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Gisele Bundchen: “Our imperfections are what makes us unique and beautiful”

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From Daily Mail:

The Brazlian beauty’s latest campaign is with BLK DNM, and she has ensured that she looks as natural as physically possible. Working closely with the brand’s creative director, Johan Lindeberg, Gisele was persuaded to pose make-up and hair styling free for the snaps. Speaking about her fresh-faced shoot and working with Johan, she said:

‘I loved his approach because I feel like women should be really real and raw and it doesn’t really happen anymore.

‘I love that feeling of, you know, we are women – we are so different. Our imperfections are what makes us unique and beautiful.

‘He’s not trying to retouch you or put a pretty light on you. He’s not like, “You’ve got to look a certain way.” He’s like, “You are you.”‘

… says 32 year-old Gisele about her latest pro-natural campaign.

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  • mary

    easy to say when you always look perfect 😉

    • nina

      she has a body perfect for modelling, but her face is too masculine

    • HB

      My thoughts exactly, Mary!
      “For instance, my imperfection is that my body is flawless, I have a perfect modeling face, I live at the beach, and my husband is a wealthy athlete.”

  • Magda

    Easy to say whe you are perfect.
    She is and will remain the best body of the industry to me. She looks so German/Amazon woman to me. Fit, strong, sexy but also cute.

    I don’t think she needs photoshop anyway so why using it with her. Sometimes I wonder why we photoshop some models: Adriana, Miranda, Doutzen … they don’t need it.

  • vintagevs

    Her boyfriend doesn’t seem to be getting tired of her booty…lol
    Did you guys notice how celebrities wear corsets more and more? Gisele doesn’t have such a defined waist but she looks like she does in the pics with the long black dress. Talk about embracing your flaws…

    • mary

      she’s not wearing a corset…look at the side view, the dress is exposed all the way up and there is nothing but skin underneath…she is just contorting her body to look curvier

      • cameron baum

        The long black Givenchy dress, not the short dress with the metal rings.

  • silvy

    I would say it is true, I am most attracted to advertising that is not over photoshopped, real raw where you can see imperfections. I find the imperfections add interest, which makes me want to look at the pictures, photoshopped pictures are SOOO boring, they cant keep my attention.
    Agreed though, it probably only works on supermodals whose imperfections are limited or where a unique nose is seen as an “imperfction. Take a normal person on the street with their pimples and cellulite and we probably wouldnt feel the same way lol

    • Mishael

      Agree with every word.

  • Nana

    Flaws? Like a slightly raised nose and a long face when everything else about you is perfect. Some wouldn’t even say those are flaws.

    But I like Gisele. She sounds a lot more intelligent than other models. There’s something so classic supermodel about her. I hope she stays around.

  • KayT

    Correct me I I am wrong but didn’t she get a nose job? I always roll my eyes when I read the newest celebrity quote encouraging all women to “embrace their flaws” and “love who you are” when they know good and well that they’ve had work done. Hypocrites.

    • Debbs

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • anushka

      Whenever I read these comments the only thing I can imagine is that their are 20 something comments which every single model/actress/singer revises and says when they are asked body image related questions.
      1) Embrace imperfections.
      2) You cant please everyone
      3 ) I was the awkward ugly girl.

      Lol, not saying its the case. But thats often how it comes across isnt it.

      In this case, the quote is quite generic.

    • Ozge

      Yes baby, ofcourse you love your imperfections since you get rid of them!
      On the other hand, I think she has an incredible body. Not very pretty in the face area though. And she seems annoying, gives me the vibe of a girl who doesn’t have any girlfriends but only boys around her!

    • Emilie

      Thank you.

  • serena

    Lol they all say the same thing, these overpaid models with their plastic surgery and millions from being born tall and beautiful. Well at least she has a smart point that photoshop is over the top. I’ve seen ads where the model or actress is so photoshopped that you can’t even recognize her!

  • Alexandria

    Her and her husband look so alike-like brother and sister. Both tall, slim, sandy blondish hair and cleft chins.

    • Tally

      yep i agree

    • Neri

      That’s what I’ve always thought! I think that Gisele makes for a good model, but her facial features are rather manly… Otherwise, she seems to be pretty flawless… -_-

  • Lisa

    Pfft, not mine. Who is this mythical “us,” Gisele?

  • truwordz

    somehow knowing the photos would be conmpletley natural would just make me feel worse lol…. wonder why?

  • La la la la

    She is one of the very few people in Hollywood who I actually care what she says. She talks about how you have to put a lot of effort into your body, as in you have to exercise and eat right. She also gives out good beauty tips every once in a while. Her body looks so strong and lean, which is my ideal. I think she is skinnier than I would ever try to attain, but feminine yet super strong is what I’m going for and I think she’s the perfect example of that. I also like how she DGAF and says what she thinks a lot of times, which can get her in hot water, but I usually agree with her. Plus I love her style. Her Met ball gala dress was one of my favorites. And from what she said, it sounds like she had really healthy pregnancies. I think she sets a good example. Not to mention she is so freaking fierce, watching this woman walk, she writes the book on being a supermodel. She can just look at a camera and melt it, I think she is so hot!

  • Hazal

    She has great hair!
    To me she isn’t the prettiest woman out there but I love the way she carries herself. Very attractive imo! She’s a great model.

  • Camila

    Her husband’s happy face staring at her butt in the last picture is priceless!! Hahaha

    • Sheza

      Hahahahhaha i know right!

  • Sophia

    And I thought it’s the amazing features and endlessly long legs that make her beautiful..

  • Wizzer

    She got a boob job and a nose job J Casablancas from Elite called her on it years ago.
    Looking at her 2000-2004 runway shots and they were as round as balloons

    • ludivine

      Exactly. her boob job is obvious, so she didn’t embrace her imperfections.

  • The first pic made me think of a Dementor (from Harry Potter) 🙂

  • Mew

    She’s one of those hypocrits I mentioned in Kelly Brook comments. This girl has got both nose job and fake boobs for a fact, who knows what else and she says “being yourself is the best”? Yeah, shut up Gisele and stop trying to be so high and mighty.

  • Candy M.

    Its debatable whether she even has imperfections. That being said, most the time you still resemble yourself after photoshop, unless your britney spears. That plastic skin is hideous to me. Otherwise they photoshop the most random and insignificant things that nobody will ever notice. A lot of the time it seems they make the models look worse!

  • Sidney

    I sometimes disagree with the “easy for x to say” notion, since i do think we have the ability to learn to view ourselves in a more positive light, but in her case it does seem very accurate. Maybe it’s very subjective, but i do find her to be remarkably lacking in the flaw department. And she’s not even the most beautiful woman to me. It’s just, well she has the big mouth, the big nose, that are sometimes not viewed as the most desirable thing, but those are unique qualities in my eyes, the ones that do make someone interesting. And while some might like a different look, i don’t think they qualify as a flaw. A flaw might (imo) be really crooked teeth, a very short neck, virtually no chin… I mean things that make a person quite objectively uglier (or at least don’t enhance the beauty). That’s how i look at a flaw at least. What she’s talking about is more like those opinion dividing features, features that are different from a standard “model” of a perfectly drawn human being. I guess she’s sending a somewhat good message but our flaws are most definitely not always what makes us beautiful, but rather something that would be great to learn to accept in any case in order to see our beauty that shines through.

  • retrobanana

    her face is aging..i dont find her attractive at all body greattttttt

  • lc

    She is amazing!

  • anushka

    Isnt it kindof amazing how her boyfriends hand is so casually resting on her ass in the second last pic? xD Am i the only one who notices this stuff?

  • serena

    Here is what confuses me: Gisele is listed at 5’11 and Tom at 6’4″. She’s wearing high heels, at least 3-4″ and he’s still got a couple inches on her…so either he’s a giant or she’s more like 5’9?

    • Winnie

      she might very well be. if you look at old VS photos where she is standing near Tyra and Adriana, Gisele is just slightly shorter than them. both Tyra and Adriana are listed at 5’10” so if that’s true there’s a high likelihood that Gisele is somewhere around 5’9″ or so

  • neutra

    Couldn’t agree more with the headline – I find those perfectly pretty faces to be so insipid and unmemorable. I’ve said it before, butttt here I go again! It’s better to be found beautiful by some and unattractive by others than be found pretty by everyone.

  • carrie

    What do you all think her height weight?? maybe 5’10 135?she doesnt look gaunt..healthy yet slim!!!!!!

  • claire

    FORGET GISELLE tom brady is HOTTTTTTTTT

    • Emilie

      They are both hot.. I’m not even sure who I am more jealous of, lol

  • vanessa

    I’ve never thought her face was anything to fuss about. She may be a super model, but their is definitely a lot prettier women other than her. Face alone is ok.

  • megs362

    A classic butterface. I like her.

  • Jennie

    Two posts in a row featuring tall skinny models who look manly in the face. Lucky us!

    • tr

      I know it shouldn’t have, but this post made me laugh! 😀

    • lc

      What a ridiculous comment.

      • anonymous

        Exatcly IC Jenie obviously only like “real women” and we all know what that means.

        • Jennifer

          anonymous, so cool of you to make assumptions about my preferences! And to use no username to boot so I can see who I’m responding to!!!

          Actually, I like women of all different shapes and sizes, and I really admire models, but my preference are models who have a less androgynous look to them than Gisele and Karolina. Some of my favorites of all time are Helena Christensen, Laeticia Casta, Kate Moss and Amber Valletta.
          Remember this is a site where we can express our opinions without being attacked for liking “real women”, as if liking “real women” is even a bad thing.

  • carrie

    5’10 135 lbs?what do you think her stats are?

    • 22franzs

      That sounds about right to me, though I’m no expert 🙂 She is fit and toned but not too skinny.

    • Strawb

      The only time she’s been that heavy is during pregnancy, guaranteed. I think she’s just over 5ft10 and between 56 and 59kg. Probably 57/58, which = 125-128lbs. She’s have to be that weight to maintain her model stats.

  • 22franzs

    She is not the most beautiful model imo but her face is perfect for high fashion and her body is just perfection.

  • PinkLadi

    I don’t think she’s very pretty but she does have a handsome face.

  • Marie

    in the 5th pic she looks like julia roberts!

    • Sheza

      I was thinking the same thing!

  • siennagold

    It’s annoying to hear that statement from perfect people.

  • TonyFae

    Easy to say when you’re a freakin supermodel lol…
    Eye roll anyone?

  • char

    that dress… imagine having the confidence to wear that!

  • solaxia

    ha ha! I think it’s cute, he seems so in awe with her still. I personally dont find her attractive, nor love her body but I do love her pizzaz or whatever

  • jenna

    Am I wrong in thinking she used to be slim but curvy? Now she just seems plain old skinny and like many others have noted, her face has a mannish quality.
    I don’t see her and think words like “sensual”, “feminine”, “beautiful” anymore, even though I know I used to think that back in the early 2000’s.

    • Winnie

      yes you are lol. she was never curvy. she’s always been quite ruler-shaped. she was softer before, in her VS days, but she’s never had a curvy body

  • PAULA

    Our imperfections are the best, blah blah blah…
    MY IMPERFECTIONS!
    You don´t have!

  • chris

    I don’t believe she had anything done. Her nose is still the same. In those pictures I found on the internet it’s always the lighting or make-up changing her face, but in candids you can see it did not change at all. And regarding that boob job – she had a higher body fat percentage when she started out, so of course her boobs were bigger.
    As far as I know John Casablancas was pretty pissed when she left his model agency. And reading other “statements” he made… Well, google it and decide for yourselfs. I decided to trust my own eyes more than what some old bitter man said.

    • Winnie

      i don’t know about her boobs or the statements Casablancas made, but i can definitely see a difference in her nose and it looks infinitely better now than it did before. curiously, it also made her other features “sharper” and thus more masculine than they used to be, especially since she’s lost weight

  • ludivine

    I don’t think she is very feminine. Her face and body is a bit masculin. But she is ultra perfect for fashion.

    What is it with celebrities sharing there ‘wisdoms’ with us. Especially on Facebook. I liked the pages of Adriana Lima, KK and Bar Refaeli. I was stupid to do it, bc they are so ‘wise’ they share there wisdom with you everyday. Adriana does is the most, and frequently she posts pictures of herself wearing fur (very wise that is), and then saying things like: make the most of who you are; don’t follow your dreams, chase them; trust in yourself etc etc.

    Celebrities should just stay a celebrity, not trying to be our mentors or something. Especially if they have 6 millions per year to spend.

  • SophiaAthene

    She’s one of the best models in history. Stunning, unique, athletic and intelligent. Great personality and oes a lot for charity etc. Yeah she’s not perfect but who is exactly and why would anyone want to look like they were “perfect”?! Someone like Miranda Kerr just has a giant round ball for a head.. Her head is 75% cheeks and giant bulbous forehead.. yet no one really says anything negative about her. Gisele on the otherhand gets sooo many negative comments on here. The “masculine” comment I don’t get at all. She’s clearly a very attractive woman with lovely strong cheekbones and defined features.

    • Winnie

      LOL! Miranda’s “giant round” head and “giant bulbous forehead” add to her feminine features while Gisele’s long angular face makes her look masculine and androgynous, which some people don’t find very attractive. so what? they’re different people with different strong points in the way they look and plenty of people here find Miranda unattractive as well, just for other reasons.

      • anonymous

        You always find beautiful women ” unattractive” I think you would prefer it if everyone looked like Lena Durham.

        • Winnie

          shut up “lol/s” and whatever other aliases you’ve used on here. what’s the matter, couldn’t find anything to nitpick in Erica’s comments so you’re on the hunt in mine and serena’s now? get a life.

          • serena

            Haha exactly, it’s the same user who goes by ‘lol’ or ‘s’ attacking curvy women and Erica obsessively, what a joke. And yes Gisele is androgynous, I don’t know how anyone can deny it. This makes her a remarkable supermodel and not just another pretty face – she is unique, strong, and beautiful – her masculine features work in her favor and add to her beauty. I think Miranda is cute but she doesn’t look powerful the way Gisele does, she is very baby-faced and adorable.

  • Tisha

    Too distracted by her hubby’s ugly blue tuxedo vest to comment on the (cliché) quote. Also, am I the only one who thinks that the older she gets the more she ressembles Julia Roberts facially??

    • Sheza

      God! That blue tuxedo vest. I thought I was the only one who noticed. What was he thinking?

  • Polska Blondynka

    She’s always been super plain to me.

  • D.L.

    She’s got an awesome body, but her face is kind of horse-looking.

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    i agree that shes had plastic surgery(not to mention botox, extensions etc) so how is that embracing her looks…and i think shes too thin and not super pretty (not ugly at all either)

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