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Gisele Bundchen surprises teen battling cancer

  • The supermodel surprised Karina Moreira at her Massachusetts home
  • Bundchen swapped beauty secrets with the teen, offered support
  • The pair first met two years ago

A Massachusetts teen battling bone cancer received the surprise of a lifetime.

Karina Moreira was shocked when supermodel Gisele Bundchen knocked on the door of her home on Thursday. The 15-year-old has her own beauty blog, “Chic by Karina," and told HLN affiliate WHDH Bundchen is her role model.

The pair swapped beauty tips and shared a sweet moment when Moreira did the supermodel's makeup. She shared the photo on Instagram, garnering nearly 2,000 likes.

However, the visit wasn't all fashion and fun. Bundchen also encouraged the teen to stay positive during her second battle with bone cancer. Moreira didn't seem to be the only one touched by their time together. Bundchen also took to Instagram after the visit -- calling the teen a "warrior" who is "an inspiration of positivity and courage."

According to WHDH, the pair first met two years ago when Karina was in the throes of her first round of chemotherapy for bone cancer. Although Moreira was in remission, her cancer returned, leaving the young fashionista to fight for her life once more.


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