We’re not quite sure how this image of Sara Sampaio was even taken, but it’s undoubtedly our favorite Gilles Bensimon-lensed Maxim cover to date. Brilliant! Inside the 24-year-old superstar on the rise talks about her gig as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and being a household name in her home country of Portugal. She’s apparently so well-known back home that family members can cause a scene in public simply by uttering her name. “Everything I do lands in the newspapers,” she said. “When we go somewhere, my dad will start shouting my name very loudly. He’ll yell, ‘Oh, my God, it’s Sara Sampaio!’ My brother does the same. They like to break my balls.”
“I’ve always had very high aims for my life and for my career, for anything that I do,” she added. “If I do something, I want to be the best. And one of the best things you can be is a Victoria’s Secret Angel; for me, that’s always been a goal.” Suffice it to say, she’s keeping her head above water!