Gislaine Fernandes de Sousa Leme (born 22 May 1986), best known as Júlia Paes, is a Brazilian model, singer and former adult actress.

Career

Born in São Paulo, Gislaine started her career at 12 as model then, with stage name Michelle Alves, she appeared in the opening of the telenovela Belíssima in 2006 and took part at the 2007 summer edition of the São Paulo Fashion Week.

Dissatisfied with the name, she later chose the stage name Júlia Paes as a reference to actress Juliana Paes. Júlia attracted the attention of Brazilian media because of her romantic relationship with Thammy Miranda, daughter of singer Gretchen,[2][3] then started a career in adult industry as actress and adult model.[3]

In 2009 she was elected by the newspaper A Folha do Motoristaas as "Queen of Taxi Drivers" and crowned by the Governor of São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin.[4] The same year Paes paraded with the Samba School Praiana in the Carnival of Porto Alegre.[5]

In 2009, Júlia also started her music career as lead singer of "Sexy Dolls", a girl group inspired by Pussycat Dolls consisting of her, Carol Miranda and Sabrina Boing Boing.[6][7] Júlia left "Sexy Dolls" at the end of the same year, motivated by the desire to develop other projects and with doubts about the direction the trio was taking.[8]

Júlia currently is a singer of forró genre. Her debut album was released in late 2010 and a follow up album was released at the end of 2011.[9] Julia also makes appearances as a DJ.[8]

Personal life

After becoming a born-again Christian, she finally left the porn industry in 2010, and married businessman Gabriel Ribeiro, with whom she had a daughter.[8]