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RUNWAY REPORT.....Brazilian Model Scouting: Looking for the Next Blond, Fair-Skinned Supermodel

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Why Can't the Next Naomi Campbell Come From Brazil?Gisele Bundchen Gisele Bundchen, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Caroline Trentini, all gorgeous Supermodels from Brazil, and all, well, Caucasian. There is a recent NY Times article that explores the "how" and the "why". The South American nation, according to all the latest reliable population and ethnic-makeup statistics, seems to be a pretty racially "mixed" nation: 55% White (Portuguese, German, Italian) , 44% Mixed (White and Black), 1% Japanese, Arab, Amerindian. So why aren't all the latest models coming from that country necessary reflecting this? The article tries to explore the topic.The article, titled "Off Runway Brazilian Beauty Goes Beyond Blond" follows a model scout in search of the next tall, blond, fair-skinned beauty from the State of Rio Grande Do Sul (Brazil's most Southernmost state colonized years ago by a predominance of Germans and Italians) to grace the NY, Paris and Milan catwalks. It's a really fascinating article that tries to ask why a country like Brazil--as one top Sao Paulo fashion consultant laments--can't find the next Naomi Campbell...Read it HERE. Click Below to Watch a "Behind The Scenes" Video of the Model Scout in Rio Grande Do Sul:

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