In the ’90s, Gisele Bündchen was often referred to as the “boobs from Brazil,” and designer Alexander McQueen nicknamed her “The Body” after she walked topless down his runway. Can you imagine having a nickname like that at your job?! Bündchen has opened up about the pressure to look a certain way in her new memoir Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, writing that, in 2015, after breastfeeding two children for 18 months each—which she said left her breasts “much smaller” and “slightly lopsided—she decided to get a boob job.
However, when she woke from breast augmentation surgery, she immediately regretted it.
She said her husband Tom Brady’s constant support was helpful, but she couldn’t shake her immediate post-surgery thought of “what have I done?”
“He just said, ‘I love you no matter what’ and that I looked beautiful,” she explained. “This was definitely another lesson: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But I wish I would have learned that a different way.”
Bündchen’s memoir is available for purchase now.