updated 08/02/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 08/02/2012 AT 8:10 AM ET
They met at a bar in West Hollywood. But wait, it gets better.
But while she’d seen him in the movies and knew who he was, at first she didn’t recognize McConaughey inside the velvet-roped club.
“We had two interactions at the bar,” explains the Brazilian model, 29. “The first interaction, I did not know who he was. At the time he had a really long beard, and he had this rasta hat. He was all covered up, and I didn’t really realize who he was.”