Gisele Bündchen is the “Girl from Ipanema”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 05: Supermodel Gisele Bundchen walks as The Girl From Ipanema during the Bossa segment during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)



Last Friday, the Brazilian superstar performed on the main stage of the Maracanã Stadium incarnating the ultimate “Garota da Ipanema”, an homage to Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes.

“Everyone involved worked with dedication and passion to create a show that gave the world a glimpse of our history and Brazil’s essence. It was beautifully presented. Our Brazilian community is hard working, cheerful, and welcoming. I believe that we showed the world the beauty of our diversity.” – Gisele said about the performance and theatricality of the opening ceremony.