Expectations of a second wedding on Saturday between supermodel Gisele Bundchen and US football star Tom Brady has sent Costa Rica into a tizzy, with paparazzi scrambling to this exclusive resort where the knot will be tied.
The Brazilian bombshell Bundchen, 28, and Brady, 31, have already married February 26 in Santa Monica, California in a church near the beach, People magazine has reported with no confirmation so far from the couple.
While no independent confirmation of the wedding was forthcoming in Costa Rica, a friend of Bundchen's family said her parents and five sisters had arrived at Santa Teresa and booked into the Flor Blanca hotel.
Carlos Aviles also told AFP that Brady's family too had arrived at the resort and were put up at the same hotel.
People magazine reported recently that the couple invited Brady's New England Patriot teammates and Bundchen's fashion crowd to a dinner and a wedding rehearsal Friday and to the wedding and reception proper on Saturday in Santa Teresa.
Meanwhile, boatloads of paparazzi and reporters were seen Friday boarding the Puntarenas ferry for the Nicoya peninsula, where Santa Teresa can be reached on foot.Local newspapers also reported that wedding guests and boxloads of flowers have been arriving in some 15 private planes that landed at Tambor beach, in Nicoya.
Bundchen, a Victoria's Secret lingerie girl, was discovered at a McDonald's restaurant in her home country before becoming a queen of the catwalk.
Formerly linked to Hollywood film star Leonardo DiCaprio, Bundchen was recently listed in US Forbes magazine as the world's top-paid supermodel.
Brady, the 2007 National Football League Most Valuable Player, late last year suffered a knee injury that could put his 2009 season in jeopardy.