Alessandra Ambrosio – Maxim Magazine Photoshoot (December 2015/January 2016)

Atop the most dazzling seaside of the Côte d’Azur — home to racers, rock stars, and royals — on the Hôtel de Paris balcony in Monte Carlo, Victoria’s Secret royalty, the ever-glamorous Alessandra Ambrosio, holds court.

Alessandra wears a simple but plush white robe, a classic Coca-Cola in one hand and a cigarette in the other, while enjoying the stunning scene of the Monte Carlo Casino, says Maxim Magazine.

It is appropriate that this global supermodel impresario, having had a cameo in a James Bond film (Casino Royale), would be looking out at 007’s favorite casino.

“I’m playing a part,” she admits, adding, “I’m not like that every day.” On this warm afternoon, for our sake, Alessandra is playing a role, one she knows how to portray effortlessly. Alessandra’s sex appeal is universal, yet refined.

These pictures by master photographer Gilles Bensimon bring out the finest from this Brazilian beauty. Alessandra comments, “Gilles is one of my favourite photographers, so I love working with him.”

Alessandra is an international brand, a fashion icon, one of the highest-paid models of all time, a sexy and powerful woman, but she is still down-to-earth.