Gisele Bundchen: Ill-timed advert shows already under-fire model as Marie Antoinette


Off with her head! Ill-timed advert shows already under-fire Gisele as Marie Antoinette

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bunchen did not do herself any favours following the Super Bowl by criticising her husband's team mates.

So a new advert showing her as an out-of-touch Marie Antoinette seems particularly ill-timed.

In the TV spot, for Sky in Brazil, Gisele poses as the former French queen whose palace is under siege.

Let them eat cake: Gisele stars - as Marie Antoinette - in a new advert for Sky TV

Let them eat cake: Gisele stars – as Marie Antoinette – in a new advert for Sky TV

Her husband, Louis, rushes in to tell her that they need to escape, but Antoinette would rather stay and watch Sky TV.

'Oh la la,' Louis says in Portuguese as the crowd outside gets louder. 'You're losing your mind.'

TV addict: In the advert, Gisele plays the Queen whose husband, Louis, is trying to drag her away from the TV as their palace is under siege

TV addict: In the advert, Gisele plays the Queen whose husband, Louis, is trying to drag her away from the TV as their palace is under siege

Losing her mind: In the video, Gisele makes a throat-cutting sign with her hand

Losing her mind: In the video, Gisele makes a throat-cutting sign with her hand

Losing her mind – and her head: In the video, Gisele makes a throat-cutting sign with her hand

Antoinette's calm response – which is accompanied by a head-slitting hand movement – is: 'I'm going to lose my head.'

When the ruffians from outside do eventually break into the palace, they are soon much more interested in watching the TV than in toppling the royal family.

Ruffians: When the palace does get broken into, Gisele manages to persuade the intruders to join her infront of the TV

Ruffians: When the palace does get broken into, Gisele manages to persuade the intruders to join her infront of the TV

Old hand: This is not Gisele's first Sky campaign, but it is the most elaborate one

Old hand: This is not Gisele's first Sky campaign, but it is the most elaborate one

If only Tom Brady's New England Patriots team mates had been as forgiving after Gisele's outburst following the Super Bowl.

She angered them – and even American Football players from rival teams – when she was caught on camera saying: 'My husband can't f***ing throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time.'

The implication was that Brady was the only one who was playing well.

At the end of the advert we get to see Gisele sporting a more natural look

At the end of the advert we get to see Gisele sporting a more natural look

The supermodel – who used to date Leonardo DiCaprio – has since tried to put the whole episode behind her by sticking to her day job.

She took to the catwalk at Alexander Wang's New York Fashion Week show on Saturday night alongside Shalom Harlow and Karolina Kurkova.

This is not Gisele's first campaign for Sky Brazil. She has also appeared as a pin-up housewife, and will be performing as other historical figures for future campaigns.