Quotes of Model Wisdom From Gisele on Her Birthday

Today, Gisele Bundchen celebrates being on planet Earth for 34 years. Happy birthday, Gisele! The Brazilian supermodel and Tom Brady’s wife sure can elicit some face-palms from the public. Still, she makes more money in a day than we can ever hope to in our entire lives. Remember that time she ate a strand of pasta and everyone was like “no way!” Or that other time when she breastfed her baby while being made up for a photo shoot, and the world responded with parodies? Aside from those moments, this supermodel can really deliver a sound byte. Her quotes range from inexplicable, to eye-roll inducing, to actually profound and inspirational. After all, just because she won the genetic lottery doesn’t mean that she hasn’t learned a few things in this crazy game we call life.

Now, we don’t deny that Bundchen has delivered us a gaffe or two. Brazilians tend to be blunt, and Gisele is no exception. Sometimes she can miss the subtleties of an issue and end up sounding intensely superior and snobbish. In other instances, she gives us quotes that sound ripped straight from “fitspo” instagram accounts. Then, there are the times when she doles out simple but incisive truths that reveal her as a wiser person than many give her credit for. So, to celebrate her birthday, here are some of Gisele’s most memorable quotes: the good, the bad, and the guhh??

"I am a huge fan of big cotton underpants; they're comfortable. I wear them every day."

Sometimes they're underneath a back brace festooned with feathers, but she still wears them every day!

"The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become."


"I'm very interested in charities. I help a lot of different charities."

Yes, all the charities...

"I'm not a potato sack; I've never sat on my couch. If I'm home, I'm cleaning, feeding my dogs, doing stuff. Life is too precious to waste time."

Why would you hurt your couch's feelings like that?

"People think if you look after yourself you're being selfish..."

Not always true...

"I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals."

If by "garbage disposal", you mean self-actualized happy person who eats Chinese food and ice cream every freakin' night.

"Gossip is poison."

There's a pillow somewhere out in the universe with this saying embroidered on it.

"As long as I'm a good person and I do things from the heart, that's all that matters."

Hey, after all, even the really really, ridiculously good-looking of us are human too.

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