Sunday 17 December 2017

Gisele Bundchen visits teenage cancer victim

Aishling Phelan

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen paid a surprise holiday visit to a young fan undergoing cancer treatment to talk beauty products.

The mum and her American footballer husband Tom Brady stopped by the home of 15-year-old Karina Moreira to seek advice from the teen beauty blogger.

The teenager, suffering from bone cancer, said she was ‘‘shocked’’ when the world’s highest paid supermodel visited her home.

After receiving the house call she tweeted to the model, ‘‘From the moment you surprised me, until the moment you left, I was so shocked for you being here with me!’’

The pair discussed make-up tips after Gisele bought the girl a range of new beauty products.

‘‘She brought beauty products for me, and I used them to do makeup on her,’’ Karina said.

‘‘I did her makeup and she did mine. She's really good.’’

Karina is also from Brazil but is currently residing in the family home in Boston.

She later shared a photo of herself having a snack with the blonde model along with the caption, ‘‘I'm still in shock.’’

The young beauty blogger was diagnosed with bone cancer in her leg at age 12.

She first met the 33-year-old supermodel at a charity event two years ago while undergoing treatment.

She discovered the cancer had returned last month, writing on her beauty blog, that she now has a tumour on her lungs and new cancer behind her knee.

‘‘I just want to say I'm going to try the hardest to make videos. I'll be doing videos in the car with no makeup on," she said to her blog fans.

‘‘I'm going to continue following my dreams as you guys should also follow your dreams.

‘‘And even if I have to do videos in the hospital, I will still continue doing it because I love you," she added.

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