Photographer Mario Testino spoke at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston last Wednesday and he had an interesting anecdote about one of fashion's most famous faces, WWD reports.
He [...] recalled meeting fellow South American Gisele Bundchen at the end of the grunge-waif era and trying to convince editors to use her. "It was, 'Uh, no, the nose, the waist, the breasts.' They saw problems everywhere," he said. "A year later, everyone wanted her."
Testino called himself "part psychologist and part magician" and noted that he's sometimes "been criticized for pretty, smiley photographs."