Rio De Janeiro is synonymous with white sand beaches, hot bodies and Carnival. Come 2016, it will also be the first city in South America to have ever hosted an Olympic games.
Aline, a married mother of three, says Rio is one of the most beautiful cities in the world—thanks, in part, to its beaches and body-conscious culture. "People from Rio, they exercise a lot in order to stay fit because we spend most of our time with less clothes than any other place in the world," she says.
Brazilians also spend millions each year on plastic surgery. "Our surgeons are well known as the best in the world. It's also cheap here. You can also pay them in installments, so it makes it easy to have plastic surgery," she says. "I think it's just a person's choice."