It's pretty obvious by now that, if you're throwing a party, you want Camila Alves to be there.

Then again, she's the expert so we'd probably rather go to a party that she's throwing...

Either way, we wanted to know more about a day in the life of E! News' Lifestyle Correspondent for the Rio Olympics—and it just so happened the model, designer and Women of Today founder was gracious enough to take the E!Q in 42 before she jetted off to Brazil.

Camila Alves

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First of all, did you know that they make a bed large enough to fit five people (albeit three of them being Alves and Matthew McConaughey's three little kids)?

Neither did we!

But that's just one of 11 things we learned about the entrepreneur, activist and mom, whose most recent ventures include the launch of Yummy Spoonfuls, a line of organic frozen baby food, and her partnership with the UNICEF Kid Power Program.

Alves hit the ground running in Rio, teaching E! News how to whip up Brazil's national dish, Feijoada; dancing samba; biking along Leblon Beach and otherwise helping those at home get a taste of the rich culture of the country where she was born. During our interview, she told us she was "super-excited" for the Olympics.

"I think the Olympics is one of the only events where, even though countries are competing, they unit," Alves said, noting her favorite event is gymnastics. "It's fun to see the best athletes from every country."

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