It is only within the last couple of years that "Pampita," as Ardohain is also affectionately known, has broken through into the North American market. Prior to that, she maintained her status as an Argentinean sensation by posing for several lingerie companies, hosting TV shows like El Rayo and El Sitio, and impressively beating out other celebrities to become the official mascot, or "godmother," of Argentina's national soccer team for its World Cup appearance in 2002. The combo of beauty and drive that Ardohain brought to the table could only be contained for so long and soon, the Argentinean market became too small for her. She has broken through into broader markets and, barely into adulthood, she can claim features in Stuff and Maxim UK. By dominating Argentina's magazine covers, including Cosmopolitan, as a high-class glamour model, Ardohain has set the bar high for her forays on the international scene. Only time will tell if this luscious Latina can break on through.
Born on January 17th, 1981 in Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina (home of models like Valeria Mazza and Ines Rivero), Ana Carolina Ardohain Dos Santos grew up with lofty aspirations. Despite being surrounded by an environment beset with social problems and unrest, little Carolina held fast to her dream of becoming a star, in any capacity. She completed primary and secondary school, and became well established in a local ballet school, where she practiced for nine years. Her passion for dancing has remained with her until today, and helped her gain composure in her now public life
When she was in her late teens, Ardohain became interested in a local clothing brand that was publicly requesting non-models to be part of an upcoming ad campaign. As she already worked as a saleswoman at one of the brand's stores, she already had the inside track and landed a spot in the advertisements. When they hit the stores in late 1999, legendary South American modeling agent Pancho Dotto was struck with Ardohain's killer look and subsequently exhausted all resources to find her. When Dotto finally got a hold of Ardohain via telephone, a deal was struck in a matter of minutes. She signed on with the Dotto Models agency and that same day, attended and booked a contract with an international company. Five days later, she was flown to Mexico to film the subsequent commercial. Just like that, a star was born.