Turns out that was no easy process. See, Gwyn had a very serious condition, according to Anderson: Her butt was "long".
Speaking to Into the Gloss, Anderson explained how she first started working with Paltrow:
I met Gwyneth Paltrow through a friend of hers who was really changing with the method. Gwyneth was like, ‘What are you doing? Are you having surgery?’ And she was like, ‘No, it’s this girl.’ I agreed to meet with Gwyneth, and she said, ‘I’ve got this movie coming up where I have to be a superhero.’ It was the very first Iron Man. She said, ‘I know you have a son—I just had Moses—and I can’t get this weight off. I’ve never had a problem like this in my life.’
Paltrow, already a bona fide movie star and babe at the time was not lying when she said she had problems. According to Anderson:
She had 35 extra pounds on her. Her butt was long and she had outer thigh problems. Gwyneth is lucky because she’s really tall, so she can hide it really well in clothes, but she had significant problem areas. I felt so badly for her, and thought I could really help.
And help she did. Lo and behold, seven years later, Gwyn has never looked better--and her butt is pert and not long at all, for which she also owes a little thanks to Gisele.
"Before Gisele was even a household name, I cut her butt out of a Victoria’s Secret catalogue, and I was like, ‘I think every woman wants that butt,'" Anderson said. "The only piece [of the body] that I took from an actual person was Gisele’s butt. I laugh about it now, but everybody still wants that butt. She’s pretty timeless."
There you have it. Gwyneth Paltrow's butt: Inspired by Gisele.