“This Is Not a Difficult…”: Years Before Meeting Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, Aged 16, Struggled to Explain Her Name in the American Way

Published 08/24/2022, 7:00 AM EDT
TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Gisele Bundchen, wife of Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, celebrates after the Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Gisele Bündchen is one such name in the fashion world that has immense fame. The fans also traveled into the NFL realm after she began dating Tom Brady. But the Brazilian diva made an empire of her own. Bündchen’s road to success came after her efforts as a 16-year-old youngster. She also struggled to make the American citizens pronounce her name correctly.

In 2005, Gisele Bündchen appeared on the ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ show. As they touch upon multiple topics, the supermodel also reminisces on the part where the US natives struggled to pronounce her name in the American way. It is called Gisele in Portuguese, where they change the E with an I. But she always struggled with the correct pronunciation.


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Bündchen mentions, “My name in Portuguese, you spell it G I S E L E. We say I at the end of the L. Here you eat the I. You know, you only said to yourself. This is the American Way I guess. So I go to castings. What’s your name? Gisele. What’s your name? Gisele. WHAT? So I’ll be like, “This is not a difficult name,” so I would just like write it down and they were like, ‘Gisele.’ I’m like, ‘No!’”

Gisele came to New York at a young age to make a career in modeling. She then moved on to have a stellar career and had a substantial media buzz. But like a flawless tale, her relationship with Tom Brady came as the perfect summation of the narrative.


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Safe to say, the supermodel did not have humble beginnings while in the country.

Gisele Bündchen Gave Valuable Advice to Kids After Tom Brady Lost a Super Bowl


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Tom Brady has had unmatched success in the Super Bowl. But he does not always prevail in it. The QB’s loss against the Eagles in Super Bowl LII devastated his children to witness their father losing the vital game. And that is when their mom, Gisele Bündchen, gave them a crucial life lesson.


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As per USA Today Sports, when Bündchen was consoling her daughter. Gisele told Vivian that her father got it five times, and Philadelphia did not win before. She also told her children that one cannot conquer every battle and that one must let others win. Bündchen ends it while saying, “Sharing is caring.” Gisele is the best mother and perfect bride for Tom Brady, who decks up for another season. Will he prevail? It is subject to witness.

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Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He began writing while working for an online news portal and holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Although Pavitra enjoys watching WWE, Gronk and Brady turned him into an NFL aficionado.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial