Three Years Before Marrying Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen Weighed In on a Decision That Could’ve Changed the Trajectory of Her Life

Published 11/22/2022, 3:30 PM EST
NEW YORK – OCTOBER 3: Model Gisele Bundchen attends the “Taxi” film premiere, featuring a Taxi Cab Drive-In, at the Jacob Javits Center October 3, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

In her memoirs, Gisele Bündchen talks about decisions that she had made. She also spoke about a decision of hers that made a major impact on her life.

This was about three years before Bündchen married Tom Brady. In her memoirs, Bündchen talked about her decision regarding her work with Victoria’s Secret.

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Gisele Bündchen and her contract with Victoria’s Secret

Bündchen was a highly acclaimed model. She had been working with the American clothing brand since 1996. She had been a very prolific model for the brand, making her really famous and very highly paid. In fact, while modeling for the brand, Gisele was one of the highest-paid models in the world. She had signed with the brand at the mere age of 19.

In 2006, Bündchen was offered an extension on her offer for two more years. While making such a monumental decision, the model revealed in her memoir her real reasons for leaving. There were certain factors that the model had to consider while she made the decision. She had a slight issue with the way her modelling clothes made her feel uncomfortable. In her memoir, she said, “For the first five years, I felt comfortable modeling in lingerie, but as time went on, I felt less and less at ease being photographed walking the runway wearing just a bikini or a thong. Give me a tail, a cape, wings—please, anything to cover me up a little!”

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 21: Gisele Bündchen attends the 2019 Hollywood For Science Gala at Private Residence on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

She mentioned that this was something she felt more on the runway, in the public eye as compared to the studios. She maintained that the studio was always respectful of her wishes. In her memoir, this is stated as one of the reasons she had so much of a conflict deciding her future with Victoria’s Secret.

Gisele’s decisions with Victoria’s Secret

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Ultimately, Bündchen decided to not sign and extend her contract with Victoria’s Secret. She felt that she wanted to go in a different direction with her work. However, there was no bad blood between the model and the brand. She also stated, “I was certainly grateful for the opportunity and the financial security the company had given me, but I was at a different place in my life, and I wasn’t sure I wanted to continue working there.” In her memoirs, Bündchen thanked the brand for the success it had given her and continued to talk about her life with Brady.

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Aditya Rajput

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Aditya Rajput is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Advertising and Branding from FLAME University. His favorite player is Tom Brady, the best quarterback to play the game in his opinion, but his favorite team is Brady's Super Bowl kryptonite, the New York Giants.

Edited By: Hitesh Nigam

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