Rio pulled off quite the double during its Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Olympic Games on Friday.
Legendary song “The Girl From Ipanema,” (Grammy winner in 1965) became an international hit when Astrud Gilberto sang the English version of the lyrics in 1964. Perhaps the country’s most famous model, Gisele Bundchen, owned the song as only a supermodel could.
She made quite an entrance, and an even better exit. In Bundchen’s wake, a shimmering trail of lights morphed into sketches from the famed architect Oscar Niemeyer, including Brasilia Cathedral.