Lisalla Montenegro was born and raised in Goias, Brazil. Although she had dreams of being a doctor, there was another bright future that awaited her. At a young age Lisalla was encouraged to pursue modeling. After participating in a competition for Miss Goias, she met with modeling scouts who saw a star and brought Lisalla to America where she would begin her career.
Lisalla has walked the international runways for some of the most prestigious designers, among them: Hermes, Michael Kors, Nannette Lepore, Nina Ricci, Armani , Kenzo, Gottex, Alberta Ferretti, Luca Luca, Vena Cava, and Pinko.
Lisalla has appeared on inside pages of Vogue (Brazil, China and American), Glamour (American and German), Italian GQ, Nylon, Cosmo Girl , Stilletto, A Magazine, Style Monte Carlo, among others. She has had the pleasure of working with the industry’s most renowned international photographers including, Mario Sorrenti, Kenneth Willardt, Tom Clayton, Alexi Lubomirski, Patrick Shaw, Peter Beard, Miles Aldridge, Bruce Weber, Warwick Saint, Paul Cruz to name a few.
She has also starred in advertisement campaigns for Emanuel Ungaro, Baby Phat, H&M, Wolford, Dooney & Bourke, UGG Australia, Michael Stars and Yamamay. Lisalla has also appeared in a variety of hair campaigns.
Lisalla is currently the face of Maybelline Cosmetics.