Oh Those Brazilians! Just a cut above…

Brazil must be the place! Let’s see…if we were in Hawaii we’d say: Brazil is ‘da kine’ place! In Europe, Brazil is often referred to as ‘da bomb’ and allow me to say that the origin of such is a direct compliment to Brazilian women. Sort of like the country is exploding with bronze bombshells. And you know what? It is!!

Starting the clockwise direction from the top: Just up and to the left is Gabriela Rabelo who at a very young age signed with Penny Preville and some other big name glamour and beauty names…besides, she is about as perfect as anyone I’ve ever seen!

I think that Brazil is magical kind of like Disneyland is magical. I’d swear that some kind of genetic experimentation is going on there…but it’s not just looks that are so spectacular. From film to fashion, food, colorful clothing, with the spirit of love in the airBrazil is the place that renowned artists write and sing about. Have you ever noticed how happy the people are?

I can vividly recall being a little person with my parents at the movies and hearing, “Girl from Ipanema” playing in an endless loop. Somehow I never tired of the tune. And today…I still hear the same tune from the same artist just about weekly! Then again Barry Manilow made a career and a fortune singing about at the “Copa.” Even Duran-Duran did some marvelous tributes to Rio and all of Brazil.

And of course to the immediate right is the one the only Leticia Burkheuer who is and has been one of Brazil’s more successful models. Leticia for me is real cutting edge…I mean if it’s a hair cut, denim endorsement, or lingerie—Leticia takes modeling just one step further up.

Anyone catch the film, Turista’s last year? Well it was just one of those ‘screamer’ films made much in the same genre as Nightmare on Elm Street, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, or anyone of the hundreds of ‘slasher’ films made annually in the industry.

I featured it about a year ago here on Simpleminds and even offered an I.D. challenge for the mystery girl in the cast. All up the film was okay; however, the cast and location shots were outright amazing. We’re talking under water caves, beaches, and jungle. The film did have enough powerful dialog in it to make me look up several statistics regarding such a gorgeous country.

Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America’s leading economic power and a regional leader.

As most know I believe one of the greatest qualities a model can have is known as versatility. I have featured several models intermittently on this site who for some reason have the ability to look Asian, African, Caucasian, or Latin while at the same time being blonde, brunette, big, small, athletic, and Divine.

 Opposite and to the right is the sensational Ana Gequelinana-gequelin2seriously, it would not be a stretch to feature an entire week’s worth of material simply on the salacious Ms. Gequelin. 

Many, many Brazilian models are able to fit this versatility virtue to perfection. I mean these are the kind of professionals that one may compare in two separate photographs and say, “No way!!” That can’t possibly be so-and-so; or ‘you’re kidding me!’ I didn’t know that was her!

Certainly one of the most successful models to come from Brazil personifies the versatility virtue. Ana Beatriz Barros is just one of the more gifted ladies of having this talent. Did you know that there are actually experts that all they do is cover Ms. A.B.B? I know a couple of them and they even have a difficult time.





 With special thanks to our fabulous and diverse models from Brazil: Gabriela Rabelo, Leticia Burkheuer, Ana Gequelin, the one and only Ana Beatriz Barros, and the Amazing, Amanda Irby.

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