Model Monday: Ana Sofia Martins

Ana Sofia Martins is a Portuguese beauty of Cape Verdian descent. Ana’s entry into the modeling industry was a mixture of fate and of course, good looks! At 14 Ana skipped school and while going to a former teacher’s house was scouted by a modeling agency. How lucky! Within the year, she won  the 2002 ‘Look Models International’ contest in Istanbul, Turkey and was shortly thereafter whisked off to Paris. She was only 15. Her modeling career caused her to put aside her high school diploma due to her hectic schedule. Within two years she moved from Portugal to Paris to Milan to London, finally settling down in New York City at 17. She has appeared in editorials for Pink by Victoria’s Secret, MAC, Samsung, and Marie Claire, walked in runway shows for Agnes B, Baby Phat, Narciso Rodriguez; and she has been featured in advertisements for  Betsey Johnson and Walmart. Ana Sofia still resides in NYC,  practices Buddhism, and prides herself on living life to the fullest…. and of course, she still rocks her signature fro!


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