Gisele Bundchen sends ‘love and light’ to followers during coronavirus lockdown

Gisele Bundchen has shared an uplifting message of “love and light” to her followers amid the coronavirus lockdown.The 39-year-old model posted a sweet video on Instagram of her singing Bruno Mars’ track Count on Me with her two children, Vivian and Be…

Gisele Bundchen has shared an uplifting message of “love and light” to her followers amid the coronavirus lockdown.

The 39-year-old model posted a sweet video on Instagram of her singing Bruno Mars’ track Count on Me with her two children, Vivian and Benjamin, who shares with American football star Tom Brady.

In the clip, Gisele, who decided to self-isolate with her family in Costa Rica during the the coronavirus pandemic, is sat on an outdoor sofa with her brood, surrounded by tropical plants.

“Though we are going through a very tough time, let’s try and focus on the present, and live the HERE and NOW. Life is a gift,” the former Victoria’s Secret Angel wrote in the caption, before urging her followers to speak to their friends and family to get helpful tips on health and wellbeing while staying indoors.

“Life is a gift. Let’s support one another,” she added. “Do you have a friend who knows how to cook? Call him. Know someone who loves to work out? Ask her to teach you some exercises? What about that friend who knows how to meditate? Why not ask for some tips?

“Around here, we are singing and sending good energy to all. What about you guys at home? What are you all doing? Please tag me in your posts so I can share on my insta stories. That way we can inspire one another! Sending love and light to everyone! #stayhome #hereandnow.”

Earlier in March, the supermodel urged her fans to stay “calm and positive” during the pandemic and to follow the social distancing rules as they can save lives.

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Gisele Bundchen urges fans to stay ‘calm and positive’ amid coronavirus lockdown

Gisele Bundchen has urged her followers to remain “calm and positive” as they self-isolate due to the coronavirus crisis. The Brazilian supermodel, who lives in America, where many states have implemented social distancing measures in a bid to curb th…

Gisele Bundchen has urged her followers to remain “calm and positive” as they self-isolate due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Brazilian supermodel, who lives in America, where many states have implemented social distancing measures in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19, posted a lengthy message to her followers on Instagram to instruct them to follow government protocols to help protect each other and potentially save lives.

“We need community thinking. Think about it – it could be your father, mother, grandmother or someone you know that is most at risk. It is important that we act in solidarity and that we act in the best interest of our common society,” she wrote on Tuesday.

Gisele, who is currently on holiday in Costa Rica, then encouraged her fans to remain as upbeat as possible about the situation.

“We cannot let fear and anxiety consume our minds. These feelings generate stress and stress lowers our immune system and our ability to fight infections and viruses,” the 39-year-old continued. “We must instead take care of ourselves and also try our best to help those who are most at risk by supporting them and their basic needs. We have to try and remain calm, positive and continue to support each other… We’re all in this together.”

Gisele concluded her post by thanking healthcare employees who have been “working tirelessly” amid the pandemic.

On Tuesday, the model’s husband, American football star Tom Brady, announced he was leaving his team, the New England Patriots, after 20 years.

In a comment under his announcement on Instagram, Gisele wrote, “So much gratitude for all the wonderful experiences and friendships we had in beautiful New England this past few years.”

Reports suggest the sportsman will sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Florida.

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Gisele Bundchen didn’t have strong sense of self at height of fame

Gisele Bundchen didn’t know who she really was at the height of her modelling career.The Brazilian beauty, who is one of the most famous models in the world, has had to work hard to keep herself balanced and become more confident. “It took me a while t…

Gisele Bundchen didn’t know who she really was at the height of her modelling career.

The Brazilian beauty, who is one of the most famous models in the world, has had to work hard to keep herself balanced and become more confident.

“It took me a while to find this inner balance,” she told U.S. Marie Claire magazine. “For a long time while I was in the public eye, I didn’t know who the real me was, but throughout the years I have been able to use these mindfulness practices to really evaluate myself and embark on a journey of self-discovery… I know that today I am happier because of it.”

Yoga and meditation are daily staples for the former Victoria’s Secret Angel, who also uses a special breathing technique as a form of “precious” self-care.

“Breathing in itself is incredibly calming. Pranayama breathing in particular has changed my life,” she explained.

The model and environmental activist, who is an advocate of an organic and natural lifestyle, also told the magazine that she is a big fan of aromatherapy to cure everyday ailments.

“I love using lavender essential oil in particular to help me peacefully drift off to sleep. Peppermint oil is also great when I have a headache; a drop on my temples usually does the trick. Eucalyptus encourages relaxation and recovery,” she shared.

And while Gisele won’t eat anything bad for her, she also avoids people who bring negativity into her life.

“I also feel that what we eat, think, and do has a huge impact on our health. Because of that, I am very aware of what types of foods, thoughts, conversations, and people I invite into my life,” she stated.

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Gisele Bundchen ‘optimistic’ fashion industry can become sustainable

Gisele Bundchen is hopeful the fashion industry will be able to become much more sustainable.The Brazilian supermodel has opened up about her environmental activism in a new interview with U.S. Marie Claire magazine, and while there’s still significant…

Gisele Bundchen is hopeful the fashion industry will be able to become much more sustainable.

The Brazilian supermodel has opened up about her environmental activism in a new interview with U.S. Marie Claire magazine, and while there’s still significant work to be done, she’s confident that designers such as Stella McCartney are leading a rising wave of green fashion.

“I am optimistic about the fashion industry becoming more sustainable. Some fashion brands are shifting to use sustainable fabrics and being thoughtful in their approach to production, but there is still a lot of work to be done,” Gisele explained. “The fashion industry has the power to be a leader on a global scale and allocate resources toward the use of natural ingredients, sustainable materials, naturals dyes, and much more.

“Some fashion houses have started to incorporate real change. It’s my hope that more designers and brands will follow.”

The 39-year-old, who this year is celebrating her 11th year as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program, also revealed that she’s planning to plant 40,000 trees in her native Brazil in honour of her upcoming 40th birthday.

“Given the forest fires in the Amazon, the bush fires in Australia, and the devastating impact around the world, reforestation efforts are more crucial than ever,” she insisted.

And Gisele, who shares two children and a stepson with her husband Tom Brady, is determined to teach her family that they can help the planet too, and ensures they all use water filters, reduce plastic use, and take their own shopping bags.

“We do our best, but it can be challenging when it comes to living completely green – and that’s OK. I always remind my kids that every choice we make has an impact on our planet and that we always need to try our best; that’s what matters,” the star added.

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Gisele Bundchen used to drink sugary coffees for breakfast

Gisele Bundchen used to drink a sweetened coffee and smoke four cigarettes for breakfast in her early twenties.In an interview with Vogue Australia, the Brazilian supermodel has recalled how she decided to overhaul her diet and lifestyle after anxiety …

Gisele Bundchen used to drink a sweetened coffee and smoke four cigarettes for breakfast in her early twenties.

In an interview with Vogue Australia, the Brazilian supermodel has recalled how she decided to overhaul her diet and lifestyle after anxiety attacks began to make her life “unbearable”.

As a young woman, Gisele would begin her day with a sugary iced mocha, and would have steak and fries for dinner, along with a bottle of wine and a packet of cigarettes.

“I felt like I reached rock bottom. It became so unbearable I couldn’t breathe, and I thought: ‘I gotta change.’ It wasn’t easy – I had the worst headaches ever because I was withdrawing,” she explained, noting that her body went into shock after nicotine and caffeine. “You have to replace bad habits with good habits. So, when I stopped having coffee, the mocha Frappuccino for breakfast and four cigarettes when I woke up in the morning, I started running.”

Gisele no longer relies on running to give her mental clarity, and instead, has discovered the benefits of meditation.

“I replaced bad habits with things that were supporting me, and I realised that every day I was feeling better,” the 39-year-old stated.

The mother-of-two, who is married to American football star Tom Brady, now embraces a holistic lifestyle, and starts her day at 5.30am to meditate, stretch, drink green juice, and workout.

“You can go and buy all the products you want, but if you are not nourishing your body by eating nutritious food, if you are not exercising and oxygenating your blood and doing things that bring you joy, you are not going to feel good, and if you don’t feel good you are not going to look good,” she insisted.

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Gisele Bundchen prefers to be called ‘bonus mom’ by her stepson

Gisele Bundchen dislikes it when people refer to her as a “stepmom”.The Brazilian supermodel’s husband, Tom Brady, shares a son named John with his ex, actress Bridget Moynahan.But in a series of videos posted during a Q&A on her Instagram Stories, Gis…

Gisele Bundchen dislikes it when people refer to her as a “stepmom”.

The Brazilian supermodel’s husband, Tom Brady, shares a son named John with his ex, actress Bridget Moynahan.

But in a series of videos posted during a Q&A on her Instagram Stories, Gisele opened up about her blended family, and when asked by one follower how it feels “being a stepmom”, she confessed that she doesn’t like using that term to describe her relationship with the 12-year-old.

“I don’t like the word ‘stepmom,'” Gisele explained. “I like the word ‘bonus mom’ because I feel like it’s a blessing in my life. I feel so lucky that I got to have an extra wonderful little angel in my life.”

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel wed the New England Patriots quarterback in 2009, and the couple is also parents to son Benjamin, 10, and seven-year-old daughter Vivian.

Gisele insisted there was no “secret recipe” to juggling her busy workload and her family, but revealed that she simply tries to be present with her children as much as she can.

“I think we just try our best to be present with the kids when we are with the kids,” she shared. “I think it’s not so much (about) the amount of time. I think it’s the quality of time.”

The 39-year-old added that neither she nor Tom raise their voices to their three kids, and instead lavish them with cuddles and kisses.

“I think what’s really important as well, is the energy that is around the children,” Gisele stated. “I think they really see how much we love each other and how much we support each other.”

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Marion Cotillard named as new face of Chanel No.5 perfume

Marion Cotillard has been tapped as the new face of Chanel No.5 perfume.A representative for the French luxury brand took to Instagram on Monday to share the news, uploading a black-and-white image of the actress gazing directly at the camera. “Chanel…

Marion Cotillard has been tapped as the new face of Chanel No.5 perfume.

A representative for the French luxury brand took to Instagram on Monday to share the news, uploading a black-and-white image of the actress gazing directly at the camera.

“Chanel is delighted to announce that Marion Cotillard will be the face of the new advertising campaign for the iconic N°5 fragrance,” they added in the caption.

No further details, such as a release date for the full imagery, were announced.

Cotillard has ramped up her ties to Chanel in recent months, having attended several fashion shows and worn an embroidered black outfit to the Marrakech Film Festival’s opening ceremony in December and a couture ensemble to the Cesar Revelations 2020 event last month.

The 44-year-old follows in the footsteps of Gisele Bundchen, Brad Pitt, and Nicole Kidman in landing a Chanel No. 5 campaign, while Lily-Rose Depp fronted the launch of Chanel’s No.5 L’Eau perfume back in May 2016, Keira Knightley was the face of Coco Mademoiselle, and Margot Robbie is currently promoting Gabrielle Chanel Essence. Other Chanel brand ambassadors include Penelope Cruz, Kristen Stewart, and Pharrell Williams.

Previously, Cotillard served as a brand ambassador for rival house Christian Dior. She was chosen to promote the Lady Dior handbag in 2008 and went on to appear in at least 15 other campaigns. However, the La Vie En Rose actress parted ways with the company in 2017, not long after Maria Grazia Chiuri succeeded Serge Ruffieux and Lucie Meier as interim creative directors at the label.

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Gisele Bundchen turns down majority of work offers

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 ded…

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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Gisele Bundchen underwent breast surgery because she was ‘trying to please’

Gisele Bundchen underwent breast surgery five years ago because she was “trying to please” others. The Brazilian supermodel hit headlines in 2015 when she tried to evade the paparazzi by dressing in a burqa as she paid a visit to a plastic surgeon in …

Gisele Bundchen underwent breast surgery five years ago because she was “trying to please” others.

The Brazilian supermodel hit headlines in 2015 when she tried to evade the paparazzi by dressing in a burqa as she paid a visit to a plastic surgeon in Paris, but her attempts to fool waiting photographers failed after they identified her driver.

Gisele, who has previously expressed regrets about the procedure, has now addressed the incident in a new interview with Britain’s The Observer newspaper and shared that she didn’t do it for herself but because she was trying to please others.

“When I did that, I felt like I was trying to please. Because I was ‘the Body’ and… Look, I think if you do something because it is what you feel is your truth, then there is no problem,” she said. “Then whatever you do is going to bring you joy. But if you do it because it’s somebody else’s idea of you, that’s the problem. So that was another lesson that I’ve learned the hard way. I feel like today, where I’m at with my life, I don’t really care what anyone thinks. I care about living my truth. I care about being a great mother.”

The 39-year-old decided to get the procedure after breastfeeding her children Benjamin, 10, and Vivian, seven, for three years each.

“Yes, it’s going to make your body change. Yes, I can work out to be fit and feel good and rejuvenated, but I can’t change the fact that both my kids liked the left boob,” the model explained.

Gisele, who is married to American footballer Tom Brady, previously told People in 2018 that she wanted her breasts to be even and “for people to stop commenting on it”. She also insisted that she immediately regretted her decision when she woke up from the surgery.

“When I woke up, I was like, ‘What have I done?’ I felt like I was living in a body I didn’t recognise,” she confessed.

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Gisele Bundchen suffered crippling anxiety during early days of modelling career

Gisele Bundchen suffered crippling anxiety during the early days of her modelling career.In a series of videos for Dior’s latest Capture Totale skincare campaign, the 39-year-old Brazilian model shared her tips for living a life of beauty, and her firs…

Gisele Bundchen suffered crippling anxiety during the early days of her modelling career.

In a series of videos for Dior’s latest Capture Totale skincare campaign, the 39-year-old Brazilian model shared her tips for living a life of beauty, and her first lesson was teaching others to find balance within themselves.

Opening up about her battle with anxiety, Gisele explained she felt isolated when she first began modelling back in 1996.

“When I was in my early 20s, I experienced panic attacks, and I felt like my world just kept getting smaller and smaller. I became a prisoner in my own life. From the outside I could have everything but really I was feeling like I couldn’t breathe,” she shared, noting that she had to learn to break the bad habits to find balance and urged others to do the same.

“Shed off the outside noise and go inward. Be with yourself. Even if it’s just ten minutes a day, however long you have, just please give that time to yourself,” Gisele added.

In another of her lessons, the model and activist touched upon the high beauty standards women are held to and wants them to simply remember that they are “unique and special”.

“We believe that we have to look a certain way or do a certain thing to be accepted, but that’s not the case and that’s unnecessary stress,” the mother-of-two stated. “Remember, there is only one you.”

Elsewhere in her beauty manifesto, Gisele implored others to start protecting the planet and recalled a trip to the Amazon rainforest in her native Brazil that inspired her to be a force for change.

“I decided I had to do something to protect our rainforests because I wanted to protect what I love. Right now my number one thing is regenerating the planet. It’s what we need to be focusing on,” she shared.

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