Camila Alves - Wikipedia

Camila Alves

Camila Alves McConaughey[3] (born January 28, 1982)[4] is a Brazilian model and designer.[3] She is married to American actor Matthew McConaughey.

Camila Alves
Alves at The Heart Truth in February 2011
Born (1982-01-28) January 28, 1982 (age 38)
Itambacuri, Brazil
CitizenshipBrazilian (1982–present)
American (2015–present)
  • Model
  • designer
Years active2001–present
(m. 2012)
Modeling information
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
AgencyUno Models (Barcelona) [1][2]


Camila Alves was born in Brazil and raised there until the age of 15. Her mother is an artist and designer, and her father, a farmer. At 15, Alves traveled to Los Angeles to visit her aunt and decided to stay. After working for four years as a house-cleaner and waitress, she became fluent in English and decided to make the United States her home.[5]


At the age of 19, Alves moved to New York City to pursue a career as a fashion model.[6] Alves and her mother design the Muxo line of handbags,[7] developing their design after experimenting for three years with styles and designs.[8] In 2010, Alves hosted the third season of the Bravo network reality television series Shear Genius.[9]

In April 2012, Alves was signed on as the new face for Macy's clothing line I.N.C. International Concepts.[10]

In January 2016, Alves launched a lifestyle website, Women of Today, that serves as a hub for her social media; livestream video program, Camila's Code; and blog posts on food, health, crafts & décor, style, family, and work life.[11] Alves is also the co-owner of the organic food company, Yummy Spoonfuls, which launched its product line for babies and toddlers in Target's frozen food section in 2016.[12]

She co-hosted, with Eddie Jackson, the first season of the Food Network competition show Kids BBQ Championship, which aired in summer 2016.

Personal lifeEdit

Alves met American actor Matthew McConaughey in 2006.[13] The couple became engaged on Christmas Day in 2011[14] and were married in a private Catholic wedding ceremony on June 9, 2012, in Austin, Texas, where they reside.[3] They have three children: a son born in July 2008,[15] a daughter born in January 2010,[16] and a second son born in December 2012.[17]

On August 4, 2015, she became a U.S. citizen in the same naturalization ceremony as British actress Emily Blunt.[18]


Alves and McConaughey founded the Just Keep Livin' Foundation in 2010.[19] [20] The foundation was the focus of a partnership with fashion brand Veronica Beard in 2019.[21]

In May 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, McConaughey and Alves distributed over 100,000 face masks to hospitals in Texas.[22]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Artist
2002 Misunderstood Bon Jovi[23]
2006 "Pullin' Me Back" Chingy[4]
2007 "Because of You" Ne-Yo[4]


  1. ^ "Camila Alves - Model".
  2. ^ Leonard, Elizabeth (January 19, 2016). "The Next DIY Guru? Camila Alves Launches Lifestyle Site for Women (with Recipes!)". People. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Leonard, Elizabeth (June 10, 2012). "Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves Wedding". People. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Camila Alves - Fashion Model". Fashion model directory.
  5. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (June 16, 2008). "Camila Alves". People. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "Camila Alves".
  7. ^ Ferrara, Toni (March 30, 2011). "Camila Alves: True Goddess". Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine.
  8. ^ "Brazilian model Camila Alves shows off bags in Boca Raton". Miami Herald. March 19, 2009. Retrieved May 10, 2010.
  9. ^ "New host talks off the coif about 'Shear Genius' do over". Boston Herald. February 3, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2010.
  10. ^ "Matthew McConaughey"s baby named". The New Zealand Herald. December 31, 2012.
  11. ^ "Matthew McConaughey's Wife Camila Alves Brings Her Crafty DIY Talents To The Internet — Check Out Her New Lifestyle Blog". January 19, 2016.
  12. ^ Leonard, Elizabeth (May 24, 2016). "Camila Alves Launches Premium - and Affordable! - Organic Baby Food Line for Target". People. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  13. ^ Macaluso, Beth Anne (June 10, 2012). "Matthew McConaughey Marries Camila Alves!". Us Weekly.
  14. ^ "Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves engaged". CNN. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  15. ^ "Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves welcome son Levi". People. July 8, 2008. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  16. ^ Michaud, Sarah (January 3, 2010). "Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves Welcome Daughter Vida". People. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  17. ^ "Matthew and Camila McConaughey Welcome Son Livingston". People. December 28, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  18. ^ Alves, Camila [@iamcamilaalves] (August 4, 2015). "Happy to say I now hold an American passport! I have so much respect and appreciation for this country. #newuscitizen" (Tweet). Retrieved August 4, 2015 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ "Matthew McConaughey: My Charity Work With Wife Camila Is 'Thriving'". Us Weekly. August 24, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  20. ^ "The Many Facets of Camila Alves". Austin Woman Magazine. January 1, 2015. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  21. ^ "Camila Alves McConaughey Talks Charitable Partnership With Veronica Beard". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  22. ^ Asmelash, Leah. "Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves are delivering face masks to hospitals in rural Texas". CNN. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  23. ^ "Pump Rules' Tom Sandoval and Camila Alves Starred in a Bon Jovi Music Video". US Weekly. May 11, 2018.

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