São Paulo's Gay Pride Parade broke its own record by gathering 3.5 million people in the streets. The event was marked by a lack or organization and security, and a tourist was murdered.
27-year-old Luciano Lupo became the first ever Mr. Gay Brazil.
Models Caroline Trentini and Raquel Zimmermann were amongst the ten lucky girls chosen for the cover of the May issue of Vogue, celebrating the world's next top models. While Carol was busy jumping for photographers in every issue of Vogue, Raquel was featured in all major magazines and ad campaigns, and climbed her way to the #1 spot of the list at Models.com.
Gisele still reigns supreme as the highest paid model of her generation. In 2007, she may have not renewed her contract with Victoria's Secret, but scored ad campaigns for YSL, Aquascutum, Vogue Eyewear, Colcci, Vivara, and Pantene. She also scored a very hot boyfriend, Tom Brady.
It was the year of the naked designers. Marc Jacobs did not miss a single opportunity to expose his new buff body and tanned skin. Tom Ford got naked in the shower for a spread on Out magazine, and put out a controversial ad campaign for his new fragrance. And while John Galliano may not have undressed, he created the hottest fashion spread of the year for Arena Homme.
The September issue of Vanity Fair, devoted to Brazil and shot by Mario Testino, raised a huge debate about race and the image of the country overseas. For his love for Rio, Testino was awarded honorary citizenship of the city with a huge bash at the Copacabana Palace.
Tropa de Elite was not only the best Brazilian movie of the year, but probably one of the best movies produced in the country to date.
Brazilian television developed national franchises of Desperate Housewives and America's Next Top Model. The first one tanked, the latter is promising. Heroes was my favorite show on American television.
My iPod could not get enough of Justin, Rihanna, and Timbaland this year. However, if I had to pick a song to represent 2007, it would have been Mika's Love Today.
This is what really made my year on Made In Brazil.