Brazilian supermodels to join NBC Olympics’ coverage from Rio

Alessandra Ambrosio (Photo Credit: Jerome Duran) / Adriana Lima (Photo Credit: Max Papendieck)
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Ryan Seacrest will host NBC’s late night coverage of the Rio Games, and he’ll be joined by Brazilian supermodels and actresses Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima, it was announced Tuesday.

The models will present features and offer commentary on their native Brazil for the late night broadcast, which will take place at NBC Olympics’ Copacabana Beach studio. They will also contribute to the coverage of the Olympics across NBC’s other networks and platforms.

“Adriana and Alessandra are the perfect ambassadors to guide viewers through the celebrations taking place outside of the competition, showcasing the off the field experience for Olympic fans,” said Jim Bell, Executive Producer, NBC Olympics.

Both Ambrosio and Lima, models for more than 15 years, are well-known for their work as Victoria’s Secret Angels and numerous other international brands. Ambrosio appeared in the Rio segment of the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 London Olympics, and Lima is the only person to have starred in two highly watched Super Bowl commercials in the same year.

NBCUniversal will break the Olympic programming record with 6,755 total hours of coverage from Rio, including comprehensive live streaming of every Olympic sport on the NBC Sports app and for a third straight Games. It will be the most live Olympics ever.

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