Camila Alves

Camila AlvesCamila Alves is an American-Brazilian model and designer. She was born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. She came to Los Angeles when she was fifteen years old. She took up the jobs of house cleaner and waitress for 4 years. During this time, she became well versed in English. She finally decided to become a fashion model. She has also hosted a reality television show Shear Genius. She married Matthew McConaughey in 2012. She also likes charity works and has started JKL [Just Keep Living Foundation].

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Occupation: Model, designer
Born: January 28, 1982, Itambacuri, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Height: 1.75 m
Spouse: Matthew McConaughey (m. 2012)
Children: Levi Alves McConaughey, Vida Alves McConaughey, Livingston Alves McConaughey
TV shows: Shear Genius
Nationality: Brazilian, American

When I was a kid, I wanted a Chanel bob and bangs. My mom said no. I went to the salon anyway, and they said, 'No way - we are not going to do that to your hair.' So I did it myself. Big mistake. Instead of my bangs going down straight, they were sticking up like a cat. It was horrible.

I have a hard time finding high boots that go up to your knee, because of the shape of my calves.

I respect marriage, and I think it's beautiful that people do it. But for me, more important than anything is having a peaceful life and a peaceful home.

A lot of people, sometimes they're so stuck on, 'I gotta get married, I gotta get married.' They forget that the really important thing is to have a healthy home, a healthy family, a healthy environment for your kids and to have everything going in a good, peaceful way.

I was never the girl that grew up saying I want to get married. I actually told my parents to not expect me to get married.

Somebody showed me a picture of some event I went to back in the day, and I was really going heavy on the turquoise jewelry, and it was not good. I was like, 'OK, I guess that was a phase that needed to happen.'

Embrace yourself and do what you can to look and feel your best. Don't put on so many fashion trends that create a ridiculous style statement. Pick and choose what feels good, and flatters your own body.

Women inspire me. Women in the airports, around the country in different cities, destinations around the world, inspire me with the way they express their individuality. I love watching women and discovering all the ways each person uses a color, pattern, a style, even a lipstick color. I'm a people watcher.

Before a shoot, I'll watch what I eat. During the shoot, I watch what I eat. Afterwards, the first thing I do is go have a steak and French fries.

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