29th December 2011
Alessandra Ambrosio is best known for showing off her stunning physique while strutting her stuff on the catwalk.
However, the Victoria's Secret model will soon be swapping the daring lingerie for pretty maternity bras as she prepares for the birth of her second child.
The Brazilian-born beauty already has a three-year-old daughter with fiancée Jamie Mazur, and is delighted with the news of the impending arrival.
She told celebrity magazine US Weekly: "Family is the most important thing for me and I'm thrilled to be adding to the family."
"I'm fortunate to have a loving and supportive family. It's a blessing that it will soon be growing," the model added.
But the 30-year-old has not let her pregnancy keep her off the catwalk.
A toned and gorgeous Alessandra strode out with confidence in the Victoria's Secret Fashion show in November, despite being several weeks pregnant.
Decked out in a pair of 30-pound Passion Play Fan Wings encrusted with 105,000 Swarovski crystals she dazzled the crowd at the Lexington Avenue Armory.
And it seems that Alessandra may not have been the only Angel to have walked the lingerie catwalk pregnant.
According to E! News, leggy brunette Lily Aldridge is expecting a baby with husband Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill next year, fuelling speculation that she too would have been pregnant during the show.
The child will be the first for the couple who were married in Santa Barbara in May.
Earlier this year fellow Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr set the standard with an apparently effortless transition from supermodel to mother.
The Aussie Angel's husband and Pirates of the Caribbean star, Orlando Bloom, told German magazine Gala that he found his beautiful wife "even sexier" after the birth of their son, Flynn.