Alexander Wang: “She hasn’t done a show in New York for over ten years. I’ve been a fan of hers since day 1. I was in high school collecting all her magazine covers. I think that there is an energy about her that really exudes past her physical looks. She just brings so much energy to a room, a picture. When you see her even without saying anything just such a great great model at that. She’s so humble, do down to earth. I love her.”
Carolina Herrera: “We chose Gisele because she is unique. No woman is so beautiful, sophisticated and simple at the same time, like her.” – on choosing Gisele for Carolina Herrera 212 fragrance
“Escolhemos Gisele porque ela é única. Não existe mulher tão linda, sofisticada e ao mesmo tempo simples, como ela.” – Carolina Herrera
CHANEL: “Modern, independent and positive, she is also a nature lover who has a healthy lifestyle and enjoys the great outdoors. She is at one with herself and perfectly represents the values of this line: natural beauty, simplicity, freedom and a healthy glow.” on choosing Gisele for makeup line Les Beiges.
David Yurman: “She has an inner-life. I hate to use the word sexy, but she’s sensual and fluid and beautiful.”
Dolce & Gabbana: ”There are thousands of models out there who don’t become successful – you need to be beautiful, dynamic and clever. If your brain doesn’t work, you won’t survive. Gisele hasn’t changed over the years: she speaks a lot, she is funny and she is not scared of saying what she thinks.”
Dolce & Gabbana: ”We love her attitude. She’s self-conﬁdent, conscious of her beauty, independent. She is what a woman should be.”
Dolce & Gabbana: “Gisele is the only one who can increase the selling of any kind of product.” , GQ Italy September 2007.
Dolce & Gabbana: “She is confident both personally and professionally, and that is something that has never changed as long as we’ve known her. Her self confidence radiates throughout her entire life.”
Dolce & Gabbana: “She was la donna, with a fresh edge. Shes Latina, she’s Brazilian; her blood is full of energy & passion” – Porter Magazine
Dolce & Gabbana: “When I see her I say at the time: ‘She is one of the best’. Beautiful body and beautiful mind.”
“Quando a vejo eu digo na hora: ‘É uma das melhores’. Corpo lindo e mente linda.”
Donatella Versace: ”What I love about her is her sensuality and energy. Gisele is one of a kind.”
Donatella Versace: “She is the ideal model for Versace because she makes the clothes come to life the way I want them to look. Sexy and strong.”
Giorgio Armani: “Gisele? Most beautiful. She has the most perfect body in the world.”
John Galliano: ”She’s a goddess. She has the look, the personality, the strength, the sexy side, yet as well as this, she’s so warm, so likeable.”
John Galliano: ”She is even better in the ﬂesh. I think it was her first season in Paris when she came to do a fitting. I had heard about Gisele, but when she walked in the room I felt like my ﬁngers had been put into the electrical socket, like, pwoah! Pure electricity.”
John Galliano: ”She devours the camera. Gisele is very much a part of the creative process and always pushes herself and us to create a strong, sexy icon. She has really helped redefine who the Dior character is and taken it to the next level.”
John Galliano: ”She brought sexy back way before Justin Timberlake.”
Karl Lagerfeld describes his muse Babtiste Giabiconi as the male version of Gisele: “skinny, skinny but with an athletic body — good for clothes and great with no clothes.”
Louis Vuitton: In a press release, Maison Louis Vuitton proclaimed Bündchen as a ‘natural choice’ for the brand and Fifa, for ‘epitomising the Brazilian woman and spreading her country’s colours all over the world’. – Louis Vuitton on choosing Gisele to unveil the 2014 FIFA world cup trophy
Marc Jacobs: “If there is a model that incorporates a strong, secure woman who is unafraid of her sensuality, she is Gisele.”
Marc Jacobs: “Besides being a celebrity, Gisele is a world fashion icon. Her notorious sensuality will give a boost to the new collection which, just like Gisele, is also very sensual.” on choosing Gisele for the label in 2006
Michael Kors: “Gisele is totally illuminated, and it comes from within,” “She is warm-hearted, good-humored, and has a lot of self-esteem.”
Michael Kors: “Gisele is totally illuminated and it comes from within. In a sea of people she lights up the environment not only because she is beautiful, but because she is warm hearted, good humored, and has a lot of self esteem.”
Michael Kors: “Gisele is one of the the most warm-hearted and good humored individuals I know.”
Missoni: “What impressed me most in her was not only her beauty, but her personality. Extraordinary. So full of positive energy with a strong will and determination.” Angela Missoni, owner of MISSONI
Nicholas Ghesquiere: “Besides the beauty, her personality is strong, full of life and at the same time supersensitive”.
Riccardo Tisci: The designer Riccardo Tisci spent the afternoon of Friday, November 4, in the studio of photographer Bob Wolfenson, in SÃo Paulo, following a trial that is preparing for ELLE magazine. In an informal conversation with the staff of the magazine, fashion designer, who was shy and very nice, Gisele Bundchen confirmed as poster girl of the 2012 summer campaign of the brand. He said Gisele modeled for the brand in the Givenchy show at Paris fashion week for a symbolic fee – “she did out of friendship” – and that the presence of the top on the catwalk “generated very good results for Givenchy.”
Roberto Cavalli: “We have settled on Gisele again because she is a model and a celebrity and she is very special as well. She interprets clothes better than anyone else. It’s not only a question of beauty but a question of character.” Eva Cavalli wife of designer Roberto Cavalli
Valentino: “Gisele is an unbelievable girl, full of life. I mean, she is our top, top, topmodel. No one is like Gisele because she is unique.”
“Gisele é uma garota incrível, cheia de vida. Quero dizer, ela é a nossa top, top, topmodel. Ninguém é como Gisele porque ela é única!” – Valentino
Anna Wintour: “Gisele Bundchen, along with Kate Moss, is a phenomenon. I wish models knew they have to have a personality”.
Anna Wintour: ”Models today, she explained, don’t understand that to be successful you have to have a personality, intelligence, and issues that you support, and Gisele embodies these qualities.”
Anna Wintour: ”Gisele on her own has managed to revive the concept of “Supermodel”.
Anna Wintour: “The key to her success, I think , is that she was and she has always been mainly Gisele. a happy Brazilian woman, physically vibrant, with long hair, sparkling eyes, freckles and a nose, totally her own nose. Her body continues to be athletic and with curvy lines (by the fashion standards) but the most important thing is that her personality is always winning.”
Anna Wintour:”Gisele Bundchen is a bit of a jock. 1 of my fave shoots is her playing football”
Derek Blasberg: “That body. That face. That husband. If she werent so nice it would be hard to love her.”
Joe Zee: Elle’s creative director Joe Zee told us yesterday that Tom Brady’s glamorous girlfriend is the consummate pro. “She’s so smart and does it all without fanfare,” he said. The shoot lasted three hours, after which Gi boarded a plane bound for Boston. “It was right after Tom was injured and Gisele was leaving with suitcases full of books and movies for him,” said Zee. “I ran out during the shoot and got her an unrated version of ‘The Ruins.'” Spooky fun. Zee has no idea if they’ll marry, but he calls Brady and Bundchen an uncommonly cool couple. “They’re low key,” he said. “They don’t run around in the limelight like Posh and Becks. They’re normal.”
Katie Grand: “When it comes to money, Gisele really knows her stuff.”
Katie Grand: “I thought she was the most perfect girl I’ve ever seen,” she says. “She’s exceptionally savvy – you really feel that she’s in control of her career. I’m sure she owed a lot to her agency in the beginning, but you do get the feeling that ultimately it’s Gisele’s decision what she does and, probably, how much she gets.”
Katie Grand: “The only time I’ve ever seen her say ‘no’ – and I’ve made her lie naked on hospital floors – it was midday, 140 degree heat, Death Valley, in a fur coat. She said ‘I can’t stand anymore’, but the previous evening, wearing a bikini in a thunder and lightning storm, she’d been fine.”
”She’s one of those models who can do anything. Her exuberance, her sexiness. She puts the work in and she’ll wait for the right shot, sometimes for hours and hours.” – Lee Swillingham, creative director of LOVE
“Gisele has managed to achieve a certain distinction. She is kind and nice to people. She never became a diva. She is one of the most empathetic celebrities toward the public.” Wagner Lungov, Nivea’s business director
“Her sexy look is what makes her different from others.” Michael Roberts fashion and style director of Vanity Fair
“She is a wonderful woman both inside and outside. Gisele with her optimism and her way of being so cheerful is a true hymn to life.” Fabio Crovi director of MUSE magazine
“When she was just starting out, Gisele kept a diary with notes on all of her expenses, day by day. She was totally focused, from the start. -Vogue Brazil’s longtime fashion director, Giovanni Frasson
“It’s fairly unheard of for anyone to hold down a commercial underwear campaign as well as Dior, the acme of luxury fashion,” says Penny Martin, professor of fashion imagery at the London College of Fashion. How has Bündchen managed to retain her credibility? “She has always used her intelligence.” When you are intelligently selective, you can manage your career in a way that keeps your profile up and on the highest level.” British Vogue’s fashion director, Lucinda Chambers
“The added bonus was working with Gisele.” Bekian states. “She is super cool, very down-to-earth, and genuinely a nice person.” The shoot ran flawlessly, and everyone enjoyed the experience of working with such incredibly talented and kind artists.
Loyal Studios owner, Bob Bekian
Ed Razek: “The [models] that are coming up, their model for excellence is Gisele. They’re looking at her and saying ‘that’s what I want to shoot for.” chief marketing officer of Limited Brands, Ed Razek
“Gisele Bündchen is clearly in a class by herself, and has been for a number of years. says Edward Razek, chief marketing officer of Limited Brands ( LTD – news – people ), who worked with the supermodel during her Victoria’s Secret career. “She’s an international icon who can also move product–from shampoo to couture.”
Ivan Bart:There’s a lot of turnover and everyone’s asking: ‘Where are all of the supermodels?’ I’ll tell you, the new generation of supermodels are always the models with personality, always the models you want to work with again. Someone like Gisele Bündchen, who has worked extremely hard in fashion and ended up at a mass-market brand like Victoria Secret, has been able to walk a tightrope between mass-market and luxury fashion. -Ivan Bart IMG models
Ivan Bart: “Ive never met a model like Gisele. She talks to everyone on set, always asks how theirs husbands,wives,children are doing.”
MAKEUP & HAIR STYLISTS:
Brigette Reiss Anderson: “Working with my girl Gisele is like a day at the beach! Pure enjoyment”
Pat McGrath: Gisele is amazing!!! She’s beautiful, a pro, absolutely lovely & has beyond amazing energy!! Makeup Artist Pat McGrath
Gina Brooke: “What I distinctly remember about Gisele is that she was not pretentious at all,” Brooke said. “Most of the models who show up for a photo shoot roll up in a black Lincoln Town Car with tinted windows, and they come in with their assistant. Gisele showed up riding her bicycle to work. She was like a normal girl, sat in a chair, and was completely lovely to work on.”
Guido Palau: “I see Gisele all the time. Sometimes I forget how major she is.”
“No matter who the client is, Gisele Bundchen is always a top notch professional and gives her 110% to the day.” – celebrity makeup artist Terri Apanasewicz.
Rosie Marie Swift: “Here in New York, I landed Victoria’s Secret because of Gisele. I would put olive oil on the model’s skin when we were shooting, instead of vaseline and baby oil. Their skin was so soft and it photographed beautifully as well. I started getting known as the Organic Girl. I didn’t want to use harsh chemicals on their faces and the girls started listening to me. I introduced an organic skincare line to some of these girls, so my credibility was becoming better known. Gisele is a big advocate for clean makeup and healthy eating and we would be on set, I would be doing her astrology chart, and she’d be requesting me for jobs. She has stood by me this whole time and I love her to death. She has been very supportive and I have to admit, one of the most supportive people in my life.
Alice Hawkins: Bündchen is also an avid property tycoon. Photographer Alice Hawkins once shot in model at one of her homes, a Manhattan penthouse triplex. “She was pointing out other skyscrapers through the window and telling us which floors she owned in which,” recalls Hawkins, “She likes buying property, doing it up and selling it on. She’s very clever about making money – it’s an interest of hers.”
Elaine Constantine: ”Gisele is 100 per cent photogenic. It sounds shallow, but it’s in the way that her face and body are put together, they work every time.”
Elaine Constantine: Says photographer Elaine Constantine: “Before Gisele, you had a lot of silly cows getting away with a load of bullshit, and suddenly you had girls coming in with this professional work ethic, who were very well grounded. I think younger models aspire to be Gisele rather than anyone else. And she’s probably the ultimate supermodel, really, isn’t she?”
Giamopaulo Sgura: “I got to work with Gisele in New York for the first time and I was a little intimidated. Working with Gisele was a dream come true and she is a super person to work with”
Greg Kadel: “She’s Gisele. She gets the picture in fewer takes than any other model I’ve ever worked with. She knows her angles, she knows her light. She’s sort of the boss and everyone respects that. She gets involved.”
Inez & Vinoodh: “You have a really varied crew of favorites ”Daria, Tasha, Guinevere, Kate Moss, among others. What do you respond to in all these different girls? IVL: Its all about personality. For instance, we love working with Raquel [Zimmermann] because shes someone that doesnt necessarily care whether shes beautiful in a picture. She has this incredible amount of trust and shes ready to be anything, because shes interested in the process of creating an image. VM: Gisele is the same.” Style.com
Inez & Vinoodh: “She’s a very loving and warm person”. Porter Magazine
Mario Testino: “I was mesmerized by her” (on first time meeting Gisele)and is cited saying Gisele is “hardworking and energetic”. People Magazine
Mario Testino: “Today she is one of the best in the world not only because the beauty of her body, but also because she is a lovely person to be around.”
Mario Testino: “Her personality really won me over,” “She’s filled with life.”
Mario Testino: “I see many beautiful girls in the world of fashion but few of them have the absolute beauty of Gisele. She is perfect. She has a perfect tushy,perfect hair,waistline…even the fingers are beautiful.”
Mario Testino: The celebrity shutterbug said that while editing photos of Tom Brady’s lady, he always scans for problems or imperfections.
“And she has no problems. I’m telling you, it’s perfect,” he said. “Everything, the skin, the hands, the ankles. . . . She is very lucky.” – Boston.com 2012
Mario Testino: Mario Testino Talks Muses and Models (and the ‘New Kate Moss’) at His First US Exhibition
by Tyler McCall
With so many stunning photos featuring famous faces ranging from Gisele Bundchen and husband Tom Brady to Lady Gaga, we had to ask Testino about the subjects of his shoots.
Prominent in the exhibition are two of Testino’s muses, Kate Moss and Gisele Bundchen. Not only are they both stunningly gorgeous–Testino even went so far as to say that Gisele “has no flaws”–but the photographer praised both for their personalities and their work ethic. “I think that you can’t do it any other way,” he said of working with models who have strong personalities, “because then the pictures are nothing. You see, the pictures have to have content, it’s not just a plastic outside, it’s also the inside. So you try to get the two together as much as possible.” Fashionista.com 2012
Mario Testino: “I met her when she was 17 at a casting in New York. I thought someone had turned on the light when she walked in. I kept telling people, “I have this girl!” They weren’t so sure. Then, a year later, all the people who weren’t so sure had to have her! She has no problems, skin, hands…she’s been gifted. And on top of it she’s kind and energetic.” She’s a hard worker. She (looks at a picture) says, “I can do it better!” She brings energy. You can either be blank or you can be inquisitive and bring a whole new light. She brings a light.” Bostonista blog
Mario Testino: “She has a great talent and knows the world of the fashion very well, but what fascinates me about her is her incredible energy.”
Nick Knight: ”Where some models take the money [for commercial, rather than editorial, work] and are then embarrassed to enter into it, when she’s decided to do the campaign, she’s 100 per cent behind it. If they ask her to say ‘This is the best lipstick in the world’, she does. It’s slightly tongue in cheek, but you get swept along with her enthusiasm.”
Nick Knight: “She is extremely intelligent,professional and determined. Gisele knows how to show the best in each item of clothing, and this is what makes her different from other models.”
Nick Knight: The photographer Nick Knight worked with Bündchen on her first big advertising campaign, for Christian Dior in 1998. The pictures reconstructed a foam party at an Ibiza nightclub. “She was in foam from midday til midnight for five days,” remembers Knight. “That’s like a physical endurance test.” Bündchen is often compared to the original supermodels of the late 1980s. But there are no tales of tantrums or diva-ish demands that the likes of phone-throwing Naomi Campbell and $10,000-dollars-a-day Linda Evangelista generated at the height of their fame. On the contrary, Bündchen is known for her on-set ease, and constant chatter; Knight recalls her once cutting his assistant’s hair between shots.
Norman Jean Roy: “We literally had just a couple of minutes to shoot that picture. Gisele is from a dying breed of models. Women who can move,who understand their bodies and aren’t afraid to do things, I don’t think there are many of those girls left.”
Peter Lindbergh: ”The great thing about her is that she grew up from the “supermodel Gisele” into this responsible, amazing woman with an extraordinary and positive energy, ready to help anyone who needs it.” Harper’s Bazaar April 2009
Peter Lindbergh: “She is friendly to everyone (down to the last production assistant), raids the cookie plate herself, and chats nonstop. She manages to keep it real despite the maelstrom of press reports chronicling her life.”
Steven Meisel: “I love her energy,joy of life and positivity.”
Models on Gisele:
Adriana Lima: “She’s a really nice girl, she’s very sweet, she’s very professional and she’s gorgeous.” boston.com
Ana Beatriz Barros: You said that when he began his career, fashion in Brazil was restricted. How do you see today?
– I think Gisele Bundchen was essential for the growth we had. Before it, the Brazilians had a bad reputation: fattening, returning to the country because of dating and did not arrive on time. Our image has changed thanks to Gisele, she gave the touch of professional career. This is that, thereafter, there was an increase of Brazilian top models recognized throughout the world.
Bianca Balti: -“Best of all is Isabeli and the second is Gisele, which could be a snob with other models, but she is not. She knows everybody’s name and always says “hi”, she is very nice.”
Candice Swanepoel: “Gisele Bündchen has always been an inspiration and role model as a person and as a business woman. LaetitiaCasta for her natural beauty. I tend to look up to older icons like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Karen Mulder…” Muse Magazine
Christy Turlington: but does she buy into the modern lament that supermodels no longer exist? “I don’t know.” She gives a diplomatic wag of the head. “Maybe there haven’t been that many at any one time again, but just think of Gisele and Daria [Werbowy]. And look at Kate.
Claudia Schiffer: “In order to become a supermodel one must be on all the covers all over the world at the same time so that people can recognise the girls. Miss Schiffer believes the Brazilian Gisele Bundchen is one of the few women to have supermodel status today.
“Her face is well known, her name is recognised – but no other girl occurs to me that people in the street would recognise,” she said. – Claudia Schiffer in 2007
Cindy Crawford: “Even though Gisele Bündchen wasn’t in my original group of girls, there’s no doubt she is a supermodel. She is the queen of a long line of Brazilian beauties. I remember meeting her for the first time at Michael Thompson’s studio and I felt downright dumpy next to her! Her legs go on for days! She always seems to be having fun and I get the feeling she doesn’t take any of it too seriously which adds a charm to her gorgeousness!”
Doutzen Kroes:Who are your favourite Victoria’s Secret Angels from the past?
Swanepoel: Tyra, Gizelle.
Kroes: I think Gizelle is my favourite.
Swanepoel: Me too.
Kroes: I think she’s everybody’s. We just saw her at the Met Ball and she looks gorgeous.
Elle MacPherson: “I love the way Gisele looks,” Macpherson told us at her Intimates lingerie label’s tenth birthday party at Selfridges yesterday. “She is obviously totally my DNA taste. She’s also really natural looking. She’s growing her brand; she’s staying true to herself; she’s versatile; she’s also a great mum: she’s a cool girl. I like what she represents. And there’s a naturalness and a wholesomeness about her. And I understand – from the Eighties and the Nineties – those were the kind of girls who were successful. I relate to her. She gets dressed up when she has to for work, but other than that she looks unbelievable in a pair of jeans.” British Vogue 2011
Erin Heatherton: Which women do you look up to?
Gisele [Bündchen] is an amazing role model. She’s an activist, a mother, a strong woman. And modeling is not about beauty, it’s an opportunity to be empowered to inspire others and to use the opportunity to do special things and I think Gisele is a great example of that. – Harpers Bazaar UK 2013
Erin Heatherton: “I think we all want to be Gisele Bündchen. Whether it inspires. Not only for her beauty. Successful she is, is a businesswoman, is an activist, a good mother is a strong woman and a good example to all the powerful women . Everybody wants to know what she does or says, rather than what she wears.” Vogue Brasil
Karlie Kloss: I had to ask about what she thinks about the comparisons to Gisele Bundchen, which we’ve been hearing a lot of–the first model in years to straddle both high fashion and the lucrative lingerie worlds with serious success in both. “That’s an incredible, incredible compliment,” she said. “Not many people are able to do that. Gisele is someone who is a huge role model to me for many reasons, and even being mentioned in the same sentence as her is pretty cool to me.”
Karlie Kloss: Who was her favorite model growing up? She told OK! “Oh my god, Gisele of course! Gisele is the ultimate.”
Kathy Ireland: “There are so many wonderful supermoguls, Gisele Bundchen; I find her strong and brave.” Forbes magazine
Kendall Jenner: “I want to be the next Gisele Bundchen . Everything she does, who she is, what she’s done, she’s just amazing.”
Lara Mullen: If you had to pick one show, which was the most memorable?
Alexander Wang in New York was the first fashion show I had ever walked in, so that was memorable, and the Prada exclusive was such a huge opportunity for me. However, one of my favorite stories would be from the Givenchy show, when my shoe broke before the run-through. A very chivalrous Gisele Bündchen rescued me! She told the dressers, “She needs new shoes!”
Lily Aldridge: “My beauty icons are definitely Gisele Bundchen and Angelina Jolie because they are not only gorgeous but seem sweet and nice. They also give back. Gisele is very conscious of the environment and is a goodwill Ambassador and so is Angelina Jolie. They help refugees,children and people less fortunate. I think people forget that they do not have to do that. They do it because they want to help other people and I think that is inspring and something all girls should aspire to do.”
Marlon Texeira: “after having worked with Gisele, I turned even bigger fan. Gisele is an unbelievable woman, has a light, beauty, professionalism, charisma, a set all in one woman only! “. Vogue Brasil
Michelle Alves: “Then I saw Gisele. Wow, we haven’t seen each other in so long! As she told Tom,her husband, we shared the same apartment on my very first trip to NY, when I came to do pictures for my book. It was my first time in NY city and Gisele had her sister with her. I was so naive ( I still feel that way sometimes) and had no idea about anything. Gisele was becoming “Gisele” the ubermodel at that time and I have to say that she has never changed through out the years. I mean, she grew as model and a person, but her inner self has stayed consistent. The same positive energy and big heart of a girl that loves her family! We talked for a bit, as our lives are in a totally different place than when we first met and shared that apartment”
Naomi Campbell: “Models need to earn their stripes – I just think the term is used a little too loosely. “Kate Moss is obviously a supermodel but, after Gisele, I don’t think there’s been one.”
Naomi Campbell: “There are no Supermodels left today, except for one. She is of course, Gisele Bundchen.”
Naomi Campbell: “Gisele has it all. You can be ever so beautiful, but you need personality as well”
Rosie Huntington Whiteley: “Gisele is the goddess of all models. She has a sexy image, her career is so complete, I always look at her when I need some guidance or inspiration.” O Globo 2012
Rosie Huntington Whiteley: “Gisele Bundchen I always admired. I think she is an example for all models. If I could have just a little bit of her career would already be a happy girl. She seems to be a determined woman, a fighter, very strong. I think she is an icon of Brazilian people. Gisele is a woman who is extremely inspiring, not only in the fashion world, she also does great things for the world.”
Rosie Huntington Whiteley: “I really looked up to Gisele [Bundchen], because I think that was when she was in her heyday – well, it’s always been her heyday – but she was newer at that time,” Rosie shared. “And Kate Moss too, of course. She’s just iconic.”
Rosie Huntington Whiteley: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley thinks of herself as ”a business” and admires the work ethic of supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley thinks of herself as ”a business”.
The model-and-actress – who is in a relationship with actor Jason Statham – admires the work ethic of supermodel Gisele Bundchen and has learned a lot in her approach to work from her.
She said: ”I love Gisele. She has such a healthy image and has made herself into a brand.
Toni Garrn: “The ultimate Angel? It has to be Gisele,” she smiled. “I loved seeing Gisele with wings. I loved seeing her strut right down the runway, it was always super powerful.” British Vogue
WEBSITES & ARTICLES:
” There are supermodels – and then there’s Gisele” – The Independent 2009
“In Brazil, whatever Gisele touches, Gisele sells. In the Brazilian market, she has become number one, a total icon.” – Joyce Pascowitch, owner of Brazil’s Glamurama celebrity/fashion website
G’s mind is so positive, when she thinks something it just happens. She doesn’t allow the negativity to get in there” Yao Li (Kung fu teacher) British Vogue 2011
Her agent Anne Nelson comments that its Gisele’s effervescent nature, rather than her gravity defying figure, that sets her apart in the modeling world. “She’s a great spokeswoman. Its the way she communicates and promotes products. Even if a woman is the most beautiful in the world it means nothing if she can’t speak or communicate. It’s her down to earth manner, vibrant personality, and her ability to project friendliness and accessibility.” Harper’s Bazaar UK 2008
“Perhaps more than a sunny personality though, Gisele is consummately professional. At our cover shoot she turns up dead on time (as always).” Harpers Bazaar UK 2008
“Everything she touches turns to gold and companies that have invested in her have reaped the rewards.” Vogue Italia February 2012
GISELE. That is all. – W Magazine
There is no doubt that from Brazil back to Milan, New York and over to Germany, Gisele remains, of the two financial giants of the industry, capable of moving masses of product to the consumer. From fragrance to sandals to watches, high end clothing to swim wear, La Gisele can rock it all. She’s one in a multi-million!
It’ll be a long time before any other model will nab anything like the $25 million dollar Victoria’s Secret mega-contract that put Ms Bundchen on the map five years ago. Though she has since then moved on from the brand Gisele still looms as the highest earning model on the planet and remains one of the only two models who actually can move mags on the newsstands. – Models.com
Viva La Gisele. She of the cascading hair, the shimmering skin, the impossible body and the effervescent personality. Still rocking every magazine cover in sight, from GQ to V and Arena. Still clocking the massive bucks that sends the wags wagging in amazement, Gisele truly looms as THE last supermodel of our era. She is a Brazilian national hero for a reason. – Models.com
“Its easy to hate Gisele Bundchen. Until you meet her.” – Cover Magazine 2007
Amanda Peet: “If I could choose an ideal body, I’d take Gisele Bündchen’s,” says Peet. “I challenge anyone to say she wouldn’t want Gisele’s body, deep down.”
Beyonce: In the October 2011 edition of Harper’s Bazaar music star Beyonce named Gisele as one of her style icons. “As for her current fashion inspirations, Beyoncé says, “I love Kate Moss. I think she has great style. And I always admire Victoria Beckham and Gisele [Bündchen]. Their style is modern but always classic.”
Brooklyn Decker: On her Gisele Bündchen crush: “I have a top-five list, and Gisele is my number one. So she can do no wrong in my eyes. …everyone has a top-five list of their biggest crushes, you know? Usually, it’s guys on my list, but Gisele is just so perfect in every way.”
Cheryl Cole: “We all want to look like Gisele and look good in those sparkly leggings and then we wear them and don’t look good in them because that’s Gisele’s shape,” Cole told us. “We have to accept – well I have to accept – that I’m never going to be 6’2.”
Donte Stallworth: “Gisele is great, her & Tommy have the same personality… truly two great SUPER humble icons… rare in todays world!!”
Economist Fred Fuld: “She could have become the spokeswoman for General Motors or Ford, both of which have received government bailouts and may yet declare themselves bankrupt. But Volkswagen is in much better shape, and is even considering buying Porsche,” says Fuld. By the end of 2007, Gisele’s index was up 29 per cent in comparison to the Dow’s 6.5 per cent. And when she terminated the Victoria’s Secret contract, parent company Limited Brand’s share price fell 31.5 per cent. And, although the Gisele Index is down 15.7 per cent between 2007 and 2009, it still managed to outperform the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which was down over 30 per cent during the same period.
Emmy Rossum: “I think of Gisele Bundchen to get myself on the treadmill”
Emmy Rossum: “I’m not going to wake up like Gisele tomorrow. That’s just not going to happen. She’s a genetic freak – and stunning.”
Erin Andrews: “I just laugh [when people talk about my looks]. There are women I look at as beautiful — Gisele [Bündchen], she’s my ultimate mega-crush — but I look at myself as just me; I don’t see myself as that.”
Jennifer Aniston: “We look at Gisele, the Victoria’s Secret models — I always love their hair,” Jennifer Aniston and her hair stylist
Jennifer Aniston: “I think Gisele [Bündchen] has exquisite hair. That’s a pretty envious head of hair.
Jennifer Aniston: “[I’d] like to have Gisele [Bündchen]’s body, just ‘cuz, why not?”
Jessica Alba: “I wouldn’t mind legs like Gisele’s!” she said. “Who would say no to another 6 inches on their legs?”
Jessica Alba: In the August 2011 issue of Allure Magazine Jessica Alba stated; “I can’t ever get down to the weight I was before I had Honor,” she says. “My body’s just different. The jeans just sort of zip up differently, and things hang differently. It’s a miracle what happens, but you definitely are different afterward.” She laughs. “Unless you’re Gisele.”
Julie Brady (Tom’s sister): “Gisele has never been intimidating. We all really just saw love. We saw how happy he was, how calm and comfortable he was with her. What makes her most beautiful, though, is who she is on the inside. She has an inner light.”
Katy Perry: In the May 2011 issue of Vanity Fair pop singer Katy Perry stated, When asked about the infamous photo Brand tweeted of her without makeup in the middle of the night, Perry laughs it off. “We were just messing around,” she says, “I didn’t really care. I mean, when I go to rehearsals I look like that. I’m every woman. It takes a village to make me who I am…. You don’t have to wake up looking like, you know, Gisele.”
Kelly Brook: ‘I’m not perfect – I don’t look like Gisele. But there’s someone out there for everyone to look up to and emulate.
Kelly Clarkson: In an interview to a British MTV show, Kelly Clarkson (30) had to answer a series of questions sent in by fans from around the world, among them was ‘If you had to pick someone to be for 24 hours, who would it be?’. The answer came immediately: ‘Gisele Bundchen!’.
“If I were her, I’d be just staring at my breasts. I would just get naked in front of a mirror and saying ‘God did very well’, “explained Kelly. The presenter asked whether, if she had the body of Gisele, she would go naked down the street, and the American replied: “I would walk naked … in a session of frozen supermarket. “
Kelly Osbourne: “Women are so unforgiving of themselves. No we are not all Gisele or Beyonce.”
Lebron James: “She’s all about business, and she’s all about fun. That’s why she’s the best; she has fun while she’s doing it”.
Madonna: “I have a love/hate relationship with my body, Some days I’m happy with it and other days… I wasn’t born with Gisele Bundchen’s body unfortunately, so you got to work for it — but it’s okay.”
Mindy Kaling: “Do I sometimes look at Gisele Bündchen and wonder how awesome life would be if I never had to wear Spanx? Duh, of course. That’s kind of the point of Gisele Bündchen. ”
Neymar: It is no coincidence that she’s been so successful, her humility is amazing!!! I was a fan and now turned even more into a fan … Glad to meet a large figure that represents very well our country!!
Reynaldo Gianecchini: “Gisele has a super positive energy, captivating. I have this fascination. She is undoubtedly a great model and an admirable professional. I think we all cheered for her back.”
Sofia Vergara: “I know [my breasts] have opened doors for me, let’s be real,” she says. “But I so hate when I see Gisele and she is wearing a tiny little tank top with no bra, like, ‘Oh, I just threw this on, I look so cute.’ If I wore that I would look like I was pregnant, or a fat stripper.”
Sofia Vergara said only one woman over the age of 19 is exempt when it comes to a daily beauty regimen – Gisele Bundchen.
Tracy Anderson: “I started experimenting on myself, taking pictures and noticing how my shape changed. I started to get good at what kinds of movements worked. Now I work on making people their most proportioned self, but at the time I was told that I had to pick one ideal body for everyone to look like. I started with women, asking myself, ‘Can I take any woman from any genetic background and turn them into one thing?’ I had to think: whose butt do I think everybody wants? And before Gisele was even a household name, I cut her butt out of a Victoria’s Secret catalogue, and I was like, ‘I think every woman wants that butt.’ And then I went through magazines and things, trying to find examples for the rest of the body, thinking, ‘These arms look too bulky. These arms look too scrawny and lifeless. I feel like women want this leg, women don’t really want a six pack on their abs, but they want their stomachs to curve in and then curve out.’ I literally had to work out what I thought every woman wanted. But the only piece that I took from an actual person was Gisele’s butt. I laugh about it now, but everybody still wants that butt. She’s pretty timeless.”