Gold Medal Glam

These international Olympians are famous for going all out. Here, they take a rare time-out to talk beauty obsessions, diet secrets, and intense workouts.


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    Jaqueline Carvalho, Volleyball (Brazil)

    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.

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