Brazilian fashion supermodel Raquel Zimmermann nude topless by Christian MacDonald for Vogue Spain (November 2017)
Raquel Zimmermann (born May 6, 1983) is a Brazilian model.
Zimmermann was born in Bom Retiro do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul. She is of German descent.
Raquel reports that she practices the Transcendental Meditation technique.
Zimmermann was discovered by a scouting agency in Porto Alegre, Brazil at the age of 14 and made her way to Japan and on to Paris. Shortly thereafter, Steven Meisel booked her for the cover of Vogue Italia, September 2000, and her modelling career began in earnest.
In 2007 Zimmermann 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 was ranked number one on international model ranking website models.com from December 2007 until February 2010. As of April 2011 she was, because of her long run on the Top 100, ranked 14 on the Top Model Icons of All Time list.
The May 2009 issue of American Vogue featured her as one of the faces of the season, alongside Liya Kebede, Lara Stone, Natasha Poly, Caroline Trentini, Jourdan Dunn, Natalia Vodianova, Anna Jagodzinska, and Isabeli Fontana.
Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.
She also appeared in the 2002, 2005 and 2006 Victoria’s Secret fashion shows.
She starred in the Lady Gaga music video for “Born This Way”, where she was featured wearing designer clothing and helped give birth to a non-prejudiced race from the “Mother Monster”.