Anne de Paula is a Brazilian model, popular as the winner of the ‘Swimsuit Model Search’ 2017 competition. Moreover, she is also popular with a wide range of people like the girlfriend of Cameroonian basketball player Joel Embiid. Talking about her modeling career, she started with her participation in the 2017 swimsuit model search contest. Also, Sports Illustrated magazine hosted the contest. The contest has helped Paula a lot to build her career. In addition, the contest organizer ‘Sports Illustrated magazine’ also announced Paula as a swimsuit debutante in 2018. Through the contest, she also had the opportunity to work as a model for some of the most popular magazines in the States -United. After Anne eventually started working as a bikini model, the Brazilian model gradually started to get a lot of attention on social media platforms. Currently, Wilhelmina Models manages Anne De Paula as a model. Recently, she was ranked in the list of the most popular models. Her boyfriend, Joel Embiid, is a Cameroonian professional basketball player who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball (NBA). He was named in the preliminary squad to participate in the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 in the Republic of Congo.
Anne De Paula: From An Apparent “Tomboy” To Modeling For Sports Illustrated
Childhood and the shift to modeling:
“I really wanted to be a doctor, because my whole family works in healthcare. I was a tomboy. I played football for my city team. I was a goalkeeper, and that was my favorite thing”, said the model who was born to her parents on March 31, 1995 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During her childhood, she spent much of her time playing football, as her father encouraged her to do. Talking about her parents, no details are available about them but her parents especially her father wanted Paula to become a footballer. That’s why Paula’s father made her play football from the age of 8.
Likewise, talking about her education degree, there is no information available about the institute she attended. However, even in school, she played football on behalf of her high school and her city.
Anne de Paula career and achievements:
Paula first played football, but quit after starting professional modeling at the very young age of 13. At first, she hated posing in front of the camera, but thanks to her mother’s encouragement, she gave it a try.
Luckily, the model entered the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue” contest. Since then, Paula started her professional career in modeling. Paula started working as a bikini model and participated in various competitions and among them, the “Search for Swimsuit Models” competition was one. The contest announced Paula as its owner and so she became a successful bikini model.
The modeling career brought her not only her money and her name, but also a lot of love from her fans. In fact, Paula’s “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit” videos are popular on YouTube. Currently, the model works under the popular modeling and talent agency Wilhelmina Models, based in New York.
Anne de Paula personal life and boyfriend:
Paula is currently dating professional basketball player Joel Embiid. The couple started seeing each other for almost 4 years. The two met at the ‘NBA China Games’ in October 2018 and are even sharing a baby together as the model got pregnant recently.
Indeed, back in 2020 the Cameroonian NBA star Joël Embiid became a father for the first time in his life. Despite the year making Joël Embiid’s career terrible on a sporting level, with a sweep suffered against the Celtics, on a personal level, he could not have dreamed of a better comeback. Indeed, he welcomed a son named Arthur Elijah with Brazilian model Anne De Paula! Joël Embiid being a fan of Real Madrid, may try to make his child a football star! But for that, he will have to hope that he takes more of his Brazilian nature from his mother.
On Instagram he wrote:
Arthur Elijah De Paula Embiid. We are so blessed and fortunate to welcome our little boy into this family. First of 11 or more? Trying to convince her but I’m not winning so far. I’m just trying to build a soccer team but for real I’m so excited for the future and my life has a new meaning. Kudos to @annedepaula_ for being so strong and giving me the Greatest Gift our life can offer #GodisGood.
Prior to Embiid, the model was romantically involved with Irish singer-songwriter Danny O’Donoghue. O’Donoghue is the lead singer of rock band ‘The Script’. However, the couple decided to go their separate ways after 3 years of dating.
Anne de Paula net worth:
Brazilian model Anne de Paula made her SI Swimsuit debut as part of the 2017 SI Swimsuit model search, where she shot in body paint, today in 2022 the model has a total net worth of US$14 million. Her main source of income is her modeling profession. Likewise, speaking of her social media availability, she is available on Instagram as annedepaula_ . Similarly, Paula can also be accessed on Twitter as annedepaula_ . Paula has over 235,000 Instagram followers and 7,000 Twitter followers.
Here’s how she became SUPER famous:
No, sadly, the internet will not claim that her gateway to success is from her half breast or ass being exposed. Apparently, Anne is the winner of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search contest in 2017.
Originally from Brazil and a member of the Wilhelmina modeling agency, the young model was one of the winners of Sports Illustrated’s “Model Search” competition in 2017. This recognition earned her, in 2018, her place in the issue magazine swimwear special shot in the Caribbean( SI Swimsuit 2018 ), alongside Chase Carter, Sailor Brinkley Cook, Robin Holzken, Alexis Ren, Raven Lyn, Georgia Gibbs, and Kate Wasely.
Anne de Paula body measurements:
The 25-year-old model is very beautiful to look at as she has charming facial features, dazzling brown eyes, and brown skin. In addition, she is 1.75 meters tall and weighs around 57 kg. Her other body measurements are 34-26-35.