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3. Leticia Bufoni

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Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Leticia Bufoni is part of the second wave of street skateboarders to make an impact on the skate scene. Taking influence from skaters such as Elissa Steamer and Amy Caron, Buroni's approach to street skating emphasizes style alongside tricks, and her early successes in Brazil allowed her to gain sponsorships, move to California and learn English while continuing to skate. In 2013, Bufoni returned to Brazil to can an X Games gold medal in Women's Skateboard Street at X Games Foz do Iguaçu. "She's got that talent and the attitude to be a huge force in our sport," says Steamer.