Fernanda Lima Wows Global Audience at 2014 World Cup Draw (Photos)

Fernanda Lima, Alcides Ghiggia and Fernando HierroFernanda Lima is no stranger to regular viewers of Brazilian television but she introduced herself to a global audience in stunning fashion on Friday.

Lima, a Brazilian actress and television personality, emceed the draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. She outshone the many dignitaries, soccer legends and other stars on hand at the glitzy gala in Costa do Sauipe, Brazil.

Lima, 36, has appeared in a number of movies, including Flordelis — Basta uma Palavra para Mudar and the American comedy Stuck on You. She also featured in television shows Pé na Jaca and Por Toda Minha Vida and the newscast Fantastico.

While those programs are popular in the Western hemisphere, the World Cup draw was broadcast to more than 250 million viewers in 193 countries. If she wasn’t a truly global celebrity before Friday, she certainly is now.

Newfound fans should think twice before they start writing Lima love letters. She’s married. Lima teamed up with her husband, actor Rodrigo Hilbert, to ensure that the two-hour program that was the World Cup draw ran as smoothly as possible.

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