Gisele Bundchen Defends Rio Amid Zika Virus Concerns
Several athletes and celebs have pulled out of their appearances at the games this year over concerns with the virus.
“I feel that there will always be people judging and criticizing no mater what,” Gisele told People in response to criticism leading up to the games. “I believe that there are different ways to look at things; I always chose to focus on the positive because I believe that so much of what we create comes from what we believe.”
“The Olympics symbolize so much for our global community. The unity that is felt is amazing and gives me goose bumps,” she captioned the below photo. “There is so much dedication and love the athlete’s themselves pour into their chosen sport. Each athlete has given their all to achieve lifelong dreams and their journeys have led them here to Rio to compete for their countries with pride. The energy is electric and contagious. I am so happy to be part of the opening ceremony in my homeland and to celebrate these bright stars from around the globe. I truly believe that each Olympian lights the path for the next young child dreaming of being at the Olympics and encourages the practice of sports. As I walk down tonight on the longest runway I have ever been on I will be sending out all my love and positivity. I am humbled and honored to be part of this historic moment for my country. I believe that the unity is the key to creating a world filled with kindness, gratitude, peace, and love.”