Bikini-Clad Gisele Bündchen Blows Out Candles on Her Tropical Birthday Cake

07/21/2014 at 11:36 AM ET

Gisele Bündchen Bikini Birthday
Courtesy Gisele Bündchen

When you’re a supermodel celebrating your special day in a gorgeous island locale with shimmering blue waters and lush palm trees, the usual ice-cream cake just won’t do. (Also it would melt pretty fast under the hot sun!)

So on her 34th birthday Sunday, a bikini-clad Gisele Bündchen was treated to a tropical-themed cake decorated with exotic flowers and a ton of candles. Helping her blow out the light show: her twin sister, Patricia.

“Thank you to everyone for the love and birthday wishes,” the Brazilian-born beauty wrote in English and Portuguese on Instagram, where she posted a photo. “I feel so blessed. #grateful.”

While her post didn’t hint at flavors, we’re hoping she went “island” all the way with something like a mango-pineapple-lime-coconut confection.

Bündchen, who’s married to New England Patriots’ hunky quarterback Tom Brady, celebrated her birthday while on vacation. Three days earlier, she posted a picture of herself doing a handstand on the beach. And because she’s a supermodel, she did the sand gymnastics in a tiny black bikini.

What a hot shot!

—Nancy Mattia

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Tamarin on

The first picture was cute. The second displaying her legs wide open was a bit unnecessary.

Christina on

Can you imagine having her as a TWIN!! I for one would be pissed that we were Fraternal!

Natalie on

Yeah no wants to see your crotch shot and your cake looks dry and unappealing…probably gluten, sugar, fat and flavor free…

rachel on

Hmmm. Someone looking for attention with that last photo?

Jac on

It’s unfair to insinuate that she’s the prettier twin. You may find one to be prettier than the other but another person mind find that your “ugly” twin is the prettier one. In my opinion, they’re both beautiful.

Shelley on

Like she eats cake

Becky on

Actually, I think her sister is much prettier than her..Happy Birthday though..

patty on

the cake picture is sooooo rigged! there’s no smoke from the blown out flames. “oh wait, let me blow from this angle, oh wait, how does my hair look in this pic…blah blah blah, staged. Unless they just blow out dead candles for fun?

Summer on

Why is she the model? Her sister is so much prettier than her! Probably not as obnoxious, too!

Sarah on

Gisele’s twin is prettier, in my opinion. However, it must be awful to always be compared to her. But maybe she likes the fact she’s not in the spotlight, because she gets to see both sides of it; while getting to live her normal life? Happy Birthday Gisele and Patricia!

Jess on

Gisele is by far the prettiest, to me. She is SEXY.

KL on

Cake doesn’t look that great!

Arielle Cecchetti on

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