Edílson Nascimento (full name: Edílson do Nascimento Azevedo) was born on April 1, 1986 in the northeastern state of Paraíba, Brazil. At age 16, Edilson took his first steps as a model during Paraíba Fashion Week, earning praise from the media. Edílson became an overnight sensation on the internet and was soon spotted by professional photographers and modeling agencies in the United States, including the Steven Klein Studio and Major Model Management, who immediately recognized his potential and invited him to New York in February 2008. He signed with Major Model Management and has since signed with Vision Model Management in Los Angeles. He is currently working in the United States.