Gisele Bundchen News & Update: Supermodel Opened Up About Bullying

By Zee Mara, Parent Herald May 16, 02:00 am

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen was bullied as a young girl because of her nose and her height. Gisele Bundchen, now the world's highest-paid supermodel, used to think that bullying was a way of life while she was growing up in Brazil.

The New York Times reports that Gisele Bundchen never was able to seek solace for her height by becoming a popular athlete. Despite her height advantage, Gisele Bundchen had to avoid sports - especially outdoor sports - because her skin tended to turn lobster red in the sun.

According to the Daily Mail, Gisele Bundchen reportedly continued to experience being slighted even as a model because of her physical traits. In the beginning, the same striking features that made Gisele Bundchen a household name were regarded doubtful qualities in the fashion world.

The too small eyes, too large nose and too square jaw were traits of Gisele Bundchen that photographers initially sought to hide with artistically arranged hair. The model was bluntly advised by well-meaning fashion advisers that the richest supermodel in the world would never make magazine covers.

Gisele Bundchen, however, proved to have an indomitable spirit and won out over her history of bullying. "The big nose is coming with a big personality," Gisele Bundchen said.

This proved the undoing for most people that worked with Gisele Bundchen. Italian designer Angela Missioni pointed out that most beautiful girls are forgotten but Gisele Bundchen drew people in with personality, energy and charisma.

The history of being bullied may have proved providential for Gisele Bundchen. Fashion, after all, is a job that requires a strong capacity for what the New York Post dubbed as emotional abuse.

Once Gisele Bundchen achieved success and fame, the supermodel found the attention and opinion strange rather than satisfying. As one who is familiar with attacks and hurtful opinions, Gisele Bundchen simply dug her heels in and refused to be burdened needlessly.

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