Everyone loves to rag on supermodel Gisele Bundchen. She's impossibly gorgeous. She posts photos of herself on Instagram striking yoga poses with her toddler (when we can't get ours to sit still at a dinner table) and causes absolute mayhem when she shows the world what a day in the life of a breastfeeding glamazon looks like. Even worse than all those photos, she -- gasps -- has the audacity to speak her mind about topics like breastfeeding and even her husband Tom Brady's football career.
But Gisele deserves a break. Perhaps she doesn't think before speaking at times -- far worse crimes have been committed -- but the mom of two seems to genuinely care for others. She recently took time out from her busy schedule just to shoot the breeze with a teen girl with cancer.
Karina Moreira got the surprise of her life after Christmas, when Gisele rang her doorbell and proceeded to spend the day chatting with the 15-year-old about makeup and fashion. The teen and model first met two years ago, when Karina was undergoing chemotherapy sessions for her bone cancer. Her cancer went into remission but came back. She is currently being treated again for the disease.
Karina calls Gisele her "role model." If you're like me, you might be wondering whether a woman who makes millions because she's beautiful is the ideal person for a teen to look up to, but Karina is way into fashion -- so much so that she has her own blog, Chic by Karina, where she provides makeup tutorial videos. And, if I might add, the kid could give professional makeup artists a run for their money.
Gisele let Karina apply makeup to her face, which would be a dream for any aspiring cosmetics professional. But, more importantly, she gave her the gift of her time and company. And, judging by the look on Karina's face in this video, you can just tell Gisele was wonderful to her.
Do you like Gisele? If you don't, does this story change your mind about her?
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