Brazilian twins Sarah and Deisy Teles share the title of Miss December 2003. The twins make us wish that studying Portuguese were mandatory in college. Although the girls are also fluent in Spanish and Italian (their grandparents moved to Brazil from Italy), they were just learning English, so we had to share them with a translator. When they arrived in Los Angeles from their home in São Paulo, the 20-year-old bronzed beauties exuded a zest for life that crossed all language barriers.
“We love the tropical weather and the amazing food in Brazil,” they told us. “The carnival is so vibrant, with music and dancing on the beach all night. Still, we would consider moving to America because the economy is better and crime is lower. You can’t walk alone on the streets at night in São Paulo—it’s too dangerous.”
Spend time with the Teles sisters and you’ll discover they aren’t as identical as your eyes lead you to believe. “We didn’t like it when our mother dressed us alike when we were younger,” Deisy said. She is the more outgoing one. Deisy gently brushed her sister’s hair back and felt her forehead as we asked if they compete for guys. They laughed at the suggestion.
“Sarah likes older guys—up to about 40—and I like younger guys with well-toned bodies, but that’s just my preference,” Deisy said. “Honestly, looks are not as important as what’s inside—how sincere and intelligent a guy is. We can’t say if we prefer American to Brazilian guys because we haven’t been here long enough and there is a communication barrier. I never see myself getting married, though.”
The twins told Playboy they’re both turned on by guys with nice eyes, back, smile, and a beautiful tan. Their turnoffs include “guys who like to show off, who have a bad attitude, dirty shoes, and dirty teeth.” Single or settled down, Sarah envisioned herself living in her dream house close to her family. “Our parents are our heroes. They have done so much for us,” she said.
The double Miss Decembers were working in a hair salon when a modeling agent discovered them. Though their parents are proud that their daughters went to America to work, the twins planned to return to Brazil to attend college. “I want to study psychology,” said Deisy, “because I think the human mind is fascinating and I want to know why people behave the way they do.” Sarah plans to study medicine and would like to open her own beauty salon. “I want to have it in Brazil, because my aunts and my mom are all stylists,” she said. “It’s always better when your family works for your business. I want to be surrounded by family and friends and enjoy every moment of life to its fullest.”