Two examples of the Brazilian passion for physical appearance

First example is Maya Gabeira, a brazilian big wave surfer who recently took part in a nude surfing photo shoot.


Maya Gabeira surfing naked

The only Brazilian present in the list of athletes who posed nude for ESPN magazine, Maya Gabeira liked the result. In an interview the surfer commented on the new experience. Although she liked the result, the daughter of the politician Fernando Gabeira talked about how difficult it was to surf naked.


Maya Gabeira surfing naked

“It’s very weird surfing naked. I have to focus on surfing and staying focused to control something that was uncontrollable,” she added.

Read more about the surfer Maya Gabeira here.

Another example is the gari (street cleaner) who trains cleaning the streets of Rio, and is looking to win the Mister Rio bodybuilding competition in 2012.


Mykymba 50 year old brazilian bodybuilder

It’s two hours of training per day, six hours working for Comlurb (garbage collection company), two cleaning a school in Rio and four delivering warm packaged food. Despite the heavy routine, the bodybuilder Jorge Veloso, 50, still manages to prepare for the bodybuilding contest.


Jorge Veloso is known as the bodybuilder Mykymba in Rio.

It all started with a concern in his teenage years. At 17, still very thin, Jorge began exercising on the beach in order to “flesh out”. Activities since that time, were reconciled with many others. At 17, in addition to studying, he worked as a paperboy.

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Joe Cloud
Dutch, American, Brazilian... lived there for 5 years and owns property in Brazil. Out of the country for a few years now and would like to go back, however current circumstances tell me it's not the right time.

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Dutch, American, Brazilian... lived there for 5 years and owns property in Brazil. Out of the country for a few years now and would like to go back, however current circumstances tell me it's not the right time.