Born in a small town situated about 300 miles from the Romanian capital of Bucharest, Alina Vacariu got an early start in beauty contests when she won her first pageant at her local high school. The teenage beauty soon landed low-key modeling gigs, which eventually led to appearances in several national television commercial spots for various products and services. In 1998, she was selected as Romania’s Model of the Year, which earned her the opportunity to represent that country at the Miss World competition in Puerto Rico. Stopping off in New York City with her agent on the way to the high-profile international competition, Alina opted out of the Miss World pageant after signing a deal with the prestigious Elite Model Management agency, and started working almost immediately.
With her hot looks and even hotter body, she quickly became a very in-demand swimsuit and lingerie model, appearing in the Abercrombie & Fitch and Victoria’s Secret catalogs, as well as in campaigns for bebe, Bianchi, Clairol, and Stella Artois. She has also graced the runway for top designers such as Jessica McClintock, Jim Hjelm Couture, John Frieda, and Robert Musso, and appeared in steamy photo spreads for Stuff and Maxim. She hopes to become a successful actress some day, and made her debut playing a female escort in the 2005 rap industry mockumentary Death of a Dynasty, which also featured Lorraine Bracco, Chloe Sevigny and Flavor Flav. She more recently starred in the “Roommate Wanted” TV commercial for Time Warner Cable.