On being bullied in high-school (like all the other models):
Even before I got into the business, I was used to being bullied because I was always tall and skinny and stuck out. I got really red all the time from playing volleyball, red like a pepper. So I thought bullying was just the way life is.
… says Gisele.
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On her past insecurities:
“I remember some people telling me my nose was too big or my eyes were too small, that I could never be on a magazine cover. It wasn’t easy to be 14 and hear that kind of criticism. It made me feel insecure. I told my dad, and he said, ‘Next time, tell them, I have a big nose and that comes with a big personality’. At that point I felt, if I kept working hard and giving my best, it would all work out.”
… says Gisele.
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The full story from Well & Good:
We turned to Joanne Gerrard Young, master raw food chef, holistic nutritionist, and health educator behind The Healing Cuisine, who has spent the last five years cooking for the power couple—and their family and friends—at their home in Costa Rica, to find out what might really end up on the Brady-Bündchen clan’s plates.
“They don’t always do raw, but since it’s so easy to do in Costa Rica, we do a 80/20 raw diet, with big colorful salads and lots of fresh veggies,” says the Canada-born chef. “‘G’ likes to eat vegetarian sometimes, so we’ll do a grain separate from the protein, and she’s totally into juice cleanses, so she’ll do about one per year.”
The couple also primarily eats their biggest meal at lunch and then a smaller dinner. As for sweets? “They didn’t want to do desserts anymore, for healthy eating purposes, but I shared all of my raw vegan desserts with them and they love them and have them all the time,” the chef explains.
With Brady’s busy schedule, he’s only able to make it down to the Central American paradise about once a year, but Bündchen makes it down there regularly and always requests Young as her local plant-based chef. “Eating Joanne’s healing food reminds me of our connection to our beautiful planet,” the model explains on The Healing Cuisine site.
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All the details from People:
What’s it like to eat like a professional football player and a supermodel? Apparently not very fun, according to an interview with Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s personal chef Allen Campbell.
“Eighty percent of what they eat is vegetables and whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, millet, beans,” Campbell told Boston.com. “The other 20 percent is lean meats: grass-fed organic steak, duck every now and then, and chicken. As for fish, I mostly cook wild salmon.”
However, there are certain vegetables Brady, 38, won’t eat at all.
“[Tom] doesn’t eat nightshades, because they’re not anti-inflammatory,” explains Campbell. “So no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants. Tomatoes trickle in every now and then, but just maybe once a month.”
Campbell does not cook anything involving white sugar, white flour, MSG, caffeine, fungus or dairy for the health-conscious couple.
“It’s very different than a traditional American diet, but if you just eat sugar and carbs – which a lot of people do – your body is so acidic, and that causes disease,” Campbell told the website. “Sugar is the death of people.”
Left: 23 year-old Karlie Kloss featured in Vogue Mexico.
Right: 35 year-old Gisele Bundchen rocking the pages of Vogue Brazil.
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