A model since the age of 16, Luciana Gimenez has jet-setted around the world (she speaks four languages) and graced the cover of magazines such as HELLO!, Vogue Brazil, Cosmopolitan Brazil, VIP, InStyle Brazil, and FHM Collections. But she’s not just another pretty face: She is now the host of SuperPop!, one of Brazil’s leading talk shows, and has interviewed celebrities like Britney Spears, Gloria Gaynor and INXS. The Brazilian girl took some time to talk with us about chocolate, wine, and what women really want.
Best gift you’ve ever received?
Well, I think I have to say my son. My first Christmas with him was the very best present.
Her son Lucas Maurice Morad Jagger (dad is rocker Mick) was born in 1999.
And the worst gift you’ve received?
Chocolates…when I’m on a diet.
What are the top three things on your wish list?
I would love a trip to India one day. I also want a Patek Philippe watch and a bike.
She also loves Italy (she took her honeymoon there), and goes to Brazil every year during Carnival to “recharge.”
Which one of these three will you most likely get?
Probably the bike!
Last gift you’ve given?
An antique-looking Vespa.
She has an eye for all things retro—she used to love scoring original Hermes and Gucci finds at London’s most famous (and now sadly defunct) vintage store, Steinberg and Tolkien.
Last gift you’ve received?
A blue wristwatch from Rolex.
Other favorite toys include her iPhone and Nikon camera.
A gift you’ve given that you’re most proud of?
Every year, I give toys to the poor in Brazil. Since I had my son, Lucas, we do it together.
This model citizen was born in São Paolo—with over 10 million inhabitants, it’s with world’s third largest city.
What’s your go-to thank you gift?
Flowers or a fruit basket are nice ways to show your appreciation.
She has some pretty foolproof back-up gifts: she has produced her own line of fragrances and shoe collection.
You’re invited to a housewarming party, what do you bring?
Definitely wine! An Australian red wine is always nice.
Best un-cheesy Valentine’s Day gift?
Anything that the recipient wants! Remember, a gift is something she would want, not what you want!
Her husband Marcelo de Carvalho should pay attention: her favorite designers are Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Alaia.