We’ve covered several Brazilian models when they were expecting. Three of those moms, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima and Gisele Bundchen, got premiere roles during the torch carrying and opening ceremonies yesterday, Friday, July 5.
Victoria Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio carried the torch when it arrived in Rio and ran with it down the street. She was photographed kissing it right before hitting the road to meet up with the person that runner that would light her torch.
Adriana Lima was overcome with emotion after she was handed the torch. Even with 8M followers on Instagram, the model often is in the shadow of the more famous Ambrosio and Bunchen. She said it was an honor to be one of the final torch bearers to light the pyre at the center of Olympic Stadium.
“I am grateful to experience this incredible honor and dream to carry the Olympic torch, so humbled to be carrying in my home country Brazil,” she captioned a photo of herself beaming with pride while holding the torch.
Speaking of Gisele. Brazil wouldn’t leave out its most famous star. She headlined a runway show and walked down an expansive catwalk outfitted in a gold sparkling gown by Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch. Slay Gisele!
Lima boasted about the role on her Instagram.
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