‘Today’ Anchors Go Shopping With Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio – Yahoo TV (blog)
The Today anchors have spent much of their time in Rio not so much covering the Olympics, but instead unwittingly and consistently embarrassing themselves. On Friday, Matt Lauer and Al Roker went clothes shopping with Brazilian supermodels Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio and let the women pick their clothes.
The ladies first suggested T-shirts, but soon after went for something a little more Brazilian. Lima asked if Lauer and Roker were daring enough to try on Speedos, which they didn’t immediately agree to. They decided to start out with clothes that offered a little more coverage. Roker and Lauer disappeared into their changing rooms and re-emerged wearing their new shorts and Brazil T-shirts. They complimented each other as the models commented on how Brazilian they looked, even though the only thing inherently Brazilian about the style was that each shirt had “BRA” across the chest.
Lima and Ambrosia decided to try for the Speedos again and this time got their wish. Though neither Roker nor Lauer were shown in a skimpy suit, it was definitely implied they were wearing them as the hosts conversed from their side-by-side changing rooms. Roker did his best to add to the comedy of the situation by speaking in a terrible, fake high voice throughout the conversation.
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