Gisele Bündchen reveals she fell in love with Tom Brady on the first date because of his ‘kind eyes’ as she visits Jimmy Fallon
Gisele Bundchen has revealed her first date with husband Tom Brady.
While appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show on Thursday, the 38-year-old model said it was love at first sight with the 41-year-old New England Patriots football player.
And the Vogue cover girl said it was not hit fit body or massive success that did it for her. Rather, it was his ‘kind eyes.’
She knew it worked: Gisele Bundchen has revealed her first date with husband Tom Brady. While appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show on Thursday, the 38-year-old model said it was love at first sight. Seen in May
A catch: And the Vogue cover girl said it was not hit fit body or massive success that did it for her. Rather, it was his ‘kind eyes.’ Seen in August
She began the conversation by saying, ‘For some reason, everybody thought they needed to find me a boyfriend. So, actually, it was my third blind date.’
But those blind dates were not a match.
Then she moved on to Brady. She agreed to only meet for drinks because she thought if she didn’t like him she could be out of the restaurant fast.
But it turns out she didn’t want to leave.
Leggy lady: The model stunned in her turtleneck midi dress as she blew kisses to her fans before discussing her tell-all memoir with Fallon
Glowing: ‘When I saw those kind eyes, I literally [fell] in love, like, right away,’ she recalled. The two wed in 2009 and have children Vivian and Benjamin
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‘When I saw those kind eyes, I literally [fell] in love, like, right away,’ she recalled.
The two wed in 2009 and have children Vivian and Benjamin.
The star was on the show to promote her memoir Lessons: My Path To A Meaningful Life.
She looked spectacular when she stunned in her demure turtleneck midi dress and heels when she made her television appearance.
On the way to the show, the Brazilian beauty posted an Instagram Story of the trip in which she blew a kiss for her fans.
In her book, the supermodel regaled her readers with an anecdote about how she considered ‘running away’ from her first international show.
Gisele wrote that her modeling career was almost over then and there when the ‘barely 18’ year-old model decided to refuse to walk in the 1998 Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer show – until she was saved by an assistant with an unconventional idea.
They are a fit: The model and the athlete at the Met Gala in NYC in 2017
Family: Seen here with the couple’s son Benjamin [far left] and daughter Vivian [2R] as well as his son with Bridget Moynahan
‘As soon as Val, the makeup artist, saw the situation, she said she would paint a top on me using white makeup,’ wrote the now top-earning model.
In the autobiography, released on Tuesday, Bündchen revealed that as a teenager with ‘limited’ English, she ‘couldn’t believe it’ when she was selected to walk in her first international show in the late 1990s.
She had been auditioning with no luck, at the height of heroin chic, when McQueen finally cast her. She beat out thousands of girls who’d been lined up on the street at her audition.
Leading up to the show, she was surprised she hadn’t been called in for fittings, even the night before.
Crucial moment: Gisele Bündchen has revealed she considered ‘running away’ from the show that made her a star after realizing she was expected to walk the runway while topless. Seen here in the body paint top that enabled her to walk in 1998
She arrived, was fitted with a black wig and heavy eyeliner, and given three ‘looks’ she would be wearing.
The first two looks, a silver thing that resembled a bathing suit and a a dress, she remembers, she wore with no problem.
Then it was time for her third look – a fishtail skirt.
Her dream job quickly turned into a nightmare when the 18-year-old asked where the accompanying top was for the skirt she was meant to walk in.
‘Thereisno top,’ came the reply.
The Brazilian model ‘began to cry’ and admitted her first thought was of how ‘disappointed and embarrassed’ her parents would be if they saw photos of the show.
She knew she couldn’t walk the runway topless but she also knew her career was over if she left.
However, Val came to the rescue and painted on a last-second tube top that gave Gisele the confidence to take to the catwalk.
Telling the tale: The 38-year-old supermodel got candid in a excerpt from her tell-all memoir Lessons: My Path To A Meaningful Life
‘Val told me how beautiful it looked and said that the runway was so dark nobody would know.’
‘If Val hadn’t shown up then, I seriously doubt I could have walked the runway,’ recalled the former Victoria’s Secret Angel.
The blonde beauty then stepped out in a black wig and into rain, which helped to mask her running makeup.
‘No one could tell what was rain and what was tears,’ recalled Gisele.
‘I was a good girl. I was a tomboy. I was someone whose big breasts had embarrassed her since she’d hit puberty. I was a girl gripped by the fear that my family would feel so embarrassed they would never to me again. I was terrified.’
But without much internet around, her family didn’t see the photos.
She ultimately walked with confidence and a superstar was born.
‘It turned out that walking in Alexander McQueen’s show was the beginning of my international career,’ mused the mother-of-two.