The Untold Truth About Joel Embiid’s Girlfriend Anne de Paula

April 18, 2024
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Who is Anne de Paula?

Anne de Paula is a Brazilian model, best recognized for her work with Sports Illustrated magazine, having won the 2017 magazine’s model search, but is also known as the girlfriend of the National Basketball Association (NBA) player Joel Embiid.

Anne de Paula Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Anne de Paula was born on 31 March 1995 under the Aries zodiac sign, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Rod, a male nurse, and Leila de Paula, an X-ray technician. She grew up in Rio de Janeiro’s infamous favelas, and unusually for a girl, she played soccer at a young age with her father’s encouragement.

This lasted until her teenage years, growing up as a tomboy, playing soccer and other sports with her friends. However, she became interested in modeling at the age of 13, and the following year was noticed by a modeling scout. She left soccer behind to focus on modeling, however, she didn’t pursue it professionally until she finished high school.

Career Beginnings

She signed with Wilhelmina Models at the age of 18, and began her career as a swimsuit model.


She launched her Instagram page in 2013, and began uploading pictures of herself in bikinis and other sexy clothing, which only helped her career. The picture in which she is covered by the Brazilian flag became popular rather quickly,

Rise to Prominence

Gradually, Anne was becoming more popular, and with every new picture, more fashion brands wanted to sign her, and she began collaborating with such brands as Tata Italia shoes, Givenchy, and others. In 2017, Anne competed in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Search and won the competition, after which she went viral. Anne was then named the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie of the year for 2018.

She has amassed more than 240,000 followers, while she couldn’t accept all the offers she was getting. She worked in Paris, England, and Italy, in addition to touring the US, and has graced covers of numerous magazines, including Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, and has worked with Hemmingways Collection, Fallon Jewelry, and Berta, among other brands.

Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Children

In regards to her personal life, Anne hasn’t talked much about it, but the paparazzi have chased her up and down since she won that swimsuit competition.


She was in a relationship with singer-songwriter Danny O’Donoghue from 2015 until 2018; at first they kept their romance a secret, but made an appearance on the red carpet during the screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”.

Following her split from O’Donoghue Anne started a romantic relationship with Joel Embiid. The two met in New York City in a restaurant, introduced to each other by a mutual friend. At first, she had no idea about his NBA fame, but in September 2020, Anne gave birth to their first child, a son, Arthur.

Anne de Paula

Net Worth

As of mid- 2021, Anne de Paula’s net worth has been estimated to be around $700,000, earned through her successful career as a model.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

This prominent model has brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), weighs approximately 125.5lbs (57kgs), with vital statistics of 33-24-34, bra size 30A. Despite pregnancy, she has kept her perfect figure by working out.

Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

Anne has stated that summer is her favorite season, and that she just enjoys showing off her perfect figure in a skimpy bikini and sun tanning on the beach.


Swimming is her favorite activity, and she also loves playing beach volleyball. She’s generally active, often jogging, while she also follows a strict diet to maintain her perfect figure and overall physical and mental health.

An avid traveler, her work has taken her abroad, but the Maldives are her favorite vacation destination, alongside Paris, which she has visited numerous times.

Anne loves watching films and series – her favorite actress is Julia Roberts.

Anne De Paula’s Boyfriend, Joel Embiid – Short Bio

Joel Hans Embiid was born on 16 March 1994, in Yaounde, Cameroon, to Thomas Embiid, a military officer, and his wife Christine.

During childhood he played volleyball and soccer, but as he got older he became interested in basketball, and looked up with Hakeem Olajuwon. He was ultimately discovered at a basketball camp by Luc Mbah a Moute, who is also a proud native of Yaounde, and with his new mentor, Joel moved to the US when he was just 16 years old. After a year struggling at Montverde Academy, where he wasn’t given playing time, he moved to The Rock School, a Christian academy in Gainesville, Florida, and as a senior led his team to a stunning record of 33 wins and four lost games. On this journey, young Joel averaged 13.0 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game.


He enrolled at the University of Kansas, but after only one year declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. Joel was selected as the third overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers, but didn’t make his debut until the 2016 season due to injuries. Since then, Joel has become a leading figure in the 76ers ‘the process’, on their way to the NBA Finals. He has won several accolades, including being chosen for the NBA All-Star game four years in a row from 2018 to 2021, and was in the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2017, in addition to several other awards.

According to authoritative sources, Joel Embiid’s net worth is estimated at close to $35 million as of late-2021.

Olivia Wilson

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