Gisele Bundchen is a “Modern Muse”: gorgeous or fug?

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This is Gisele Bundchen’s cover for the Spring issue of Muse Magazine. There are several covers, though, with models like Carolyn Murphy and Karen Elson featured as “The Modern Muses”. Gisele’s is one of the most striking of all of the covers, though, and her photo shoot was released as well. If you’d like to see additional shots and covers from the Luigi Murenu photo shoot, go here, to The Fashion Spot.

So… Gisele as some kind of bird. That was my first thought – she looks very bird-like on the cover. It’s her posture and the feathers, I think. She looks like she’s about swoop down and grab something in her mouth. The rest of the shoot is kind of cool though – I like the photo where it looks like her boobs have a sun visor.

Just a note – neither Gisele nor Tom Brady has responded to Bridget Moynahan’s remarks in More Magazine. I wasn’t really expecting Gisele to say anything – at least, not until her next big magazine interview, which could be months from now. I should say this, though – Gisele never goes after Bridget. She never says anything bad about Bridget or anything like that, to her credit. Gisele just claims Bridget’s son as her own. I tend to take Gisele as a passive-aggressive, but maybe she’s just clueless.

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Photos courtesy of Muse Magazine.

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  1. Cherry Rose says:

    She looks beautiful. And while I’m happy that she loves Jack as if he were her own, she needs to STFU about it.

  2. blinkblue says:

    Gorgeous.

  3. Cat says:

    Fair to middling. They could do so much more w/her. Totally agree w/@CherryRose on the matter of Jack!! Spot on!

  4. Jane says:

    “Gisele just claims Bridget’s son as her own.”

    Is that a bad thing? The kid has 3 parents that love him, which is 3 more than a lot of kids have.

  5. mojoman says:

    What’s with the “mouth breather” poses?

  6. Rita says:

    Sorry, I find this spread to be completely lacking in artistic composition or commercial polarity.

  7. Bailey says:

    forget Gisele
    Carolyn’s pose is jacked up, WTF?

  8. devilgirl says:

    I find Gisele to be man-ish looking.

  9. Raven Sparrow says:

    Not impressed with these photos. While I’ll never call her ugly, Gisele is not a beauty to me either. Same goes for her body. I just don’t get it.

  10. Roma says:

    There’s a difference between loving your stepchild and calling him your own.

    I think all anyone wants from Gisele is to say I love him like he is my own son but he has a wonderful mother. That’d calm everyone down.

    Honestly: I just don’t think Gisele is the brightest bulb and she’s not doing this shit on purpose.

  11. spinner says:

    The camera DOES love Gisele. Although she is not a true beauty, she is very interesting to look at, as is Kate Moss. In regards to Jack…whenever Gisele speaks…I feel that something is lost in translation & she is misinterpreted. She is Jacks’ step-mother. She has a say.

  12. Donna Wingfield says:

    I’m with those who find her rather plain and masculine-looking.

  13. happygirl says:

    Plth.

  14. Ari says:

    I like the Karen cover but I have a fondness for redheads (fake or not) and Gisele is boring to me.

  15. Racheal says:

    Carolyn Murphy stole my other secret come-hither move! Damn it! What’s with her and Diane Kruger using my subtly suggestive poses in photo shoots? Get some originality ladies. Please. Sheesh.

  16. nellie says:

    She looks beautiful. There is a reason why designers and magazines still clamor for Gisele. The girl has been in the business for over 12 years, she knows how to model.

  17. crtb says:

    I don’t see what is so beautiful about her. Maybe I am tainted by the things she has said. Maybe it’s her “I’m better than everybody attitude” that turns me off. If God said to me, “I can make you look just like her” I would say “No Thank You” In the picture with the pink flowers, she looks ordinary.

  18. Eve says:

    In the picture with the pink flowers, she looks ordinary.

    @ Crtb:

    That’s not her. The model’s name is Karen Elson — I think she’s married to that White Stripes dude.

  19. MadonnaofModels says:

    she’s stunning and can pull off any looks for designers,photographers, you name it. That is a models job people! a models job is NOT just sitting there smiling to a camera, get a clue! She delivers the concepts that are asked of her and she sells. voila, a Superstar model you have.
    I have read many times everything Gisele models for, sells off the racks and in this case, the shelves. Get over it! More people are interested in Gisele the model and can care a less about petty gossip.

  20. Muse says:

    she’s breathtaking to me. I love her cheekbones and bone structure. I hate fat faces on skinny girls. They will never become Gisele’s.

  21. liz says:

    yeah she knows how to model, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that she has a very masculine face and is in no way a strikingly beautiful woman. She is thin and tall and has nice hair (sometimes)

  22. lmao says:

    funny how everyone picks on Gisele when Karen and Carolyn are less striking or beautiful than her, lol. that my friends is why she is THE Supermodel. She gets reaction.

    It reminds me of Jan always saying “marsha,marsha,marsha”

  23. Leslie says:

    masculine smashculine. Karen and Carolyn are far more so, and are not world wide sex symbols like Gisele is.

  24. Hollowdoll says:

    The photo shoot does nothing for me.

  25. James says:

    Fat faces bobble heads are gross. they look like they have Hamster cheeks or a bulemia problem and are average run of the mill looking girls at best. They could never become Supermodels because fat faces are ugly,boring and uninspiring to photograph. YAWN.

  26. kiki says:

    say what you want. Haters gon hate. She made millions off that face,body,hair and personality. I don’t see any of you doing the same.

  27. Praise St. Angie! says:

    that’s a man, baby.

  28. Heather says:

    Gisele’s striking look is far more impressive than any Bleached hair Hollywood clone anyday. She is not an actress or colgate toothpaste model. She is a model with a “look” therefore it made her millions for having a “look”. that is more important in fashion than being “perfectly pretty” anyday. Karen Elson is not very pretty at all. and Carolyn Murphy is a great model but meh.

  29. Estella says:

    I like her though I think Bridget Moynahan has a far prettier face. It’s weird that Gisele has become holier- than-thou once she became a mom. She used to seem like happiness in a bottle backstage at all the shows. I miss THAT Gisele. Girl still knows how to model though and she has a great body.

    Regarding Gis’s cover styling, is this more of the ongoing “Black Swan” inspired theme that I see everywhere now? I like it and hope ballerina style makes a comeback. I love leotard-style tops and that soft ballerina pink up against black tulle or even black leather.

  30. Mikeyangel says:

    Love her, stupid comments and all. She is beautiful. Looking a little androgenous has no doubt helped her get to where she is. Bone stucture, great. Body, great. Hair, can be great, when she cares enough to do something with it. I also love that she doesnt think twice about going out looking pretty natural. I went through about 1000 pics of her yesterday looking for one picture and she regularly goes out without tons of makeup or her hair done. She looks like a beach girl through and through.

  31. Dani says:

    I think Gisele has a slammin body but have never been a fan of her face. A little too hard for me. Not to say she isn’t a beautiful lady but prefer a bit more softness to the face. As far as her public comments when interviewed, she does sorta stick her foot in her mouth at times.

  32. Lisa Turtle says:

    Is that a real tattoo on Carolyn Murphy’s hips?

  33. jover says:

    I also like giselle’s somewhat masculine face – I prefer that over soft and pretty. 12 years in today’s fashion biz is an eternity give her credit for lasting, and yes I’ll also take giselle over hollywood’s bland blonde clones that lack distinctiveness and character.

  34. bagladey says:

    I’m with those who find her rather plain and masculine-looking.

  35. Mia says:

    Definitely Fug. I grew up hearing the saying, “it’s whats on the inside, not outside that counts”. Also, “pretty is as pretty does”. Gisele is constantly giving interviews where she appears to be lecturing the rest of us to be more like her. She thinks everything she thinks and does is stop-the-press important. Instead she makes comments that make her look like a ditz and she has only herself to blame. Since becoming a mother she has told us she felt not so much as a twinge during childbirth(BULL!), potty trained her son at 6 months of age(BULL!), called out woman-kind(especially us lazy Americans, of which her son happens to be 50%)for not breastfeeding our babies, and if we don’t fall into line on the last point, there should be a law against it. Now she’s starting her own line of tanning products and(even though she schlepped for a famous brand for years)says the rest of us are applying poison each time we use another brand that doesn’t carry her name(Such BULL!). She also puts those of us that drink bottled water down(all the while her hubby is a spokeperson for Smartwater). And what I detest most about this woman is that each time she sticks her foot in her mouth, one of her “reps” blames the language barrier. Total B.S. She’s been in this country for over half her life. I’d have more respect for her if she’d just own up to what she says. Or better yet…stop and think before speaking altogether. Pathetic.

  36. lila says:

    Gisele = fug. She is so yesterday.
    Karen’s picture is total Modern Muse.

  37. Ginger says:

    Forbe’s says otherwise. So yesterday my a**. Thats why she already has 3 Vogue covers this year, lol. Cindy,Linda,Naomi could be considered “so yesterday” as well and look at them, they are icons. I would rather Gisele be an icon than a “flavor of the week” model.

  38. Hector says:

    it’s better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

    so glad she speaks her mind and isn’t some fake PR product.

  39. Jazzy says:

    Internet people are beyond weird. No one in real life goes around saying “oh shes so soft” and “oh shes hard” wtf? There is pretty,average and ugly. with maybe cute,sexy inbetween. that is it. NO ONE rates beauty that way. That is way over analytical and trust me Gisele is on the high end of the spectrum or her profession would be a school teacher like probably half of the plain jane non models here commenting. STFU.

  40. Robert says:

    ahaha Karen gets called pretty and Gisele fug. ahahah. Yeah good one green eyes.

    Karen now that is a fug model. Good model, but no way on this Earth could ever be a worldwide sex symbol,victorias secret icon, and Supermodel like Gisele is/can.

    Anyways LOVE how all the comments are all about your’s truly! haha. You proved your point haters; she is not special yet she gets the most attention. doesn’t make sense to me! If she were truly the non special one wouldn’t karen and carolyn have more comments? LMAO.

  41. Lexy says:

    The ugliest models ever are Baby doll Alien freak ones. Now they would have been shunned in the Cindy Crawford days. At least Gisele with her Supermodel diva power on the runway and in photos would have had a much bigger chance. I will never like those bug eyed alien freak models. Besides skinny chicks with huge fat heads/faces has got to be one of the weirdest combos ever! SO average. Gisele’s cheekbones, people pay for those!

  42. whitney says:

    Yes a model named Jamie Bochert, Genvieve van seenus, and Malgosia Bela also have covers, I bet you jealous hags would all be saying how pretty they are, lol.

    Gisele’s small head,long swan neck,deep set eyes,smile/teeth,full lips and cheekbones are all VERY womanly traits to me. Tell me a guy who has those? lmao. Besides Johnny Depp and male models. The best looking people in the world are chiseled by the Gods. Male or Female. Last time I checked most men have big meat heads and short stuffed necks, so girls with fat faces and necks are manly to me.

  43. hstl1 says:

    I am laughing my a** off at the Carolyn Murphy picture. I was having my hair colored last month about 5 feet away from her and she is nothing to look at. If I hadn’t been told who she was, I couldn’t have guessed. This is some MAJOR spackle to get her to look decent. And she is a snot-face to boot.

    If I can afford the same hairdresser, that means I am allowed to breath the same air as you, sister.

  44. Luigi says:

    If Gisele were doing Carolyn’s pose you’d hear nothing but snide rude remarks. I love Gisele’s haters! they always make me laugh.

  45. Isa says:

    See? She’s so much better when she’s not talking!

  46. alexandra says:

    She is refreshingly ugly compared to Angelina jolie look alikes. She is beautiful on her own. No fake cheekbones, juicy lips.

  47. crtb says:

    say what you want. Haters gon hate. She made millions off that face,body,hair and personality. I don’t see any of you doing the same.

    So by your logic, I have to like Mel Gison, Michael Vick, Angelina Jolie just becuase they all have made millions of dollars. But since I don’t like them, that makes me a hater because I haven’t been able to do the same?

  48. Dani says:

    @40 – So what you are saying is that everyone should speak and think exactly like you. Good luck getting through life with that attitude.

  49. incred says:

    Have you seen half of the Top models today? Iris Strubegger,Freja Beha Ericson,Abbey Lee,Lara Stone etc…Gisele is a friggin GODDESS compared to any of them.

  50. ragdoll says:

    Exactly what’s the problem with a bird brain wearing a bird outfit?

  51. Kate says:

    Gisele is a fashion icon. Nothing will change it. Haters to the left,right,side,back..who cares.

    She will be in history books when speaking of models. She will be the one plastered under the title “supermodel” in 20 years. Meanwhile, your boring victorias secret one face expression panty models will be off to the side in a little caption, as always. (if that)

  52. Elizabeth says:

    Why is everyone diminishing the careers of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Elle Macpherson in order to boost Gisele?

    Naomi, Cindy and Elle are now in their 40′s and have retired from the modelling world. They were goddesses back in the day eg. Elle was and still is known as “The Body!”

    I’m willing to bet Gisele will be in retirement when she’s 40 too, just like the other supermodels above.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with it, of course. If anything, Gisele is probably the last supermodel of this generation, however she’s not the be all and end all, period.

    I say the Gisele fanatics need a healthy dose of realism.

  53. Quercus says:

    While she is certainly more beautiful than the average person, I have never understood the hullabaloo over Ms. Bundchen. Maybe because it seems there is not much going on behind the eyes. That whole shoot leaves me cold; some of the shots are downright creepy (armless woman?), but then, I like eyebrows on a human face.

  54. Mouse says:

    Meh. Not ugly, but not interesting. Androgenous though, does she have an x and a y chromosome?

  55. Ken says:

    Love her.