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Oops? Gisele Bündchen Says We’re All Pronouncing Her Name Wrong In Resurfaced Clip!

Gisele Bündchen’s name isn’t pronounced how you think…

In a resurfaced interview with Conan O’Brien from 2005, the Brazilian model revealed that Americans have actually been mispronouncing her name since her early days here in the states! She explained:

“My name in Portuguese is spelled G-i-s-e-l-e, but it’s [Gisele-y]. We say [Gisele-y] in Portuguese because we say ‘I’ at the end of the ‘L.’ Here, you eat the ‘I,’ you know, you only say Gisele. This is the American way, I guess.”

WHAAAAT?! We’ve been saying her name wrong this whole time?! Poor lady!!

Related: Tom Brady Honors Gisele & Bridget In Mother’s Day Post After Brutal Roast!

She recalled coming to the US at just 16 years old to pursue modeling, but knowing next to no English. And at castings calls, directors would CONSTANTLY mispronounce her name despite her best efforts to correct them. So she ultimately learned to just be okay with it! She said:

“I’d be like, ‘This is not a difficult name, so I would just write it down, and they’d be like, ‘Gisele,’ and I’d be like, ‘No, not Gisele. [Gisele-y],’ but they could never say [Gisele-y] so it was just Gisele in the end. I take whatever. Call me whatever you feel like.”

Watch the clip (below):

OMG! That’s actually kind of sad! We wonder if Tom Brady ever made an effort to correctly pronounce her name??

Did YOU know about this, Perezcious readers?? Let us know in the comments down below!

[Images via Gisele Bündchen/Instagram & Conan O’Brien/YouTube]

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