More than a few jaws dropped when Alessandra Ambrosio returned to the ramp for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show barely three months after giving birth in August 2008.
The model who has been associated with the lingerie brand since 2000 started her career when she was barely 15 years old. After winning the Elite Model Look in Brazil, she went on to appear on the cover of the Brazilian Elle Magazine.
Image: Model Alessandra Ambrosio poses during a media opportunity to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Victoria's Secret swim catalogue in Los Angeles
Photographs: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni