• Wed, Sep 22 2010

Gisele On Track To Become As Irritating As Gwyneth

The New York Post reports that Gisele Bundchen raved about how much she loves being a mother while presenting awards at the Important Dinner for Women (really?) in New York earlier this week:

“I love being a mother . . . it is challenging. It is different when everything is not about you and your life — now there is someone much more important. It takes some adjusting . . .But it is so, so wonderful.”
But unfortunately, she didn’t stop there. Instead, the 30-year-old international supermodel doled out unsolicited advice about waiting for the right man:
“before you have children, you have got to make sure you’ve got a great man. You can’t settle for less . . . someone you love, and someone who has the same beliefs.”
Um, first of all, was she directing that comment at the audience? An audience of equally accomplished — if not more accomplished — women, women who are known not just for their beauty but for their brains? Or was she directing it at the fictional readers of her hypothetical iteration of GOOP?

Because while I’m sure it’s well-intentioned, Gisele’s dating advice smacks of the same lack of self-awareness that Gwyn’s weekly newsletter does, when Paltrow puts on her ethereal air of wisdom, pretends that everyone makes several million dollars from a movie and then takes a few years off to raise children and organically grown produce, and travels abroad to meet famous chefs and pluck fresh tomatoes out of the Italian soil to go into a red sauce, the ingredients for which probably cost more than most people make in a week.

By the same token, Gisele is married to Tom Brady, at one point in time the most eligible bachelor in the country, the hottest quarterback in the NFL, the all-American, seemingly perfect if you like that kind of thing, young, virile, rich, WASP-y, famous athlete. She’s also, in case you wanted a recap, graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, walked the runway for Victoria’s Secret, and is reportedly one of the highest paid models in the world right now.

So it’s unlikely that she encounters the same types of quandaries when it comes to meeting the right man as the average American woman does. And yet, she apparently thinks that the reason she landed this Adonis of the playing field is because she was patient.

It’s a good message…but definitely, definitely the wrong messenger.

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  • Lindsay Cross

    Wow… It’s amazing that someone who is so pretty can be so equally obnoxious! Maybe she’s trying to follow in Klum’s footsteps. Tell everyone how amazing your relationship is over and over and over again, and it will make it true.

  • Eileen

    I don’t think that the fact that she’s beautiful and rich disqualifies her from being allowed to say “the right man, someone you love, someone who has the same beliefs.” That’s hard to find, no matter how beautiful and rich you are. Plenty of beautiful and rich women are unsuccessful in love, and plenty of plain and poor women do just fine. Beauty and wealth may get your foot in the door, but if you’re looking for what Gisele describes, neither will guarantee you find it.

    Disclaimer: I’m not particularly wealthy, but my mom does think I’m beautiful.

  • rerivalda silva

    I don’t think has been talking nonsense, you really have to find the right guy.If she wants to preserve his son is criticized;if she wants to share her happiness is criticized.Why nobody writes that, instead of it beingin pealing party, enjoy life;she tries to help have a better world ?She doesn’t live with glitter.You have a power to help her,should help, not criticized.If she has money,she worked for it.Can be sure that like her, many women stay and were looked upon with motherhood;especially if you have the right man on your side.Another women who read this material, maybe remembered how she cried not to have this man to her side.
    After all, ‘Live free expression’.