Adriana Lima Carries Olympic Torch with Pride Through the Streets of Rio
Adriana Lima was raw with emotion as she carried the Olympic Torch in her home country of Brazil.
The Victoria's Secret supermodel was beaming—and even teared up—as she walked the torch through the streets of Rio Thursday night ahead of the opening ceremony. "I am grateful to experience this incredible honor and dream to carry the Olympic torch, so humbled to be carrying in my home country Brazil" #rio2016 #olimpíadas2016 #TEAMLIMA," she captioned an Instagram photo of herself holding the torch.
This is such a beautiful and emotional picture for me❣ I'm so proud of being your fan, we are all so happy for you my queen, you achieve your dreams and there will come more and you'll achieve them too 🙌👑 We love you, you are just amazing inside and out ❤❤ You deserve this and much more in your life, an inspiration for a lot of people forever and always 😍 @adrianalima #adrianalima #queen #goddess #beautiful #soproud 😭👏 #TEAMLIMA 👊😘
In it, the Salvador, Bahia Brazilian native flashes a big smile as she holds the flaming torch, rocking a sporty, white, Rio Olympics shorts set and her hair pulled back in a sleek ponytail. As she stood up on a podium proudly holding up the torch in front of a sea of onlookers, Lima was visibly emotional, with photos popping up on social media fan pages, showing her tearing up during the moment.
In addition to her torch-toting duties, Lima will also serve as a special contributor with fellow VS Angel Alessandra Ambrosio for NBC's late-night Olympics coverage with host Ryan Seacrest. Before the games kick off though, the trio has been wining and dining—and filming—together in Rio.
Take a peek at a few shots Lima shared of them having a blast in Brazil!