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Brenda Costa Biography


Brenda Costa was born November 8, 1982, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite the fact that she was born profoundly deaf, Brenda’s parents made the decision to raise her in a hearing environment, enrolling her in traditional public schools and encouraging her to play with other hearing children. It wasn’t always easy, but Brenda soon overcame her handicap by becoming a master at lip-reading. She also found acceptance in sports like running and swimming, where she excelled.
brenda costa bursts onto the modeling scene
Brenda’s natural beauty made her stand out amongst her peers and she was soon discovered at the age of 16 by Agencia Mega, a prestigious agency that represents some of Brazil’s most tantalizing models. Once again, Brenda’s charm and perseverance allowed her to triumph over her handicap and she soon became a favorite among local fashion photographers.

brenda costa takes to the catwalks
Brenda made her first foray onto the catwalks in 2004 and she has since appeared in shows for designers such as Andres Sarda, Jorge Gomez, Juanjo Oliva, Montesinos Alama, Roberto Diez, Guru, and Phard. Her smiling face has also been graced the covers of Trip, Elle, Sie7e, Cosmopolitan, and Zink.

brenda costa becomes an international star
Brenda’s greatest success, however, has come from the world of advertising. Among the high-profile ad gigs that Brenda has under belt are campaigns for Baby Phat, Jasmine de Milo, L’Oreal, Bourjois, BumBum, Calzedonia, Cesare Paciotti 4US, Cortefiel, Elegance Boutique Catalog, Énfasis Lingerie, Giusu Slaviero, Guerlain "Shalimar" fragrance, Mango, Sergio Rossi, The Roc, and Wolford.

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