Vol­un­teers set for star-stud­ded launch of Brazil 2014 uni­forms

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Pro­vid­ing a per­fect ex­am­ple of the ami­a­bil­ity and ded­i­ca­tion that help give all big events a spe­cial flavour, 15 of the vol­un­teers who will be on duty at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ will be tak­ing to the cat­walk later this week at Fash­ion Rio, Rio de Janeiro’s in­ter­na­tional fash­ion week.

Led by the pre­sen­ter Fer­nanda Lima, Brazil­ian top model Lais Ribeiro, 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/ Ja­pan win­ners Cafu and Ju­liano Bel­letti, and syn­chro­nised swim­ming twins Bia and Branca Feres, the vol­un­teers will present their Brazil 2014 uni­forms at 4pm to­day at Rio’s Ma­rina da Glo­ria.

“I haven’t done any modelling since I was at school,” Diogu­ina Mon­teiro said, one of the vol­un­teer mod­els. “It’s been a long time, but well, we won’t talk about that.”

Diogu­ina shied away from giv­ing her age but is proud to be on duty again at the Mara­cana this com­ing June and July, hav­ing worked as a vol­un­teer at last year’s FIFA Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup. Look­ing ahead to Thurs­day’s show, she said: “I’m re­ally ex­cited about it. It’s go­ing to be a real thrill to present this uni­form. I’m very pas­sion­ate about vol­un­teer­ing for big events and I’ve done a few al­ready.”

Equally an­i­mated about the up­com­ing fash­ion show is Ro­drigo Her­mida, the head of the Brazil 2014 Or­gan­is­ing Com­mit­tee’s (LOC) Vol­un­teer Pro­gramme.

“We are very happy to have this show at Fash­ion Rio, where haute cou­ture will come face-to-face with foot­ball and vol­un­teer­ing,” Her­mida said, who is re­spon­si­ble for the process of se­lect­ing 14,000 vol­un­teers from the more than 150,000 ap­pli­cants.

“It’s go­ing to be a show with a spon­ta­neous feel and we’ve got a real mix of vol­un­teer-mod­els, with people of dif­fer­ent ages, na­tion­al­i­ties and looks,” he added. “It’s a way of re­mind­ing our­selves that what re­ally counts is the de­sire to give people a warm wel­come and to con­trib­ute to the suc­cess of the event.”

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