The 43-year-old supermodel recalled a difficult period in her life.
Famous top model and ex-Victoria’s Secret angel Gisele Bündchen gave a long interview to CBS News Sunday Morning, in which she recalled the rise of her career and the mental problems she faced due to the stress caused by the high demands on female models.
Gisele said that she suffered from panic attacks for a long time.
I couldn’t breathe. When we started working in the studio, I had attacks of suffocation,” Giselle admitted.
Bündchen remembers living on the ninth floor of the building at the time and having to take the stairs for fear of getting stuck in the elevator.
I would start hyperventilating… This is when you can’t breathe, even when the windows are open. At that time, I seriously thought: “I don’t want to live like this!”
When asked by a journalist whether she was seriously thinking about leaving the window then, Bündchen answered in the affirmative.
Yeah. For about a second.
Gisele spoke about sսicidal thoughts back in 2018 to the magazine before the release of her memoir “Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life.”
In fact, I had this feeling: “If I just jump off the roof, this will end, and I will never have to worry about feeling like my world is slamming shut”… When I remember that moment and that 23-year-old girl, I want to cry.
I want to tell her that everything will be fine, that she hasn’t even started living her life yet. But at that moment, it seemed like the only answer was to jump, she told People magazine at the time.
In an interview with CBS News Sunday Morning, Bündchen assured that she is now “at a different stage”, and all previous fears are behind her.
I can choose more of what I want. I think I used to survive, but now I just live. And this is a completely different matter
Let us remember that in the early 2000s, Brazilian Gisele Bündchen was one of the highest paid models in the world. For 15 years, she topped the Forbes lists, earning about $17.5 million per year.
In 2015, she abandoned the podium. And in the fall of 2022, she made another important decision – Gisele filed for divorce from Tom Brady, with whom she had been married for 13 years. She spoke about how difficult this step was for her in a recent interview.