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Supermodel Stats: A Cheat Sheet For 2016's "Sexiest" Summer Games

5:29 PM 8/2/2016

by Sam Reed

From Gisele to Adriana — a who's who of Brazilian beauties representing their native land at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio.

Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio
Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio
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Not one, not two — but three international supermodels (slash Victoria's Secret Angels) will be headlining the Summer Olympics in Rio, which will be televised starting Friday on NBC.

The trifecta of Brazilian beauties, made up of Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio, has led some to dub the 2016 games the "sexiest" in history.

The real question, however, is can the ladies out-sexy Naomi Campbell, Georgia May Jagger and Kate Moss' appearance at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics? We'll let you be the judge. 

  • Gisele Bundchen

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    Age: 36

    Height: 5' 11"

    Hometown: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

    Agency: IMG

    Years active: 22

    Score Card: Bundchen has landed covers of nearly every fashion magazine out there, including Vogue, W, i-D, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Elle — the list goes on. She has walked and starred in campaigns for luxury brands Louis Vuitton, Prada, Versace and Dior. In 2015, she officially retired from the runway. However, she is otherwise active; currently, she is the face of Stuart Weitzman and a spokesperson for Chanel Beaute. She also released a coffee table book filled with photos from her career, which retails for $700

    No. 1 Fan: Husband Tom Brady (m. 2009)

    Personal Best: In 2014 and 2015, Forbes named Bundchen the highest paid supermodel in the world, with an annual income of $47 million and $44 million, respectively.

    Sweet Spot: Legs for days.

    Training Regimen: Bundchen and Brady, quarterback for the Patriots, adhere to a strict diet which is 80 percent vegetables and excludes white sugar, white flour and MSG. 

    Role in Rio: Bundchen will lead the Opening Ceremony on Friday evening, where she will reportedly hit the stage alongside 6,000 samba dancers. Oh, and Judi Dench is rumored to be making an appearance, too. All the more reason to tune in? 

     

    A photo posted by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on

  • Alessandra Ambrosio

    Alessandra Ambrosio
    Alessandra Ambrosio
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    Age: 35

    Height: 5'10"

    Hometown: Rio Grande do Sol, Brazil 

    Agency: IMG

    Years active: 17

    Score Card: Ambrosio earned her Victoria's Secret Angel wings in 2004.  She has covered countless magazines, including international editions of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, Marie Claire, Maxim and GQ, and walked for designer labels Moschino, Balmain and Dolce & Gabbana. 

    No. 1 Fan: Husband Jamie Mazur (m. 2008)

    Personal Best: In 2015, she was awarded the opportunity to wear the $2.5 million fantasy bra alongside her good friend, Adriana Lima, at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

    Sweet Spot: Washboard abs.

    Training Regimen: In a recent interview with Net-a-Porter's The Edit, Ambrosio revealed that she was never much of an workout junkie. However, after giving birth to daughter Anja in 2008, the supermodel stuck to a strict, 1,200 calorie diet in order to lose the baby weight before the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

    Role in Rio: Along with Lima, Ambrosio will act as an NBC culture correspondent, sharing screen time with Ryan Seacrest and offering an insider's perspective of Brazilian culture to viewers. In a recent interview with Vogue, Ambrosio said of her role, "I can't give too much away, but we will be doing fun segments around Rio, exploring Brazilian culture.”

  • Adriana Lima

    Adriana Lima
    Adriana Lima
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    Age: 35

    Height: 5' 10"

    Hometown: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

    Agency: Women

    Years Active: 17

    Score Card: In addition to earning her Victoria's Secret Angel wings and wearing the Fantasy Bra at the the Fashion Show in 2015, the supermodel has covered international editions of Vogue, Marie Claire and Glamour, and Esquire, and walked for Givenchy, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Jason Wu and Marc Jacobs. She was also the face of Doritos in Turkey in 2009, and earned the nickname "the Catherine Zeta-Jones of Italy" after becoming the face of Italian cellphone carrier Telecom Italia Mobile.

    No. 1 Fan: Boyfriend Joe Thomas (2016-present)

    Personal Best: In 2013, Lima was the first pregnant woman to be featured in the Pirelli Calendar. 

    Sweet Spot: Sculpted pout.

    Training Regimen: Lima has trainer Michael Olajide Jr. to thank for her killer post-baby body. The fitness guru worked with the supermodel twice a day, seven days a week prior to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, completing a combination of jump roping and boxing as well as sculpting maneuvers.

    Role in Rio: Lima is an NBC food and culture correspondent for the 2016 games, alongside fellow Brazilian bombshell Alessandra Ambrosio. The pair will appear on air with Ryan Seacrest and give viewers an inside look at their native culture. 

     

    A photo posted by Adriana Lima (@adrianalima) on

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