Kaká Steps Into The Soccer Walk Of Fame



Yesterday Kaká became the youngest male soccer player to be indicted to the Soccer Walk Of Fame at Maracanã Stadium in Rio. More pictures of the ceremony at UOL Esporte.

A Semana: Gay Publications, Tourism, Kaká, And Rihanna

Brazil's newest gay publication called AIMÉ has apparently already been released, but nobody I know has seen an actual issue of the magazine. So far all that has surfaced is the cover with ex-Big Brother Brazil Fernando Fernandes.

Tourism minister Marta Suplicy stated this week that the government needs to implement more gay friendly policies in order for Brazil to start attracting more gay tourists than Argentina. Unfortunately the minister did not propose any solutions to the problem other than suggesting more support to the gay pride parades which take place in São Paulo, Rio, and Salvador. Now how about trying to make the country more safe in general for tourists, then focusing on the gay agenda?

Ford and V Man began their nationwide model search at the Diesel store in Union Square in New York this week, and Models.com has caught some of the action on video.

I am loving the cover of the new issue of OUT magazine featuring the 2008 Hot List, as well as some of the hottest male models around (unfortunately no Brazilians).

Soccer player Kaká is the only Brazilian featured on Time magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people.

Talking about lists, head over to AfterElton and vote for who you think should make it to this year's list of the to 100 Hottest Guys.

DNA magazine launched DNAmobi online.

Singer Ricky Martin has reportedly paid US$8 million for an island off the coast of Rio, which I hope will lead to more pictures of him in speedos.

Maroon 5 and Rihanna team up in "If I Never See Your Face Again".

Brazilian funk group Bonde do Role will be performing at Europa in Brooklyn on May 14. Tickets can be purchased at Ticket Web.

Madam Andreia Schwartz will be hosting a party tonight at nightclub The House in Rio to celebrate the release of the May issue of Sexy magazine, for which she posed naked.

Model Izabel Goulart will be meeting fans and signing photos tomorrow afternoon from 2pm to 4pm at the Armani Exchange store in SoHo. Armani Exchange will be donating 10% of total sales at the store tomorrow to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, so make sure to stop by, shop, and email me pictures.

Brazil's Next Top Model: Kaká

Soccer superstar Kaká posed for the latest issue of Brazilian RG Vogue. Since I cannot get my hands in a copy of the issue in New York, I can at least check out behind the scenes pictures of the shoot which are now available on the magazine's website.



The guy can totally work it. Now I am just waiting for someone to do a swimwear spread with him.

The Best Players In The World

Yesterday in Zurich Kaká became the fifth Brazilian to win the prestigious FIFA World Player of the Year award, beating Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the title. On the women's side, Marta won the FIFA title for the second year in a row.

This was the first time in FIFA's history in which the top awards went to two players from the same country.

Virtual Kaká

Yes, the player above is supposed to be Brazilian Kaká in the upcoming FIFA Street 3 game for Play Station 3.

On more Kaká news, the player presented the new adidas adiPURE soccer line to the public yesterday in Japan. At the event, Kaká unveiled a new pair of black and white sneakers which he will wear in all games from now on. The new adiPURE line will hit stores in January, and the lid of the box of the sneakers sported by Kaká will feature a piece of advice from the player: "Only when you develop a true feeling for the ball can you really make the ball do what you want it to do."

A Semana: Kaká, Argentina, Wilhelmina, and Mark Ronson

25-year-old Kaká was named Football's Player of the Year in France yesterday. Selected by a group of 96 journalists, he beat Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo for the title, and was awarded the prestigious Ballon d'Or.

The New York Times takes a look at the rise of the gay travel industry and local activism in Buenos Aires. Travel industry experts estimate that about twenty percent of the tourists visiting Argentina today are gay.

I am dying to see the Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton documentary. It will air in the US at the end of January at the Sundance Channel.

Modeling agency Wilhelmina celebrated 40 years last week in New York, and my friend Sergio Mattos was there to capture some of the action. Models Romulo Pires, Bruno Santos, and Guisela Rein attended.

Caroline Trentini is the only Brazilian featured on the Pirelli calendar for 2008, shot by Patrick Demarchelier in China.

Mark Ronson got the party started in São Paulo last week at club Royal. My friend Phelipe was there and has a video of the DJ at work.

Róisín Murphy performed in London last week. I seriously hope she finds her way to Brazil next year.

Preview Audio Day Dream, the debut album from American Idol runner-up Blake Lewis.

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