ARP 2015 09 N0008 Ines Rivero 01000 3 1000

Ines Rivero info:

FULL NAME: Maria Ines Rivero

COUNTRY: Argentina

DATE OF BIRTH: June 7, 1975

PLACE OF BIRTH: Cordoba, Argentina

EYES: Brown

HAIR: Dark Brown

OCCUPATION: Supermodel, Actress, Singer and Activist


María Inés Rivero is an Argentinian model. She was discovered at 14 years old. She rose to prominence through her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and was shown on the covers of ElleVogueCosmopolitanFashionMarie Claire, and Mirabella throughout different countries. Rivero was born in Argentina. She was raised in the town Cordoba, Argentina. Her mother enrolled her into a modeling school when she was a young girl. She made her modeling debut at the age of 14 at a local fashion show. An agent discovered Rivero through her modeling school at age 16 in her hometown, Cordoba. One year later, at age 17, she had a huge success when she won the "Elite Look of the Year" contest in Argentina.

Rivero’s big break came when she signed with Victoria’s Secret to become one of their notable Angels. An Angel contract helps models gain fame within the industry. Rivero joined the Victoria’s Secret Campaign in the late 1990s. She worked alongside of models like Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Tyra Banks, Karolina Kurkova, Daniela Pestova, Stephanie Seymour, and Karen Mulder. She was in what is considered to be the first wave of Angels for the Company. Being the face for the brand meant that Rivero was used for all catalog work and got to walk in what has become one of the most watched events of the year. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Working with Victoria’s Secret means that Rivero had to have a certain image. She had to keep in shape and be able to give off a sexy, confident look while modeling the lingerie the brand sold. But she also needed to be seen as relatable; a wife, a mom, etc. Victoria’s Secret is known to only choose the most beautiful women with the best personalities and lifestyles to represent their company.

Last year in 2012, after nearly two decades of walking the runways and posing for photographers, Rivero decided to experience the other side of the modeling industry and joined the cast of the new reality show ‘Model Latina South Beach,’ where ten Latina models will compete for a chance to win $25,000, a position as nuvoTV’s spokesperson, and a contract with international modeling agency, Q Management. The show premiered on 28 May 2012. She sits on the panel of judges for the show. During an interview in July 2012 Rivero spoke about her role on the show. She said, the most rewarding part of the experience is being able to pass on the lessons that she’s learned as a model and help the young women grow in the industry.

Along with modeling and television Rivero also worked in the music industry. She recorded an album titled, "Hasta Siempre." The hit single to be released off of it is "Che Guevara," which is about the Argentine-born revolutionary Che Guevara. Rivero also appeared in the movie The Devil Wears Prada (2006).


Akiabara, Badgley Mischka, Bergdorf Goodman, Bill Blass, Bourjoise, Chanel, Chocolate, Ellen Tracy, Fendi, GAP, Giorgio Armani, H&M,Herve Leger, H-I-S Jeans, John Galliano, Mossimo, Romeo Gigli, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sky, Valentino, Vera Wang, Victoria's Secret, Vitamina.

Fashion Shows:

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1995 { Chloe }

Haute Couture - Fall/Winter 1995 { Christian Lacroix }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1996 { Christian Dior }

Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 1996 { Christian Dior, Valentino }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1996 { A Menos Cuarto, Angel Schlesser, Antonio Pernas, Devota & Lomba, Gianfranco Ferré, Gieffeffe, Joaquim Verdú, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Verino, Veva Medem, Victorio & Lucchino }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1997 { Alexander McQueen, Bill Blass, Carolina Herrera, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Claude Montana, Ellen Tracy, Guy Laroche, Hervé Leger, Jacques Fath, Katharine Hamnett, Lanvin, Ocimar Versolato, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren }

Haute Couture - Fall/Winter 1997 { Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Givenchy, Pierre Balmain }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1998 { Claude Montana, Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Ellen Tracy, Guy Laroche, Givenchy, Hervé Leger, Isaac Mizrahi, Jacques Fath, Kenzo, Lolita Lempicka, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, Ocimar Versolato, Ralph Lauren }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1999 { John Galliano }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2000 { Christian Dior, NYC 2000 }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 2000 { Balmain }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2005 { Gottex }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2006 { Gottex }

Victoria's Secret { 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 }