A crowd of more than 70,000 people have celebrated the end of a sparkling Rio Carnival with a star studded samba parade.
The champions parade at the huge concrete Sambadrome arena, where samba schools compete to be crowned carnival winners, finished off the week-long cultural extravaganza.
Stunning photos highlight the beauty and pageantry of the annual event in Brazil’s largest city.
A member of Unidos de Vila Isabel performs during the samba school’s champions parade at the Sapucai Sambadrome on the final day of the 2019 Carnival
Victoria’s Secret catwalk model Izabel Goulart was spotted at the all night party in a phenomenal diamante chain bra on Saturday.
She was joined by actress Bruna Marquezine, 34, but ensured all eyes were on her as she showcased her jaw-dropping figure in the racy top.
The carnival began on the afternoon of Friday, March 1, with the last main parade taking place on Wednesday, March 6.
Eye-catching display: Izabel Goulart showcased her phenomenal figure in a diamante chain bra for the final day of the Rio Carnival on Saturday
Bruna upped the skin-flashing ante in a sheer black studded leotard and ripped denim hotpants
While the parade arena was full to capacity, blocos – street parties during the carnival – are believed to have brought over two million people out in the streets singing or dancing each day.
Model Izabel looked like she was dripping in diamonds in the high collared bra, with the jewels cascading down onto her enviably-toned stomach.
The runway queen left little to the imagination as she flashed plenty of sideboob and her fabulous figure in the backless bralet during the raucous street party.
Isabel complemented her eye-catching look with teeny-tiny hot pants and gold hoop earrings.
Rio’s two main nights of Carnival parades began on March 03 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals. A member of Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel Samba School performs during the parade
Elaborate flotillas are constructed by each of the samba schools, who are made up of neighbourhoods with some kind of common background in the hope of being crown carnival champions. The Grupo Especial Mocidade Alegre take their float through the main parade
Drum queen Camila Silva from Mocidade samba school performs during the afternoon of the second day of parades at the Sambadrome
More than 200 different samba schools compete annually for the carnival crown. A member of Mangueira school shows off a large feather headdress in classic carnival colours green and blue
Carnival time: Members of Unidos de Vila Isabel performed during the samba school’s champions parade at Sapucai Sambadrome
Putting on a show: The crowds were treated to dances and songs by the perfomers who were costumes inspired by their communities
She wore her brunette locks in a sleek high ponytail and accentuated her golden glow with a glamorous make-up look.
Izabel took to Instagram to post a photo of her jaw-dropping outfit as she stood side-by-side with pal Bruna.
Bruna upped the skin-flashing ante in a sheer black studded leotard and ripped denim hotpants.
The 70,000-seater Sambadrome in Brazil’s biggest city Rio de Janeiro. The massive concrete arena runs across multiple roads in the Cidade Nova neighbourhood which have to be closed for the week-long parade
Music is another integral part of the carnival and is encorporated into the samba schools’ acts for their parade. Members of the Paraiso do Tuiuti are pictured
Getting wiggy with it: One member of Unidos de Vila Isabel donned a giant cream wig for the ceremony for what bears a passing resemblance to beauty and the beast
Star of the stage: A performer wears a large spiky star on his back and stands in front of a menacing machine on the parade route
A smartly dressed troupe from the Mangueira samba school look keen to impress in green patterned suits and pink ties. One performer balances a tambourine on his fingertips
Making a statement: The costumes seen in the parade were designed to turn the heads of spectators as well as other competitors on the two-night party
Members of the Portela samba school pull white ribbons out of a sewing-inspired float. HIgh quality costume designs are a key part in deciding the worthy champions of the Rio Carnival
Celebrating the last day of the carnival, the pair looked like they were having the time of their life as they watched the famous parade take place down the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapuca.
Izabel returned to her home country just two weeks after she enjoyed a break in Paris with her fiancé Kevin Trapp.
The couple’s love story goes back to when they first started dating in 2016 but the couple have kept their romance fairly low-key in the limelight.
The lovebirds very happily announced their engagement in July last year during their romantic break to Mykonos, Greece.
Uniao da Ilha samba school performers act out a scene in front of a giant fish flotilla surrounded by octopus tentacles
Under the spotlight: A dot-inspired group from the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school enjoy themselves on the parade route
Some costumes can be incredibly intricate in detail and take days to put together for the annual event
Huge stone giants dominate this large float created by members of the Vila Isabel samba school for one of the two days of main parades on March 4
The carnival finished last night with a champions parade through the Sambadrome in front of 70,000 spectators