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“Give me a tail, a cape, wings—please, anything to cover me up a little!”: Gisele Bündchen Reveals Harrowing Modelling Career That Forced Her to Wear Revealing Clothes Despite Being the Highest Paid Supermodel For 14 Consecutive Years Leading to $400M Fortune

Gisele Bündchen’s net worth is higher than Tom Brady’s because she was the best supermodel in the world and the highest-paid model between 2002 and 2016. Several brands have used her face to promote their products, including Valentino, Yves Saint-Laurent, Bvlgari, Chloé, Versace, and Dior. She is undoubtedly among the most beautiful women who flooded runways worldwide.

Gisele Bündchen during modeling
Gisele Bündchen (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)

Although Gisele Bündchen was no longer the highest-paid supermodel in the world in 2017, her earnings are a testament to her impressive pull over the fashion industry. Getting a name for yourself in the fashion industry isn’t easy; many girls are trying to succeed. A Brazilian native who aspired to be successful in the industry once described how hard the backstage lives of models were. Those unfamiliar with her story might not know that Gisele Bündchen was first noticed at Burger King when she was still a teenager.

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Gisele Bündchen Reached to the Heights In The Modelling Career

A Brazilian fashion model, actress, and producer, Gisele Bündchen, was born on 20 July 1980. During the late 1990s, Bundchen was the first among a new wave of Brazilian models who achieved international success in the fashion world. She was credited with ending the era of “heroin chic” modeling in 1999 when Vogue noted “The Return of the Sexy Model.“Also, she was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2000 to mid-2007.

Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bündchen

As early as 2000, Bündchen had already cemented her reputation as one of the most well-known models in the world. Still, everything took off around the same time Tom Brady began his rookie season with the New England Patriots. For 14 straight years after that season, she was the highest-paid supermodel in the world. Her first significant paycheck that season was $8 million, but it only increased exponentially. Despite this, in her bestselling memoir, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, the runway beauty detailed her experiences as a young model.

Bündchen said that she “hit rock bottom” when she was at the top of her modeling career. As a 24-year-old model, she had worked for every major designer, became Victoria’s Secret’s $25 million face, and landed her 76th Vogue cover. The couple had been dubbed the world’s most beautiful couple, and their relationship was a tabloid fixture.

Aside from supporting various charities, Bundchen is also devoted to environmental causes. She ranked first on the Forbes list of top-earning models in 2012. In 2009, she married New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

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Gisele Bündchen Opened Up About Her Challenging Model Life

In her memoir, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, the model talked about how much she owed her success and achievements in modeling. She opened up about her distressed lifestyle and the challenges she faced during her career.

Gisele Bündchen faced many challenges during her modeling career.
Gisele Bündchen faced many challenges during her modeling career.

Former Supermodel Gisele Bündchen wrote in her book that, during her modeling career, she was feeling trapped, she glanced out to her apartment balcony for a split-second and pondered a dark feeling, she wrote,

“When I had a panic attack, I thought I was going to die. I was scared. I couldn’t breathe. And what I realized was that I am creating this for myself.”

She had to complete her fits no matter what time she went to bed the previous night, she said,

“It really wasn’t a very glamorous scene. Only rarely did anyone offer me a glass of water, and some people felt free to be critical to my face.”

There were times, however, when she felt mainly uncovered, and in an interview, she described the provision she had when wearing skimpy clothes from the brand. She wrote,

“For the first five years, I felt comfortable modeling in lingerie, but as time passed, I felt less and less at ease being photographed walking the runway wearing just a bikini or a thong. Give me a tail, a cape, wings—please, anything to cover me up a little!”

The former model discussed her growing unease about wearing tiny clothes and said,

“I was always a person who asked, ‘Can I please cover my butt?’ In the studio I don’t mind, it’s very controlled. But if you’re on a runway, god knows. So, you’ll notice, I usually had a little skirt or cape to wear. They were always very kind and accommodating when I said I did not feel comfortable.”

After 2016, none other than Kendall Jenner took her spot as the highest-paid model in the world. After her divorce from Tom Brady, she is free to do anything she wants and again capable of taking over the world.

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Source: The Guardian

Tulika Shreshthi
Tulika Shreshthi

Tulika Shreshthi is a professional content writer at Animated Times in an entertainment niche. She has years of experience in Content Management and SEO-based digital Content Writing. Also, she has a specialization in technical content writing. As an illustrator, she loves to draw something on her iPad while not writing professionally. She is passionate about the children's digital illustrations segment. Aside from illustrating, she also enjoys cooking and singing as her hobby.

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