Alessandra Ambrosio has strutted around in so much revealing Victoria’s Secret lingerie in her lifetime, her new career move makes perfect sense. The gorgeous Brazilian, who has made a lucrative career from her stupefying good looks and bodacious body, has turned swimwear designer.
Ambrosio, 33, appears on the cover of Ocean Drive’s February issue to talk up her latest venture, Ále by Alessandra, which is available at local Everything But Water stores.
The mother of two (Anja, 6, and Noah, 2, with boyfriend, entrepreneur Jamie Mazur) says the collection “is like my third child.”
Launching a bathing suit label was a “natural” progression for the beach lover.
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Though she has great spots to hang out in her native country, Ambrosio gets to Miami, specifically the SoFi area, whenever possible.
“I love the energy of the city and its people,” she tells the magazine. “I like to spend time with my friends at the beach by Fifth Street, paddle board and ride a bike on Ocean Drive. After spending a fun day outdoors, I usually like to stop by Joe’s Stone Crab."
MEAT & GREET
Emeril Lagasse no longer has his restaurant at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, but he still finds reasons to visit the Sunshine State. In his Cooking Channel show Emeril’s Florida, the Massachusetts native (who owns two eateries in Orlando), pops in to area restaurants to talk shop with fellow chefs, chew the fat and share recipes. On Sunday’s episode, airing at 2:30 p.m., Lagasse’s destination is Meat Market on Lincoln Road. Chef/co-owner Sean Brasel said he had fun with his old friend; the two got cooking on various, protein packed dishes.
As far as other reality shows go, Brasel said his appearance on Emeril’s Florida is about all he can fit on his plate. “We recently expanded Meat Market to Puerto Rico and Palm Beach so I’m so busy with that,” said the onetime Chopped contestant. “But I will make time to get to New Orleans and maybe see Emeril there. That’s one of the top food places I haven’t been to yet, if you can believe it.”
So what was the real reason Alex Rodriguez and his girlfriend of more than three years Torrie Wilson broke up? Page Six reports that the disgraced New York Yankees third baseman, 39, wasn’t willing to settle down with the former wrestling star, also 39. Wilson also reportedly grew tired of A-Rod's ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis always being in the picture because they share custody of the former couple’s two daughters, ages 6 and 10.
Scurtis and A-Rod — who first met at the Body and Soul gym in Coconut Grove in 1996 — seem to be one of the few couples who have managed to keep their divorce amicable. Not that Wilson need worry about a reconciliation. The paper reports Scurtis is engaged to someone else, but it is unclear who. She was last linked to fellow fitness buff Laszlo Fazekas.
If you didn’t get your save the date card, maybe it got lost in the mail: Restaurateur Shareef Malnik and actress Gabrielle Anwar are tying the knot over Labor Day in Montana.
The ceremony will reportedly take place at the romantic meets rustic Ranch at Rock Creek, where Scarlett Johannson married journalist Romain Dauriac last year.
Diet be darned: Celebrate the second anniversary of Midtown vegan bakery Bunnie Cakes (2322 NE Second Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. The store, owned by Mariana Cortez — who was featured on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and impressed judges with a corn-arugula creation — is offering a free cupcake with every purchase. The first 50 people to arrive leave with a gift bag, and the store will be passing out balloons to keep kids occupied while supplies last.