When Gisele Bündchen sashayed down her final catwalk during the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics, attention briefly turned from the health and safety concerns leading up to the event and back to one widely-held conviction--the host country of Brazil produces some of the sexiest women on the planet.
With a vast population of over 200 million and an unrivaled national appreciation of the female form, there is no wonder many of our favorite supermodels hail from the lush South American nation. If modeling were an olympic sport, Brazil would undoubtedly take home gold every four years.
To give you an idea of what that'd look like, we've gathered the 15 sexiest Brazilian bombshells you need to follow on Instagram, from up-and-comers like Cindy Mello to recognizable Maxim cover stars Isabeli Fontana, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Aline Weber. If anything, at least this will give you something to do during the commercials.
Ana Beatriz Barros
Emanuela De Paula