Brazilian, blue eyed beauty, Maria Helena Vianna, was discovered in the same contest as the biggest names in modeling today, including fellow Brazilians and friends, Isabeli Fontana, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio, the famed Elite Model Look Contest. Maria Helena entered to road to super stardom after the contest, shooting editorials for Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Glamour, and shooting her first cover before she was 17. She has also walked the runway for the biggest designers in the world, including Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors.
Represented by Oca Models in São Paulo, Brazil and Red Model Management in New York, her recent campaigns include Mercedes-Benz Brazil, Chifon, Linda de Morrer, Ramo Selvagem and Maruska Gemelli Swimwear. Maria Helena has been photographed by top Brazilian photographers, Luiz Tripolli, Renam Christofoletti, Felipe Lessa and Karine Basilio, including editorials for Elle, Vogue, L'Officiel and Uma Magazines. Her television and film work, includes her role in 30Rock with Alec Baldwin and Matt Damon, and a special appearance as a celebrity in the film, Sex and the City 2. She has also filmed CBS's The Good Wife, HBO's Bored to Death, a commercial with Iron Man2 star, Mickey Rourke, Joshua Radin's music video, 'Brand New Day', and a commercial for Trumark Financial in which she is featured. She recently launched her acting career in Brazil, where she played the role of top Russian model, Irina Grushenka, in Brazil's number one rated television show, Fina Estampa. Maria Helena has also hosted IMG Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York for Fashion News Live and she speaks Portuguese and English fluently.