What a Beautiful Woman Wants: Marianne Fonseca

“When a guy is too handsome or very strong or looks too ‘perfect’ I don’t feel so attracted to him. I prefer a normal cute guy that seems more approachable.”

If her star keeps rising, Marianne Fonseca just might become the next Adriana Lima or Alessandra Ambrosio.

The Brazilian beauty is already a formidable force in the modeling industry, having posed in campaigns and shows for fashion behemoths like Dior and Hugo Boss. Her picture-perfect physique and captivating gaze have no doubt helped her land covers of Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Cosmopolitan. 


Aside from the obvious, our favorite thing about Fonseca could be her humanitarian spirit. The link at the top of her Instagram bio directs not to her latest spread or personal website, but a page for a mission trip to Uganda, where she and her team will spend two weeks hosting a medical clinic and other outreach projects.  

Get to know more about Fonseca’s favorite NBA duo, biggest turn-on and more below:


How can a man catch your attention?

I have a very specific type that I like. For some reason, when a guy is too handsome or very strong or looks too “perfect” I don’t feel so attracted to him. I prefer a normal, cute guy that seems more approachable.”

What’s the worst pick-up line you’ve ever heard?

“On a scale of 1 to America, how free are you tonight?”

How do you let a man know you’re interested?

I guess my eyes give it away. If I like someone, everybody can tell. 

Tell us about your ideal date.

When I can spend the whole day with the person I like with no plans, doing nothing together. Then have a long dinner, Italian dishes and red wine.

What about a man turns you on the most?

Confidence for sure! And if he has green eyes.

When do you feel sexiest?

After a couple days by the sun, when I get that good tan.

Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?



What’s on your favorite music playlist?

I love hip-hop—always have, since I was a teenager. The 90s songs by Akon, the Black Eyed Peas, Ne-Yo, No Doubt. But right now I’m listening to a lot of Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande and Bossa nova from Brazil.

Do you have a favorite athlete or sports team?

Volleyball is my favorite sport, I played for years growing up and made it to my city’s team. So probably Brazil’s indoor volleyball team and beach volleyball. I also really enjoy watching basketball in the U.S., my first game ever was years ago between the Clippers and Warriors. I love watching Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, aka the “Splash Brothers”.

What fashion brands do you like the best?

Right now, Burberry is one of my favorites, also Area and Chanel.

What’s your favorite meal?

French fries or mac and cheese.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the bedroom?

Besides watching Netflix, I prefer to keep that to myself.

And what should a man never do in the bedroom?

Don’t rush.

Have any sexy fantasies?

Public places.

Lastly, what’s your guiltiest pleasure?

Lava cake with coconut ice cream.


For more, follow Marianne on Instagram.