Meet the real-life Girl from Ipanema

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More than 50 years ago, two Brazilian songwriters spotted a 17-year-old girl strolling near the beach in Ipanema, a neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, and were inspired to compose song “The Girl from Ipanema.” TODAY’s Hoda Kotb catches up with Helo Pinheiro, now 71, who reflects on being immortalized in a bossa nova classic. (Run time: 2:25)