Who is Marlon Teixeira?
Marlon Luiz Teixeira was born in Pomerode, Santa Catarina, Brazil, on 16 September 1991 – his zodiac sign is Virgo and he holds Brazilian nationality. He is a model and an actor, known for having walked the catwalk for numerous famous designers, including Emporio Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana.
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Early life and education
Marlon was raised in Pomerode alongside his two younger sisters Natasha and Natielli, by his mother who was a cashier at a local supermarket – his father died when Marlon was one year old.
Marlon was only three when diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus, and he spent the following four years undergoing treatment which included chemotherapy. He eventually recovered, and became interested in modelling while attending his first two years of high school. Marlon was physically quite active at school, as he played soccer for the school’s team while he also practiced playing the guitar, and acting with the school’s drama club. Upon matriculation in 2009, he chose not to enroll at college, but to focus on a career as a model.
Career as a model
Marlon became interested in modelling after he was introduced to Anderson Baumgartner, who owned Way Model Management and was his grandmother’s friend. Anderson soon got Marlon working for him, and he went on to walk for famous designers and brands such as DSquared², Jean Paul Gaultier, and Roberto Cavalli. Thanks to his attractive looks and muscular body, Marlon has been featured on the cover page of many magazines, including “Essential Homme”, “L’Officiel Hommes” and “Made in Brazil” – he has also been featured in various fashion editorials, such as “GQ”, “W Magazine” and “Elle”.
Marlon was chosen as the face of the fragrance Diesel Fuel for Life Denim Collection, working alongside Dutch model Marloes Horst, while the campaign was directed by Melina Matsoukas and filmed by Terry Richardson. He also appeared in the music video “Snow” by Philip Kirkorov. In the early 2010s, Marlon was ranked amongst the best 50 male models in the world by the website models.com.
Marlon has won four awards – a London International Award (LIA) – Silver 2011 for Diesel Fuel for Life Denim Collection, and a Clio Award – Bronze 2012 for Diesel as well.
He won his other two awards in 2012 as well: a Portugal Fashion Award for Best New Face Model: Marlon Teixeira, and a Muzt TV Award for his performance in the music video “Snow”.
Marlon has been credited with only one film role – in 2009, he starred alongside Isa Asklof and Ginta Lapina in the short fantasy film “The Real Fligth”, directed by Eugenio Recuenco. In 2012, Marlon appeared in the TV special “Premiya Muz-TV 2012”.
He is active on various social media networks, and is followed by nearly 600,000 people on Instagram, while he’s uploaded close to 1,500 pictures, most of which have been taken during his everyday life.
He launched his Twitter account in October 2011, and is today followed by more than 13,000 fans, although Marlon hasn’t tweeted since 7 May 2016. He is also active on Facebook, and his page is followed by almost 60,000 fans.
Love life and wife
There are rumors circulating the internet that Marlon is married to Cheyenne Tozzi, an Australian model and singer, but these have been denied by both Marlon and Cheyenne. The two met in 2017 when they did a photoshoot together, and then started dating – they were together until just recently in 2020, when they split for unknown reasons. Cheyenne and Marlon are parents to their daughter Dahlia De La Lune, born in October 2018.
Before Cheyenne, Mario is known to have dated three girls; in 2013 and 2014, he was in a relationship with American model Samantha Gradoville, then went on to date Bruna Marquezine, a Brazilian actress who is followed by around 40 million people on Instagram – the two split in mid-2015. Marlon then dated Argentinian actress Eugenia Suarez for a couple of months.
As of November 2020, Marlon is single, hasn’t married, and has one daughter.
Hobbies and other interests
Marlon is physically very active, and has four to five training sessions at the gym each week, thus his muscular body. He is very sporting, and enjoys going hiking up the mountains, skiing and swimming in the ocean, and is also interested in extreme sports including parachuting.
He is keen on travelling and his career as a model has taken him all around the world, while Marlon mostly likes to visit natural locations which most people don’t know about – many of the pictures taken during his travels can be found uploaded onto his Instagram account. He once lived in New York City for several months.
In his spare time which is mostly late at night, Marlon is keen on watching movies, while his favorite actors are Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Russell Crowe, and a couple of his favorite films are “Pulp Fiction”, the trilogy “The Godfather” and “Scarface”.
Age, height and wealth
Marlon’s age is 29. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 1in (1.83m), and he weighs around 170lbs (77kgs).
As of November 2020, his wealth has been estimated at over $8 million.