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Sara Sampaio can't act with Taylor Swift

Sara Sampaio can't act with Taylor Swift

Victoria's Secret model Sara Sampaio was left "starstruck" by Taylor Swift.

The brunette beauty is best known for being a Victoria's Secret Angel and for her appearance in the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, a first for a Portuguese supermodel. However, despite being something of a star herself, she wasn't quite so cool when she first met the Bad Blood singer.

“I remember the first time I met Taylor Swift. That was the first Victoria’s Secret show I was in and the first she was in. I was so star struck. She’s beautiful.

"I was still star struck the second time. I probably still am. I try to act normal but I can’t," she laughed in an interview with Vogue Australia.

Sara's lack of a poker face is all the more surprising as the beautiful 24-year-old model wanted to become an actress before she tried her hand at modelling. A dream she hasn't completely given up on.

“In Portugal, my modelling agency represents actors as well. My goal was getting into acting but I start modelling and it started working out just fine… I’ve actually started acting classes and doing some auditions so we’ll see. It’s what I wanted to do, so this year I’m going for it," she smiled.

The successful model likes to keep active, usually by running on a treadmill and upping her workouts ahead of the VS runway shows, but other parts of her regime may be considered to be a bit too extreme for everyday folk, such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in just six days.

“We were meant to do it in seven but by the last day we were done being there and went all the way down in the same day because we just wanted to go to a hotel. But it was an incredible experience but definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It was physically and mentally so challenging … You can only stay up (at the summit) for 20 minutes because of the altitude and then you have to start coming down," she gushed.

"Believe it or not coming down is as hard as going up and we decided to go down all in one day so on that day we did 17 hours of hiking and by the end I thought I would need surgery on my knees… but everything was fine.”

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