Gisele's role in the Olympics... 10:17AM

Gisele's role in the Olympics... 10:17AM

Carla Harmon
August 9, 2016

A year of retirement just couldn't keep Gisele Bundchen away from the 2016 Rio Olympics!

It became internationally famous when an English version, with American jazz musician Stan Getz and Brazilian singer and songwriter Joao Gilberto collaborated on album "Getz/Gilberto".

We've been hearing for a while now that celebrated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen will be playing a part in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Opening Ceremony this Friday. They're not kidding! Gis strutted down a catwalk at the Maracana Stadium in a metallic sequinned gown by Alexandre Herchovitch as "Girl from Ipanema" played, and after that she joined the crowd to watch the show - and dance!

Fans watching the show had mixed thoughts about Gisele's contribution to the opening ceremony, as one wrote: "So Gisele's job was to walk in a straight line looking good".

Tom and Gisele, who have been married for seven years, have children Benjamin, five, and Vivian, three, together, while he also has son John, eight, with former partner Bridget Moynahan.

"I mean, so many different names, so many people who have worked so hard to make such a lovely celebration".

She sashayed from one end of the stadium to the other, a walk of around 500 feet, dressed in a shimmering dress that flowed behind her. Meanwhile, beams of light emerged on the darkened surface behind her, ever-changing, and created to replicate the most famous creations of legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. "I didn't want a conventional gold, but a color that was very similar to her hair tone and skin, a golden light".

Gisele was incredibly "proud" to be involved and represent her country at the ceremony.

The moment was of special significance for Bundchen because she was aware of how much criticism her native country had received in the weeks and months leading up to the event.

Bündchen's show now has the potential to add to the troubles plaguing these Olympic Games.

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