Entries in Modeling (3)


Gisele Bundchen Foregoes Photoshop

Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Gisele Bundchen is arguably the pinnacle of feminine perfection, but the Brazilian bombshell says she is embracing her imperfections and wants all women to have the freedom to do the same.

The internationally famous supermodel, 32, shot her latest ad campaign for BLK DMN without any kind of makeup, professional hairdressing or the help of Photoshop, according to the fashion blog

“I feel like women should be really real and raw and it doesn’t happen anymore [in fashion photographs],” she told, crediting designer/photographer Johan Lindeberg for his unconventional approach. “I love that feeling of, you know, we are women, we are so different, our imperfections are what make us unique and beautiful. He gets that. He’s not trying to retouch you or put a pretty light on you. He’s not like ‘you gotta look a certain way.’ He’s like, ‘you are you’ so now I’m gonna just be here with a camera, so express yourself how you like.”

Bundchen poses in a series of 25 yet-to-be-released portraits, shot by Lindeberg, for DLK DNM’s “Wild” campaign, in which she smiles sans makeup, barefoot and topless, according to Women's Wear Daily.

The photographer/designer told WWD at a May 22 private viewing of the “Gisele in BLK DNM” exhibition that he seeks to portray women as they are.

“I’m a massive feminist. I’m the one who thinks that women should take over completely. To portray women as who they are — I see it more like a documentary portrait. I’m anti-retouching and [anti-] plastic surgery. I think a woman is beautiful how she is,” Lindeberg told the magazine.

That’s easy when your subject is Bundchen, who was the world’s highest-paid model last year, according to Forbes magazine. The 32-year-old bombshell and mother of two is married to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and earned an estimated $45 million in 2011.


Pregnant Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio Strips for Diamond Ad

Mark Sullivan/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- It turns out even when pregnant all a supermodel needs is a few well-placed jewels. In a new ad for the Vivaria jewelry line, Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio traded in push-up bras for diamonds.

Ambrosio, who is visibly pregnant with her second child, posed wearing little besides a few rings, bracelets and earrings from the Vivaria line. Shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the campaign is one of the few jobs Ambrosio has taken on while pregnant.

However, even a supermodel has to pay the bills and Ambrosio plans on hitting the catwalk again after her son is born.

“I already have jobs planned for afterwards, so hopefully will be back in shape,” she told British Vogue.

Ambrosio, who already has a daughter Anja, revealed last month on Facebook that she and her husband are expecting a boy, writing, “We really tried to keep it a surprise but we were too anxious! Soon, we will have a little boy to rock our world!!”

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Cindy Crawford’s Daughter Follows Modeling Mom’s Footsteps

Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia (Courtesy Versace)(MILAN, Italy) -- Like mother, like daughter: Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia appears to be a natural in front of the camera.

The 10-year-old recently made her modeling debut, posing for a Young Versace ad.

And her supermodel mom couldn’t be prouder. “I’m so thrilled that Kaia was chosen to be part of the first Young Versace Campaign,” Crawford said in the campaign’s press release. “I have so many fond memories of the times I spent with Gianni and Donatella.”

Crawford, who was once muse to the late Gianni Versace, was present throughout her daughter’s shoot and described it as a “fantastic experience.”

Donatella Versace, the line’s creative director, said Kaia has her mother’s modelling magic. “Like her mother, Kaia has a very special gift. The camera really, really loves her,” she said in the press release.

It’s no surprise, given Kaia’s pedigree. Her father Rande Gerber is also a former model.

Kaia is not the first model offspring to follow in her mom’s footsteps. Others before her include Georgia May Jagger, daughter of former model Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger; Bria Murphy, daughter of model Nicole Murphy and her ex-husband Eddie Murphy; and plus-size model Mia Tyler, daughter of the late model Cyrinda Foxe and Steven Tyler.

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