Lots of things are happening for Brazilian actress, TV personality and model Camila Alves right now. She got married in June to Magic Mike star Matthew McConaughey, announced she was pregnant with her third child in July, and now she’s the new celebrity ambassador for Macy’s brand I.N.C. Also, she’s super pretty, but that’s true all the time.
We got to see her gorgeous face and small baby bump last night at No.8 (formerly early aughts celeb hangout Bungalow 8) in NYC, where she was on hand to fete her new I.N.C. gig, which will continue through 2013 and includes a full multi-platform campaign including print and digital.
Being pregnant and a working model is pretty tricky. You have to work around bumps, lose weight immediately after giving birth and contend with nausea and food cravings. As you’ll see after the jump, you would never guess that at the time of the photo shoot for I.N.C., Alves was in the throws of early pregnancy morning sickness–which she had to keep a secret. “I found out I was pregnant a week before the shoot. The I.N.C. people knew, but the crew, everyone else didn’t and, you know, I was getting sick…”
Yikes! She is also amazed at how quickly other models lose weight after giving birth. “How do you do that?!” So, we guess she hasn’t found out about the magic model baby weight loss secret yet. Hopefully someone tells her!! Gisele?? Alessandra??
In the mean time, she’s focusing on her gig with I.N.C., which she describes as a full-on “partnership.” She’s gone to the headquarters and made an effort to “understand the whole process” of how everything is produced, from clothes to the brand’s forthcoming home line. She was even quoting price points and expressed how amazed she was that they were able to turn around their inventory every 30 days.
Her interest in that process probably stems from the fact that she has her own line of handbags with her mother, that she hopes to eventually grow. “We have all kinds of stuff; we’re like mad scientists. It’s just about finding the right time to do it.”
Click through to see the full campaign.