Proving she’s still one of the hottest models in the world, Gisele Bundchen helped Harper’s Bazaar Brazil magazine celebrate its first birthday by gracing the cover of the November 2012 issue.

Although she was pregnant during the shoot, the 32-year-old model was in no way showing as she playfully posed with a handful of reflective silver balloons for the sexy Terry Richardson front page shot.

While publications are deemed quite lucky to score a photo shoot with Gisele nowadays, there once was a time when the Brazilian babe was overlooked and not “wanted.”

Photographer Mario Testino – who discovered the top-earning bombshell – told the Observer, “Nobody liked her, nobody wanted her. I had to fight to get her into my stories because nobody thought she was right – too this, too that, the nose, the breasts, the waist,” adding, “But I believe in being obsessed, in getting obsessed.”