Larissa Riquelme emerged as the ‘World’s Cup Girlfriend’ after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where she was spotted in the stands wearing a low-cut shirt with a mobile phone strategically placed in her breasts. The image of her with the phone became one of the indelible pictures to emerge from the World Cup and it has made her an international star.
The Paraguayan model star recently was reminiscing with the press with how the savvy placement of the mobile phone literally changed her life. She recounted learning from an air channel how even some people in Korea after the World Cup started calling Paraguay “the country of Larissa Riquelme” (epa! - August 13).
She went from being a model known to fans in Paraguay to a model known throughout the world as a result of the World Cup and is now one of the most recognized fashion and entertainment personalities in Paraguay and South America. Her rise to prominence is one that some entertainment fans and fashion agents likely look at as an example of how one modelling job can change a person’s future forever.
If she had not accepted the job and allowed herself to be spotted at the 2010 World Cup with the cell phone strategically placed in her breasts she would probably be recognized as one of many beautiful models from South America. However, because she embraced being bold and outrageous for a modelling assignment she changed the course of her modelling and entertainment career to such an extent that several years after the event she is still recognized and his one of the highest paid models in Paraguay.
Sometimes it pays to be willing to embrace the natural assets one is provided and proof of this is the career of Larissa Riquelme since 2010, a model who went from being a rising star in her own country to an international sensation and superstar in her own country thanks to one spectacular modelling appearance.