Bundchen shared showers with sisters

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2011, 17:32 PM IST

London: Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has revealed that she had to share showers with her sisters when she was growing up, because her family was poor.

The 31-year-old model further revealed that they were six sisters in the family, who used to stay in a two-bedroom house. So, often in a bid to save time and energy, they used to wash together.

“We slept in bunk beds and every time anyone wanted a shower, it was like, me first, me first! Sometimes my sisters and I would share one together to save time,” Contactmusic quoted her as telling Vogue magazine.

Bundchen insists that she is still extremely close with her siblings and parents and loves taking vacations with the entire family.

“Family, for me, is my base. I’m so grateful for that. I really feel that if I did not have that foundation when I was 16, I wouldn’t have dared to leave.

“Every year we have a family holiday, all of us together - my sisters, my parents, my sisters’ husbands and children. It’s kind of a sacred time,” she added.

ANI