It's a Victoria's Secret invasion at the 2016 Games
Although the qualifying rounds for the athletes for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have yet to be completed – with less than three weeks to go until the Opening ceremony on August 5th – an exciting troop of contributors to the event, has been revealed.
Following the news that Gisele Bündchen will be joining in the opening ceremony celebrations, it’s been revealed that fellow Victoria’s Secret veterans Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio will also play key roles in the Games next month.
While Gisele makes her special return to the runway for the opening ceremony, Adriana and Alessandra are turning their hands to TV presenting. The Brazilian models have been recruited by TV network NBC, and will return to their homeland to join host Ryan Seacrest for the nightcap coverage of the Games.
Their official title is ‘food and culture correspondents for the 2016 Rio Games’. So, what epicurean delights do they recommend to anyone making it out to support the athletes?
‘I love sushi and recommend Sushi Leblon on the charming Rua Dias Ferreira, as well as Naga at the new mall in Barra,’ Alessandra told PEOPLE.
Meanwhile Adriana prefers a ‘tree-house style’ restaurant called Aprazivel. Her repeat order? The heart of palm dish. ‘They take it from a tree right in front of you and grill it in the trunk of the tree at the table!’ she explained. ‘It’s so organic.’
Alessandra, who hails from Erechim in Southern Brazil, and Adriana, who grew up in the north eastern city of Salvador, are excited to show the world their motherland and cheer on their sporting countrymen, particularly their mutual friend Brazilian soccer star Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. ‘I love him because he is the God of Brazilian soccer,’ Adriana praised.