The Brazilian Waxing Technique Has Its Roots Firmly Planted In American Culture

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The Brazilian bikini wax definitely conjures up a certain kind of image: the violent ripping of hair from one of the most sensitive areas on the human body, all in the name of beauty and beachwear. But what most people don’t realize about the “Brazilian wax” is that immigrants in the U.S. helped popularize the technique in ’90s, BBC News reports.

Thanks to the efforts of Brazilian immigrants the Padilha sisters, the “Brazilian” is now as American as apple pie.


The Padilha sisters got their start as beauticians in Brazil, but when one of the sisters, Jocely, took a vacation in New York City, she decided to stay and put her talents to work. When it became clear there was money to be made in the U.S., the sisters began a one-by-one immigration to New York.

The sisters’ skills in the beauty world caught on quickly with high-end clients, and soon the Padilhas had enough capital to start their own salon.


Sister Janea Padilha, who had begun toying with their novel wax practice in Brazil, helped introduce it to their New York clients, and word quickly spread about this great new still-unnamed waxing practice. The sisters looked primed for success.

Unfortunately, their popular waxing technique found an enemy in the porn industry.


Around the time the sisters’ wax method was catching on, the porn industry was already moving towards the trend of less body hair on its performers. When the magazine Playboy accused the sisters of stealing their waxing technique, the Padilhas denied this claim, saying that the “Brazilian” was part of their culture, and everyone in Brazil was doing it, BBC News reports. In reality, no beauty salons in Brazil were willing to wax people in that way, so the sisters had developed and popularized he technique on their own. The sisters’ gamble paid off and Playboy backed off. The once poor, undocumented immigrant sisters from Brazil are now living the American Dream thanks to their wild hair of an idea.

Of course there way more to the Brazilian than just this little teaser here. Read the entire, captivating story at BBC News.

[H/T] BBC News: The women who invented the Brazilian wax

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[VIDEO] Brazilian Model Collapsed On Runway, Died During São Paulo Fashion Week

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[VIDEO] Brazilian Model Collapsed On Runway, Died During São Paulo Fashion Week

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Fashionistas and spectators at São Paulo Fashion Week are mourning the tragic and sudden death of model Tales Soares. The Brazilian model collapsed while walking the runway. Stunned audience members rushed to the model’s side while the fashion show continued on the runway as he lied on the floor.

Tales Soares, 26, was an up-and-coming Brazilian model who died during São Paulo Fashion Week.

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Soares, who also went by Tales Cotta on social media, was a college graduate in physical education, according to this Instagram bio, and was a proud vegetarian. The young model leaves behind a girlfriend and legacy of being a champion for LGBTQ+ rights in a country where the LGBTQ+ is under attack.

Soares was walking for the Spanish clothing label Också when he collapsed.

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“The whole OCKSA team is deeply sorry and dismayed by the news of the model Tales Cotta’s death,” Också’s official statement reads. “Our deepest condolences to Tales’ family and our partners from the Base agency. We kindly ask our friends for prayers and positive energy in this extremely painful moment.”

São Paulo Fashion Week organizers shared their grief with followers after learning of Soares’ death.

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“The São Paulo Fashion Week has just received confirmation that model Tales Soares has passed away due to a sudden onset during the Också show,” reads the official São Paulo Fashion Week response. “He was promptly taken by the medical staff to the hospital, but unfortunately, wasn’t revived. We are truly sorry for this fatality and would like to pay our sincere condolences to Tales’ family. Alongside with Base MGT model agency, we’re providing all the necessary assistance in this unfortunate event.”

Soares sudden death on the catwalk has rattled the fashion world where models have long been under great pressure during shows.

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Members of the international fashion community are mourning the death of a young and healthy model. Soares’s cause of death remains unknown as the world waits for a medical examiner to conduct an autopsy to determine how the model died.

The death was caught on video.

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You can see Soares walking down the catwalk in the video. When he turns around at the end of the catwalk, he appears to trip over his shoelaces and stumbles until he falls flat on the floor. People rush from the audience to his side as he lies on the floor.

According to reports, Soares foamed at the mouth while he was on the floor before he was taken away by medical personnel. He was rushed to a hospital from the venue and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Condolences flooded social media as news of the model’s untimely death spread around the world.

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There is no way to be prepared for a death like this. Rest in peace, Soares. Our thoughts and prayers are with Soares’s friends and family as they try to make it through this heartbreaking time.

You can watch the video of Soares’s collapse below.

It is a sad video to watch as Soares’s hopelessly tumbles to the ground in his final moments.

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This Little Boy Spent The Whole Time Trying To Play The Field In Maluma’s “Corazon” Video And It Backfired


This Little Boy Spent The Whole Time Trying To Play The Field In Maluma’s “Corazon” Video And It Backfired

Maluma isn’t the only heartbreaker in this music video.

The reggaeton superstar teamed up with Brazilian singer Nego do Borel on “Corazón” and the video will make your heart melt. “Corazón” is off Maluma’s upcoming album F.A.M.E., which will be released in 2018. Do Borel is not the only Brazilian influence in the song. Maluma drops some Portuguese and the video was shot in Brazil while Maluma was touring in the country.

While he makes everyone sweat during the video, one little boy was really playing the field. You see him running from place to place handing out a heart necklace to several girls on his journey for love, but it doesn’t quite work out for him.

The little boy in “Corazón” seemed to be desperately seeking love.

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When he isn’t dancing with Maluma and do Borel, he is slinging heart necklaces to all the girls he runs into.

He really thought that he was going to get away with passing out all of these necklaces.

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He’s like that dude in the bar who ends up buying 24 different women drinks in the hopes that one will be into him.

By the end of the music video, dude realizes that he messed up and all the girls he tried to play show up, necklaces in hand.

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Dayum. They do not play. But, tbh, it is what he deserves since he was trying to be a little playere. Now he is left just picking up the pieces after breaking his own heart.

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