Adriana Lima's Piercing Vogue Brasil Cover Will Stop You in Your Tracks

Just days before the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Adriana Lima is proudly repping her motherland as Vogue Brasil's August 2016 cover star.

The gorgeous spread was shot at a local boxing gym in Rio, proving that art imitates life as Adriana is quite the seasoned boxer herself. But aside from depicting Adriana's badass personality, the shoot was also meant to draw attention to Fight for Peace, an organization that teaches children and adolescents boxing and martial arts while also illustrating the harmful effects of gang violence and crime.

In addition to acting as a de facto ambassador during the coming Olympics beginning on Aug. 5, Adriana will be joining NBC's coverage of the games alongside her compatriot and fellow Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio. The two supermodels are slated to appear on the network's late-night coverage with Ryan Seacrest.

Look ahead for pictures of Adriana's rugged shoot, which serves as an interesting contrast to the sleek and polished cover.