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Clara Alonso
Born (1987-09-21) 21 September 1987 (age 33)[1]
Madrid, Spain[1]
OccupationModel
Modeling information
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Hair colorLight Brown[2]
Eye colorGreen[1]
Agency
  • New York Model Management (New York)
  • Marilyn Agency (Paris)
  • Women Management (Milan)
  • LINE UP MODEL MANAGEMENT (Barcelona)
  • Modelwerk (Hamburg)
  • Stockholmsgruppen (Stockholm)[3]

Clara Alonso (born 21 September 1987) is a Spanish model. Alonso was the only Spanish model to walk in the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show since 1999.[4] She has been the face of GUESS and AX Armani Exchange. In December 2020, Alonso gave birth to her first child.

Career

A regular in the Spanish runways, Alonso didn't make the jump internationally until she finished her studies. Once completing her studies she coincided with John Pfeiffer. In Florence, June 2008, Diane von Furstenberg hired Alonso for her "Cruise 2008-09" collection and months later was called to New York for the Spring-Summer 2009 fashion shows. While in New York, she also had the opportunity to work for Custo Barcelona. At 21 Alonso became Spain's new top model, chosen to be in the Victoria's Secret 2008 fashion show held in Miami. Only two Spaniards, Esther Cañadas in 1997, and Eugenia Silva in 1998 and 1999, had previously participated in the Victoria Secret fashion show.[4][5]

She has walked for Bottega Veneta, Luisa Beccaria, Brian Reyes, Nanette Lepore, Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Cynthia Steffe, Luca Luca, Diane von Furstenberg, Lela Rose, Prabal Gurung, Abaeté, and Resort 2009 Diane von Furstenberg.[6]

Alonso won L´Oreal award best model for Cibeles f/w 2010.[7] She is the face for Agua Fresca de Rosas fragrance by Adolfo Domínguez and appears in its TV spot.[8][9] She also did the lingerie campaign for GUESS shot by Yu Tsai in Los Angeles[10] Stars in AX Armani Exchange Spring 2011 advertising campaign with compatriot Alejandra Alonso.[11]

Alonso has a Spanish language blog for Vogue Spain where she connects with other fashionistas.[12]

In 2015, she appeared for Pantene Water Damage campaign.

References

  1. ^ a b c d Fashion Model Directory - Clara Alonso
  2. ^ ING Model Agency - Clara Alonso Archived 27 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ https://models.com/models/clara-alonso
  4. ^ a b Biografia Hola.com
  5. ^ marie-claire.es (21 September 1987). "Clara Alonso". Marie-claire.es. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  6. ^ Style.com
  7. ^ Premios L´Oreal: la modelo Clara Alonso y Miguel Palacio...
  8. ^ TV Spot fragrance "Agua Fresca" - Adolfo Dominguez
  9. ^ Clara Alonso for Adolfo Dominguez
  10. ^ Clara Alonso for GUESS
  11. ^ "Armani Exchange Enlists Fashion Icon, Kate Lanphear to Turn Up the Style With Spring 2011 Advertising Campaign". PR Newswire. 28 January 2011.
  12. ^ Daniele Wright (4 March 2015). "Clara Alonso brilliantly connects with fashionistas through Vogue blog". fansshare.com. Retrieved 23 March 2015.