The Rio Olympics is finally upon us! We celebrate with a gallery of our favourite Brazilian Olympians, athletes, models and sexy exports

It's easy to forget that there's more to Brazil than just Gisele Bündchen, Havaianas and a national obsession with soccer, sorry, football. In fact, we Australians have much in common with this mostly Southern Hemisphere-dwelling country than you think. Think: a shared love of green and yellow sporting uniforms, thongs as approproate footwear, beaches, surfing and beautiful Victoria's Secret-worthy women - the list goes on.

And even though we'll be cheering on all the Australian athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, we're also spreading the love to host country Brazil. So in celebration of tomorrow's opening ceremony, we take a look at some of Brazil's most popular (and coincidentally sexy) faces. 

Olá! Celebrate the Rio Olympics with our 17 favourite Brazilians