Clara Alonso (born 21 September 1987) is a Spanish model. Alonso was the only Spanish model to walk in the 2008 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since 1999. She has been the face of GUESS and AX Armani Exchange.
A regular in the Spanish runways, Alonso didn’t make the jump internationally until she finished her studies. Once completing her studies she coincided with John Pfeiffer. In Florence, June 2008, Diane von Furstenberg hired Alonso for her “Cruise 2008-09” collection and months later was called to New York for the Spring-Summer 2009 fashion shows. While in New York, she also had the opportunity to work for Custo Barcelona. At 21 Alonso became Spain’s new top model, chosen to be in the Victoria’s Secret 2008 fashion show held in Miami. Only two Spaniards, Esther Cañadas in 1997, and Eugenia Silva in 1998 and 1999, had previously participated in the Victoria Secret fashion show.
She has walked for Bottega Veneta, Luisa Beccaria, Brian Reyes, Nanette Lepore, Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Cynthia Steffe, Luca Luca, Diane von Furstenberg, Lela Rose, Prabal Gurung, Abaeté, and Resort 2009 Diane von Furstenberg.