Gisele Bundchen joined a local Boston book club, she drinks wine & keeps up

I think we just have to admit that Gisele Bundchen is perfect, you guys. We just have to acknowledge it and move on. She has easy pregnancies where her body barely changes. She gives birth naturally. Her babies are beautiful. She has skinny genes and her body is always tight. She has great hair. She doesn’t have to wear any makeup. She’s lives in a giant eco-mansion. She’s able to make more money than her husband but she acts like it’s no big deal. She partly owns a sandal empire. Her husband adores her. See? She’s sort of perfect. And not only that, she has two young children and a thriving career and she still has time to make nice with some local ladies in Boston (where she and Tom live most of the year). Gisele has joined a book club!

Gisele Bundchen found a novel way to make friends in the Boston burbs, home for her and husband Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. A source tells Hot Stuff that Gisele has joined a book club!

“She meets with moms from her kid’s school. They sip wine and talk while the children play.” Past reads include The Light Between Oceans and Life of Pi.

The pal adds that the model, 33, who has made $42 million this year, “enjoys it and tries to keep up with the reading!”

[From Us Weekly, print edition]

Well, I haven’t read either of those books, but I’m about a third of the way through A Visit from the Goon Squad, so there. I’m sort of curious about book clubs, and I wonder if I would ever join if I was ever invited to be in one. I used to keep up with the books on Oprah’s Book Club, but that sort of faltered years ago. Anyway, a lot of women use the “book club” thing to just get together and drink wine, don’t they? I wonder if Gisele is like that or if she really is interested in the books. Since she’s so perfect, something tells me that she’d rather read the books.

Photos of Gisele on a perfect bike ride through Boston, earlier this week, courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I think it’s cute that she joined a local book club. The bitch can’t win-if she was acting all “above the peasants” and not interacting with other *normal* moms, y’all would be slamming her, Goop-style.

    Although I think their house is in Brookline, an area where at the most, probably only has 3 peasants total living there. Lots of $$$$$ there.

    • Another Ann says:

      They have a townhouse right in the Back Bay. Not too many peasants there either.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      I know peasants who live in Brookline, but they live in really crappy condos or apartments (they exist!) and moved there for the sole purpose of sending their kids to the Brookline schools, whose quality is on a par with the best prep schools in the nation.

      My step kids grew up there. Their mother is a school teacher, but she and my partner decided this was the best thing for the children. Setting everyone up in Brookline is where all the money went, and everything else is pretty shabby. The upside: the girls are adults now, both scientists, and both managed to do it all without incurring an avalanche of debt.

      This is practically a lifestyle in Brookline. Outrageously rich people rubbing elbows with rabbis on bicycles rubbing elbows with threadbare nonprofit administrators whose kids are now at MIT.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        My BF grew up in Brookline, in the only not-so-savory part, which is about 3 blocks total.

        In the 17 years I’ve lived in Boston, I spent 3 of them living in Brookline so I know the area well.
        The average income is $125,000 and the average cost of a home is $550,000–it’s a rich place compared to many parts of the state.

        Have you seen John Henry’s house? Place is unreal….

      • Katia says:

        Thank you, this was really interesting to me:)

      • Renee says:

        I grew up there in a nice rental apartment that eventually went condo. There are wealthy parts of town and poorer areas. When I grew up it was the largest “town” in the U.S. The nearby town of Newton is richer overall.

      • TommyAnnE of the Forest says:

        550K for a home? I will take that over Davis Square, Hipster heaven, where condos average at 800K.

        550K in this area isn’t bargain, but it isn’t outrageous either. When you throw in the schools– which in addition to providing a stellar education for your children, pretty much guarantee you won’t lose money– the extra money is well spent.

        If 125K as the average income takes into account all the multi-millionaires who live there, that is a pretty good average. If it is household income, it’s not much.

        I guess I only know the shabby parts of Brookline where all the starving idealist live with their school age children, spitting distance from the Booksmith, Zaftig’s, and the Coolidge cinema. I ignore the rest. Its cozy despite the peeling paint. I have heard legends though about some of the other places, and I am sure Gisele and Tom live in the best.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Well the average median price is probably the same in Somerville as Brookline. God knows why….

        Just be happy you don’t live in Charlestown (like I do), where the average house costs $650,000.

        Oh guuuurl….you don’t know Brookline very well then.

        Just drive around JH’s neighborhood and you see the most incredible mansions. I’ve seen so many huge houses all over the world but Henry’s is by far the craziest and most obnoxious manse I’ve ever seen. They tore down 3 historic mansions just to build that palace.

    • blue marie says:

      This is off topic (because I feel nothing for or against Gisele, she looks pretty in the photos) but man, her husband needs some receivers. Watching that game last night was painful.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Don’t remind me…of course a ‘W’ no matter how ugly, is still a ‘W’*

        *is what Pats fans tell ourselves to feel better.

        But yeah-it’s excruciating to watch. I need to smoke several joints beforehand just so I don’t throw a bowl of cereal at the Panny.

      • MonicaQ says:

        As a football fan, it was painful. As a Dolphins fan, it was the first hope I’ve had in 15 years of not getting their ass kicked and spread open come October.

      • LibraLady says:

        Yeah, I am a Jets fan and even I felt bad for Brady. His frustration was painfully to watch. What happened to everyone from last season in the off season? Why all these new guys ?

      • someone says:

        Agreed! They’ve been giving Tom grief today for his blowup after Dobson missed a pass in the endzone but you should have heard ME yelling. I said a lot worse things than he did. Hopefully these young Receivers will catch on or this could be a LONGGGG year.

      • bobbiesue says:

        Unfortunately, this is what happens when Gronk is eternally injured, Welker not feeling properly compensated leaves and Hernandez, well, we all know what happened there. As Gisele famously said “my husband cannot control the ball and catch the ball…”

      • OutstandingWorldCitizen says:

        Mind you I’m a Giants girl through and through and love that N.E. is leaving the QB wide open. The tantrums are priceless. However in fairness and for love of the game – a game I’m finding harder and harder to reconcile for other reason I shall not go into here – I hear you.

      • bobbiesue says:

        Lol, my bf grew up in Western Mass bordering CT and is a Giants fan because that’s what was televised growing up and there was no NE Patriots then.

        I think I know what you’re saying…I love football. Watching it acts as a sort of an anti-depressant for me UNTIL
        someone is carted off in a neck brace. Same reason my 9 year old Tom Brady-to-be might not grow up playing. I like his brain the way it is.

    • Audrey says:

      I’m glad she’s embracing spending so much of the year in Boston for Brady’s career instead of being difficult. They seem like a strong couple :)

      Damn the pats offense needs to get it together though. Hello deion branch?

    • Moneypenny says:

      I guess I missed when they moved to Brookline. We’ve all been too busy paying attention to our seriously overcrowded schools ;-) . I’m guessing the Brady kids will still go to private schools. Welcome to town!

    • tifzlan says:

      I go to school at BU and i’ve been in Boston for a little over a year now and i still confuse Brookline with Allston, which is why i scratched my head momentarily when you said Brookline had a total of 3 peasants living in the area.

      I love Boston. It is such a wonderful city. And as for Gisele, well, we can’t all be as perfect as her but i try hard to! Only to succumb to the delicious cakes at my school’s dining halls.

  2. Sixer says:

    All the book lovers use little blog circles these days, Kaiser, I think. Or are mean to one another on Goodreads.

    • LB says:

      Lol good description. Goodreads is nuts.

    • T.fanty says:

      Goodreads is good for keeping organized though. I’ve never blogged on it. Is it that mean?

    • Jessiebes says:

      Goodreads is good when you are trying to find a new book to read.

    • Sixer says:

      I don’t use Goodreads myself but clients of mine (new authors) do. They complain about it constantly.

      From an outsider’s perspective and going by the many moans about it I hear, it seems to be another internet good idea that is plagued by silliness in some quarters.

      Some authors react to criticism by screeching bullying (don’t write if you don’t want to be critiqued). On the other hand, some members do gang up on other members or authors. And people seem to be accusing others of bullying them while simultaneously being accused of bullying others themselves.

      In other words, it’s like Twitter, Facebook, NameYourOwnSocialMediaWebsite, etc ad infinitum – a great deal of unnecessary noise disturbing an essentially helpful platform.

      • T.Fanty says:

        Isn’t that the essential point of the internet, anyway?

      • Sixer says:

        Absolutely. I don’t mind the noise. I think the benefits of the interwebz far outweigh the nonsense (and, to a large extent, although I concede we need a better conversation about it, the loss of some privacy).

        But I do think people want to pick and choose when the noise is or isn’t acceptable. For instance, most people felt the Loki petition was unacceptable on a thread t’other day. Increasing numbers of people think chavvy name-calling on Twatter should be a matter for the police. In all but the most egregeious cases, I would say the ability to filter mentally is the only redress we need.

      • T.Fanty says:

        I concur. Digital literacy is a discipline and we’re in the guinea pig generation, learning how to handle it. I think regulation is needed less than education – particularly with issues ofd privacy. One absolute downside of cyber-living is the emergence of “constant partial attention” which results in people training themselves out of the attention required to truly understand what rights and privacies they are giving up when they sign up for something. Which is ironic, because I think that one by-product of the internet is of the populace becoming generally less trustful (or more paranoid?).

      • j.eyre says:

        I, like some others here, use GoodReads almost exclusively to keep a list of titles I want to read. I don’t think I have ever read a board outside that one girls 50 Shades review. They are very good to unknown authors by way of promotion.

      • T.fanty says:

        You actually introduced me to GoodReads, miss J. Sadly, I think you’re still my only friend on there.

        I don’t really need an online list of all the books I need to read. They’re sitting on my table, about six feet away, silently judging my failure.

      • j.eyre says:

        I have the stacks threatening to bury me as well, but I get suggestions everywhere, this site included. You’ve seen my goodreads list – it’s astronomical. I tried a bunch of apps for my phone but ultimately, GoodReads proved the easiest way to keep track.

        And I am your friend everywhere, Fanty. Save for when you are stealing CHemboy. Then I am over there ripping out the last chapter of all your books.

      • T.fanty says:

        *shakes fist at Miss Jane* That explains so much. At least you didn’t get to all of my books. I really enjoyed the way I left knowing Jay Gatsby would be okay.

  3. LB says:

    I joined a book club through my local alum group, thinking it would finally force me to read again after my long, long, long hiatus since college. But all it did was make me upset when I couldn’t keep up.

    I’m going to try again though but with a more laid back group, who have less sophisticated taste.

    • Carol says:

      I am in a neighborhood book club, but we are hard core. We have discovered that people who say they love to read tend to drop out; people who say they have to read tend to thrive. So I side eye a comment like “she tries to keep up with the reading.” She would be frustrated and quit us pretty quickly!

  4. Sloane Wyatt says:

    I love Giselle’s casual biking style; she looks great!

  5. Kaiser says:

    We can totally start a Celebitchy Book Club. You guys start reading A Visit from the Goon Squad! Most of you have probably already read it though.

  6. Dawn says:

    I know lots of people like to snark on her but I have to say I like her. I think the way she treats Tom’s oldest son is wonderful because I lived with the other side of it when the new woman or wife treated the first child either like dirt or like they did not exist or somehow did not count. That is way more hurtful for the child than having his step-mom openly love and adore him. I can’t think of anything snarky to say about her at all, she is one lucky lady and seems to have it all. I hope it continues.

  7. jessica says:

    er.. what is going on with her neck in that last picture???

  8. T.fanty says:

    I joined a book club once. We read two short stories of an Angela Carter collection and that was it. We still talk regularly, but rarely about actual books.

  9. Lindsey says:

    Wow…this actually makes me like her.

  10. lana86 says:

    it looks like books clubs are for ppl who like talking/drinking/gossiping, not reading :) But its cute, yeah

  11. Tig says:

    She is a marvel of humankind for sure. Both of the books mentioned are great. Only time I wished I was in a book club was when I was reading “Me before You”- I wanted to talk to someone(s) else so badly about the book!

  12. PunkyMomma says:

    More power to her. You go, Gisele!

  13. lady mary. says:

    i love gisele ,i find her inspiring ,despite all her success she is level headed ,smart and savvy .

  14. Lila says:

    I seriously love the idea of a supermodel joining a local book club and hanging out with the locals. How much fun would that be? I want to do this too. I want Candice Swanepoel in mine so that when we’re not discussing the book I can just stare at her. Ha ha. :)

  15. HappyMom says:

    I joined a book club that started through my son’s preschool. We do discuss the books and drink wine-I love it. I’m picky about what I read though. Im also in a neighborhood book club and a lot of time they pick crap- so I’ll go, drink wine and catch up but won’t bother with the reading part.

  16. Squiggles says:

    I am part of 1 book club that meets monthly and we both discuss the book and general conversation. I used to belong to one other one that was dissolved, but it was great for trying to make friends when I moved to my new area. Basically, if conversation faltered, then we went back to the book.

  17. minime says:

    I don’t understand how Gisele gets to pass over so much dirt. For the second coming of Leann Rimes, she gets comparably a lot of love. She has no respect at all for the mother of her stepson and continuously plays the “Leann game of stepparenting”. She is just lucky that Bridget Moynahan semms to be quite classy and too intelligent to enter in her game. Giselle seems to be a great professional, but that’s all. She married the guy that dropped his pregnant girlfriend…for someone so judgmental of others as Giselle is that is quite funny.

    • Harriet says:

      I strongly disagree with you calling her the equivalent of LeAnne Rhymes. Far from it! Didn’t have an affair with Tom Brady- he had already split up. Not to mention, everyone goes and calls her a homewrecker does anyone who believes this actually wonder if Tom Brady and Bridget genuinely didn’t want to get back together! Personally if I wanted to move on with my life and an ex girlfriend told me she was pregnant I would do what Brady did!

    • Katia says:

      Well it definitely rubs me the wrong way too that tom ditched b when she was pregnant. However that wasnt giseles fault at all. as long as she’s nice To the child and doesn’t try to compete with the mother that’s ok. But it must be odd to have a kid with your ex who you dated for a long time and then broke up at the time of pregnancy…..

      • taxi says:

        Moynahan didn’t know she was pregnant until after the breakup. Getting back together just because she was pregnant? Bad move.

        Brady acknowledged paternity right away, pays child support, & maintains close contact with the boy. Should they have briefly married then divorced? He’s stand up in my book & a better co-parent than a lot of ex-husbands.

    • Katia says:

      Why can’t she be self righteous and make comments about food and obesity ? I get the feeling that anyone who hates her for this has probably not been abroad and/or thinks its cool to not even try breastfeeding your baby.

    • minime says:

      Well if you read what I say with attention, I intentionally didn’t mention anything about Giselle being a homewrecker, but the gossip is out there and that’s why people feel the need to defend her of that. For what is worth, no one will ever know it and it doesn’t really matter anymore. I just mentioned that I don’t envy her choice in men and that she follows the same book of stepparenting of Leann Rhimes, what is true. You can see it very clearly in her interviews(and I can also understand her native language, and it comes across just the same, so no lost in translation there).

      @Katia: Projecting much? It’s pretty simple minded to say that “anyone who hates her for this has probably not been abroad and/or thinks its cool to not even try breastfeeding your baby.” What a lot of people didn’t like in her self righteous way of speaking is that she didn’t acknowledge the fact that a lot of people can’t breastfeed their children for numerous reasons and it is very offensive to name them as worse moms because of that. She does sound a lot like Goop in considering that her blessed lifestyle (genetics, health and money) should fit the complexity of all humanity.

      • Harriet says:

        Minime you’re absolutely right in saying we will never know, none of us hang out with them at their house, and gossip is gossip. I didn’t mean to imply you called her a homewrecker but I still don’t agree with a comparison to LeAnna Rimes. Different league!

        Also, I defend her because I’m not keen on diatribe perpetuated against someone out of small snippets in magazine interviews.

    • Sachi says:

      What exactly is her game?

      She said in some interviews that she sees Jack like her own and treats him like a son. Big deal. That is better than a stepmother treating a child like trash!

      Leave it to some people to think that children are being stolen away from their mothers because the Step Mom is all nice and loving, and the children’s love for their Mom would disappear. It’s right out of a Susan Sarandon-Julia Roberts movie: so melodramatic and exaggerated.

      Bridget is very lucky that Gisele treats Jack with love and care. It could have turned out so bad for the child if his stepmother was a nasty woman.

      I’ve seen some photos of Jack with Gisele and the little boy looked very comfortable with her and very open to her affections.

      I remember Gisele only mentioning Ben in another interview, and the same people who were bashing her for talking about her stepson turned around and started screaming, “Why isn’t she talking about Bridget’s son?! How dare she exclude the child! She’s a witch, an evil stepmother! She’s not talking about Jack because she only loves her own son! Bitch!”

      So she’s a bitch if she talks about her love for her stepson, but she’s also a bitch if she doesn’t.

    • Mimilicious says:

      No she didn’t…YOU ARE WRONG. Tom broke up w Bridget and a couple of months later, after Tom was already dating Giselle for a little bit, Bridget announced her pregnancy. So what…you think he should’ve ended his relationship w Giselle where he was happy and go back w Bridget because she was pregnant so they could live unhappily and raise the baby around all that misery? Get real

    • The Original Mia says:

      Are we rewriting history? Brady & Monyihan were broken up at the time she discovered she was pregnant. In fact, most say they were broken up, but went back for ex-sex when she got pregnant. Brady was over the relationship and had moved on with Gisele. Bridget was bitter because he didn’t return to her and it’s the very reason John doesn’t have Tom’s last name.

      Gisele loves John and Bridget is very lucky her son’s stepmother doesn’t differentiate between her son & Gisele’s children. Some kids aren’t that lucky.

      • Bored suburbanhousewife says:

        I heard from one of his teammates at the time that Bridget got pregnant on purpose to try to keep him/get him back. Don’t know if its true; they must have been having troubles prior to the breakup. Does that mean you become careless about birth control because its ending or you get more careful?

      • Dawn says:

        Bingo! My son is one of those kids who was not that lucky and believe me it leaves a scar and these kids carry that with them and nothing I can say or do changes it. So I love her for loving John the way she does and so should Bridget. I only wish that I could have been that lucky.

    • Mimilicious says:

      But you are right about Giselle and her self righteous diarrhea of the mouth….I don’t care for her either way and I’ve never found her to be particularly beautiful or intelligent

    • Bridget says:

      I don’t agree with everything Giselle says, but I do know this: if something were to ever happen between my husband and I, I would hope that any new partner he chose would care for my children as though they were her own. They deserve no less in their lives than to be loved and cared for by the people in their lives, even if they’re rated by law rather than blood.

      And Bridget and Tom had broken up already. That was why the news of her pregnancy was so surprising – because they had already announced their breakup weeks prior. It seemed weird, even before he hooked up with Giselle.

    • Rena says:

      This woman has the paps on speed dial. I remember before she had her own child, she was ALWAYS being pap’d with Tom and Bridget’s son. I don’t know, I agree with the Leann comparison. She seems to over-step the boundaries of a stepmom.

      Add to that, I think she’s overrated as a model. Kind of has a horse face. Great body though.

  18. Ellecommelejour says:

    Good for her…but I just don’t like her.

  19. Frenzy says:

    I know she have said a lot of stupid things before but admittedly I am a Gisele fan since she was like 18 or 19. I have stepchildren and I like how she treats Jack. WTG!

  20. Harriet says:

    I know people don’t like her but calling her out on trying to be a good step mother always makes me laugh- only because she literally can not win- I have seen negative comments about her in the park with her stepson and I just think, well what is wrong with that? She is renowned for being a nice person by the way- everyone who meets her calls her genuine and nice.

  21. Sachi says:

    I kinda want to join a book club. My younger sister loves reading books but our preferred genres are very different and we can’t discuss a lot except some Shakespeare and Wuthering Heights. :)

    My older siblings either don’t like to read or would only “read” through audio books. :D

    I think Gisele has done great with her career, in that she has managed to stay on top but didn’t let the fashion world eat her up and spit it out. You rarely hear about her being drunk or rumors about drug use. She seems to be the consummate professional.

    IMO she has a good head on her shoulders and surrounds herself with people who will help and guide her. I think she and Tom regularly volunteer at the soup kitchen in Boston on Thanksgiving.

    I look at her instagram account from time to time and most of her photos are about healthy living and active lifestyle (yoga, tai chi). She leaves positive messages with her photos and always encourages everyone to have happiness and optimism in their lives. She’s almost ‘too good to be true’, like her life is one big ball of sunshine and rainbows and nothing gets her down. It’s rare to see someone that happy and seemingly so content with her life and who doesn’t brag about her wealth or the luxuries she can afford.

  22. whatsyourname says:

    Look I know she looks good. But please come to Stockholm, 95% of the female population looks like her or better. Not many here would think that she was something special honestly. She would just be average so I really don’t know what the fuss is about and why she gets paid 42 million dollars a year for her looks? I guess I and a lot of swedish girls missed something important cause I never knew I could make that kind of money off of my looks and probably neither did they…??

    • Suze says:

      Something I can actually comment from direct experience! I’ve seen Gisele in person, twice, going about her business in Manhattan. She wasn’t working so she wasn’t dolled up at all – she looked a lot like the photograph above.

      I spent two weeks in Sweden last spring, with four days in Stockholm. Beautiful country with a gorgeous, healthy looking population to be sure. There’s an incredible gene pool there. I was actually *more* impressed with the older people.

      But most them were not in Gisele territory. Models like that are just in another category altogether.

      • lafrenchy says:

        Totally agree!

        Something I can also comment from direct experience, having been in Stockholm many times, 3 times just this year: yes women AND men are amongst the healthiest, most attractive people BUT most of girls don’t even come close to Gisele’s territory in term of looks. They are cute but normal cuties not supermodels level.

      • whatsyourname says:

        Well maybe you guys are right and she’s something else. :)
        But I don’t like to put one human being so much in front of the rest I think there are tons and tons of beautiful women in the world, you just have to look, and makeup have nothing to d with it (not only Stockholm!) and one is not SO much prettier than the other but that’s my opinion. Bless

    • Robi says:

      I met her twice. She is not the sexiest woman on the planet, I mean, she doesn’t exude sex in person (my husband confirms it) mainly because she is not try- hard like some colleagues of hers I also met. She dresses like in this candids in most occasions and she doesn’t pose. She is all smiles and kind, not pretentious at all.
      I met many Swedish people because of my job and I visited the city many times. Gorgeous people, but they are somehow ‘cold’. This girl is Brasilian, she is lively and warm, and one can perceive it, that’s the big difference.
      Plus, she is goddess in her job. Camera loves her, she has an exceptional charisma in pic and she is quite good as a runway model, as well.
      Finally, they pay her because she sells. She is a querida, really admired, in her own country, which is one of the largest markets in the world. When she is in a campaign sales go up double digit.

      • A says:

        Gisele is a minority in Brazil. She is of German/jewish descent.
        White people are a minority in Brazil yet 90% of what you see in their media TV/film is white faces so it is not surprising that Gisele is their “face”. It’s funny because black people are the majority in Brazil and in places like Sweden they would never have a black girl represent their country or have black people be the majority in TV/film. It’s funny how that works.
        Gisele is called Brazilian yet a british black people whose parents and grandparents and ancestors traced to UK since the 1800s still get called “black brit” or “british black”.
        It’s the same thing with South Africa.
        A white south african is just called south african instead of ‘white south african’. Same thing with Australia and other places.

      • lafrenchy says:


        I also have been to Brazil and I am amazed by what you said as the overwhelming majority of brazilian are from portuguese descent so white and I checked on wikipedia which confirmed that almost 50% of brazilian are from white descent while only 7,5 % have african ancestry.

        Anyway why are you trying to change this thread about a model and a bookclub into a race discussion?

      • A Mascarada says:

        Long time lurker, first time poster, because I just HAD to reply to your comment.
        Are you Brazilian (I am) or have you ever been to Brazil? It’s a largely miscigenated country, and the descendents of Africans, South American Indians and Portuguese constitute the majority of the population.
        Then we had the French (in Rio), the Deutch (in the north), the Italian, the Japanese (mainly in São Paulo), the Lebanese, the German and the Polish (in the South), etc… imigration, and nobody is gonna tell us who is a Brazilian and who is not. There’s no Native, Afro or German Brazilian here. There are Brazilians.
        And no, big-mouthed Gisele was never “the face” of Brazil in Brazil, even though we praise and admire her hard work. She left the country for an international career straight away, because that sells better for the famous brands than the average latina that we affectionate so much ;)

      • ChrisK says:

        To A: If you want to put a religion on Gisele’s German ancestors you should have said Lutheran instead of Jewish, practically all the German immigrants who settled in that part of Brazil claimed to be German Lutherans. Gisele’s family in our days claim to be Catholic and Gisele studied in an Evangelical private school.

        In Brazil you can find all ethnic groups of the world. But they all call each other Brazilians. I don’t doubt there are many individuals who enjoy to claim to be Italian, German, Japanese, Russian or whatever instead of just Brazilian. I’m talking about descendants. In US you see so much more people claiming to be people from countries of their ancestors because of racism and ethnic identity being cultural issues there.

      • A says:

        The majority are Afro Brazilian but in Brazil they don’t have the same system as in America. Many go by skin color and there is a stigma attached to being pure Afro Brazilian so many X the “mulato/mulata” category instead of ‘black’ afro brazilian.
        That is the thing with Brazil, they don’t speak of “race” there and because even the purest black person can call themselves white they can’t bring up racism because hey, you’re “white”. It says so on the documents.
        Basically, you can choose what race you are in Brazil but you still get discriminated because of your black skin color.
        To the rest who replied to me: My point still stands.

    • lafrenchy says:


      So… sociologits and statistics state some facts, people who are Brazilian or have been to Brazil back these facts with their first hand experiences…but you have decided that is not reality and instead proposeyour own version of reality should be…and yu stand by it just for the sake of it? well- okay…Major eyeroll

      PS: Go to Brazil and see by yourself… you would know that they don’t even have a defined ethnicity or racial backgound on teir official papers…but well keep the fantasy going…

  23. Jackson says:

    Sigh. She is damn near perfect.

  24. Louise says:

    Use the website GoodReads. Like an online book club.

  25. Cazzee says:

    No shade on Gisele here – I don’t know her – but in my experience, perfect people are often ruthless.

    • mslewis says:

      Some people call her “perfect” but I’ve never heard Giselle call herself perfect. She just seems like a hardworking model who is making the best of her time as a model while also being a happy wife and mother. I don’t call that perfect; I would call it making the most of the hand you’ve been dealt.

  26. mslewis says:

    I love Gisele . . . and Tom. They seem like nice people and loving parents. Good for her for trying to get to know the mothers of her son’s friends at school. It’s a good move and keeps her from getting bored during the weekends that Tom is playing away from Boston.

    I’ve tried twice to join bookclubs and both times I just couldn’t do it. The first club read awful books (mostly silly love stories that can be read in an hour) and the other one was the total opposite. I was bored and couldn’t keep up so I dropped out. I also tried Goodreads and was mostly appalled at the comments. So, I just read my Kindle and enjoy what I like.

  27. lucy2 says:

    I keep trying to find a good book club. There was a good one I joined, but that folded when the leader/shop owner shut down her business.
    The one I’m in now picks pretty lame books that don’t prompt much discussion, and then the leader gets a little miffed when the conversation about the book is so brief. The few I’ve suggested she’s shot down, so I just shrug now and only read the month’s pick if it seems somewhat interesting. If nothing else it’s an excuse to meet new people. I suspect that’s why Gisele does it too, and to make friends with the other parents.

    A book discussion post here would be fun! I read Goon Squad a while ago but the discussion would probably job my memory.

  28. Brooke says:

    I don’t have feelings for her either way, but it may comfort whoever wasn’t aware that she had rhinoplasty and breast augmentation to achieve the look she has now. As to her fortune, etc., she is a clearly a very clever businesswoman who has parlayed being a lingerie model into a self-sustaining empire – good for her.

    • Harriet says:

      Sigh. Unproven. Rumours. Until she comes out and says it or someone obtains physical proof and finds the doctors who performed both procedures, I won’t be believing it. Probably makes me sound jaded and annoying but she is perfect to me and I have been following her career since I was a pre-teen. And I’m in my twenties now.

    • Peebs says:

      She has not had a nose job, and she had her implants removed years ago. This ground has been tread and retread, and even if it were true, it still wouldn’t make her unlikeable or ugly.

  29. Lisa says:

    I don’t know how much longer she will be thin.. It looks like she has a goiter.

    • Turtle Dove says:

      Her neck looks stressed from exercise. In regular photos her neck doesn’t look like that.

      Paging Dr. Lisa. A person with a normal well balanced thyroid function can get a goitre. It doesn’t mean that the individual has hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.

      Let’s also dispel that all people with hypothyroidism are fat/chubby/overweight.

      I have a hypothyroid, which is completely out of balance (sadly) at the moment. I can say that I am thin. A hypothyroid doesn’t make you morbidly obese, just a little heavier.

  30. Timber says:

    I think most of her wealth now is from her sandal line.

  31. Claudia says:

    Great to see a lot of readers here! I’m in a book rut. I’m on goodreads but only went on that site… once. I have no book list. I just like to go to book fairs and buy whatever looks like it would be good– please help me build a proper list! :D Recommendations!!!

    Mine: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles (one of my favorite books of all time), Devil in the White City, The Family Fang, Love in the Time of Cholera.

    • melangie says:

      I started a good book list by going on amazon & putting a few books that I’d already read on a wish list. After that, they start recommending books like what you’ve chosen for your wish list. Also, if you go rate some books that you’ve read they fold that info into your personal recommendations. Good luck! Browsing amazon for books is one of my favorite pastimes.

  32. Cinderella says:

    At this rate, she’s going to out-Goop the Goopster.

  33. NovemberBaby says:

    Yes. But her face. Yeah, that was mean.

  34. Mel says:

    Now she learned to read?, maybe she learn something with it and stop saying sh*t!
    She is the Gwyneth Paltrow of models: fake, overrated and annoying!

  35. bergerine says:

    Wow, she almost read a whole book. That’s why they call her a SUPERmodel.

    Meanwhile, Boston Bruins wives and girlfriends do as much charity work as the players – none of whom make (I will not say “earn”) $42m/year.