Lais Ribeiro Saunas & Drinks Hot Chocolate Before Every Red Carpet

The model invited us over to get ready for the amfAR New York Gala.

By: Noah Lehava
Photography: Jake Rosenberg
Videographer: Tim Buol
Producer: Halle Lagatta

A proverbial checklist for getting ready for a glamorous event always includes a trusty, talented glam team, a good playlist, amazing fashions, and...snacks. Yet Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro—who is an event chair for this year’s amfAR Gala in New York, which draws in beautiful people with champagne and good feels to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS—takes it to a whole other level. When she invited us over to her Chelsea apartment ahead of the gala, yes, there was in fact an expansive spread of cheeses ~that South American hospitality~ and Brazilian music playing in the background. But it was the personal sauna on her rooftop patio—which looked like something plucked out of Sweden—that was a part of her daily and pre-event routine, which was like nothing we’d ever seen. We were impressed.

Before nestling into the glam chair, we followed along for her steam. Then, as you can imagine, lots of sparkles and hairspray went flying all while our cameras rolled. Ribeiro slipped into a custom crystal-encrusted Galia Lahav gown with a matching Jacob & Co diamond choker and Sam Edelman heels before bidding us adieu. Watch it all go down here.

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