Argentinian lingerie model Luisana Lopilato supports Team GB the best way she knows how … by posing in patriotic pants
South American model swaps sides in run-up to the Olympic GamesAdmits she works out every day to maintain her gold-standard figure
17:24 GMT, 1 August 2012
She may be one of South America's finest exports, but Luisana Lopilato has decided that when it comes to the 2012 Olympic Games her loyalties belong firmly with the Brits.
The Argentinian model wife of singer Michael Buble has shown her support for Team GB by appearing in a set of British-themed sports lingerie pictures for UK underwear label Ultimo.
Let the Games begin: Michael Buble's model wife Luisana Lopilato models Ultimo's new Union Jack-themed sports lingerie
Eagle eyed readers will notice that there's something a little unreal about the pictures, and not just the blonde's incredible figure.
In fact Ultimo have confirmed that the images have been doctored in post production and the Union Jack flags added with a bit of computer wizadry.
But any friend of Team GB's is a friend of ours, and it would be a crime not to share Luisana's enthusiasm for our national team.
And the brand promise to put the set in to production if there's enough demand.
Michelle Mone OBE said: 'We’re
proud to be a British brand and will be cheering on Team GB all the way
in the London Olympics.
'Luisana looks phenomenal in the shots; she
loves sport and keeping fit so this look really suits her! I’m sure if
posing in lingerie were an Olympic sport Luisana would win gold.'
Swapping teams: She may be Argentinian, but that won't stop model Luisana Lopilato showing her Olympic support for Team GB in Ultimo's new sports lingerie
Flaunting her size eight figure and 34D bust in the shots Lopilato proves why she was chosen as the latest 'face and
body' of the brand.
The 24-year-old is the first to admit it takes
hard work and Olympic dedication to maintain her gold-standard frame.
She says: 'I work out
everyday. I run for at least 30 minutes and play tennis. It's important
for me to be fit and healthy.'
Lopilato has certainly been pulling her weight at Ultimo since joining the brand.
Barely a week goes by without her appearing in one of their new creations, and she was recently seen modelling the brand's stunning new diamante line, and a set of Oriental-inspired gel-fitted bras and girly briefs, available in both fuschia pink and black.
The model, who is a successful actress in
her home country of Argentina, signed up as the face of Ultimo for a
two-year stint in October last year.
then, sales have rocketed by 37 per cent – a spike that Ultimo founder
and CEO Michelle Mone attributes in part to the Lopilato effect.
A model employee: Model Luisana Lopilato has been pulling her weight at Ultimo since joining the brand, appearing in a new set of underwear almost weekly
Uliitmo founder Michelle Mone says: 'Michael Bubles wife Luisana is one of our biggest international stars, and the response we have had has been phenomenal'
When Michelle Mone was awarded an OBE
in 2010 for her services to business, she gave thanks to Luisana and
the other Ultimo models, including Tamara Ecclestone and Amy Childs, who both modelled
for the brand in 2011.
And when she promised that 2012 would be even bigger, she was not wrong.
At the time, she said: 'This year we
have unveiled some amazing images designed to best showcase our
collections and it has been fantastic to be involved with some
'Michael Buble’s wife Luisana is one of our biggest international stars,
and the response we have had has been phenomenal.
took me a long time to get her but I refused to give up. Luisana is a
natural beauty and I'm delighted to have her on board for two years.'
24-year-old actress has over one million followers on Twitter, and has
massive global appeal – and on a very superficial level, it is not hard
to see why.
Let's hear it for the girls: Ultimo's founder, Michelle Mone, with the new 'face and body' of the brand and the Argentinian model wife of Michael Buble, Luisana Lopilato
The perfect pair: Michael Bubl and his stunning wife are all smiles together