Gisele Bundchen Sparkles in Alexandre Herchcovitch at the Opening Ceremony

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The supermodel repped the Brazilian designer for her big moment.

Gisele Bundchen was quite literally the golden girl of Friday night's Olympics Opening Ceremony in Rio, where she hit the catwalk in a metallic sequined gown by Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch

Strutting her stuff to the tune of "The Girl from Ipanema," the 36-year-old proved why she's the highest-paid supermodel in the world. Illuminated by a single spotlight, Bundchen's gown — featuring an up-to-there slit and long train — dazzled and twinkled while the crowd cheered on one of Brazil's crown jewels. 

"The fabric has been specially developed for the occasion," Herchcovitch told Vogue of the dress. "I didn’t want a conventional gold, but a color that was very similar to her hair tone and skin, a golden light."


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On her Instagram, the Brazilian beauty shared her pre-ceremony preparation, which included frolicking on the beach and drinking coconut water straight from the fruit itself. It's a tough life, but someone's gotta do it.

HYDRATION STATION: Gisele Bundchen drinking coconut water. (Photo: Instagram/gisele)


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