A teen mom who barely spoke English when she was discovered is the new face of Victoria's Secret

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This April, Victoria's Secret announced its latest lineup of supermodel "angels."

These women would be designated to be the faces and bodies of the world famous lingerie company.

One of these women is Lais Ribeiro, a Brazilian stunner who has been strutting the runway for several years.

But now that she's been deemed an "angel" by Victoria's Secret, it's likely that she'll go from a recognizable face to a household name.

Riberio was born in Brazil.

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According to The Daily Mail, she barely spoke English when she first started modeling.

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When she was just 18, she gave birth to her son, Alexandre. Now he's pretty grown up. She posts Instagram photos of him frequently.

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His name is tattooed on the back of her neck.

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She was discovered at a competition in Brazil.

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She then moved to New York to pursue modeling, and she made her big runway debut at the 2010 fall Rag & Bone show.

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However, she's still managed to have an explosive career in Brazil. She was the most booked model during Brazil's summer 2011 Sao Paulo Fashion Week, notes Mashable.


According to Mashable, Ribeiro was supposed to make her big debut on the Victoria's Secret runway in 2012 — but she sprained her ankle.

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She was psyched when she landed the gig as an Angel this past April. "Anything I'll say will completely downplay how incredibly excited and honored I am to be representing this iconic brand," she said to Us Weekly.


When she landed the dream gig, she wrote on Instagram that her dreams had come true.


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