Gisele Bundchen revealed that she would never fit in the modeling world: “I was a fish out of water’

Supermodel and mother Gisele Bundchen talks about her fun life in the fashion industry and how she never fits in.


Gisele Bündchen is arguably one of the world’s top supermodels. But the familiar face has recently revealed that she never felt comfortable in the fashion scene, despite her image as a successful model, the project can.

“I’m not a model,” Bündchen told Vogue magazine in a new interview. “Modeling is a job that I do, a career that I have had. It allowed me to see the world, and I was well paid for it. But it’s never defined me.”

@voguemagazine #73questions Full interview ?? (Link in bio)

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The iconic model broke onto the fashion scene in the late ’90 after the fashion designer Alexander McQueen cast her in his spring-summer 1998 show. After her big runway debut, Bündchen has fast become a fashion “it girl.” The following year the rising star landed her first AMERICAN Vogue cover and in 2000 she opened the Fashion Week shows for designers such as Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Dior. But the model that they may never get used to all the attention.

“I’m a Cancer,” she explained. “The small crab. Loves the home, her sanctuary, and all the cozy things. So I was a fish out of the water in the mode. I was always like, Let me go to work and go home.”

I’m glad I’m on the cover of @voguemagazine to talk about our beautiful planet. Thank you Anna Wintour @tonnegood @inezandvinoodh and everyone who is involved in the making of this special green edition. The fashion industry has the power to lead this movement in the direction of a more sustainable future. Let’s go! ? ? Feliz em estar na capa da @voguemagazine falando sobre o nosso lindo planeta. Thank you Anna Wintour @tonnegood @inezvinoodh e todos os envolvidos em criar esta edição especial verde. A da apartamentos moda tem o poder de liderar esse movimento em direção a um futuro mais sustentável.

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The 38-year-old went on to explain that she has always been more of a homebody and was not in the glitzy, celebrity party scene.

“I was looking at all the chaos, but never get that close,” she recalled. “Drugs. Girls come and go, some make a post of a bad path and to go home. I was never a party girl. You can not read Lao Tzu, and parties. The environment I lived in a not agree with the things I was interested in. I wondered, How is it that we are all floating on this blue dot in space? I’ve always been a curious person, and I’ve always asked the big questions. What else? What more?? This can’t be everything there is.”

The mother of two children also talked about how she struggles to keep up with the times to say that things like social media are not its strong side and that her younger sister was the creator of her Instagram account.

“If I was, it would only be photos of sunsets,” she said. “It is not my generation — I have to be honest. I’m older, wiser. If I had to promote myself in the way girls modeling have to do now, forget it. I wouldn’t do it.”

É o meu Rio Grande do Sul Céu, sol, sul, terra e cor! Onde tudo o que se planta cresce E o que mais floresce é o amor.❤️?

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Now, in addition to a mother and supporting her New England Patriots hubby Tom Brady, Bündchen has continued to focus on her passion of the environment. The model has worked as a goodwill ambassador of the United Nations Environment Program since 2009 and was recently recognized by the Harvard Medical School Global Environmental Citizen Award.

“People forget that without a healthy environment, there are no healthy man, because the last time I checked, our life depends on the health of our planet, period,” she explained. “At the end of the day, the Earth will be fine. When we are gone, she’s going to regenerate itself. So we have to think about how we will survive. How can we have the least influence?”

You can find Morgan M. Evans on Twitter @themizfactor.

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