A Semana: Adriana Lima Leaving Victoria's Secret, Marc Jacob's New Twink, And A Naked Paparazzo

She is no runner up: Brazilian Cristini Couto was elected Miss Transexual International in Madrid this week.

Rumor has it that Adriana Lima will be the second Brazilian not to renew her contract with Victoria's Secret this year because of conflicts with her Maybelline deal.

Six years after breaking up, the Spice Girls announced that they will be reuniting for a world tour later this year.

Björk is confirmed to perform at the Tim Festival 2007, along with The Killers and Arctic Monkeys. Dates have not yet been announced. The music festival takes place in Rio, São Paulo, Curitiba, and Vitória, from October 25 to 31.

Marc Jacobs is going for a 20-year-old Canadian boy to match his new look. Can you blame him?

Paris Hilton talks to Larry King about doing time in jail.

The national soccer team relaxed in the pool in Venezuela after losing to Mexico yesterday.

The first gay pizzeria of São Paulo opened this month at Rua da Consolação. Bill Pizza is operated by 30-year-old Abimael Santos, who used to sell pizzas at the city's cruise spot Autorama. Abimael is already setting up a delivery service with hot bikers, which is not a bad idea.

Brazilian paparazzo Matheus Ohana just turned 18 earlier this month, and has already agreed posed naked for G magazine for allegedly R$ 10,000 (or USD $5,000). The July coverboy became famous after being attacked by singer Latino while taking pictures of him at a restaurant.

Big Brother Brasil 7 winner Diego goes jet skiing in nothing but a black speedo in Bahia. His ex-girlfriend Íris Stefanelli has agreed to pose for Playboy.

The Rio Thing On V

If you missed my coverage of Fashion Rio on Made In Brazil two weeks ago, make sure to check out the blogs on V Mag for more of my take on the shows, along with an exclusive picture gallery with images not posted here before.

The Rio Thing, Part One
The Rio Thing, Part Two

Triple Dose Of Brazilians At DSquared2

As mentioned here before, the new fall DSquared2 campaign features three of the most famous Brazilian faces of the moment: Carol Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, and Andre Ziehe. Here is a look at the new ads:

Hilary Rhoda and Julien Quevenne are also on the campaign, photographed by Meisel. Images via Modelhommes.

The Mysterious Gay Soccer Player

On a soccer debate yesterday live on Record networks, a journalist asked Palmeiras director if the much talked about gay soccer player belonged to the team. The director replied "No, Rycharlyson had signed a contract with Palmeiras, but ended up playing for São Paulo soccer club the very next day". Ooops! Apparently it wasn't done on purpose. Watch the whole thing unfold in the video below:

Papel Pop had already speculated about the identity of the gay soccer player earlier this week. The site also dug up a video of Rycharlyson celebrating a goal back in 2005, when the gay rumors started:

Today Mix Brasil decided to get on the case and called São Paulo soccer club asking if Rycharlyson is indeed the gay soccer player about to come out. The club denied it, meaning I have to wait until this Sunday to find out about it on national TV.

Bionic (And Shirtless) Kanye

Say what you wanna say about Mr. West, but one thing's for sure: the man turns out some of the best music videos we see these days. Stronger was directed by Hype Williams, and is destined to be a serious contender at this year's Video Music Awards.

Question: what is it with shooting videos in Japan these days? Madonna did it last year, and more recently so did The Killers.

More About Milan (And What You Will Be Wearing Next Spring)

Is it just me or did Dean and Dan Caten send out the exact same collection for DSquared as they did last spring? The theme may have shifted to race car drivers (a world they had already explored on their breakthrough collection years ago), but their signature pieces were all there. I love all the slip-on sneakers and the super short beach shorts.

Frida Giannini expanded her resort vision into Gucci's spring collection. She looked at the 50's and Marcello Mastroianni, but failed to excite me as she did with her boho boys from last spring. Go for the oversized hobo and the beach totes.

Italo Zucchelli turned his leggings from last spring into cycling shorts in a collection reminiscent of the label's iconic (gay) images by Bruce Weber. He abused of grays, silver, and peach. Watch out for peach come next spring as it was also seen at Bottega Veneta and Marni.

Consuelo Castiglione seemed to be on the same mind frame as Miuccia Prada for spring 2008. She sent out a rather subdued collection for Marni in a somber color palette, and confirmed that cropped sleeves may be here to stay.

Go for some D&G if you feel you may need to channel your inner rocker next spring: a multitude of zippers, leather jackets, studs, and British flags took over the collection. If you love a good cargo pant, this is where you will find one. FYI, Brazilian newcomer Alexandre Cunha opened the show.

Cargo pants also made a comeback at Cavalli. While the show failed to make me want to go on a safari or to tour with a hard rock band, it did feature the three hottest Brazilians in Milan this season: Andre, Miro, and Evandro.

Transparency is going to be a big trend for next spring, confirmed by Alessandro Dell'Acqua. Cut all the carbs on your diet right now.

Brazil's leading redhead Igor Medeiros made appearances at Ferragamo and Valentino.

Special thanks to the stylist at Ferragamo for putting Miro Moreira in short shorts and a swimsuit, especially in a spring season miraculously depleted of sexy swimwear.

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