The supermodel will host the opening ceremony at the city's famous Maracana Stadium on August 5, reports Brazilian newspaper Extra. Though details are scarce at the moment, it is rumoured that the former Victoria's Secret Angel - who last year confirmed her retirement from the catwalk - will swap the runway for walking through a "futuristic gateway" (representing the theme of the ceremony) to mark the start of the Games, the first to ever be hosted by South America.
Bündchen, who lives with husband Tom Brady and their two children in the United States, is famously proud of her Brazilian heritage. Last month, it was revealed that she will make an appearance in Years of Living Dangerously, a docu-series by the National Geographic Channel on the destruction of the Amazon. "I'm excited to be joining season two of @YearsofLiving Dangerously as a correspondent, exploring deforestation and climate change in my beautiful home country of Brazil," she wrote at the time.