Test 2: An Afternoon in Rio

E ai, Beleza? The literal translation from this Portuguese phrase would be ‘Is everything beautiful?” But in Rio, that is just how Cariocas greet each other. Beauty is that ingrained in the culture. “It’s like saying, hey what’s up? All good?” Explains Andrea Dellal, as she sips fresh Coconut from a paper straw at the rooftop of Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro.

During a rare break from the movie set where he currently plays Brazil’s first Emperor Dom Pedro, actor and environmentalist Cauã Reymond gazes at the waves breaking on the shore of Ipanema beach. His wetsuit and surfboard are in coat check at the front desk, in case the shoot wraps up before the sun sets over the Two Brother’s Mountain.