli, Blumarine, Moschino, Balmain, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexandre Vauthier, Elie Saab, Alexander Wang, Guy Laroche, and Marc Jacobs, amongst others. She has also appeared in the American, Italian, German, and Brazilian versions of Vogue magazine.
During the fashion week of Brazil for the spring/summer 2011 collections, Ribeiro was the most booked runway model with a total of 27 shows in São Paulo Fashion Week and 26 shows during Rio Fashion Week. She currently models for Victoria’s Secret, having appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show between 2010 to 2018 together with the 2011 Christmas commercial and the 2012 Valentine’s Day commercial alongside Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima.
Lais was not a part of the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show due to an ankle sprain injury she got during rehearsals. For the 2013 show, Victoria’s Secret producers allowed Lais to open the Birds of Paradise segment.
Lais Ribeiro Has Worn the Famous “Champagne Nights Fantasy” Bra
Lais Ribeiro was promoted in 2015 and became a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She is one of the few lucky models to be selected to wear the Victoria’s Secret highly-coveted fantasy bra. The “Champagne Nights Fantasy” bra is a fine mix of handset diamonds, yellow sapphires, and blue topaz in 18-karat gold. The bra costs $2 million dollars and was designed by leading luxury jewelry designer Mouawad.
The bra and its matching belt are handset with 6,000 yellow diamonds, yellow sapphires, and blue topaz in 18 karat gold. The agencies Lais Ribeiro has worked with over the years include;
- Women Management (New York, Paris)
- Monster Management (Milan)
- Next Model Management (London)
- Traffic Models (Barcelona)
- IMM Bruxelles (Brussels)
- Joy Model Management (São Paulo)
Lais Ribeiro’s Streak on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Lais Ribeiro has walked in eight Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows since her debut in professional modelling in 2011. Here is an overview of Lais Ribeiro’s activities at Victoria’s Secret
- In 2010, Lais walked in Segment 3: Game On, and Segment 5: Wild Things.
- In 2011, she walked in Segment 1: Ballet, Segment 3: Passion, and Segment 6: Club Pink.
- In 2013, she walked in Segment 3: Parisian Nights and Segment 4: Birds of Paradise.
- In 2014, she did her walk-in Segment 3: Exotic Traveler and Segment 6: Angel Ball.
- In 2015, Lais walked in Segment 3: Exotic Butterflies and Segment 5: Ice Angels.
- In 2016, Lais walked in Segment 1: The Road Ahead and Segment 5: Dark Angel.
- In 2017, she walked in Segment 5: Nomadic Adventure and wore the Fantasy Bra while walking the Segment 6: Goddesses wearing
- In 2018, Ribeiro walked in Segment 1: Glam Royale and Segment 7: Celestial Angel
Lais Ribeiro is Married to Joakim Noah
Lais Ribeiro got married to former professional basketball player Joakim Noah on July 13, 2022. Ribeiro and Noah started dating in September 2018, and a year after, they got engaged. However, the celebrity couple got married after 4 years of relationship.
Noah, who was playing for the Chicago Bulls basketball team, was dressed in a white tux, while Ribeiro wore an elegant white dress with an embroidered bodice. The wedding was a closed romantic beach ceremony in front of their friends and family in her hometown, Tukosa, Brazil. While Ribeiro’s dad walked her down the aisle, her fellow Victoria’s Secret models Sara Sampaio and Jasmine Tookes served as bridesmaids as guests filmed every moment of their event.
Do Ribeiro and Noah Have Any Child Together?
Lais Ribeiro and Joakim Noah have no children together. In fact, it is unknown if they have plans to have one someday. However, Lais Ribeiro has a son called Alexandre. He was born on 17 May 2008, right before her professional modelling career kicked off.
Alexandre Ribeiro was diagnosed with autism some years back. In honour of his person and to express how much she loves him, Lias Ribeiro recently got an autism awareness ribbon tattoo. Despite her famous glam lifestyle, Ribeiro has done her best to keep her son, Alexandre, away from public scrutiny.
Ribeiro has a Massive Following on Social Media
Since becoming a model, Lais Ribeiro has been active on both Instagram and Twitter. She has amassed a huge following of over 3 million followers on Instagram @laisribeiro. On her Twitter account @lalaribeiro16, Ribeiro has 104 thousand followers. She posts a combination of personal and work-related content. Most of the pictures she posts on her social media account are those of her strutting down the catwalk. At other times, she also posts pictures of herself with friends and other models at various events she attends.