>> Claudia Schiffer Having a Girl; Gisele Bundchen Introduces Benjamin to Brazil —Claudia Schiffer, who is pregnant with her third child (she already has a son, Caspar, and a daughter, Clementine, with husband Matthew Vaughn) and is due in May, revealed this week that she's having another girl. Gisele Bundchen, meanwhile, who had her first child, Benjamin, at the end of last year, took her son on his first international trip Monday — to her native Brazil — for her twin sister Patricia's wedding. [Vogue UK, People, PopSugar]
>> As promised, the Vogue April 2010 cover features a model — and Gisele Bundchen is the chosen face. Bundchen, who just launched a three product beauty line called Sejaa, tells the magazine her manufacturers "were ready to kill me. I wanted the cream to be organic — they explained that if it's organic, it's alive, and that means it can't survive for a long time." Now, the mud mask and creams are called "natural," and their preservative is coconut oil.
Bundchen's other big project for the year is raising her son, Benjamin Rein: "I wanted him to be called River because I wanted something always flowing, immortal. My husband [Tom Brady] said, 'There's no way we're going to call him River.' But my father's name is Reinoldo, so it's a homage to him. And it's like water."
Gisele's mother is staying in their Boston guest room to help out — "I don't trust anyone else with Benjamin" — and Gisele hasn't left the apartment in six weeks — "too cold." In fact, she's kept herself out of the public eye for months. "I felt like my pregnancy was a sacred moment for me. I stayed in Boston and I didn't work apart from the contracts I have, and then I only let them use my face."
>> First Look: Benjamin Bundchen Brady —Gisele Bundchen stepped out for her first photoshoot on January 25, but refused to show reporters a picture of her son Benjamin, born December 8, 2009, saying, "Someday you’ll see him . . ." A couple of days later on Jan. 27, she took two month old Benjamin out for his first car ride — and Brazilian gossip magazine Quem has the pictures. [Made in Brazil, Quem]
>> Last Monday, Gisele Bundchen had her first post-pregnancy photoshoot for Colcci's ad campaign, and just a week later, the first image by David Sims has surfaced — at left. Gisele can be quite press-shy about personal matters — she never confirmed her pregnancy, leaving that to husband Tom Brady when she was already in her third trimester — but now, she seems ready to talk.
She told Brazilian TV show Fantastico of getting back to modeling after taking a break for four months: “Before coming here [the studio] I was pretty worried about if I still could do everything. This moment of doubt really happened. I didn’t know if I’d be able to embody a character. For the first picture I was feeling lost. After the second picture there were no problems anymore, I’m starting to feel comfortable with my body again."