Femme: Lais Riberio

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Brazil. It is a country made up of many enviable things. It has miles of pristine white sand beaches, a number of vibrant festivals and celebrations, great food, strong drinks, and beautiful women. One such woman is Lais Ribeiro. Lais is Man of the Hour’s Femme of the Month.

It is plain to see why. Sure Lais Ribeiro is stunning, but there is more to her than her good looks. Miss Ribeiro’s story is one as classic as they come. A real Cinderella story. She was the consummate underdog, the fashion outsider who decided to take a chance and managed to charm every fashion bigwig and make it big. You see Lais Ribeiro is a single mother. She has to not only worry about herself but the wellbeing of her son. I don’t believe it is an exaggeration to say that there are thousands of young, pretty girls that never make the cut and who have a third of the pressure on them as Lais. Yet she is the one who succeeded through grit and drives. She was persuaded to try out modeling just a year after her son was born, and she proceeded to take the modeling world by storm. This might be due to luck, sure, but I believe she made it happen through determination and sheer force of will. Just months after starting her career Lais was walking on major runways all across the globe. As a “rookie” model, she has walked for such major players such as Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci, Versace, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton.  Beyond working for these titans in the industry, Lais pulled off yet another remarkable achievement. During the 2011 Spring/Summer fashion weeks, she was the most booked model of them all. During the Sao Paulo event, Lais booked 27 different shows. She booked 26 shows during the event in Rio. It is a stunning feat.

Lais is also notable for her relationship to Victoria’s Secret. They have a wonderful working relationship. Lais has walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show from 2010 to 2016, excluding 2012. The reason she skipped 2012? It was because she severely sprained her ankle during the rehearsals. To make it up to her, Victoria’s Secret gave her the opening to the “Birds of Paradise” section in the 2013 show. Not only that, but she was featured in their 2011 Christmas commercial and the 2012 Valentine’s Day commercial. The relationship goes even deeper than that. In 2015 Lais Ribeiro was officially made a Victoria’s Secret Angel, an honor that less than 40 models can claim. Then in 2017, she was picked to wear the "Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra”, an absurd bra that is worth over 2 million dollars and contains around 6000 diamonds.

It is easy to see why Lais has found the attention and admiration she has. Simply, and crudely put, she is gorgeous. Tall, tan, and with beautiful thick hair, She seems to be the perfect distillation of someone's idea of a Brazilian woman. What is not as apparent is the drive and determination that got Lais to where she is. To go from just starting out to the top of your field in any industry in less than a decade is impressive. To do it in an industry that is regularly criticized for always looking for the next big thing? A damn impressive feat. While also raising her son as a single mother? It is a feat that should be praised.

Why she's hot!

  • Lais Riberio is hot because she has the ambition and drive to go from 0 to 60 in no time at all.

What kind of man does she like?

  • Lais has been dating American soccer player Jared Homan since 2015.

Something you should know....

  • You should know that only 14 other women have worn a verion of the "Fantasy Bra"