Maria Izabel Goulart Dourado (born October 23, 1984), better known as Izabel Goulart, is a Brazilian model. She is best known as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels from 2005 to 2008 and for her recent work with Armani Exchange.
Goulart was born on October 23, 1984 in São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil. She is of Italian descent and has four brothers and one sister. Goulart once said "the hardest part about being an Angel is I spend time away from my mom's food and away from my home with my five brothers and sister." School was a particularly rough time for Goulart, as she was made fun of for her skinny build, and was even called names such as "giraffe".While shopping for groceries with her mother at age 14, a hairstylist suggested that she should become a model. She moved to the state's capital São Paulo and started modeling.
During Goulart's first ever fashion show appearance, she experienced a wardrobe malfunction when her top fell open. The unfortunate incident made many Brazilian newspapers and remains her most embarrassing moment. She was able to put her rocky start behind her and returned to the runway to model collections for A-list designers such as Bill Blass, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Jill Sander, Chanel, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Stella McCartney, among many others.
She first appeared in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2005, the year she was contracted as an Angel. Although she is not an Angel any longer, she remains working for the company. She has shot for top photographers such as Terry Richardson, David Sims, Greg Kadel, and Vincent Peters for such publications as French and Japanese Vogue, French magazine, and Numero. She is currently the face of Armani Exchange.
Goulart was reportedly engaged to businessman Marcelo Costa on August 2006. However, on the February 7, 2008 Conan O'Brien show, she mentioned that she was single.
After being spotted partying at a club in Russia on June 2008 she has been reportedly link to Russian soccer star Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.
Goulart is Catholic. She is also devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Goulart does charitable work helping with hospitals in her native Brazil to raise money to provide free insulin for diabetic children in need. She also wants to help on finding a cure for diabetes.
During an appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in May 2006, O'Brien asked, "What kind of guy do you look for?", and Goulart simply replied "You."
On February 28, 2007, on a follow-up appearance on the show, O'Brien asked to dance with her, and Goulart then suggested dinner after the show. She mentioned that, "In Brazil we have a saying - You're married, but you're not dead."
Goulart appeared again on Late Night, this time on February 7, 2008. She brought O'Brien a Valentine's Day gift, which was later given away to an audience member, who ran with him to the backstage, for taking a good picture of O'Brien and Brian Williams. In the episode, she mentioned that she learned English by watching Woody Woodpecker cartoons.
Goulart appeared in an episode of Two And A Half Men.
She made a guest appearance in the thirteenth episode of season 3 of Entourage alongside fellow Angel Alessandra Ambrosio.