Sara Sampaio's Height
5ft 6 ½ (168.9 cm)
Portuguese model, best known for being a Victoria's Secret Angel. In a wwd.com interview she once claimed "I'm 5 foot 9"
. On another occasion she mentioned "Me and [Kate Moss] are kind of the same height, so she always inspired me when people would say, 'You're too short for fashion, you're too short for runway."
. One of her agencies also gave her vital statistics as: Bust 32 inches, Waist 23 inches and Hips 34 inches, with shoe size 4.5UK.
im 5'8.5 about my weight i dont tell to anyone.i barely never weight myself i feel good so i dont care about my weight
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Average Guess (97 Votes)
5ft 5.84in (167.2cm)
Oliver said on 11/Jun/18
I think people should stop bashing Sara now. Sara is about 5'6,so she is relatively short,next to other VS models. But when you compare her to general population of women,then she is nowhere near 'short'. In Asian countries,5'6 is considered 'tall'. I can't understand why you guys have to call her 'tiny, petite,small' etc. This is just body shaming. Examples are real short women are Ariana Grande, Becky G, Eva longoria etc.
joan said on 21/Apr/18
She is listed as 5 foot 9 on VS official website
Rennes said on 3/Feb/18
Looks 5’7 compared to the other VSmodels
Mistical said on 22/Dec/17
CM Why are you worried if somebody think she could be a model? Do you really think that only your opinion is important for somebidy who really wants to be model.And anyway today there is tons of beautiful models who worj very well wuth the height under 5'7" (L.Casta is even shirter i heard she is just 5'5" and Moss also)
andre said on 10/Dec/17
Sara was shorter then me when i saw here she is from my country im a weak 166cm at night barefoot i would say she is about 163cm to 164cm barefoot
is possible she reach 168cm in the morning with shoes but she shorter then me she is not 167cm barefoot or 166cm max 165cm barefoot
CM said on 26/Nov/17
Georgia Fowler is listed as 5'9.5.
MaryAnne said on 26/Nov/17
Is Georgia really that short? omg I thought she was 5'9!
Mariana said on 24/Nov/17
When she stands next to Georgia Fowler, they are about the same height (probably 5'5"-5'6"). Btw can we get a page for Georgia Fowler?
said on 20/Nov/17
I think this listing is pretty accurate. But again, It’s hard to pinpoint her exact height because of posture, angles, lighting and other factors.
I wanted to make a positive post, focusing on all the positive aspects rather than negative ones,
She is a good height for a woman (above average) but is only considered short for a runway model. Of course a 6’1 model is to make someone who is 5’6.5 look short. She has a great personality and attitude and is funny, smart, charismatic, confident, hardworking and have so many other characteristics that make her so admirable. Those traits compensates for the couple of inches of height that she lacks.
Being a model doesn’t mean all their life is glitz and glamour. The modelling industry can be very harsh on women, as they are constantly being criticized for their body and are put on strict diet and exercise regimens. Not to mention the hectic schedules and having to travel without any breaks. It takes so much strength and dedication to work as a full time model, so props to all the models out there. I got to give credit to Sara who overcame so many adversities to become the model she is today, even with so many people critiquing her for her height.
I think Sara will go far in life and accomplish so much more in the future. Again, runway modelling can only be a career for so long as the industry generally prefers young models. So in the long run, it doesn’t really matter what her height is.
Editor Rob: well it's good to see shorter models on the runway, I'm all for models of different heights that represent reality at times.
CM said on 18/Nov/17
GV and MAY those are fair claims. I add that she also said on national television when she got a big award in Portugal that it was an accomplishment despite her 1.72 height. But most important, I think is common sense. It is true that Kate Moss and Laetitia Casta are shorter models but they played an important role in the recenty history of fashion: kate was the 90s heroin chic super skinny models that contrasted with the 80s supermodels amazons and Laetitia was the anti-heroin chic model, who had curves and a healthy look. Sara is a stunning young woman with a beautiful face but I don't think she plays a specific role that would enable her to be shorter in order to sustain a particular movement in fashion. I think she has the "minimum" height to be a model and because she has a beautiful face, great work ethic, and brains (she was a Math major in college...) she was able to build a successful career. I don't think she would have such a career if she was 5'5. But to be honest I never met her in person so I may be wrong!
May said on 17/Nov/17
GV said on 17/Nov/17
CM, what makes you think everyone who thinks Sara is 5’5-5’6 is short? Some people here are taller than Sara and have no need to downplay her height to “feel good” Yes, 5’4 is downright ridiculous but saying she is a very strong 5’7 because of one hairdresser, sure okay. Let’s just agree to disagree
said on 16/Nov/17
She even admitted to being short on her latest Instagram post. She even admitted to being around the same height as Kate Moss who is a weak 5’6. When she was auditioning for VS fashion show, a few agents said that she was quite small and petite but they liked her walk and confidence. She seems to be similar height to Emily Ratajkowski and other shorter models when you look at photos. Yes, they do hire 5’6 models like Georgia May Jagger, Laetitia Casta
and Hailey Baldwin, who do walk in runway shows.
@CM you really need to take a closer look at legit 5’7 models like Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne, Selita Ebanks, Barbara Palvin, Lily Aldridge on the runway. They don’t stand out as much as Sara does.
While I agree some people on this page like to think people are smaller than they really just to boost their own confidence. But if you gather up all the evidence, she just doesn’t add up to 5’7. She has good body proportions that make her seem taller than she really is.
Legit 5’7 models next to 5’9 and up models
said on 15/Nov/17
Rob, if I may, let me point out that if this website continues to lack rigor, it will turn into just a "feel good" website to make short people feel good about themselves and have the illusion they too could be models. I lived in NYC and I spotted a couple of models and to be honest they looked way taller than they are featured and than I expected. A friend of mine saw Gigi in NYC and said the exact same thing. It's unrealistic to think that some of these girls such as Sara Sampaio are as short as 5'5. She went for a brief trip to Paris when she was a freshman in college and she was immediately booked by agencies and started getting jobs. Then she went to NY and in one afternoon when VS saw her photos, they called her in to take some shots for the brand. I don't think she would be so successful in the industry if she did not have at least 5'7.
Editor Rob: well I'm not personally estimating her as 5ft 5, though I understand others do, I am just trying to figure out what these famous people might be, I think she looks 5ft 6.5 but also can see 5ft 7 and how sometimes she seems as short as 5ft 6.
Chloe said on 14/Nov/17
Tatiana said on 14/Nov/17
5’6.5” is a bit too generous. She is clearly shorter than even the shorter 5’7-8 models
said on 13/Nov/17
She could actually be 5'5. It's right in between the 5'4 and 5'7 guesses and it really "suits" her. But how can she claim 5'8 without any of the managers and designers knowing she's not that tall? doesn't anyone notice how short she is compared to the actuall 5'8 models?
Editor Rob: 5ft 5 would seem a bit short for her, and 5ft 8 a bit too high.
May said on 13/Nov/17
Rob, do have any idea why her height changes according to the website? That is seriously too messed up.
CM said on 7/Nov/17
LLK thanks for sharing this video. I understand what you say that Sara looks way shorter than the other models in the show, however, this does not mean she is not 5.7. If the other models are have a standard runway height (5.9 - 5.10 - 6.1) she will naturally look very short compared to them. In Portugal she was always featured on the 5.7+ range and I really doubt she would have such a successfull career with contracts in top agencies if she was anything shorter than that.
Erin said on 6/Nov/17
5'6.5 is way too generous. This girl is clearly much shorter than all the other models, even ones that are minimal height 5.7.5/5'8. That is very evident in every runway show she's been in, when the models are lining up in the end. She must be really special to make it that far in the modeling industry being so petite. She is beautiful no matter what her height is. I wish they had more models that are average height, so it gives shorter models a chance to make it into the industry. But unfortunately the industry has very strict standards for runway models. You can't be too tall and be over 6'1 and you can't be shorter than 5'7. But the are exceptions but very, very rare.They are a little more lenient towards models that really impress them and meet everything on the criteria, excluding their height.
said on 6/Nov/17
I think that the most accurate height of Sara Sampaio would be 5ft5.25. Considering the difference between her and the other models ( the fashion show of Elie Saab for example: Click Here
) this height is the most she could be.
LLK said on 5/Nov/17
@CM, watch this YouTube clip of Sarah in a runway show. Pause at 7:17 and watch for a couple seconds. Does she look anywhere near 5'7 to you? Doesn't look that way here
said on 5/Nov/17
She looks quite petite next to the other girls.
Sara with Taylor Swift
Sara with Else Hosk
Sarah and Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge
Not to mention her walking in runway shows. 5'7 is a bit of a reach
CM said on 2/Nov/17
I am Portuguese and I actually met a hairdresser back in Portugal who worked with her and he told me she is a very strong 5.7 (170). To claim she is 5.5 is kind of absurd. She had no connections whatsover in the Fashion world and she made it completely on her own. Do you really think she would have become an Angel and such a successfull model if she was 5.4-5.5? Please! She may not be the tallest model, but she has enough height to be a serious model and not just a print or insta model.
Nik said on 2/Nov/17
I think this listing is spot on!
morten said on 31/Oct/17
She looks so petite about like 5'5
andre said on 18/Oct/17
she wake up at 167cm 168cm with shoes
Cliff said on 14/Oct/17
Interesting that she's now listed at bing.com at 5ft5. While I think the listing here is a little too high, I think she's somewhere between 166-167cm
Tonydaportuguese said on 21/Sep/17
She 170 cm of pure sexy 😉
said on 3/Sep/17
Looks at Cara next to The Weeknd she looks like she's smaller than he is yet.
said on 1/Sep/17
What do you think Rob?
Peter175 said on 27/Aug/17
Women that lie about their height fascinate me so much. Especially in the range of 2-2.5 inches. She is 5'6.5 max
Emily said on 17/Aug/17
Looks more than 3" shorter than Taylor Hill, and easily more than .5" shorter than Cara.... I'd go with 165cm
said on 8/Aug/17
......she is not much shorter than kendall 5cm MAX! so 5.7 - 5ft 6.5in her height
Suzanne said on 8/Aug/17
Adriana said on 3/Aug/17
said on 21/Jul/17
She appears to be the same height as Emily ratajkowski (between 5'5.5 and 5'6)
You can see that their footwear and heels are similar in size
said on 21/Jul/17
Here is a photo of Sara with Taylor Hill (5'9)
Here is a photo of her with Martha Hunt (5'9.5)
said on 21/Jul/17
Here is a photo of Sara and Taylor who is listed as 5'9.25.
There is probably 3-3.5 inches of height difference even in similar footwear.
Shay said on 21/Jul/17
I think even 169 cm is too high for Sara. She ALWAYS looks very short next to other models and looks like someone of average female height which is 5'5-5'6
I understand having to upgrade your height on your modelling profile to get you more jobs, but it is quite obvious she is nowhere near the 5'9 claim. Modelling agencies will know if there is a noticeable difference between actual height and listed height.
Me_me said on 19/Jul/17
I think she is around 169 cm, but with her face i'm not suprised she's so succesful
said on 17/Jul/17
Rob do you think her claims of 5ft9 and 5ft8.5 are kindof absurd?
Editor Rob: I think being near 5ft 7 she might have felt claiming to be 5ft 8.5 would get her more work? And it's stuck.
How can she be claiming 5ft 8.5-9 and saying she's like kate moss, who admitted to 5ft 6 and may even be a weak 5ft 6.
said on 5/Jul/17Click Here
im a weak 166cm barefoot at night and when i saw her with similar shoes she was no taller then me you can see this page telling her height at 165cm im not sure if is barefoot or with shoes see the page and tell me if you will downgrate her hugs ,
Jimmybushucka said on 5/Jul/17
She's 5ft 7 an half
MMimg said on 21/Jun/17
I love Sara, but I insist, she measures 1.65- 5'5.
Cece said on 21/Jun/17
"Dennis P Minuti said on 19/Jun/17
Cara told me yesterday she was 5'8"!!!" Wait you met Cara Delevingne? How tall is she actually (Cara)?? I think Sara and her are somewhat the same height.
said on 21/Jun/17
Hi Rob! First I'd like to say that I simply love what you do here! Thank you for all you do! Second, I have a question about Sara's height, if she really is between 5'4 and 5'6 then how did she make it into the runway world if agencies and brands only take 5'8-5'9 models? Thanks again!
Editor Rob: I'm sure some exceptions are made. People like Kate Moss and Sara are far rarer than 5ft 7 and over.
Dennis P Minuti said on 19/Jun/17
Cara told me yesterday she was 5'8"!!!
Kelly said on 19/Jun/17
Nah 5'7 tbh she is skinny
Heightist said on 11/Jun/17
Sampaio looks about 5'5" to me. She's very slim, small-framed, and long-legged, so she can look taller than that. She looks tiny next to Adriana Lima. Sampaio's face just looks ok in the pic they chose for CelebHeights. But in videos, and I'm sure in person, she is very attractive. Most people seem to look better in videos and in person than in pics.
I don't think models need to be tall. The 5'9"+ requirement just seems random and unnecessary. There are tons of average and shorter girls who look just as good in clothes, if not better. Whoever thought Amazonian, anorexic models look best in clothes, as clothes hangers, are stupid.
MMimg said on 8/Jun/17
Sara is 1.65-5'5". No more.
Im 171CM said on 4/Jun/17
I think I shrunk down to 169 honestly and ima 38yr old African American...
said on 20/May/17Click Here
rob see this page it says she is 165cm but i dont know if is with shoes or barefoot see it and tell me rob
andre said on 24/Apr/17
Sara is from my country and when i saw her in a modeling show she was my height she was with normal shoes im 166cm barefoot at night i even would say she is 165cm barefoot no way 169cm barefoot
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 2/Apr/17
Maximum 5ft6. Her absurd 5ft9 claim is probably in high heels.
SAK said on 2/Apr/17
Credit to her for having a runway career. That genre of modelling tends to be less lenient in regards to height. They usually require 5'9" minimum (which in reality means 5'8" minimum).
She is always noticeably shorter compared to other models on the runway. Which is usually a big no no for a designer.
5'6" for Sara.
ILoveModels said on 31/Mar/17
Will Sara ever confess her real height? I love her as a model because with her height she has gone so far, so she should not hide it. For me she measures 1.65m (5ft 5in).
said on 25/Mar/17
Rob,how much do you think she weighs?
Editor Rob: I think near 120 pounds, not over it though.
Lalaloo said on 15/Mar/17
You say that weeknd is 168-169, just like her. But if you look at her at vs show 'starboy', she is shorter than weeknd, even she is wearing heels. So what you think about her hight?
Lalaloo said on 14/Mar/17
5'6. No way 5'5
said on 1/Mar/17
i think that Sara is 166/167 cm, please see the pics with Jessica Hart who's supposed to be 177 cm. The difference between them is at least 10 cm.
Mica said on 26/Feb/17
@Meryn I dont think that is so much height difference between Sara and Taylor (who is supposed 176 cm) it´s just photo
according me Sara is 169 cm no less no more!
Sixseven said on 24/Feb/17
She is 165 cm
said on 19/Feb/17
Sara Sampaio with Taylor Hill!
andre said on 19/Feb/17
Rob she is in the 164 167cm at night barefoot i would say 165cm and 169cm in the morning with shoes
Kj said on 18/Feb/17
She is 5'5 or 5'6. Always looks at least 3-4 inches shorter than other fashion models
said on 15/Feb/17Click Here
you can see her from here. She is the very short one, you can see it immediately. She is way shorter than all the other models
Az said on 12/Feb/17
Nope. Seen her a few times. Work related. 5'4.5-5'5".
Frida said on 12/Feb/17
Her face is gold!
berenike said on 5/Feb/17
I stood next to her for a couple of minutes in Milan months ago. She was exactly as tall as me, so I can say with no doubt that she is 169 cm, 5.55 ft.
5'7 said on 15/Jan/17
Always looks shorter than the other models. 5'6 tops
BirchGirl said on 28/Dec/16
She is definitely not 5'9" like she claimed to be or even 5'8" like some websites list her as. She is more like 5'7" (or a tad less). She always looks shorter than the other models.
andre said on 23/Dec/16
i put my money on a barefoot at night at 5ft5.5
ModelHPy said on 21/Dec/16
She´s 5'5" (165).
said on 10/Dec/16Click Here
mischa is listed as 175 cm and she´s flat while Sara has 8 cm heels, they are same height in her shoes, so I think 168 cm is correct
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 8/Dec/16
She's not much over 5ft6 and she claims 5ft9! It's probably the worst height claim from any model I have ever seen. Even worse than Cara Delevinge when she used to claim 5ft9.5
said on 4/Dec/16
According to Cosmopolitan, Sara's height is 165. Click here: Click Here
said on 2/Dec/16
but nadine leopold usually appears the same height as sara sampaio (or a bit taller) and she is in the 168-169cm range.
said on 29/Nov/16
she's very petite here a pic of her with other vs models,the models wore flat shoes and you still can see the differents. she is the Gost
another picture with harry styles which she is wearing high heels and she still looks short
said on 21/Nov/16
If Jasmine is 5'9 then Sara is probably 5'6. 5'5/5'5.5 claims are too low.
marie.usa said on 8/Nov/16
I'm a model, and I'm so so tired of these height games. My height is 5'8 and change so I list as 5'8.5. I know exactly how tall any other model is when I stand next to them (unless they're wearing some ridiculous platform heels). I recently was asking a fellow model about a model whom I had never met before, why she didn't stay in Paris to work. She gushed and told me, "Didn't you know? That girl's a shrimp, and only 5'7." She listed as 5'9!!! I was so annoyed after that. To think that someone else was getting better opportunities because of a false 2 inch boost. In all honesty, 5'7 (if that's your real height), I think is tall enough to model. If you're slim, and not curvy it doesn't show up in shoots. And on the runway, an inch or two between each other isn't the difference between amazonian legs or shrimp, you don't even notice it when they're walking separately! But until the high fashion agencies stop pretending that their models are atleast 5'9, we all have to play this game.
said on 1/Nov/16
Rob,you could see the difference between Sara and Jasmine Tookes (who's supposed to be 5'9): Click Here
I think that 168 (5'6) is more accurate
said on 1/Oct/16
Rob, can you please take a look at final walks, for example balmain (Click Here
) she looks so short!! please take a look, she looks 5'5
Editor Rob: she did look quite small, quite a conrast, 169cm could be a bit much, 168 may be nearer.
said on 20/Sep/16
Rob, have you seen her in the final walk of Tony Burch? Click Here
She looks around 5'5/5'6 here.. What do you think?
Editor Rob: she certainly looks quite small in that still.
said on 13/Sep/16
Well Rob, I think she's probably no taller than 5ft 6 at best with all the photographic evidence I've seen presented here.
Editor Rob: I can see a 5ft 6 argument for her, but under it I haven't really seen enough to say it would be more likely.
said on 10/Sep/16
here she is (2nd girl) next to barefoot elsa hosk (5'8")
and here next to adriana lima (5'10")
rob do u think there's any chance she's shorter than 5'6"??
Editor Rob: with Lima I think the angle doesn't quite help her, I would be probably more surprised if she really was under 5ft 6 than a bit over it.
ev said on 3/Sep/16
She is not a cm over 168/5.6
Maybe she is even shorter, around 5'5
1997 said on 30/Jun/16
Taylor is over 5.9, Sara is only 5.6)
Ana said on 4/Jun/16
Strong 5ft 6.5in maybe 5'7'' in the morning, couldnt see her being past 5'7.5''. She must be really special for them to consistently book her!! She's listed as 175 on google, I swear it used to be 173! Also do you mind doing a page for Taylor Hill she was previously listed as 178cm but now 176cm. Thnx
said on 16/May/16
In my opinion Sara Sampaio is not over 167-168cm, just see the photos with Gigi Hadid:
Cliff said on 27/Apr/16
She's the same height as Emily Ratajowski.
I doubt there's an inch between them.
said on 27/Mar/16
in this picture she's the second girl:
models in order: Jac Jagaciak, Sara Sampaio, Elsa Hosk & Josephine Skriver.
Considering that the girl next to her (Elsa Hosk) is 5'8" and in the picture she is BAREFOOT, whereas sara is wearing massive heels, i think having her at 5'5 is more appropiate.
said on 21/Mar/16
I don't know what to think. She looks about 5'5 1/2 to me. I can't really see her being taller than that.
Here she is with Kendall Jenner backstage at the Balmain fashion show this year.
With Taylor Hill at the VSFS (notice how she stands):
said on 15/Mar/16
Here she is with 5'5 Emily ratajkowski.
said on 14/Mar/16
Pretty much exact same as Emily Ratajkowski, 5'4"-5'5". Super charismatic and absolutely stunning. Met her at a VS event and she is a wisp, tiny thin but toned and healthy. Not over 5'5".
Anika98 said on 7/Mar/16
@MaryAnne stella is 170cm like barbara
Fray said on 28/Dec/15
Gorgeous girl! She is 168cm - so a good 5'6" (she did a few campaigns here in LA). Kate is slightly taller than Sara.
said on 24/Dec/15
How tall is Stella Maxwell? She looks shorter than Sara in this photo
She's listed 174-75
Editor Rob: from a brief look I wouldn't have guessed her looking shorter, but within same zone possibly
Allie said on 19/Dec/15
Clearly she's being more honest now as her agency has bumped her down and she has claimed she's as tall as Kate Moss.
said on 18/Dec/15
Rob, Sara said this was 2 years ago but Sara has come out and has said in a Cover Media Interview that she thinks she's as tall as Kate Moss! I think her different claim should be stated.
Editor Rob: I'll mention the other quote as well.
Usbsv said on 12/Dec/15
5'6.5" is spot on!!
Arla said on 11/Dec/15
5'6 is too low
More of 5'7
176.2 cm (5ft 9.37in) said on 9/Dec/15
In dictionary her pic is the explanation of pure "sexyness". Not too short not too tall, just absolutely perfect!
Allie said on 7/Dec/15
5'6 range seems correct. She's pretty, but she must have something that made Victoria Secret, Sports Illustrated, and high fashion brands alike all chose her! Because she has no notable families connections, and I don't think her family is known for being super wealthy so she must have a wow factor like Kate Moss!
Good for her. :). Though her 5'9 claim is kind of laughable if you look at her with models who claim and are listed at 5'9-5'10 range!
Aza said on 6/Dec/15
She looks utterly delightful!
dat said on 4/Dec/15
168 or 169 cm that's right for her. but who cares, she's gorgeous for fashion industry.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 3/Dec/15
Makes G look honest.
said on 2/Dec/15
Rob, is she too short to be a Victoria Secrets model?
Editor Rob: obviously not as they have used her.
I wish there were more top-end models of average range!
said on 1/Dec/15
She is listed 172 cm in her portuguese model agency: Click Here
andre said on 1/Dec/15
I think this height is correct 5ft6.5
120 said on 30/Nov/15
Telling that to a legitimate 5'9" guy (like me), almost feels like a punch to the face lol. That's the equivalent of me trying to claim "Six foot".
SAK said on 30/Nov/15
She should have claimed 5'8. Would have sounded more believable.
Luke said on 30/Nov/15
Saw her in NYC this fall and she's a gorgeous girl with an average height. I'm not good at telling heights but I assume she was 5'4/5'5 since she had heels on and still wasn't even close to my height (5'10)
Cliff said on 30/Nov/15
Thanks for adding her Rob. I believe this is "fair." Victoria's secret lists her as 5ft7.5. Anything over what you've listed her at is too generous.
If I were to list her, it would be at 5ft6. She clearly is no taller than Emily Ratajkowski & Kate Moss who are both listed here at 5ft6.
Guest said on 29/Nov/15
Thats a big claim for her lol
Blink said on 29/Nov/15
In Portugal, where I'm from, I saw her said the fact she was 1,72m was a bit of a disadvantage for being a model.
MaryAnne said on 29/Nov/15
Beautiful Girl. Worthy. Also, the other angels are worthy as well. Can you add them? :)