Photo: Emma Tempest for Harper's BAZAAR UK
Photo: Emma Tempest for Harper’s BAZAAR UK

As one of the newest Victoria’s Secret Angel signings, 23-year-old Sara Sampaio has just been catapulted into the limelight. We caught up with the Portuguese beauty, who is represented by London agency Models 1, to find out a few of her favourite things – from her must-have beauty product to her signature dance move…

What was the first record you ever bought?
Sara Sampaio: “I think my first album was a gift for my birthday and a Faith Hill album; I loved her.”

What three things are you most inspired by?
“The ocean, my dog and music.”

What is your go-to fancy dress costume?
“A black dress – you can never go wrong with a classic black dress.”

What is your favourite hour of the day?

What is your favourite film?
“Moulin Rouge or Life.”

Photo: Getty
Photo: Getty

What is your personal motto?
“You can achieve anything you put your mind and hard work to.”

What do you have an irrational fear of?
“Bees and wasps. I get panic attacks when they come close to me, even though I have never been stung before.”

Art is…
“…putting all your soul into making something special. I am not really into paintings to be honest, but for me the art I love is when I see singers putting their heart into their song, actors giving the performance of their lives, and books and movies that make me feel something I never thought I could; there’s art in everything as long as it’s made with soul.”

Which ‘Mr Men’ character are you?
“Ah, this one is tough. I am definitely a mix of a lot of the characters, but maybe Mr Daydream or Mr Skinny.”

What is your signature dance move?
“The moon walk and the disco ‘two fingers in front of your eyes’ one.”

What’s the one beauty product you couldn’t live without?
“Lip balm.”

What’s your all time favourite meal?

People are always surprised that you are…
“Portuguese. There aren’t a lot of Portuguese models, so everyone always expects me to be Brazilian because of my features, sometimes even American as I have a slight American accent when I speak English.”