Gisele Bundchen turns down 95 per cent of the modelling offers she receives because they don’t align with her values.
The Brazilian supermodel retired from runway modelling back in 2015 but continues to appear in campaigns and editorials. She also dedicates a lot of her time to championing a variety of environmental issues, including sustainability, clean water initiatives, and the preservation of rainforests in South America.
When discussing the environmental impact of the fashion industry, one of the most polluting industries in the world, Gisele told Britain’s Observer that she doesn’t say yes to most of what she’s offered because she doesn’t believe in it.
“The fashion industry is not what I’ve done,” she replied. “It’s what I do for work. And also, I haven’t really done a lot of stuff because I feel like it’s not in alignment with what I believe in. I say no to 95 per cent of things that come to me.”
Gisele, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environmental Programme, went on to reveal that she was working on a project relating to “regenerating the planet” and shared how she tries to reduce her carbon footprint at home.
“I do everything I can do. We compost. We have a garden,” the 39-year-old commented. “Yes, I could probably live in a smaller house, but we have solar panels. I tell my children it’s about the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle. If you go into my closet, for example, you’re not going to believe it, because I have, like, the jeans I wore three years ago… That’s how I am. I don’t need stuff. When you need stuff it’s because you haven’t really worked out the inside.”
Gisele has two children – son Benjamin, 10, and daughter Vivian, seven – with her husband Tom Brady.
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