Does Gisele Bundchen steal centerpieces from fancy NYC dinners?

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Here are some photos of Gisele Bundchen last night in NYC. She was leaving the Champions of Earth event, which she attended as her capacity as the goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program. I actually didn’t know she was a UN goodwill ambassador, so good for her. I wonder if someone handed her those flowers or if she’s the kind of woman who takes the centerpiece floral arrangement at the end of the night. If she took a centerpiece from the event, I might love her a little bit. There’s a reason she’s the richest model in the world – she enjoys jacking centerpieces from fancy New York dinners. Look, she made a friend steal a second centerpiece too! LOL.

Anyway, Gisele has gradually allowed us to see her new-and-improved face following her July plastic surgery (alleged!) in Paris. Gisele was worried about being seen going into the Paris plastic surgeon’s office, so she wore a burqa (and flip-flops). Ever since, Gisele has been keeping a lower profile, possibly healing from her alleged eye work and breast lift. While I think she looks fresh and well-rested in these photos, I’m struggling to really see how she got anything drastic done. Maybe that’s the sign of the great work from this Parisian plastic surgeon – you don’t look different, you just look well-rested.

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  1. MelissaManifesto says:

    She looks amazing.

    • coco says:

      Agree. Love her! She looks beautiful. Fab dress.

      I just think she has makeup on (compared to the pics we see of her out and about sans makeup) but even if she has had surgery, it doesn’t alter my opinion of her – one of my fav supermodels, awesome body and bone structure. Plus most of the VS girls have had boob jobs after their babies.

      She does a lot of charity work and has been a UN ambassador for years.

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I’m sure everyone who bought a table or was on the board or whatever was told to please take a centerpiece.

    • JRae says:

      Yes, the author clearly has not attended many centerpiece-having events. It’s totally normal to take the centerpieces afterwards, it’s encouraged, and it’s not “stealing”, lol.

    • qwerty says:

      Last time I saw her pics she was carrying flowers too, my guess is she’s trying to cover her new teets so the paps don’t get a good shot. And it wasn’t a breast lift, she very obviously got implants.

    • Lama Bean says:

      I didn’t gather Kaiser was serious about stealing the centerpiece, just as she’s not serious when she asks if Kim K’s clothes are cute.

    • Bej says:

      Yes. I’d take them too, if I paid for a fancy table. What happens to them otherwise? Binned or event staff take them home.

    • Christin says:

      We have a work event every year where we give away floral center pieces to attendees.

      Such a non-story here, whether she took it or not.

    • laura in LA says:

      I love beautiful centerpieces, so when it’s offered, I always take one (or two) myself.

    • Emily C. says:

      Yep, this. The centerpieces are intended to be taken home and that is made clear. I’ve worked at events that did that. Rich people expect something in exchange for their glorious presence.

      The amount of work that goes into making rich people feel special so they’ll possibly consider coughing up an infinitesimal proportion of their cash horde to, say, help poor children get an education, is astounding. I’d far rather work the lower/working/middle-class events. The people are WAY nicer and your organization usually ends up with more money for its time.

  3. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Who knew that Gisele and my great aunt would have so much in common, in the words of Great Aunt Mary “well they are only going to throw them out after the wedding”.

  4. ldub says:

    my aunt, an older woman, takes them from every wedding she attends…..EVERY ONE.
    they dont even have to be real. in fact she prefers the fake ones! LOL
    is this a thing?

  5. MariaTR says:

    As an event planner, I love it when people take centerpieces at the end of events. Less for me to deal with – often, they are given out at the end of fancy dinners for this very reason! Sometimes, we even raffle them off…

    • Palar says:

      At some events I plan we auction off the centrepieces to the attendees (silent auction usually) and donate the money to charity.

    • MsGoblin says:

      Another planner here…I give remaining florals to local senior centers, hospice organizations or – if I can get an address – women’s shelters. As part of the contract with my ground transportation company, they agree to deliver them to the centers at no charge to my program.

      I love doing this. The flowers can be enjoyed for days after my event, and some people, who are sometimes forgotten, get a bit of joy from them.

    • j.eyre says:

      Oh my goodness – my people! I did meetings/conventions and if the budget was tight, sometimes we had to use the centerpiece for the next day. Since the majority of the meetings were destinations and people weren’t going home, we would mostly give the centerpieces to the hotel/event space staff, many of whom would give them to their families.

      I love MsGoblins idea, however. If I ever get hired again, I am suggesting this.

  6. mia girl says:

    This brings back memories!
    Growing up, my mom would have me and my sisters fan out and each grab a centerpiece from every wedding or big event we attended. Even if they were crappy. She would say “They WANT us to take them!”

    She usually kept only one and gave the others out to family/neighbors. Ha!!

    • Timbuktu says:

      Why??? They are often huge and not easy to transport (at least the wedding ones I’ve seen). And the ones Gisele was carrying are nothing special.

  7. Loopy says:

    Paul Macartney, Madonna and Gisele are know for being very tight fisted.

  8. Catwoman says:

    So smug. Smug is unattractive. The end.

  9. LadyMTL says:

    At a few of the functions I’ve been to we’ve actually been told that we could take the centerpieces if we wanted them, but I like to think that Gisele just swiped them, it’s too funny.

    And if she did have work done it is really subtle, because to me she pretty much looks the same. Maybe a bit tighter / smoother in the eye area, if that. Mind you, I’m not that good at spotting plastic surgery, unless it’s really obvious.

  10. Matador says:

    They may have told guests to feel free to take the centerpieces, or just the VIP attendees.

    Although I do like the idea of her having to stand on the sidewalk with a sandwich board sign that says, “I Steal Centerpieces From Fancy Dinners” a la Larry David on Curb.

  11. schmoopy says:

    I can tell she had eye work she had done. It’s very subtle and perhaps if I didn’t know about it, I wouldn’t notice it, but something looks different around they eyes.

    • doofus says:

      they look less “squinty” to me.

    • Crumpet says:

      Agreed. She has always had very hooded eyes, and those don’t age well (as I can attest). At some point, you want to remove some of the excess skin or it can eventually even impede your eyesight.

      • Betsy says:

        This is why i had to have one eye done – I couldn’t see from that eye anymore! But I’d had one smaller eye since I was born; aging just sagged it past the point where I needed surgery to see properly (or what passes for properly with my eyes) again.

    • laura in LA says:

      I’m a cosmetic surgery skeptic, but her “work” looks pretty good and very subtle to me.

  12. Triple Cardinal says:

    I refuse to take centerpieces unless invited. How do you know whether the hostess has plans for them herself? She may want to give them to friends or family.

    It must be unpleasant for a hostess to promise flowers to someone and then find them…gone.

  13. Nashville girl says:

    Often at events you may also have the option of making a donation to purchase the centerpiece. I came home with a goldfish in a vase after one such night. It was dead two weeks later…

  14. Annie says:

    Actually, this is the norm in Brazil. Even if no one told you to take the centerpiece, you just do it. Some of the older people, like mothers, consider it rude if you don’t do it, because it means the decorations were not beautiful, since you didn’t want to take it home with you. Younger people prefer to take the drinks left over from the party, but almost every guest takes the centerpieces.
    Not sure if she should be doing this in other countries, since I don’t know if they think it is the polite thing to do. But I guess when you’re Gisele it doesn’t really matter, no one will tell you to not take the centerpiece.

    • Naddie says:

      That’s how I thought too. Here in Brazil the centerpieces are to be taken.

      • Chibichchai says:

        I’m not Brazilian but in my family, it is a mad dash for center pieces. Then at family gatherings it’s nice to see your center pieces being reused as other decoration.

  15. Veronica says:

    I had a really long comment about how much I dislike her, then I realized it serves no purpose.

    • Anne tommy says:

      😄No strong feelings on Giselle but I’ve done this for other threads Veronica, decided it just made me sound unhinged, and deleted it. Thank goodness for the cancel button…

  16. CR says:

    “Does Gisele Bundchen steal centerpieces from fancy NYC dinners?” I don’t know, but she looks good. Beautiful dress.
    You didn’t know she was a UN goodwill ambassador???

  17. LAK says:

    That’s the first lace dress i’ve ever seen that doesn look mumsy, or perhaps it’s the magic of Giselle and others would look mumsy in the same dress.

    • PennyLane says:

      You can actually see how amazing her abdominal muscles are in several of the photographs.

      Good genes and a bit of surgery will only take you so far…after that, to get that incredible of a body in your mid-thirties after two kids means that you have worked for it and worked hard.

      Not a huge Giselle fan but – wow.

  18. Heather says:

    She looks gorgeous and I can’t tell that she had work done, if so. I love that dress and her body is always amazing. I follow her on instagram and she is so dedicated, always working out, hiking with her family, staying active and eating clean. She is very inspiring to me! And, like everyone else said, most events raffle off the centerpieces or give them to special guests. I doubt someone worth $400 million would take a $150 centerpiece, but I guess it is fun to snarkily think she might have done so!! ;)

  19. Ruckhappy says:

    “…She enjoys jacking centerpieces….”

    Her husband steals signals to win NFL games, so why should she be any different?

  20. Pondering thoughts says:

    Surprise surprise.
    Giseles droopy eyelids are gone.

  21. Easypeasy123 says:

    I kind of think the burqa thing was to distract from deflategate

  22. Bread and Circuses says:

    If you’re already gorgeous, then the only plastic surgery you want is the kind that leaves you looking like you, but younger.

    Gisele would not go in for lip injections or cheek implants. She’s beautiful; she’s not looking to change anything, just preserve it. We WON’T see any evidence of plastic surgery except that she will continue to look “well-preserved” for her age.

  23. iheartgossip says:

    I simply do not see the ‘beauty’ everyone gushes on and on about. She’s tall and thin – but….

    • hmph says:

      I don’t get it either…people go on about her body but I would never want her tall thin body, it’s straight up and down with no waist, also I never wanted to be tall. I like my men to be tall though… I just don’t get it. Oh well.

  24. JB says:

    So funny. The first time I ever saw this happen was at my own wedding. My mother in law’s friend came up and asked if she could take a few centerpieces home and I was like, “Oh, sure! What a neat idea! Thanks!” Then I went to a friend’s wedding about a year later and asked to do the same thing and was TOTALLY glared at by all of the other guests like I was stealing! So I guess you have to kind of read the room a bit. I’m sure no one is going to tell Gisele no, though.

    • taxi says:

      In the US, the host of a table at a charity function (who’s spent anywhere from $5,000 to 25,000) gets to leave with the centerpiece. At smaller or less expensive events or unhosted tables, there’s often a drawing for the centerpieces. This is a non-story.

  25. GoLightly says:

    Great surgeon. Her face just looks softer and mellow. I don’t know if I’d ever get cosmetic surgery, but if it comes to that, I think I’d like to go to J Lo’s or Giselle’s doctor.

  26. Aren says:

    Actually, at first glance I thought I was looking at Caitlyn Jenner.
    And that’s not an insult to Gisele, but a compliment to Caitlyn.

  27. Sarah01 says:

    Yes, she looks softer and prettier than her normal self. This doctor must be good!