Gisele Bündchen Reveals Shocking Detail From Her Past

Jena Greene | Reporter

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen may seem like she has the perfect life now, but she recently revealed her dark past in her upcoming memoir.

The multi-millionaire model and wife of Tom Brady writes in her book, “Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life,” that she went through a difficult time in her 20s. (RELATED: CELEBRATE GISELE BÜNDCHEN’S BIRTHDAY WITH HER BEST INSTAGRAM PHOTOS [SLIDESHOW])

 

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“When I think back to a time in my early 20s, I remember that I felt so helpless that I questioned whether I wanted to live,” she writes via Radar Online.

“Everything had become a cage, and I was the animal trapped inside, panting for air,” Bündchen, now 38, revealed, adding she developed a heavy reliance on the anti-anxiety drug Xanax.

“Along with not knowing I was on a hamster wheel, I didn’t understand that I was also basically relying on stimulants and depressants to get me through the day,” she added.

“I was living 100 miles per hour, smoking, drinking, eating badly, not sleeping much and living pretty much out of a suitcase,” she writes. “It was intense! I was in transit all the time, either heading off or coming back from somewhere, which meant I never felt grounded or settled — or took the time to think about my life. It was just my life. And like a lot of people in their early 20s, I felt indestructible.”

 

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Gisele, who was long considered one of the highest-paid supermodels on earth, now spends much of her time advocating for healthy lifestyles and a positive relationship with the environment. (RELATED: GISELE BÜNDCHEN HAS SOME WORDS FOR INSTAGRAM MODELS OF TODAY)

“Uncovering stories deep inside of me made me feel vulnerable and emotional, but through facing my shadows and insecurities, I learned how to accept and love myself in a deeper way,” Bündchen wrote of her book in a recent Instagram post.

 

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I am excited to share that my book will be released October 2nd! Writing this book was a transformative and intense process for me. Uncovering stories deep inside of me made me feel vulnerable and emotional, but through facing my shadows and insecurities I learned how to accept and love myself in a deeper way. My intention in writing this book is to share how I overcame certain challenges in my life in hopes that it could help others who may be going thru similar experiences. Proceeds from the book will go to project Água Limpa, to help protect water sources for future generations. http://bit.ly/PreOrderLessons Feliz em compartilhar que meu livro sairá no dia 2 de outubro! Escrever esse livro foi uma experiência transformadora e intensa para mim. Lembrar de várias histórias que estavam adormecidas dentro de mim me fez sentir vulnerável e emotiva, mas, ao olhar para minhas sombras e inseguranças, aprendi a me aceitar e me amar de uma maneira mais profunda. Minha intenção, ao escrever este livro, é compartilhar como eu superei certos desafios em minha vida, com a esperança de que possa ajudar de alguma forma outras pessoas que estivessem passando por experiências semelhantes. Meus rendimentos deste livro irão ao projeto Água Limpa, que ajuda a proteger as fontes de água para futura gerações.

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“Lessons: My Path To A Meaningful Life,” is due out out October 2.

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