Thaila Ayala Sales (born April 14, 1986) is a Brazilian actress and model. She played Marcela, the protagonist of the 14th season of the teen soap Malhação. In 2007, she was photographed by Terry Richardson for the book, Rio, Wonderful Town, which was released later that same year. She was featured in a photo with her breast showing and biting her lip. Casting producer Luis Fernando Silva later claimed to have repented for participation in the book. In January 2016, Thaila worked with Indian American Director Aditya J Patwardhan in the upcoming short film When Red is White, aka The Touch of Aurora. In 2017, she plays Vanessa for the first time in the U.S. of the 2017 film Woody Woodpecker collaborating with Eric Bauza, Timothy Omundson, Graham Verchere.