Full Name: Ignacio Valenti Lacroix
Birth Date: April 6, 1986
Birth Place: Rio De Janeiro-Brazil
Height: 199 cm/6'6.5
Friends (M): Maiko Andara, Josh Wald, Tyson Ballou, Gabriel Aubry, Aitor Mateo, Pedro Perestrello, Arnaud Lemaire, Will Chalker, Noah Mills, Tony Dias, Mario D'amico, Jon Kortajarena
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GirlFriend: Jessica Stam
Biography: His full name is Ignacio Valenti Lacroix, although his close friends call him "Nacho". He is absolutely "A Portrait Of A Gentleman" and always acts such a gentleman too. Ultra-elegant Ignacio was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Brazilian-Persian parents, Nacho has a younger sister who named Isabeli.
His modeling career began in the summer of 2000, when he met photographer Bruce Weber and Sean Patterson, a Wilhelmina agent, who tracked him down after spotting his photo in an obscure publication. Immediately, Versace booked him for a worldwide campaign with Shalom H...arlow shot by Bruce Weber. This led to doing the Lagerfeld campaigns in Europe and Guess in the US.
He did not really think of becoming a model until he was discovered by accident in a night club. The Brazilian is a very uninterested and rough type of guy who never liked being followed by the camera and paparazzi much when he was already a rising star in the modeling industry
He has appeared in magazines such as GQ, Playgirl, Elle, L'Uomo Vogue, Top Model and was interviewed on MTV's "House of Style" with his best friend and fellow model Mark Vanderloo. He was chosen for the 2001 Guess campaign with Laetitia Casta and Valeria Mazza
'''Ignacio''' is best known for his Armani and Pignatelli advertisements. He is one of the best, sexiest and hottest super models in the fashion world specially in famous companies. He's also one of the most handsome and smart super models in the Fashion history. He is very tall (199 cm / 6 ft 6½ in) and muscular model. He has modeled for Giorgio/Emporio Arman, Carlo Pignatell, D&G, Pal Zileri, Ralph Lauren, Dsquared2, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Valentino SpA|Valentino, Trussard, Nautica (clothing company)|Nautica, Exte, Joop, Massimo Dutti, Next (clothing)|Next] and many more. He has a pay rate of $950,000 a month. He is signed to Wilhelmina Models in New York City and Beatrice Model agency in Milan, Italy. He appeared in a Macy's commercial in early 2008 as part of an exclusivity with Calvin Klein alongside Madonna, Paris Hilton and Donald Trump
Another interesting fact about Ignacio is that he was the first and only male model who ever graced the cover of Uomo Vogue while at the same time appearing in four different campaigns in that same magazine. On the runways, Ignacio Valenti is the favorites of high fashion houses such as Versace, Ralph Lauren, and Cerruti among other houses. He indeed established the fact that the best male models come from Canada.
By November 2010 he appeared in a Calvin Klein commercial with Doutzen Kroes. Ignacio became the face of Calvin Klein’s White Label ad campaign together with Natalia Vodianova. A year later, he appeared in V Man in its editorial along with fellow models from his agency Wilhelmina. His contract with the Calvin Klein White Label campaign was renewed by 2011. By January of 2011, after two seasons and a long absence, he makes a comeback in the runway and walks for Armani, Pignatelli, D&G and Versace’s spring-summer collection shows in Milan
Ignacio Valenti started with his first big ad in year 2000 for Donna Karan New York (DKNY) and became the official face for Hugo Boss with Mini Anden a year later. By 2002, Patrick Demarcheller photographed this beautiful man for Tommy Hilfiger and a year later, he graced the ad campaign for Massimo Dutti.
Ignacio’s main stint is for ad campaigns because of his glamorous looks and seductive appeal. By 2004 he appeared in Esprit for its fall collection ad campaign and months later in Express for its spring collection. He then signed a contract to be the official face for the fall collection ad campaign for Versace a year later. His manly physique and his masculinity is what attract all the biggest fashion houses to knock on his door and they never stopped knocking.
The combination of elegance and masculinity has become the trademark of Ignacio Valenti in the world of fashion
Ignacio is so hot not only because of his nicely sculpted body but because of that masculine air and elegance he exudes –a quality that high fashion brands such as Hugo Boss and Massimo Dutti look for in a model specifically a model that would represent them
As one of the top male models in the business, this proud Brazilian radiates his glamour and elegance in many of his works. Perhaps, this quality is the essence that captivates his fans worldwide, and drives designers repeatedly to seek his image in representing their products, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and many more.
Modeling is in Ignacio's blood because he is doing this job excellent and this beautiful adonis now belongs to the group of elite models in the industry.
Currently residing in New York constantly under the attention of fashion media, Ignacio is still a little reserved and harsh around paparazzi, maybe because he is from Brazil and is still influenced by the relatively conservative Brazilian tradition. This young man is very far away from the sexy image and "glamour", of which his principal employer Emporio Armani portrays him in publicities.
Ignacio Valenti is one of the most important male model of ContempoModels International, the most prominent modeling agency in Rio and one of the most prestigious modeling agencies in the whole of South America.
Ignacio has become one of the agency's most accomplished model with stints for such high-profile names as [[Giorgio Armani]] and [[Salvatore Ferragamo]].
With the [[Giorgio Armani]] spreads now on all the established fashion magazines and his being on both the Ferragamo and Armani shows in Milano, indeed Ignacio has began to make his presence felt. Ignacio is the type of person who is not affected by his success
He is a gentleman who show the kind of respect to the people he worked with.
He is the highest paid per-year male model in the world and known for his lips, eyes and muscular body and "washboard" abdominal muscles. Some fashion critics and journalist are believing that "He is so sexy with deep wild blue eyes".
He is the only male model to ever appear on the cover of , Uomo Vogue while appearing in 4 different Designer's Campaigns at the same time, in the same magazine. He was named one of the 20 Most Beautiful People on the planet by People Magazine since 2004 until 2008, Sexiest Male Models in the World (2006,2008) and also named Most Beautiful Man Alive by Uomo, Man Vogue, Moda magazine and many more in 2009 and 2010.
He also designed some magnificent cloths for Armani, Pal Zileri, Polo, Canali and Pignatelli companies in fashion seasons 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2011-2012. Now, He is known such a great fashion designer after modeling.
With his so many projects and his top pay rate, Ignacio Valenti, a boy who lived such a gipsy and homeless all his life, is now a very rich man. He never stopped working
He speaks over eleven languages, as Ignacio does Portuguese, English, Dutch, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian, Greek, Swedish, Persian and some Polish and Mayan (Native America) too. Valenti loves to walk on the beach, surfing, read a good book, listen to music, play tennis and spend some time playing the games on his play station and X-box too
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