Gisele Bundchen recently hung up her angel wings when she and Victoria’s Secret decided to separate ways. One of the reasons (allegedly) that Victoria’s Secret decided to drop her was because she had gained 15 pounds since giving up smoking. She refused to take up smoking again and in a recent interview about kicking the habit and her weight gain Gisele defends herself and says “When you stop smoking you gain weight because food tastes better than when it tasted like an ashtray.”
Victoria’s Secret has also told Gisele that she’s too old and worn out and they want to use fresher faces and younger models… If you look at the pictures of her from above all I have to say is “Are you kidding me?!”
Tyra Banks also hung up her wings after the 2006 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. A few months later rumors began to circulate that she had be fired because she had gained so much weight. Soon tabloid magazines began running stories about her weight gain with headlines such as “America’s Next Top Waddle”, “Thigh-ra Banks”, and “Tyra Porkchops” (ouch).
“I couldn’t believe what I was reading,” Banks wrote on her official Website. “I needed to let everyone know what I thought about these headlines.” The clip below is from Banks’ talkshow in which she put on the same swimsuit and chokes back tears to deliver a very important (and personal) message to the media:
In a further display of self-confidence, Banks also appeared on the cover of ‘People’ magazine in a red leotard with a headline that read “You Call This Fat?”
In the article Banks says, “I still feel hot, but every day is different. It’s when I put on the jeans that used to fit a year ago and don’t fit now and give me the muffin top, that’s when I say, ‘Damn!'”