Gisele Bundchen insists there is nothing about herself that she doesn't like.
The Brazilian beauty - who has son Benjamin, three, and daughter Vivian, five months, with husband Tom Brady - accepts all her flaws and feels ''comfortable'' in herself, even though she struggled with criticism about her appearance at the start of her career.
She said: ''What do I like about my face? My freckles. What do I not like? Nothing. It's not pretentious, but I accept myself exactly how I am, with both my good and my bad points.
''When I started modeling, 12 years ago, people made comments that my nose was too much of this, too much of that. At the time, I talked about it with my dad who made me understand that it's part of my personality. Now, I'm comfortable with it: I'm no goddess, but I'm me. I'm comfortable with myself and I feel good.''
Gisele, 32, also credits her mother with teaching her to be happy in her own skin, as confidence is seen as seductive in Brazil.
She said to www.Marie Claire.fr: ''I grew up in Brazil where the notion of beauty and seduction isn't the same as in Europe. For my mother, it consisted in creating a sense of harmony between body and soul. She therefore taught me to be comfortable with myself and to stay that way whatever happens.''
Although she is regarded as one of the world's most beautiful women, Gisele rarely voluntarily looks at pictures of herself in magazines as she finds it ''boring''.
She said: ''To be honest, I hardly ever look in the mirror. My job consists of constantly seeing images of me and to be honest I sometimes get bored of it!''