About MeENGLISH :
Born in Tres Pontas-MG Brasil
Full Name: Francislaine C. Martins
Birth: December 21, 1988
A one-of-a-kind mix of natural poise and exotic natural beauty led Francis Martins to modeling from the young age of 13. As the middle child in a poor family, Francis values the importance of working with her abilities to achieve success for herself and her loved ones. This exotic beauty placed top 10 in a modeling talent competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil (ELITE MODEL LOOK) competing against 15,000 contestants. She was signed with Elite Model Management. During high school, the green-eyed blonde-haired starlet balanced a tough academic workload with a more demanding career in high fashion modeling to include posing for publications such as : Ellus, Cori, Alexandre Hericovich, Lino Vilaventura, Manequin, Manequin Noiva, Uma, VIP Brazil, Racco cosmetics , Elle Argentina, and Lojas Gregory.
Upon graduating, Francis set off for Mexico to learn the industry before jetting off to Europe to work the runways in Paris, Madrid and Milan. Her work later took her to Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong before landing her in the United States in 2009. Francis has worked for clients such as ELLE Paris, Vogue Greek, BIBA, Femme Actuelle , Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Versace, Scoop NYC, ILLY Coffee, DOP Karite, Claire Petibone , Sue Devitt, Dillards, Kohls, Nordstrom, Maxim Magazine, Ocean Drive, Highlight Magazine, Marie Claire Malaysia, Reem Acra , Chris Benz, AZ Araujo, Diesel, The Blonds, Luli Fama, Eclaire, Mara Wofman, and Aqua Di Lara.
Today, the rising talent divides her time between Miami, Los Angeles and New York.
Modeling gives Francis the opportunity to fulfill her dream of traveling, learning about new cultures and mastering new languages. Despite a hectic schedule, the Brazilian expatriate finds time for her personal pursuits, including beach volleyball, photography, makeup artistry and cultivating her unique sense of style.
Though compared to a combination of Kate Moss and Uma Thurman, Francis manages to maintain her own sense of originality in her appearance, her movement and her energy in front of the camera.