Don’t Forget the Models

36EB5B2700000578-3726383-Long_legged_lovely_The_36_year_old_supermodel_flashed_a_wide_smi-a-60_1470442940060The 2016 Olympic games are well underway in the backyards of Adriana Lima, Gisele Bundchen, and Allesandra Ambrosia. Three of the most incredible, beautiful models in the world. The Olympic games is truly one of the most exciting times. It comes only every four years and the pride that you feel for the individuals competing is awe inspiring. Not to mention the impact of having your country win big.

Well, that is exactly what Team USA did, especially last night. From Michael Phelps the water to Simone Biles leading the the women’s gymnastic team to victory. There are so many impactful moments even watching as a spectator on television. One of my favorite aspects has to be when the winner is led to the podium. It is pretty magical to see the competitors shine in their medals as their respective national anthems play. Definitely awesome to see.

Yet, this years Olympics has even more to offer. After each event you can catch Ryan olympics-ap-mSeacrest on the beaches of Rio with all the dancers, with the samba and the complete culture of Brazil as a backdrop. I’m talking about the models. We can’t forget, or overlook Brazil’s impact on the fashion industry. The country is known for its supermodels and here are some of the girls to watch!

brazilian-models-diptychs-8Ari Westphal’s bubbly personality and gamine beauty have charmed fashion insiders for awhile, but lately, the beauty from Belo Horizonte has been on a roll. Handling the catwalks of Paris’s couture week with the same ease she brought to São Paulo, Westphal has become an in-demand commodity who’s also well rounded: She balances her modeling career with time spent hitting up museums, taking pictures, and motorcycling.

 

brazilian-models-diptychs-7Lorena Maraschi has an ethereal appeal that’s made for dramatic transformation—in this month’s Brazilian Vogue she takes on multiple looks—Maraschi is one of the few models who began with the goal of a career in fashion. An animal lover who’s actively involved in environmental causes, Maraschi balances her work life with giving back.

brazilian-models-diptychs-3  Victoria’s Secret loves its Brazilians—Gisele, Alessandra, Adriana, just to name a few—and one of the latest to grab the attention of the global brand is Elen Santiago. Athletic and sexy with mile-long legs, Santiago seems destined for a place in the Angel lineup.

 

These ladies are all set to take the industry by storm this season. The Olympic games will be leaving the country in a week or so and we’ll still be left with so many beautiful models to watch. VOGUE a complete list of the Brazilian beauties on deck.

Keith Andre Collins

Fashion Writer

a writer/actor who believes that everyday is a little bit like Sunday Afternoon. We've all got the ability to be greater and I podcast all about the journey of a transparent dreamer every Sunday on iTunes. You can follow me everywhere @KEiTH_ANDRE