Gisele Bundchen’s sandy Vogue Paris cover: cheap & tacky or rather beautiful?

This is the new cover of Vogue Paris, starring Gisele Bundchen, her crazy butt and some sand. Is it wrong that I kind of like this unconventional cover image? “Unconventional” in the sense that you usually don’t see this kind of butt-tastic photo on the cover of a women’s magazine. I could totally see it on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, or perhaps one of the fancier men’s magazines. Still, I do like it. I know everyone loves to hate on Gisele (sometimes with good reason, sometimes not), but the woman has a GREAT body, and I would love to have that kind of butt (and thighs). Plus, I just think Gisele looks prettier when she’s got beachy, light, natural styling. When people try to make Gisele look all “high-fashion” and avant-garde, it’s often a disaster (in my opinion). I wonder how they achieved the sandy butt look? Did Gisele do it herself, or was there some kind of butt-sand wrangler/handler?

Incidentally, Gisele was also named the newest face of David Yurman. My favorite Yurman ads are, without a doubt, the Kate Moss ones. You can see Gisele’s ads here – she looks pretty, but it definitely seems like they’re trying to recreate the Moss ones.

We haven’t talked about Gisele in more than a week, basically since we laughed and laughed at the photos of Gisele and Tom Brady at the Met Gala. It wasn’t that Gisele looked bad – at all. I actually liked her dress, although it was a big boring (and as some of you pointed out, Kristen Stewart wore a surprisingly similar version last year). No, we all laughed at Tom Brady and his surely Gisele-ordered hairstyle. It was pretty rough. Is it unfair to Gisele to blame her for Tom’s hair don’t? I still don’t know. But I still think that they were, at best, embarrassing on the Met Gala red carpet, and at worst, they were completely boring. Neither prospect bodes well.

Photos courtesy of WENN, The Fashion Spot.

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  1. Katyusha says:

    lol @ “butt-sand wrangler.”

    Gisele does have a fantastic butt. Seriously.

    • RocketMerry says:

      Awesome butt.

      “I wonder how they achieved the sandy butt look?”
      They probably lathered a thick layer of sunscreen/body-lotion on her cheeks and then had her sit in the sand. Few retouches here and there.

  2. PHD in Gossip says:

    Since she took out her implants, she isn’t the same

    • Tapioca says:

      I remember when she first emerged as the “Boobs from Brazil” and you could get “Free the Gisele Two!” T-shirts. Compare to her flat-chested physique now and it’s clear she had plastic titties at the time, although whoever did her boob job was a skilful surgeon because you really couldn’t tell.

      However, if I could chose a model body I’d go with early noughties Tyra, because unlike Gis – who has no waist – she was all curves!

      • Anmelt says:

        But maybe her boobies deflated from breastfeeding? They do go smaller sometimes after that.

  3. cupidityrox says:

    Gisele’s butt for president

  4. Eleonor says:

    It reminds me a Naomi’s shoot, in which she was naked, but covered with sands. I think it was for the Pirelli’s calendar, but I’m not sure. Btw it was better.

  5. LadyJane says:

    Tacky, Vogue. This isn’t meant to be Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Epic fail.

  6. jc126 says:

    SHe looks great, and go Pats! I would wear that bathing suit, if I had that body.

  7. little-red says:

    Sometimes you just can’t help but stare at such a perfect ass. Outstanding!

  8. bea says:

    The sandy-butt pic has been done many times before.

    This one looks overly staged. She does have a fantastic butt – which is good bc that face……..

    • marie says:

      ha!, thought I was the only one. She does have a nice body though..

    • Anonny says:

      Are you saying she’s a butterface? 🙂

    • rlh says:

      Word! She looks better if some of the manliness in her face is played down. The top & bottom of her face are covered a bit. And profile works better for her than straight on.
      Not a fan. Especially when she opens her mouth.

  9. MissilePanda says:

    I actually don’t think her bum is all that, its good but there is better I think!

  10. Cel says:

    I think she looks great.

    Sort of photo I would expect on French Elle – their summer covers feature shots like this.

  11. nofkksgiven says:

    love everything about it.

  12. Anonny says:

    Does anyone know yet WTF was going on with his hair?? Can I get an update plz?

  13. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    I love her. My girl crush of the last decade!

  14. Axel 5 says:

    love it!

  15. Dawn says:

    Great pics. The camera simply loves her.

  16. Crystal says:

    Nice ass. I always thought she had a butterface but these photos are gorgeous. I love the cover.

  17. Gene Parmesan says:

    She should be blamed because she saw him as his wife walk out of the house looking like that!

  18. poppy says:

    his hair was all her doing. she wears the pants in the relationship as well as being the fashion “expert”.

  19. DreamyK says:

    Fantastic ass, cheesy cover. Way too much sand.

    They should make sandpaper with that pic on it, though. Imagine the sales.

  20. muppet_barbershop says:

    She makes even this look classy.

  21. Stubbylove says:

    Bitch has a great ass – no doubt about that.

  22. ZenB!tch says:

    Beautiful because her face is so SHOPPED. Look at the photos of her with Tom Brady. That horrid nose, the too gaunt cheekbones all conveniently hidden in the vogue shots.

    She’s always been a butter face.

  23. laji says:

    Beautiful. Sure. But so so boring. I find it very difficult to care about Gisele or Tom or both together. Pretty people. Yawn.

  24. Beatriz says:

    Whoa, she has a great ass! Time to hit the gym, sigh…

  25. Karma says:

    I think it is a great shot too. She really does look her best on the beachy shots. But without a doubt she is a supermodel of this era.

    While my supermodel favs are from way back when, she’s the only one that has come close to them.

    Tom Brady’s hair…wow. I bet next year it won’t be fussed over as much. One bad gust of wind made him look goofy.

  26. jesstar says:

    Good butt. Bad cover.

  27. MizzVJJ says:

    Not a bad butt, but I wouldnt trade mine for that one. Flat butts arent my thing.

  28. jover says:

    Not the best not the worst at least models still show up on European fashion mags; giselle will never eclipse the supers of the 90s; remember that iconic photo of cindy, linda, naomi, and christy strutting down the runway arm-in-arm laughing at the end of a versace show early 90s;that was fashion as aspiration, inspiration, fun, glamour it drew you in; oddly for all her fame and money giselle doesn’t do anything for fashion, she’s just there imho.

  29. Francesca says:

    She is gorgeous.