World Cup 2014: Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen could present trophy
Brazil's President, Dilma Rousseff, is reportedly too unpopular to do the honours
Wednesday 18 June 2014
Gisele Bündchen, Brazil’s most famous model, is tipped to present the World Cup trophy during the tournament’s closing ceremony.
The Boston Globe reported that Fifa offered the starring role to the supermodel because the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, is too unpopular in the country.
Crowds booed the leader when she appeared with Sepp Blatter before Brazil’s opening match against Croatia as anger over the £6.5 billion spend on the World Cup continues.
If Gisele does present the trophy she will be made to feel at home with its custom-made Louis Vuitton suitcase.
The 33-year-old is one of the world’s highest-paid supermodels and is currently featuring in an H&M campaign.
She was born in Rio Grande do Sul to parents of German descent and was spotted while shopping in São Paulo in 1994.
Known for her impromptu singing, Gisele has also ventured into acting and philanthropy.
She featured on a World Cup-themed cover for Vogue Brazil with Neymar, the darling of Brazilian football.
The Boston Globe reported that she will present the World Cup, “barring any riots that would make it unsafe”.
She once wrote a heartfelt email to friends and family asking them to send him “positive energy” so his team, the New England Patriots, could win the Super Bowl. They lost.
The official closing ceremony be on 13 July at the Maracana Mario Filho Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
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