Whether you’re interested in high-fashion or not, Gisele Bündchen is a household name. After all, the Brazilian-born model has been in the spotlight since the late ’90s — and her career hasn’t slowed down since. As of 2021, she’s one of the highest-paid models in the world with an estimated net worth of $400 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
In addition to being an icon in her industry, Gisele’s marriage to NFL superstar Tom Brady catapulted her fame to a whole new level. The A-list pair tied the knot in 2009 and share children Vivian and Benjamin. Additionally, Gisele proudly considers herself a “bonus mom” to Tom’s first son, John Edward, whom he shares with ex Bridget Moynahan.
Of course, being famous for over two decades comes with its fair share of challenges, especially when you make millions off your looks. As a result, Gisele has faced a great deal of plastic surgery speculation over the years. In 2015, Page Six reported that Gisele hid under a burqa to keep her cosmetic surgeries a secret — reportedly undergoing an $11,000 eye procedure and breast implants in Paris as a gift for herself for her 35th birthday. It has also been rumored that she had her nose done early in her career.
However, Gisele has never confirmed or denied the reports. Instead, she has been very open about her diet, which she follows with her athlete husband and their kids, and it’s possible that’s a big part of her secret to seemingly ageless beauty.
“No white sugar. No white flour. No MSG. I’ll use raw olive oil, but I never cook with olive oil. I only cook with coconut oil. Fats like canola oil turn into trans fat … I use Himalayan pink salt as the sodium. I never use iodized salt,” celebrity chef Allen Campbell once revealed about the family’s eating habits. “What else? No coffee. No caffeine. No fungus. No dairy.”
So, what do the experts say about her transformation? According to nurse practitioner Jennifer Leebow at Miami-based Botox bar LABB, who has never personally treated Gisele, it’s possible she has undergone some subtle upgrades.
“Gisele absolutely has used Hyaluronic acid fillers to maintain her gorgeous cheekbones by performing mid-facial contouring,” Jennifer previously told Life & Style. “She appears to have some minor lift to her brows from a moderate amount of Botox to her glabella region, which is the area located between your brows. She looks beautiful and is doing a great job with preventative maintenance. She is the perfect example of how important it is to start a maintenance program with a skilled injector and a qualified cosmetic dermatological provider.”
Plastic surgeon Dr. Tal Roudner, who has also never treated Gisele, agreed. “Gisele doesn’t appear to have done much, which is the ultimate goal of cosmetic surgery at the end of the day. The one part of her body that appears to have changed are her breasts, so she may have undergone a breast augmentation going up by one cup size, thus, keeping them very natural-looking.”
Scroll through the gallery below to see Gisele Bündchen’s transformation over the years.