EXCLUSIVE: Alessandra Ambrosio Talks 'Model Turned Superstar'

EXCLUSIVE: Alessandra Ambrosio Talks 'Model Turned Superstar'
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We're used to seeing Brazilian beauty Alessandra Ambrosio on runways, red carpets, and ads, but now we can also see her somewhere new! The supermodel bombshell recently sat down with us to discuss her role as a judge on the brand new show Model Turned Superstar, premiering online December 15.

The show is shot in beautiful, exotic locations and features 120 models from across the globe competing for a one million dollar prize! Ambrosio dishes on the episode she judged in Mexico, what it takes to be a superstar, and the launch of her swimsuit brand, Ale by Alessandra

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Can you tell us a little bit about Model Turned Superstar?

Model Turned Superstar is a model competition where working models are turned into superstars.  They get to travel the world, compete for amazing prizes and learn more about becoming a superstar.

So we've noticed that the show takes place in several different beautiful locations, like the Bahamas, Thailand, Dubai, Bora Bora, Hong Kong, and Mexico. Can you tell us a little bit about how this works?

They did preliminary competitions across the world and I was a guest judge on an episode in Mexico.  After that the top 13 finalist were brought to Los Angeles for the final portion or the competition.

What are some of the challenges that these models go through?

Challenges include runway walk, acting and posing but they also teach the girls proper etiquette.

What was it like to be chosen as a judge?

I have guest judged on different shows before and I always like doing it.  I always remembered little advice and secrets that other models have given me when I was just starting out so I love to share my knowledge with up and coming models.

What do you think it takes to become a Superstar? What kind of qualities should this model have?

I think that persistence and confidence are most important qualities when it comes to modeling but I believe what makes someone a superstar is personality.

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