Meet 7-year old Luís Henrique from Bahia; he’s already been chosen by a modeling agency and is being groomed for television

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Meet 7-year old Luís Henrique from Bahia; he’s already been chosen by a modeling agency and is being groomed for television

Don’t really know how I stumbled across this kid. I wasn’t even online searching for models and somehow I happened to come acorss his face in an article by the Correio 24 Horas website. His name is Luis Henrique Leal and he’s seven years old.

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Actress Giovanna Ewbank was in Salvador, Bahia, attending a release of summer edition of children’s clothing when she ran into the child model and became absolutely smitten with him.

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Actress Giovanna Ewbank with Luis

“I think you are the most beautiful boy I have ever seen in my life,” she said. “Get me out of here or I’ll steal him for myself. Bruno Gagliasso, I found our future son-in-law,” she joked.

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Husband, actor Bruno Gagliasso and Giovanna are also parents to two Malawi children, Titi and Bless

Bruno Gagliasso is of course her actor husband. The couple are parents to two black children, a girl, Titi, and and boy, Bless, that they adopted from Malawi. The couple has also endured numerous racist comments from a Brazilian society that clearly doesn’t appreciate the African phenotype. Ewbank saw Luis Henrique and joked that she had found Titi’s future husband.

“Did you parade? Did you like it?” she asked the boy. Upon hearing the affirmative answer, Giovanna assured: “You have a future!”.

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Luis Henrique who is already a part of the Mega Model Bahia modeling agency and is being prepped to make appearances on TV. “He’s a prince,” said Ewbank, who has been “sponsoring” the child model since they first met.

Alright, alright, he is most def a cute kid, but the obvious question here would, if he didn’t have those beaming blue eyes, would he have captured the actress’s attention? Would he have captured the attention of the modeling agency if he had, say, dark brown eyes? Or would he just be another black kid from Bahia?

Of course, we’ll never know the answer to this question, but if this were a bet, you know where I’d be putting my money.

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