Supermodel Gisele Bündchen Appointed UN Environment Programme Ambassador
One of the most famous faces in the world is now the face of global environmental action.
Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen has been appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). She recently advocated for the protection of the Amazon rainforest and earlier this year attended a Rainforest Alliance Gala.
Listen to Gisele Bündchen’s remarks this morning on UN radio:
"I just feel like this is something that I'm so passionate about. You know, I grew up in a small town in the south of Brazil, and I'm like immersed in nature. So I feel extremely passionate about this. I am so honored of being part of such a wonderful organization as the UN is, and I just feel very excited and happy that it's like I want to just like put up my sleeves and go in to work!"
She says "now, it's about action on a global scale to secure a healthy future for the next generation, wherever they live in the world."