Rio Olympics: Brazilian Models Had Big Roles At the Opening Ceremony

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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.

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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!

Supermodels are supposed to be divas but Bunchen showed she could get down with the masses. After her solo catwalk, she joined her fellow countrymen in the stands to celebrate. Obviously, she too was overcome with national pride.

This isn’t the last you’ll see of these beauties during the games. They will also serve as NBC food and culture contributors during the games alongside Ryan Seacrest.

Lima boasted about the role on her Instagram.


Don’t touch my brigadeiro! At confeitaria Colombo. ? Não divido meu brigadeiro na Confeitaria Colombo. ?

A photo posted by Adriana Lima (@adrianalima) on

No escritório. At The Office today with @ryanseacrest @alessandraambrosio ?

A photo posted by Adriana Lima (@adrianalima) on

h/t Billboard

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