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 suffered from panic attacks early in career because she ‘wanted to belong’

Gisele suffered from panic attacks at the start of her career because she desperately wanted to be accepted.The Brazilian beauty candidly opened up about her struggles with anxiety in an interview with Britain’s Observer and revealed that when she firs…

Gisele suffered from panic attacks at the start of her career because she desperately wanted to be accepted.

The Brazilian beauty candidly opened up about her struggles with anxiety in an interview with Britain’s Observer and revealed that when she first started out in the industry, she desperately made an effort to please people.

“I wanted to belong, I wanted people to like me and it was important to me so I would go out of my way to say yes to everybody. I wanted to please everybody. God forbid I would, like, disappoint anyone. And hey, that’s why I got panic attacks,” she said.

Gisele went on to recall a time in 2004 when she realised that she had “hit rock bottom”, despite being one of the most photographed women in the world and in a relationship with actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

“I was eating steak and fries every night. I was drinking a bottle of wine and smoking cigarettes and having a mocha cappuccino for breakfast,” the 39-year-old shared. “That wasn’t so good. It was uppers and downers, it wasn’t drugs, but I couldn’t sleep because I was drinking so much coffee during the day.”

The mother-of-two, who’s now married to American football star Tom Brady, then realised she had to overhaul her lifestyle in order to combat her crippling anxiety, and started meditating.

“When I had a panic attack, I thought I was going to die. I was scared. I couldn’t breathe. And what I realised was that I am creating this for myself: we are creating the lives we are living with our actions and we have a choice,” she explained.

However, she has since caused controversy by slamming the use of anti-depressants and medication to help sufferers of anxiety and panic attacks.

“That’s the problem with today’s society, people want instant gratification,” she fired. “I could have taken a pill, but I decided no.”

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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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Serena Williams unbothered by criticism of her style

Serena Williams is never worried about what people think of her personal style.The tennis champ, who recently lost to Simona Halep in the Wimbledon Ladies Singles final, has come out on top of U.S. magazine Sports Illustrated’s fourth annual Fashionabl…

Serena Williams is never worried about what people think of her personal style.

The tennis champ, who recently lost to Simona Halep in the Wimbledon Ladies Singles final, has come out on top of U.S. magazine Sports Illustrated’s fourth annual Fashionable 50 list, which honours the most fashionable athletes.

While Serena is known for her bold style on and off the tennis court, and has often been targeted by critics for her choices, she admitted to the publication that she spends very little time worrying about the opinions of others.

“People always have things to say when you’re wearing fashion. It could be good things. It could be bad things. I don’t care what people say. I’m like just so past it-you could say whatever you want to say,” the star, who shares 22-month-old daughter Olympia with husband Alexis Ohanian, commented. “Honestly, you’re allowed to have your opinion. My life is far too complicated to worry about people that want to say mean things. I have a daughter, I have a family, I have a career. I have too much to worry about.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Serena explained that her whole career “has been really about tennis and fashion”.

She studied at fashion school as a teenager and while her previous clothing collections, including her Signature Statement collection for the Home Shopping Network (HSN), didn’t catch on, she is adamant her new S by Serena line will be different.

“I tried it before and it didn’t work. Then I sat down and invested in myself and really put a really good effort behind it. Now I really get to express myself. I get to see how you can wear fashion so many different ways and how you can represent yourself. I have this whole big vision of what S by Serena is going to be,” the 37-year-old added.

Other athletes on Sport Illustrated’s list included Odell Beckham Jr., Lewis Hamilton, Maria Sharapova, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tom Brady, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade.

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Bridget Moynahan treasures motorcycle boots bought at height of Tom Brady drama

Actress Bridget Moynahan treasures a pair of motorcycle boots she bought following her split from American footballer Tom Brady because it represented taking back control of her life amid the paparazzi nightmare. The Blue Bloods star dated the top qua…

Actress Bridget Moynahan treasures a pair of motorcycle boots she bought following her split from American footballer Tom Brady because it represented taking back control of her life amid the paparazzi nightmare.

The Blue Bloods star dated the top quarterback for two years until December, 2006, and two months later, it was revealed that she was pregnant – and Brady, who had already moved on with his now-wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, was the child’s father.

The bombshell news turned Bridget into a paparazzi target, and during one shopping trip at the height of the relationship drama, she found a little comfort in a fashionable new purchase – and she’s kept them ever since.

Bridget has shared the history of the boots in her new book, Our Shoes, Our Selves: 40 Women, 40 Stories, 40 Pairs of Shoes, in which she and a number of other top female professionals reveal all about their most beloved piece of footwear.

“I did buy a pair of motorcycle boots that I found in Los Angeles during a very crazy time that I was being kind of hounded by the paparazzi…,” she recalled on TV show Live with Kelly and Ryan.

“I was just feeling very assaulted, and when I got into the store, I saw these boots that just resonated with me from my time on the East Coast and who I used to be before this whole thing (baby drama) happened,” she added. “I bought them, put them on, and decided to take a little bit of my life back in that moment.

“I’ve had them on for 12 years now. They’re kinda comfort food for my feet.”

The actress came up with the idea for the new book while clearing out her New York City storage unit, which had been stuffed full of old shoes she was planning to donate.

“I kept pulling them out of that pile and saying, ‘But I love these, I can’t get rid of these,’ and I didn’t know why because I was never wearing them, and it came down to memories…,” she shared.

“So I thought, ‘I’ll photograph them so at least I can look at them later and not be paying for the storage unit’. And then I talked to my friend, Amanda Benchley, who I did the book with, and we thought, ‘Maybe other women have the same (experience)’.”

Among the noted women interviewed for Our Shoes, Our Selves was late U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush, who opened up about her collection of Keds, the popular casual canvas sneakers with rubber soles.

“Barbara Bush did this wonderful story on these Keds shoes,” Bridget said. “She just loved Keds shoes, and people would send her Keds shoes from all over the world and sometimes paint on them and everything.

“It was just a special thing for me to have her in the book, and for her to do that story, because I went there once, to visit her (in Texas) and I lost my luggage, so I had to borrow things, and Barbara gave me some Keds shoes to wear. It was just very sweet; she’s such a beautiful woman.”

Our Shoes, Our Selves: 40 Women, 40 Stories, 40 Pairs of Shoes is released on 9 April (19).

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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 got her first taste of modelling thanks to her bad posture

Gisele Bundchen’s first experience of modelling was a course her mother sent her on to correct her terrible posture.The Brazilian supermodel opened up about her early years as part of the Wall Street Journal’s weekly House Call feature, in which she re…

Gisele Bundchen’s first experience of modelling was a course her mother sent her on to correct her terrible posture.

The Brazilian supermodel opened up about her early years as part of the Wall Street Journal’s weekly House Call feature, in which she reflected on her childhood and current domestic life. Though now considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, Gisele is adamant that she never prioritised her looks as a youngster and was more interested in playing sports. But at 5 ft 9 by the time she reached her teens, she was a foot taller than her peers and was bullied as a result.

“When I was 13, my mother worried about my posture. I was being teased at school about my height, so I was hunching over,” the 38-year-old recalled. “My mum wanted me to be confident. She enrolled me, Pati and Gabi (her sisters) in a local modelling course. At the end of the course in 1994, the 50 girls in the class, along with five mothers including my mum, took a long bus trip to visit Curitiba, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. It was a reward.”

It was in Sao Paulo that Gisele was discovered by Elite Model Management and persuaded to take part in her first modelling competition.

Having enjoyed an immensely successful fashion career, the Brazilian star has since taken a step back from modelling and now prioritises spending time with her family – sports star husband Tom Brady, nine-year-old son Benjamin and six-year-old daughter Vivian, as well as her 11-year-old stepson John whom Tom shares with his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan.

“I’m still my mother’s child,” Gisele insisted. “Even though we have help at home, my children have chores. I’m teaching them that things don’t just happen. They have to make their beds and fold their clothes. I tell them, ‘Clothes don’t have legs.'”

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Gisele Bundchen regrets secret 2015 boob job

Gisele Bundchen will always regret undergoing her top secret 2015 boob job.The Brazilian supermodel has revealed she went through a crisis of confidence after giving birth to her children – eight-year-old Benjamin and five-year-old Vivian – back to bac…

Gisele Bundchen will always regret undergoing her top secret 2015 boob job.

The Brazilian supermodel has revealed she went through a crisis of confidence after giving birth to her children – eight-year-old Benjamin and five-year-old Vivian – back to back, and decided to go under the knife. She made sure the operation was low-key and no one outside her family knew about it, but has now admitted that she regretted her decision immediately.

“I was always praised for my body, and I felt like people had expectations from me that I couldn’t deliver,” she explained in an interview with People magazine. “I felt very vulnerable, because I can work out, I can eat healthy, but I can’t change the fact that both of my kids enjoyed the left boob more than the right. All I wanted was for them to be even and for people to stop commenting on it.”

“When I woke up (after the surgery), I was like, ‘What have I done?’ I felt like I was living in a body I didn’t recognise,” the 38-year-old added. “For the first year I wore (loose-fitting) clothes because I felt uncomfortable.”

However, Gisele is lucky that her husband of nine years, sportsman Tom Brady, made sure she felt beautiful when she was at her lowest.

“He just said, ‘I love you no matter what’ and that I looked beautiful,” she smiled. “This was definitely another lesson: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But I wish I would have learned that a different way.”

The fashion icon opens up about her insecurities and other issues in her new memoir, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, which will be released next week (beg01Oct18).

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Gisele Bundchen once struggled with suicidal thoughts

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen once grappled with suicide as she battled anxiety issues. The Brazilian beauty decided to go public with her private struggles in her new memoir, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, because she wanted fans to see that eve…

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen once grappled with suicide as she battled anxiety issues.

The Brazilian beauty decided to go public with her private struggles in her new memoir, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, because she wanted fans to see that even her life has been far from perfect at times.

“Things can be looking perfect on the outside, but you have no idea what’s really going on (sic),” she tells People magazine. “I felt like maybe it was time to share some of my vulnerabilities, and it made me realise everything I’ve lived through, I would never change, because I think I am who I am because of those experiences.”

Gisele reveals she experienced her first panic attack on a plane flight in 2003, and the drama left her fearful of enclosed spaces. She also felt her fast-rising career made the world seem smaller.

“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 adds. “I felt like I wasn’t allowed to feel bad, I felt powerless. Your world becomes smaller and smaller, and you can’t breathe, which is the worst feeling I’ve ever had.”

And the 38 year old started to think the best way to deal with the panic attacks was to end her life.

“I actually had the feeling of, ‘If I just jump off my balcony, this is going to end, and I never have to worry about this feeling of my world closing in (again)’,” she explains.

She turned to a doctor who initially prescribed her anxiety medicine, but Bundchen did not want to take the medication and instead decided to change her lifestyle.

“I had been smoking cigarettes, drinking a bottle of wine and three mocha Frappucinos every day, and I gave up everything in one day,” she adds. “I thought, if this stuff is in any way the cause of this pain in my life, it’s gotta go.”

Gisele, who is now married to U.S. football star Tom Brady, also ended her romance with long-time love Leonardo DiCaprio in 2005.

“Everyone who crosses our path is a teacher, they come into our lives to show us something about ourselves,” she says. “And I think that’s what he was… I honour him for what he was.”

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Gigi Hadid leads fashion elite at 2018 Met Gala

Gigi Hadid wowed in Versace as she led the fashion flock at the 2018 Met Gala.The exclusive event took place on Monday night (07May18) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and was attended by the biggest names in the fashion and showbiz …

Gigi Hadid wowed in Versace as she led the fashion flock at the 2018 Met Gala.

The exclusive event took place on Monday night (07May18) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and was attended by the biggest names in the fashion and showbiz worlds.

The theme of this year’s rendezvous was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, and the 23-year-old put her spin on it with a gown inspired by the stained glass windows of a church.

Her dress consisted of a series of shimmering segments all seamlessly meshed in an eye-catching cut-out design. The glamorous piece also featured an asymmetrical twist by removing a sleeve and adding a thigh-high slit. Gigi kept all attention on the dress with a simple, sleek hairstyle and dainty drop earrings.

The spectacle also marked British supermodel Kate Moss’ first time at the event since 2009. She opted for a black halter mini dress by Saint Laurent, and accessorised with burlesque-like feathers over her shoulders, and pleated detailing down the chest.

The 44-year-old, who reportedly hasn’t set foot in the U.S. for nine years, added a personal touch to her outfit with a black leather jacket which displayed the words ‘Make America Kate Again,’ a play on the famous campaign slogan of U.S. President Donald Trump.

The fashion clan were joined by Brazilian star Gisele Bundchen, who was accompanied on the red carpet by husband Tom Brady.

Like Gigi, the 37-year-old also turned to Versace and showcased a stunning gold gown made of silk.

A chiffon-like piece of fabric was wrapped around her neck, while a lace veil glammed up the back of the ensemble.

Tom, 40, matched his wife with gold piping on the lapels of his black suit, which he slung over a dark turtleneck sweater.

Fellow models Cara Delevingne and Adwoa Aboah both showcased bold neon hairstyles at the bash, while Hailey Baldwin rocked pale pink tresses enhanced by a pretty flower garland.

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