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The road to falling in love with our office chauffeur was a very short one indeed.

Should the Maxim staff be worried about putting our lives in your hands?
Ha, no, you don’t have to worry. I got my license in São Paulo, Brazil. If you can drive there, you can drive anywhere.

So you aren’t intimidated about driving in New York?
People drive much slower here. In Manhattan there are police around, but in Brazil nobody really cares what you do. It’s crazy.

What do you think about backseat drivers trying to give you directions? 
I don’t like them very much. You wind up getting confused. I’m the one in front, so please let me drive. People can sing for me instead!

Can you drive in heels?
I leave them to the side and go barefoot. Then I’ll put my heels on when I get where I’m going.


Ever get pulled over?
Luckily not today! It happened to me once in Brazil, when I was under­-age and driving my dad’s Jeep to the beach. I said, “I’m so sorry!” and he was like, “It’s OK.”

Don’t think that would’ve worked for us. What’s the sexiest type of car?
I love convertibles. That Infiniti I drove is a really sexy car. I like feeling my hair flow in the wind. 

What’s your policy on hooking up in a vehicle?
Things can happen in a car. Let’s leave it at that.

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