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“She was up the next day, cooking and wandering around the vast apartment where her mother is staying in the guest room to help out—"I don't trust anyone else with Benjamin." She's regained her figure, apparently instantly and with no more exercise than some yoga on a mat in the living room. "I think it's muscle memory," she says. Gisele has always been in shape: Born one of six girls in the German-speaking hamlet of Horizontina in southern Brazil, she spent her childhood outdoors, "like a little monkey, jumping from tree to tree in bare feet." An athlete, she was captain of her volleyball team and hasn't stopped. "I did kung fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week. I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals. I was mindful about what I ate, and I gained only 30 pounds."”


“EARTH MOTHER”. Joan Juliet Buck article about Gisele Bündchen . April 2010 issue of Vogue

"....How can we have testosterone-overdrive characters like Gordon Ramsay in the same world as gender stereotypical pink play kitchens? The same activities mean different things once gender gets factored in, says John Alberti, Ph.D., English professor at Northern Kentucky University, a former professor of mine who follows cultural trends and thinks about this complicated gender business a lot (and loves cooking shows). With the Food Network (and other) shows that revolve around macho competition, there's a great divide. "We have 'professional', out in the world cooking, which is much more culturally valued than 'just' cooking for the family," Alberti says. "Bottom line: Men cook for money; women cook for free (or, as it's sometimes called, 'love')." Should Little Boys Play With Kitchens? by Judi Ketteler, Posted Jan 18th 2011 9:00AM