Ana Paula Oliveira was born on 26th May 1978, and she is a prominent Brazilian assistant referee, footballer, television presenter, and model. She is originally from Sao Miguel Paulista, and since her childhood, she has had a strong interest in football and volleyball. She aided her dad in her coaching practices, as he was a football referee, and he judged some matches in amateur championships of Hortolandia. She was promised by a player section to referee games at eighteen and has worked since then. She has been on the FIFA woman referees list since 1998 and has participated in Campeonato Paulista in 2001, her first game.