Emanuela de Paula is a beautiful mixed-Brazilian model who has done catalog lingerie and swimwear work for Victoria's Secret since 2006. She walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2008 and again in 2010 and 2011. I was so happy to see her finally get to walk down the VS runway wearing wings in the most recent 2011 fashion show. In previous years, she has also been featured in a Victoria's Secret Christmas television commercial. Rumor has it that she was offered a VS angel contract at the same time that Chanel Iman and Erin Heatherton were offered but she turned it down. I believe this rumor to be true because much of the marketing done by Victoria's Secret at the time of new angel selection was leaning towards that direction.
Emanuela de Paula, of course, not only models for Victoria's Secret but she has landed major on-going advertising campaigns with Gina Tricot and NEXT (UK) Retailer. She seems to steadily show up on the runway, in print catalogs and in various advertising campaigns. She is also a serious amateur photographer and seems to have such an humble quietness about her that is very likeable. She is a sexy babe with a cool personality and she is very well paid. In fact, in 2009 Forbes Magazine ranked her as the 11th most highly paid supermodel earning approximately $2.5 million that year.