Gisele Bündchen: I Raise Chickens at Home

05/12/2014 at 12:42 PM ET

Gisele Bündchen

After wrapping photo shoots with her glam squad, Gisele Bündchen retires to her own private … chicken coop?

“I have a beautiful garden in L.A. where I raise chickens,” the supermodel shares in the May issue of Food & Wine, on newsstands now. “We have very little waste because the chickens eat all of the vegetable scraps, and anything they won’t eat, I put in my compost pile with the chicken poo.”

After all, the gorgeous earth mama wears hemp gowns and lives in an eco-oriented estate, so it’s no surprise that she moonlights as a farmer.

But have we just been let into the ultimate beauty secret? Perhaps the keys to Bündchen’s enviable body are fresh eggs and her homemade aloe-lemon drink that sounds super refreshing and hydrating for spring.

The recipe is simple: “Juice three lemons, peel fresh aloe, add a teaspoon of coconut nectar and a gallon of water, and blend it,” she tells the magazine, also planting the idea of adding a nip of tequila to make it more cocktail-y.

She continues that healthy streak with her son Benjamin, who’s proud to bring his homemade fruit leather as a school snack. “You can use any fruit, but I always use banana as the base because it has great texture and sweetness,” she says.” 

Perhaps it’s a skill Bündchen learned growing up in Brazil. “I come from a family of six girls, and my mom worked, so she’d spend all Saturday cooking,” she explains. 

—Brooke Showell

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Rolyat on

How is she a Supermodel? Not at all attractive and look at that Honker!

Jim on

Those poor chickens!

pinky on

I don’t understand how she made so much money off of her looks! The girl does not seem super model material (I know a lot of peeps feel the same way). I am not jealous at all, nor am I bashing her! There are plenty of super models that I look at and say “wow, gorgeous” but this chick has such a nasty face…why is she a super model???

myopinion on

oh yeah, I just imagined her scooping chicken poop out of the chicken coop, carrying chicken food and water in the bucket, collecting eggs. And when she says “I did this, I did that” she means people that she hires to do that, would do it for her.

guest on

I don’t know, I always thought there was something “manly” looking about her.

Anonymous on

Any family of four+ that lives in a 14,000 square foot home can not be living in an eco-friendly manner merely because they installed solar panels, a composting pit and a chicken coop. Even if a portion of the materials used to build the house are reclaimed, a larger majority are not. The acid washed limestone exterior transported from a state on the other side of the country is one example, not to mention all of the new material goods fabricated to furnish the home. Being eco-friendly entails utilizing resources that meet your basic needs, not your wants, even if you have the means to allow for the purchase of those resources. on

Of course she does…and she poops rainbows, too.

gracie on

Wow, lots of negative, scartastic comments. No matter what posters think, Gisele gets paid the big money as a model so lots and lots of the big spenders in the fashion industry thing she has what it takes. As for the chickens, many people now have chickens in suburban settings. It is just another small thing that is eco-friendly. It is super easy to care for chickens,collect eggs and feed chickens. I imagine she does it with her kids.

Europa225 on

She has what they want, not boring beautiful but a face with lots of character. Her long nose is perfect. The jealous comments by fatties on here are hilarious. Get over yourselves. You are going nowhere.

Tunrida on

Why do people get so angry about someone making an effort? Go be negative about someone who isn’t trying (sorry Kimye & Co.). Why is it so hard to take a positive article on face value and just applaud that? And.. whether you like G’s looks or not (which I do) she is probably doing a little better in her modelling career than you are..

nancy on

This woman is not attractive. She has a manly face and I’m sorry I don’t get it.

Anonymous on

She said one of my least favorite words — “poo.”

She is one of the least attractive supermodels. Aside from her height and thin body, I don’t get it.

LR on

I will never understand her appeal.

Christina on

Just because someone doesn’t think this woman is attractive does not mean that they’re jealous. Give me a break! I think she’s got a fabulous body, but her face is nowhere near supermodel material. Where is it written that everyone has to think she’s beautiful? Oh and another thing, this girl cannot sing for the life of her. I saw a commercial of her singing a Blondie song and it was ridiculous!

Anonymous on

she’s an a-hole.

ellarae on

I actually find it refreshing that Giselle is not the typical, ideal of a model. She’s very interesting, “arresting”, and comes across to me, anyway, as having a great deal of class. She’s one of the tops in her field; kudos to her. The fact that she wants to attempt anything even remotely ‘organic’, when she has all of that money and doesn’t have to, is again – kudos to her.

K. on

Whatever Gisele.

Momof4 on

When she says “I raise chickens” it really means her servants raise chickens (along with her kids). I do not appreciate her and purposely do not buy products that she represents.

Kjt on

She is gorgeous, beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I would love to have her figure! She seems to be happily married, happily be a mom, she cares nothing about what we think, nor should she. You go gisele,

Shopgirl on

I worked for a guy once that proudly said he recycled, yet on weekends he burned thousands of gallons on fuel on his private jet. This “eco-friendly” house is the same thing, but yeah keep telling yourself you’re doing your share. SMH.

carol on

Love you Gisele . Go girl !

carol on

Go away haters. Gisele is beautiful inside out

Les on

Chickens? I thought those with the big beaks were her relatives!

Maria on

Gisele has many haters because she is the best, it’s very simple. All fans of her others models hate her, they wish their could have a little of her success. Gi is the Queen and always will be sorry.

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