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10 reasons Rio is the HOTTEST place on Earth right now!

Last updated on: August 11, 2016 16:19 IST
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WARNING: Sharp curves ahead!

We wish we could board a plane to Rio right away.

1. Rio, home to some of the world's HOTTEST models

Exhibit 1

Lais ribeiro

IMAGE: Victoria's Secret newly minted Angel, 25-year-old Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro captioned this Instagram picture: 'Are you ready for the Rio Summer Olympic games? Good luck to all the athletes!'
She announced the arrival of the Olympics with a cover shoot for GQ Mexico, in which she stripped down to just her native Brazilian flag wrapped around her waist. Photograph: Kind courtesy Lais Ribeiro/Instagram

2. Transgender model Lea T was born here

Lea T

IMAGE: Recognise her? Lea T, the transgender model who made history at the Rio Olympics by introducing Team Brazil during the Parade of Nations at the opening ceremony.
Lea is the first transgender model to have a role in the Games history. Photograph: Tullio M Puglia/Getty Images

3. Victoria's Secret model Izabel Goulart is giving tours of Rio

iza goulart

IMAGE: An Olympic Games ambassador for Brazil, Victoria's Secret model Izabel Goulart will gladly give anyone a tour of the city.
She carried the torch at the opening ceremony. Take a look at her picture with the torch, below. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Izabel Goulart/Instagram

Izabel Goulart

IMAGE: Izabel Goulart kisses the torch at the opening ceremony. Photograph: Kind courtesy Izabel Goulart/Instagram

4. You'll get a chance to hear Olympic updates by Adriana Lima

adriana lima

IMAGE: A torchbearer at the Rio Olympic Games, this Brazilian supermodel teared up as she carried the Olympic torch through the streets of Rio during the opening ceremony.
Take a look at her picture during the opening ceremony. Photograph: Kind courtesy Adriana Lima/Instagram

Adrian Lima

IMAGE: Adriana with the torch at the opening ceremony. Photograph: Kind courtesy Adriana Lima/Instagram

5. And watch this HOT Brazilian volleyball player in action

jaque

IMAGE: Brazilian volleyball player Jaqueline Carvalho is drawing a lot of attention for her team. Photograph: Kind courtesy Jaqueline Carvalho/Instagram

6. You can learn a thing or two about the long jump from Darya Klishina

daria

IMAGE: Darya Klishina, the only Russian track and field athlete in Rio. Photograph: Kind courtesy Darya Klishina/Instagram

7. Or get a chance to meet this stunner

athelete with a hijab

IMAGE: Take a bow, Ibtihaj Muhammad.
America's first Muslim Olympian to wear a hijab is receiving a lot of admiration and attention across the world. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

8. Leggy lass Alessandra Ambrosio, part of #TeamRio

Alessandra ambrosio

IMAGE: Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio is in Rio to co-host NBC's late-night coverage of the Olympic Games with Ryan Seacrest. Photograph: Kind courtesy Alessandra Ambrosio/Instagram

9. You may just bump into Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen

IMAGE: A year after retirement, Gisele Budchen -- who defines SUPERMODEL -- returned to the runway during the Rio opening ceremony. She has been updating fans about happenings at Rio on her Instagram page. Photograph: Kind courtesy Gisele Bundchen/Instagram

10. This HOT athlete is there too

leryn

IMAGE: Leryn Franco -- Paraguay's entry in the javelin event -- is H-A-W-T. Photograph: Kind courtesy Leryn Franco/Instagram
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