Gisele Named UN Goodwill Ambassador

Bundchen more than just a supermodel, has long campaigned for environmental issues
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2009 6:30 AM CDT
Model Gisele Bundchen attends the 2009 Rainforest Alliance gala at the American Museum of Natural History on May 6, 2009 in New York City.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Gisele Bundchen will have more than a baby with hubby Tom Brady to keep her busy—yesterday she was named a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme, the Boston Herald reports. “Mother Earth is our fundamental life-support system, and by becoming aware and responsible now, we can assist in preserving the planet,” says the supermodel, who has a Web-based environmental cartoon and has worked on reforestation in her native Brazil.