The first ever Prêmio Moda Brasil (or Brazil Fashion Awards) took place last night in São Paulo, and while I totally get it that Raquel Zimmermann was voted Female Model Of The Year, I am uncertain as to why Leo Peixoto won Male Model. I mean, Leo is one of my all time favorite male models, but he hasn't done anything particularly special this year to even to get nominated. Michael Camiloto and Mihaly were up against him, and either of them would have made more sense, although I think Luiz Afonso Schwab is probably the Brazilian male model who made the biggest splash this year.
In case you are wondering, Womeswear Designer Of The Year went to Reinaldo Lourenço, and Alexandre Herchcovitch got props as Menswear Designer. The Best Ad Campaign award went to Osklen for its fall 2008 ads.