Thanks to #tbt posts from her personal Instagram and hundreds of paparazzi snaps, I found some looks that actually look nothing like the Gisele we fawn over today. Some are unusual, some are downright weird, and some are gorgeous. Decades of wigs, makeup, clothes, and enduring and thriving in the fashion industry on a global scale has allowed Gisele to become a complete style chameleon. I assume that’s what makes her an amazing model and muse to high-end fashion houses across the world. Go figure.
Here are 17 times Gisele did not look like Gisele.
1. Fresh Face
Casual Cali girl look here, and I don't hate it.
2. Wigged Out
A little Cruella de Vil looking, don't you think?
Aw, the really early years.
4. Teen Years
Can you believe she was only 14 and looked this gorgeous? Oh, yeah, of course you can.
Another snap from the early days of her career. She was channeling Farrah Fawcett, clearly.
6. Sex Kitten
She's usually posing like the goofball she is, so this is different...
Did you know that Gisele was a twin? Can you imagine growing up with such a gorgeous sister(s)?
8. Childhood Star
I bet she doesn't have a bad picture in the family album.
9. Like It's 1999
The '90s looked good on her, for sure.
10. Model Stare
This year, she was really in to wigs, apparently.
12. Beach Body
Lookin' extra bronze there, Gisele. Maybe someone went a little heavy handed with the spray tan gun.
13. Bad Hair
I know this look was for a show and not of her own volition, but seriously — what is the deal with that hair?
When Gisele sported bangs, she made them trendy.
15. The Leonardo Years
Remember when Gisele dated Leo? Good times.
16. More Awkward Bangs...
Sans smile and her signature wild blonde hair, she is truly unrecognizable.
17. Costume Party
Yes, those are buttons all over her gown. Buttons.