Supermodel mom Gisele Bündchen, who has 1 1/2-year-old son Benjamin and 4-year-old stepson Jack with her NFL hubby Tom Brady, strikes a pose on the colorful cover of Vogue UK‘s November issue. In the interview, the outspoken beauty covers everything from birth to breastfeeding to her new hometown of Boston – and also reveals the secret behind her killer post-baby body.
On breastfeeding: “Well, it’s a personal decision. You have to honour what feels right and, for me, it was never even an option I’d do it otherwise. I mean, isn’t that what our bodies are meant to do? Isn’t that the great thing about being a woman? It’s funny, I only realised it when I saw the videotape afterwards, but I was actually ‘omming’ during the [birthing] process. The closest thing I could compare it to is an out-of-body experience — but I guess people who don’t meditate wouldn’t really know what that means.”
On her healthy eaters: “My children, they are like white canvases. When Benjamin eats broccoli, he thinks it’s dessert!”
On calling Boston home: “I’m a Cancer, see. I’m home-loving. I really enjoy feeling safe, in my own environment, surrounded by the people I love … This place — it’s my oasis. The kung fu I do here, the t’ai chi, it’s like a metaphor for my life … Y’know, my eldest, Jack [as her stepson, John, is called], he’s gonna be starting [kung fu] this fall.”
On her amazing figure: “Yeah, well. Like I tell my five sisters, who don’t work at it very hard at all, whatever you put in, you get out. I’m not afraid of working hard at anything, whatever it is. I just always want to be the best that I can.”