Tom Brady covers VMAN‘s fall issue–and while the accompanying interview and editorial (in which Brady wears a dog collar, because Carine Roitfeld styled him) focus on New Englands Patriot quarterback and his growing family with supermodel wife Gisele, it’s what Brady’s interviewer Tom Ford had to say that really caught our attention.
While the two Toms are discussing Gisele’s work as a model, Ford says, “[Modeling] is a horrible job. I feel really sorry for models. I’m serious. It’s a horrible job. They get rejected and treated like they’re not even people.” Ford is not one to sugarcoat.
But wait, there’s more!
“This sounds negative, but when you’re considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, it’s very, very hard when that starts to slip away. It’s hard to feel good about yourself when people react to you differently. And, Gisele, I hope you’re not reading this, because it’s going to sound so negative but I know through some of my best friends who are really famous actresses–I’m not going to mention their names–who were at one point considered to be among the most beautiful women in the world at different periods of time, and how hard it is for them emotionally. So I hope Gisele is prepared for that, because it’s so difficult.”
You hear that Gisele? You better start getting used to being ugly and haggard now, because really, it’s only a matter of time.
Fortunately, Ford doesn’t have the same negative outlook when it comes to Brady’s career. “I think you’ll be an actor and a movie star,” he told Brady, revealing that he asked the football star to be in A Single Man. So there’s some glass half full for you, Gisele: Your modeling career is doomed and you’re gonna be washed up and not beautiful soon but at least you’ll be married to a movie star.
And, just for fun, here is one of the more awkward moments in the interview:
Brady: By the way, how many times?
Ford: Say that again?
Brady: How many times have you worked with [Gisele].
Ford: Oh God! I thought you meant how many times did I sleep with her. I was about to say ‘Never.’ You sounded so tough.
Is it just us or are Tom Ford and Tom Brady totally having a Mean Girls moment?