The Gisele Bündchen of volleyball, Rio resident Carvalho, 28, is model-gorgeous, was a gold medalist at the 2008 Olympics, and is married to sexy Brazilian volleyball star Murilo Endres, who is also competing in London.
TRAINING SCHEDULE: I train seven days a week, usually for four to six hours per day. It tends to average out to three hours of volleyball practice with the team and three hours at the gym doing strength training with weights.
ACTIVE R&R: When I'm at home in Rio de Janeiro and not actively training, I still go to the gym daily. For fun, I like to walk in parks and play dance games on Xbox—I'm constantly moving.
MORNING JUMP START: Cereal with milk and a lot of fruit in it.
GUILTY PLEASURE: A steak filet, Swiss potatoes, and cheese bread.
RECEIVING THE MEDAL: Although how I look is the last thing on my mind when I'm competing, I do put on a little bit of waterproof mascara, MAC Tinted Moisturizer with SPF, and a transparent nude or pink lip gloss. I wear my hair in a ponytail when I train and compete, and use Pantene Extra Straight Combing Cream to keep it smooth. A regular manicure and pedicure is very important to Brazilian women. I usually wear a pink polish or do a French manicure, which is popular in Brazil.
SKIN SAVIORS: I wash my face with La Roche-Posay Effaclar cleanser and hydrate with La Prairie moisturizer. After a shower, I put on Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Body Cream—I love the scent.
PERFUME PICK-ME-UP: Ralph Lauren Romance—it's soft and slightly sweet.
BODY-HAIR HELP: Brazilian women bleach the fine hair on their arms and upper legs. Blonde hair on the skin is sexy and a real trend here. I only wax from the knees down and use Wella Blondor Lightening Bleaching Cream on my thighs and arms.
HAIR RX: I spend hours each day training in the sun, so my long hair can get very dry and damaged. I like the Pantene 3-Minute Rescue Treatment because it's so quick but totally reconditions my hair.
A 2008 Olympic gold medalist, Kanaeva, 22, also placed first in every rhythmic gymnastics event at the 2008 European Championships.
TRAINING SCHEDULE: I train six days a week, for four to eight hours a day. From 8:30 to 10 a.m., I work with a choreographer to learn new routines. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., I practice routines, then spend half an hour stretching and strength training, especially for my back and legs. After a two-hour lunch break, I return to the gym for a second training session with a one-hour stretching warm-up and two or three hours of practicing routines.
SECOND CALLING: If I wasn't a gymnast, I'd take up dance professionally. I love to dance, and it's an essential part of training for all gymnasts. I love learning new dance moves for routines.
DILIGENT DIET: Gymnasts have to look the part, and I weigh myself every morning. I limit what I eat, make sure to have a balanced diet, and don't have any baked goods or snacks. (They're too tempting!)
GUILTY PLEASURES: I love sweets, and sometimes I let myself have some chocolate or ice cream, but then I try not to eat anything else that day that's high in calories. When I'm home, I love my grandmother's pot cheese pancakes and roasted cauliflower. Delicious!
GAME DAY ROUTINE: Vivid makeup is an integral part of a gymnastics performance, and I like to use MAC Pro makeup in competition. It lasts beautifully right to the end of every routine! I wear foundation and blush, and I always try to choose shades of eyeshadow and lipstick that match my costume and create one harmonious look. I always wear my hair up in a bun or a ponytail so it doesn't get in my way.
OFF-DUTY ESSENTIALS: Since I wear a lot of makeup during competitions, in my off time I prefer a fresh look. I use a tinted moisturizer, Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara to give my lashes volume, and a Clarins lip gloss in a light, natural shade.
PERFUME PICK-ME-UP: I like floral perfumes with sweet, fresh notes. My favorite is Lanvin éclat d'Arpège.
HAIR RX: Because I have to wear my hair tightly pulled back and up to train and compete, it takes a beating. I use both Pantene Split End Serum and Pantene Repair and Protect Intensive Treatment Mask to keep it in shape.
SKIN SAVIORS: When I wake up, I rinse and cool my face with lemon-juice ice cubes. It helps my skin wake up and stay toned for the entire day. It instantly gets rid of bags under my eyes and gives my face a healthy glow. Aveda cleansing gel and moisturizer are perfect for my face. And for my body, I adore The Body Shop's chocolate- and vanilla-scented lotions.