Gisele Bündchen faced 42 rejections before she became famous proving you should never give up
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen. On the one hand, I kind of hate her because she's unbelievably gorgeous, has amazing skin and hair, a loving husband (who's pretty hot, too!) and an adorable growing family (she's rumored to be pregnant with her second child).
On the other hand, she's a good role model for those of us who have ever been rejected. That's right, I said rejected.
While on a recent trip to Brazil, Gisele admitted that she was rejected by 42 agents at the start of her career. I am so incredibly amazed by her true Latina perseverance that I am inspired to try harder and not let myself fail, either.
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I mean, can you believe that the gorgeous Latina was actually rejected, EVER? I never would have thought it, that's for sure! I guess it happens to everybody but I think a lot of other people may have given up on their hopes and dreams after, I don't know, the fifth rejection? But not Gisele. She just kept going until finally lucky number 43. And now she's a superstar!
There's a lot of places that we all face rejection: our careers (a couple of my friends are job hunting and not having any luck and as a writer I've had my fair share of rejections), our relationships (well, I'm currently single…so there's that), our health (as someone who has hurt her shoulder seven times, I now consider my body my enemy) and even our families (maybe not a HUGE rejection, since we tend to stick pretty close together, but fights and prolonged silences do happen).
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No matter what rejection/challenges I face in the future, I am going to take a page from Gisele's book and JUST KEEP GOING. I mean, seriously, how impressive is that?! I honestly can't imagine being rejected that many times for ANYTHING but it's amazing to know that someone as successful as her was, and still went on to great success.
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