Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Lenita, 28
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a bit about Lenita

What are you working on these days?

I am currently working as an actress for TV GLOBO and short movies.

What drives you mad these days?

Racism and homophobia. Or just lack of equality and love.

What makes you happy?

My family, my job and my thirst for life!

When was the last time you cried?

3 days ago, because I missed my hometown, Recife.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

Classical music, electronic music and Beyonce!

What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?

Now you see me 2, Amazing!

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

Any kind of big or small stores that sell either Zara, Farm, Osklen and North Face 🙂

What’s your go-to café in Rio De Janeiro?

Confeitaria Colombo at Copacabana Fort, right in front of the beach 🙂

What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through?

Lagoa neighbourhood, the most beautiful natural lake of the world to me 🙂

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Rio De Janeiro but never actually do?

The big hike of Gavea stone.

Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?

My mother! I would take her hang-gliding with me to feel together that sensation of pure freedom.

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?

Eating at Stuzzi restaurant in Leblon, then go at the movies, then and after that another movie, this time at home 🙂

What’s that place in Rio De Janeiro you feel like only you know about?

Cachoeira do Horto, inside Tijuca forest. Here I feel at peace and I feel regenerated by nature’s energy.

If tomorrow was your last day in Rio De Janeiro before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?


Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

Cidade de Deus in Jacarépagua (City of God).

What’s the spot in Rio De Janeiro you wouldn’t be caught dead in?

At sea.

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?

Buzios, with my family and friends.

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?

I love to sit on the grass and wait for the sun to set, laugh a lot and be happy, just because.

When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?

Jobi. I love the atmosphere. You can sit, chat, have a drink and let the time fly.

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Giulio Paletta