Brenda Costa (born on November 8, 1982 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian fashion model and former swimmer. She is 177 cm (5 feet 9.5 inches) tall and was born deaf.Her model career started when she was 16 years old , after she was discovered in the Ipanema neighborhood by AgÃªncia Mega. Brenda Costa is placed 23rd in the Models.com Top 25 Sexiest Models. She was on the cover of the April 2004 French edition of ELLE magazine. Brenda Costa, as of February 2008, is pregnant of her boyfriend, Karim Al-Fayed.