Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen has been knocking about in a bikini in Brazil's capital Rio de Janeiro this week, in preparation for the city's annual carnival. People have been getting very excited at the sight of the lithe South American performing tasks like sitting, eating and talking while at the same time wearing very little. Oh sure, we sit, eat and talk all the time. But no one seems to care.

Incidentally, the world’s richest supermodel came 22nd in last year’s 100 Sexiest, resting cosily between Adriana Lima and Ana Ivanovic. Had it been Ana in the middle instead of Gisele, we’d have had ourselves a Serbian tennis player sandwich right there, encased by two pieces of Brazilian supermodel bread. But you can’t always get what you want. If you think Gisele deserves better than 22nd this year, get your voting fingers ready at 9am this Thursday morning.

If you’d like to see Gisele’s profile, do so immediately. Scroll down to see some carnival pics.