Category: Girl of Ipanema
Posted by: Andre Skowronski
Just like in America, Twitter became a social network phenomenon in Brazil. Today, official numbers state Brazilians are amongst top adopters of this amazing real time broadcasting tool. I myself have signed up for Twitter as www.twitter.com/brazilcarnival and have found it very useful. TwitterScore rates Brazil the 4th country with the greatest numbers of active accounts, only losing for United States, UK, and Canada.


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Above, Tessália as Natalie Portman, the second largest Brazilian beauty account at Twitter.


Another study published on the web by Sysomos Library Resource include Brazilian Twitterers as fast growers and already represent 2% of all Twitter activity, ahead of rich nations such as Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy and Japan. (See full report at http://www.watblog.com/2009/07/21/twitter-stats-by-sysomos-an-analysis/).


Below, the Brazilian model and comedian Sabrina Sato is constantly Tweeting too!

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And just like in America, where celebrities have a gigantic influence in trending topics and media in general, Brazilian Twitter accounts with the largest number of followers are entertainers. Here, nobody has yet reached the coveted magic number of one million followers; however some accounts are getting close. The number 1 Twitter account in Brazil belongs to a famous Brazilian soccer coach called Mano Menezes ( @manomenezes ) with approximately 650K followers, which makes since we are supposedly the “country of soccer”.

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Above, the picture of the cute Brazilian actress Thaila Ayala


To make sure our readers have a taste of what does the Brazilian Twitters are about, we will providing you with a special reason to visit this Latin flavor.

We posted below the Top 10 Hottest Women at Brazilian Twitter >, ranked by the number of followers. No joke!! A real gift to all of our readers since we published both the name of the celebrity and address of these marvelous babes so you can follow them!


Below, another model and actress at Brazilian Twitter:
Tânia Oliveira.


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The numbers were taken by the excellent service called TwitterCounter.com which provides real-time statistics of Twitter accounts all over the world. The numbers of followers considered August 4th 2009 statistics. Have fun and follow me to learn more of the Brazilian Carnival News!!

To followthese beauties profiles, you can either click on their names in bold or at their pictures.

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Above, a picture of Muse Jaque Khury, who now works for RedeTV! in a show called Irado. She is beautiful as always!



Top 10 Hottest Twitter Accounts in Brazil by Belavista-Rio


1) Ivete Sangalo – Popular Singer - @ivetesangalo # of followers: 56, 560


2) Tessália Serighelli – Internet Activist & Model - @twittess - # of followers: 54,682


3) Luciana Gimenez – TV Host & model - @lulusuperpop - # Twitter of followers: 24, 159


4) Sabrina Sato – Comic Actress - www.twitter.com/sabrinasatoreal - # of Twitter followers; 23,929

please observe there is a fake sabrina sato profile out there!

5) Stefany Cury – college student - www.twitter.com/stefanycury - # of Twitter followers: 15, 308

Below, the gorgeous, classy and elegant Luciana Gimenez at a fashion photo shoot.

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6) Thayla Ayala - TV Actress - www.twitter.com/Thailaayala - # of Twitter followers : 13,624


7) Tania Oliveira – TV Host & Model - www.twitter.com/taniaoliveira - # of Twitter followers: 10,040


8) Jaque Khury – Model & TV Host -www.twitter.com/jaquekhury - # of Twitter followers: 10,031


9) Priscilla Pires – Reality Show Celebrity - @priscilapiress - # of Twitter Followers; 7,890

Above, the interesting Brazil model Priscila Pires who became famous after participating at the Reality Show Big Brother, the 9th largest Twitter Account, considering Brazilian muses...

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10) Marcia Brazil – TV Host & Model - @marciabrazil - # of Followers – 5,943



Below, the VH1 Host Marcia Brazil: She is at Twitter too!

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Category: Girl of Ipanema
Posted by: Andre Skowronski
“Girl from Ipanema”, "Garota de Ipanema," was composed 1962 by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics in Portuguese by Vinícius de Moraes. (Norman Gimbel wrote the English lyrics.) It was first recorded in 1962 by Pery Ribeiro. A 1964 recording became an American hit. That recording, sung by Astrud Gilberto in English and in Portuguese by João Gilberto, with João Gilberto on guitar, Stan Getz on saxophone, and the composer, Antonio Carlos Jobim, on piano, appeared on the 1964 album Getz/Gilberto, which introduced Bossa Nova to audiences worldwide.

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Below, a picture a beautiful Brazilian Girl that could surely be the 2009 Girl of Ipenema:

The History and The legend: Girl from Ipanema with Lyrics:

In 1962, on her way home from school Héloisa Pinheiro regularly passed the Bar Veloso on Rua Montenegro in Rio de Janeiro's fashionable Ipanema district. The composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and poet Vinícius de Moraes, who were collaborating on a musical comedy, were hanging out in the bar. Every afternoon they watched her pass by, and were inspired to write "Garota de Ipanema". Later Jobim said, "She had long, golden hair, these bright green eyes that shone at you and a fantastic figure: let's just say that she had everything in the right place. ..." [Harold Emert, Insight Guide to Rio de Janeiro pp. 138-139]

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Above, an original picture of the Girl of Ipanema- Helo Pinheiro, at the beach in the 60´s.

Now the street has been renamed "Rua Vinícius de Moraes" and the bar, "A Garota de Ipanema". But heartbreakingly beautiful girls still walk by every day. . . Ipanema still considered one of the fanciest beaches in Brazil and a great meeting point for Cariocas.

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Above, photo of composer of The Girl with Ipanema, lyrics were made by Vinicius de Moraes.

It has already been explained, but people find it hard to accept the truth: Jobim and Vinícius did not write "The Girl from Ipanema” with lyrics in the Veloso bar (today called Garota da Ipanema), which was on the street that used to be known as Rua Montenegro and is now Rua Vinícius de Moraes, at the intersection with Rua Prudente de Moraes (no relation).

It was never the duo's style to write music sitting at a table in some bar, although they had probably spent the best hours of their lives in them. Jobim composed the melody meticulously on the piano at his new home in Rua Barro da Torre, and it was originally intended for a musical comedy entitled "Dirigível" | "Blimp," which Vinícius already had worked out in his head but had not yet committed to paper.


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Above, the original Album Cover where song was first released.

Vinícius, in turn, had written the lyrics in Petrópolis, near Rio, as he had done with "Chega de Saudade" six years earlier, and it took him just as much work. To begin with, it wasn't originally called "Garota da Ipanema," but "Menina que passa" | "The Girl Who Passes By," and the entire first verse was different.

Below, we see a Vinicius de Morais picture:


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As for the famous girl, Jobim and Vinícius did in fact see her pass by as they sat in the Veloso bar, during the winter of 1962— not just once, but several times, and not always on her way to the beach but also on her way to school, to the dressmaker, and even to the dentist. Mostly because Heloísa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto, better known as Helô, who was eighteen years of age, five feet, eight inches tall, with green eyes and long, flowing straight hair, lived in Rua Montenegro and was already the object of much admiration among patrons of the Veloso, where she would frequently stop to buy cigarettes for her mother—and leave to a cacophony of wolf-whistles.

Below, we see a recent picture of Helo, the inspiring muse and her daughter:

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"Garôta de Ipanema" was first recorded in Brazil by Pery Ribeiro in 1962;

Below, see the full Girl from Ipanema” with lyrics in Portuguese:

Olha que coisa mais linda
mais cheia de graça
É ela menina que vem e que passa
nun doce balanço, caminho do mar...

Moça do corpo dourado, do sol de Ipanema
O seu balançado é mais que un poema
é a coisa mais linda
que eu já vi passar...

Ah! Porque estou tão sozinho
Ah! Porque tudo é tão triste
Ah! A beleza que existe

A beleza que não é só minha
que também passa sozinha

Ah! Se ela soubesse
que quando ela passa
o mundo sorrindo
se enche de graça
e fica mais lindo
por causa do amor
por causa do amor
por causa do amor


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Translation of “the Girl of Ipanema

Olha que coisa mais linda
Look, what a most beautiful thing there
mais cheia de graça
moreover full of grace
É ela menina que vem e que passa
and she, this girl that comes and goes
nun doce balanço, caminho do mar ...
with this sweet, swinging gait, along the way to the sea. . . .
Moça do corpo dourado, do sol de Ipanema
The girl with this golden body from the Ipanema sun
O seu balançado é mais que un poema
Her swinging gait is more than a poem
é a coisa mais linda que eu já vi passar...
and the most beautiful thing that I ever saw go by
Ah! Porque estou tão sozinho
Ah! why am I so alone?
Ah! Porque tudo é tão triste
Ah! why is everything so sad?
Ah! A beleza que existe
Ah! the beauty that is there!
A beleza que não é só minha
The beauty that is not just mine . . .
que também passa sozinha
that is also passing by alone.
Ah! Se ela soubesse que quando ela passa
Ah! if she only knew that when she passes by
o mundo sorrindo
the world is smiling
se enche de graça
filling up with grace
e fica mais lindo
and turns more beautiful
por causa do amor
because of love
por causa do amor
because of love
por causa do amor
because of love

Below, the Album Cover from Stan Getz:

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Girl from Ipanema – English Version

English lyric by Norman Gimbel

Tall and tan and young and lovely
the girl from Ipanema goes walking
and when she passes
each one she passes
goes "Ahhh!"

When she walks she's like a samba
that swings so cool and sways so gently
that when she passes
each one she passes
goes "Ahhh!"

Oh, but he watches so sadly
How can he tell her he loves her?
Yes, he would give his heart gladly.

But each day when she walks to the sea
she looks straight ahead
not at he.

Tall and tan and young and lovely
the girl from Ipanema goes walking
and when she passes
he smiles
but she doesn't see.
She just doesn't see.
No, she doesn't see....

Below, a nice photo of Frank Sinatra and Tom Jobim.
Sinatra was one of the most famous singers of the English version of the song.

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Below, the Tablature Girl from Ipanema:


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-sar Ah porque -zinho Ah porque triste
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Ah a beleza -xiste A -leza que minha que tambem
que e- be- nao e so passa so-

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-zinha Ah se ela passa o graca e linda por
soubesse mundo fica mais cause do
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amor girl from when she one she ah
Dark and Ipanema passes each passes goes when she
tan and goes walks she's
young and walking and like a
lovely the samba that

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swings so when she one she ah oh but he
cool and passes each passes goes watches so
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sadly how can he loves her yes he gladly but
tell her he would give each
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see she just see
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Another tablature girl from Ipanema Picture below in a picture:

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Below, two pictures of the famous bar at Ipenema. The first one was taken as it is today, while the second one is an original picture of the Bar as it looked in the sixties.

One of the holy shrines of modern Brazilian music, the bar Garota de Ipanema was renamed after the famous bossa nova song where the poet Vincius de Moraes had his inspiration from a beautiful, young woman called Helô Pinheiro as she walked to and from the beach each day. Enter the place and ask one of the waiters to show you the chair Vincius de Moraes sat in every day and where he wrote many famous songs and poems, and where he gathered with his friends including Antonio Carlos (Tom Jobim) to discuss life, music, love, and women.

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Have a chopp (draft beer) and wander around the place, and get lost in the images and beauty of the poetry and lyrics on the walls. Today the tradition continues, with many beautiful women (and men) taking the same path. After you've had your fill of fine Rio beer, walk along Vinicius de Moraes Street in the direction away from the beach, and in a few short blocks you will find the Toca do Vinicius a store with historical displays where you can buy the “girl from ipanema” with lyrics, bossa music and memorabilia. (The “Garota de Ipanema Bar” was called Bar Veloso in the 60´s.) In this poetic scene, you might be able to sense Tom Jobim´s and Vinicius bossa nova spirits.

The classic Bossa Nova hang-out spot in Rio, shown with its original architecture:

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Below, we pay homemage to the new Girf of IPenema, so she can always inspire us:

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Category: Girl of Ipanema
Posted by: Andre Skowronski
2009 Carnival in Rio is in full fever. Many tourists from all over the world on board, street parties with lots of fun and an excellent parade made by the "Access Group" Samba Schools in the Sambadrome. Even though I am on vacations, I dedided to write a small post about carnival artists to watch for the Rio 2009 carnival. One of them, I think will be Dani Sperle....

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Above, picture of Dani Sperle in the 2008 Carnival Parade

Dani Sperle is a Brazilian 30 years old actress, recently invited to work for the TV show "Calderão do Huck", featured at Globo Network TV. Danielle Sperle will parade in the traditional Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel Samba School from Rio de Janeiro. Dani Sperle will be seen in the third sector of Mocidade´s parade, as a high-light, a distinguished post in a Samba School. (Mocidade Independente´s Carnival Theme for 2009 will be a tribute to famous Brazilian authors: Machado de Assis a Guimarães Rosa, and will parade on Sunday, February 22nd, 2009. )

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Carnival artistand producer Kiko Alves, known world-wide for discovering several artisits designed her luxurious carnival costume for the Mocidade parade. He told us: "Dani´s costume was the most difficult one I ever made in my life. It costed about US$ 50.000,00." Tough job indeed, but well deserved.


Danielle Sperle will have an extra energy two samba dance in two other parades. The artist will parade Saturday, for the Paraíso do Tuiuti Samba School, from the "Access Group" in Rio, and also for the smaller Arrastão de Cascadura samba school, as a formal Drum Queen.

Good luck Dani in your 2009 Carnival! We wish all the best, and shows us your best samba! After carnival is over, lets see if I was right in my bet. The Brazilian press and media will surely announce the new carnival muses!

Category: Girl of Ipanema
Posted by: Andre Skowronski
Gisele Itie Short Biography: Actress and Model. Born in México City, but was raised in Brazil since the age of four. Gisele Itié started her carrier as a model and had her commercial debut in a national perfume campaign in 2000. Gisele Itié had a leading role in “The Mystery of Sintra” from Portuguese classical author Eça de Queiroz. Giselle participated in several soap operas from GLOBO NETWORK TV, such as “Pé na Jaca” and “The Prophet”, where her character Sabine enjoyed great success. Gisele was also invited to participate in an episode of a cable TV series called “Mandrake”.

Gisele is 27 years old, being born October 3rd, 1981. Gisele has incredible hazel eyes that change color depending on the day and make-up. Gisele Itie recently enjoyed huge success in a photo shoot where she was dressed up like Amy Winehouse. There is a curiosity to this story...Gisele was actually in London in one of the episodes where she was taken to hospital emergency. Gisele saw the moment when the hospital ambulance parked in front of her house to rescued her.

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Above a great portrait of Beto Guaraciaba of Gisele Itie.


Why is she a top Brazilian Muse? Gisele Itié is the owner of probably the most sensual look in Brazilian TV. Her intense eyes reflect her charismatic personality. Gisele’s proportional legs and hips are the best proof that Rio de Janeiro has turned her into a true Brazilian. Good luck Gisele Itié in your new projects!
Category: Girl of Ipanema
Posted by: Andre Skowronski
Drum Queen Short Bio: As you may have read, Belavista-Rio Carnival Blog is writing a series of posts, explaining and presenting the major samba-schools drum queens for the 2009 Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Mirella Santos is one of the next Brazilian beauties we will be describing:< Mirella was born in the south of Brazil, in Florianopolis in 1983. Since she was a small girl, Mirella practiced ballet and was invited to shoot TV commercials.

After hours of hard work at gyms and rehearsals, Mirella was elected Pole Position Muse at the Renault Clio Formula Cup.

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Apart from the Rio Carnival, Mirella has two other passions, dancing and soccer, where she is a fan of her local team Havaí. As a dancer, Mirella was a permanent hire for the famous “Domingão do Faustão” TV show for two years.

Today, Mirella lives in Rio and is engaged to Brazilian pop-star singer Latino. She also loves going to the beach, where she tans herself and relaxes after several hours of gym workout.

Goddess of Carnival MIrella Santos Drum Queen being shot by photographer Andre Muzell on the Sambadrome:

Carnival History: Mirella started her official parading at the Rio de Janeiro Carnival at the Academicos do Salgueiro Samba School. Soon after she became a national beauty celebrity, she was invited to become the Salgueiro artist, where she would shine almost like the Drum Queen, or the Drum Section “Godmother”. Since she has a strong ballet background, Mirella thought her transition to the samba dance routines would be smooth, and she was right! Her 2008 parade was a great success with huge media coverage. She has several compliments in regards to her energetic samba dance, perfect samba-school harmony and parade choreography.


This year, Mirella accomplished one of her dreams, being invited to act as a true Muse Queen for a Samba School Estácio de Sá. The school, who is part of “A
Below, we Mirella Santos in the 2008 samba parade for Salgueiro.

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