Gisele Bundchen certain #MeToo movement will ‘unite’ women

Gisele Bundchen is certain the #MeToo movement has the power to “unite” women around the globe.The Brazilian supermodel retired from runway modelling back in 2015 but continues to appear in editorials and campaigns and also released her book Lessons: M…

Gisele Bundchen is certain the #MeToo movement has the power to “unite” women around the globe.

The Brazilian supermodel retired from runway modelling back in 2015 but continues to appear in editorials and campaigns and also released her book Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life last year (18).

In her story, Gisele opened up about her experiences in the competitive fashion industry, however, she is hoping that models will soon become much more supportive of one another, especially in light of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault which is sweeping the entertainment industry.

“I come from a family of six strong, beautiful women. The way I grew up, we always supported each other, we helped each other, we loved each other. But when I left home, that’s not what I felt with the other models. I did not understand why anyone would not want the best for me, when I wanted the best for everybody,” she said in an interview with Porter magazine. “This #MeToo movement has united women. It’s a beautiful thing. We are stronger when we are together… It makes me wonder why we weren’t being like this before.”

In her book, Gisele opened up on a wide range of topics, including her struggles with anxiety, her former relationships, such as with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and how she met her husband, American football quarterback Tom Brady, whose team the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl for the sixth time on Sunday (03Feb19).

But it took the 38-year-old a long time to realise that she should merge all of her old letters and experiences into a book, especially considering how she was constantly asked by fans and friends for life advice.

“I’d be at, like, the dentist. He’d say, ‘Oh, Gisele, my niece is going through this tough time, would you write something?’ It was kind of funny; it’d be the most random moments,” the mother-of-two recalled of her inspiration for the project. “If I could allow myself to feel vulnerable and share, they would see that there is hope and light at the end of the tunnel…The letters seemed to really help these girls. One started an anti-bullying programme in school; another stopped being bulimic.”

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Gisele Bundchen was forced to walk the runway topless at first show

Gisele Bundchen was brought to tears when an unnamed fashion boss forced her to walk topless in her first catwalk show.The supermodel recalled how she sobbed with “embarrassment” upon realising her breasts would be exposed for all to see during an Alex…

Gisele Bundchen was brought to tears when an unnamed fashion boss forced her to walk topless in her first catwalk show.

The supermodel recalled how she sobbed with “embarrassment” upon realising her breasts would be exposed for all to see during an Alexander McQueen presentation back in 1998, when she was just 18.

Opening up about the drama in her new book, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, Gisele wrote: “This was my first big international show, and I had no idea how it worked. It was definitely fewer clothes than I’d ever worn on any runway.

“I began to cry. I had no idea what to do. Mostly, I thought about how disappointed and embarrassed my parents would be. I tried to hold back my tears, but they just kept coming down, and the black feathers glued to my lashes began coming unstuck.”

The Brazilian star, now 38, was saved by make-up artist Val Garland, who painted her chest with white make-up so it looked as if Gisele was wearing a thin top.

“If Val hadn’t shown up just then, I seriously doubt I could have walked the runway,” she explained. “I remember thinking that if anyone took photos of me, at least my parents wouldn’t be able to recognise me in my black wig.”

Gisele has opened up about many of her insecurities and issues in her memoir, including a segment in which she shares details of the suicidal thoughts she experienced as she battled anxiety.

“I had a wonderful position in my career, I was very close to my family, and I always considered myself a positive person, so I was really beating myself up,” she told People magazine. “I felt like I wasn’t allowed to feel bad, I felt powerless.”

Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life was published on Tuesday (02Oct18).

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Gisele Bundchen opening up about amazing life in new book

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is opening up about her life and career in a new book. The Brazilian beauty, who until last year was the world’s highest-paid model 15 years in a row, announced her book plans via Instagram on Wednesday (21Mar18), posting a c…

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is opening up about her life and career in a new book.

The Brazilian beauty, who until last year was the world’s highest-paid model 15 years in a row, announced her book plans via Instagram on Wednesday (21Mar18), posting a collage of private photos.

She captioned them: “Looking back on some of the experiences I have lived through these past 37 years, what I’ve learned, the values that guided me and the tools that have helped me become who I am, has been a profound and transformative experience.

“I’m happy I get to share with you my journey through many of the ups and downs that made me who I am today!”

Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life will explore Gisele’s childhood in Brazil, her modelling career and family life with sportsman husband Tom Brady and their children, Benjamin and Vivian.

“In Lessons, a work of deep vulnerability, courage and honesty, Gisele reveals for the first time what she’s learned over the past 37 years that has helped her live a meaningful life,” an Amazon account of the book reads.

Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life will be available to buy from 2 October (18), but eager fans can pre-order a copy of the hardcover via Amazon now.

Gisele’s football player husband also recently gave fans a look into his personal life in his six-part Facebook Watch documentary series Tom vs Time, which premiered in January (18).

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