She may be the highest-paid fashion model in the world, but there was a time when Gisele B√ľndchen was "used to being bullied."
In an interview with The New York Times, the 35-year-old model, whose annual earnings are estimated to be 44 million dollars, said, "Even before I got into the business, I was used to being bullied because I was always tall and skinny and stuck out."
Gisele added, "She got really red all the time from playing volleyball, red like a pepper. So I thought bullying was just the way life is."
She further said, "In the beginning, you know, everyone told me, 'Your eyes are too small, the nose is too big, you can never be on a magazine cover.' But, you know what? The big nose is coming with a big personality."
This is not the first time Gisele spoke about her bullied childhood. Last year, she had revealed that her peers used to call her Olive Oyl, named after the cartoon character Popeye's skinny girlfriend.