New Victoria's Secret model alessandro ambrosio has a secret of her own - she underwent years of cosmetic surgery as a child to reduce the size of her "Dumbo ears."

The Brazilian beauty admits she begged her parents to let her have her ears "fixed" after years of cruel taunts from schoolpals.

She says, "When I was 11-years-old (there was) a plastic surgery guy in my town... and my parents agreed (for him) to do the surgery on me.

"I had a big problem after that because my body rejected the stitch... For two years after school I had to go back to the doctor."

Ambrosio admits the lengthy surgery put her off having work done on her chest when she became a Victoria's Secret model.

She adds, "(I would like) to get maybe more boobs but, because of the bad experience that I had, (no way)."