Raquel Zimmermann (born May 6, 1983 in Bom Retiro do Sul, RS, Brazil) is a Brazilian model.
Zimmermann was discovered by a scouting agency in Porto Alegre, Brazil at the age of 14 and made her way to Japan and onto Paris. Shortly thereafter, Steven Meisel booked her for the cover of Italian Vogue, September 2000, and her modelling career began in earnest.
Zimmermann's friends at school convinced her to pursue modelling as a career. She is known for being very professional and polite to everyone. As for a plan after modelling, she says she would like to work with something creative.
Zimmermann has campaigned for such brands as: Balenciaga, Bloomingdales, Cavalli jeans, Cerruti, Chanel eyewear, Chloé, Christian Dior, CK by Calvin Klein, Clairol, Dolce & Gabbana, Dsquared, Emanuel Ungaro, Escada, Fendi, GAP, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Hermès, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, MAC Cosmetics, Max Mara, Neiman Marcus, Prada, Roberto Cavalli Valentino, Versace, and appears regularly in American Vogue, French Vogue, Italian Vogue, W, Harper's Bazaar, Visionaire, POP and Self Service. She also appeared in the 2002, 2005 and 2006 Victoria Secret fashion shows.
Zimmermann has appeared on many magazine covers, such as: Vogue (Brazil, USA, Italy, France, Japan, China, Greece, Germany, Russia), Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Numéro, L'Officiel, Marie Claire, i-D, V and French.
In the May 2007 issue of American Vogue she was featured on the cover with fellow models Doutzen Kroes, Caroline Trentini, Hilary Rhoda, Sasha Pivovarova, Agyness Deyn, Coco Rocha, Jessica Stam, Chanel Iman, and Lily Donaldson as the new crop of supermodels.
Most recently, Zimmermann has appeared on the cover of V and in the first ever television commercial by Gucci for its new fragrance, Gucci by Gucci directed by David Lynch.
Zimmermann is currently ranked number 1 on international model ranking website models.com, and appears on the March 2008 cover of i-D magazine. She's recently being featured in the H&M, Fendi, Lanvin, Printemps and Roberto Cavalli advertising campaigns as well as appearing on covers of the June 2008 issue of Elle Brazil, the July 2008 issues of Vogue Japan and Numéro Japan and the cover of the August Issue of Chinese Vogue. She is currently featured on the cover of Vogue Nippon December 2008. She is the new face of Oscar de la Renta for the spring/Summer 2009 adv campaign by Craig McDean as well the new face of Marc Jacobs for the 2009 spring/summer campaign photographed by Juergen Teller.
Raquel Zimmermann is married to Ruy Sanchez Blanco, a photographer. Both are now living in New York.
|Date of birth||May 6, 1983 (1983-05-06)|
|Place of birth||Bom Retiro do Sul, RS, Brazil|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|