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Gisele Bundchen


Birth name:

Gisele Caroline Nonnenmacher Bundchen


Gise, The Body, The Midas Queen, The Hurricane Gisele




Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil



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Executive summary:

Brazilian supermodel


5' 10ĺ" (1.80 m)

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34B-28-34 (US); 86-71-86 (EU)

Shoe size:

38 (EU), 7 (US)

Gisele Bundchen



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Gisele Bundchen - Biography


Gisele Caroline BŁndchen (born July 20, 1980) is a Brazilian model and occasional film actress. According to Forbes, she is the highest-paid model in the world and also the sixteenth richest woman in the entertainment world, with an estimated $70 million fortune. BŁndchen also acts as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme.

BŁndchen was born in the Brazilian town of TrÍs de Maio and grew up in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, to V‚nia Nonnenmacher, a bank clerk pensioner, and Valdir BŁndchen, a university teacher and writer. She has five sisters ó Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela and her fraternal twin PatrŪcia, Gisele's junior by five minutes. BŁndchen is Roman Catholic and speaks Portuguese as her native language. She also speaks Spanish and English.
ď I was born in Horizontina, a town in the backcountry of (Brazilian) state Rio Grande do Sul. The town was once mainly colonized by Germans. In the school which I attended, learning German was actually obligatory from third grade on. But being out of touch with the language for such a long time, I unfortunately forgot it. [...] I belong to the sixth generation of my family in Brazil.

Originally, BŁndchen wanted to be a professional volleyball player and considered playing for the Brazilian team, Sogipa. While in school, BŁndchen was so thin that her friends used to call her "OlŪvia Palito" (Portuguese for Olive Oyl, Popeye's skinny girlfriend) and "Saracura" (a type of Brazilian shorebird).
In 1993, a then-13-year-old BŁndchen joined a modeling course with her sisters PatrŪcia and Gabriela at her mother's insistence. The following year, BŁndchen went to S„o Paulo on a school excursion to give them an opportunity to walk in a big city. In a shopping mall, while eating at McDonald's with her friends, BŁndchen was discovered by a modeling agency. She was subsequently selected for a national contest, Elite Look of the Year, in which she placed second ó Claudia Menezes, from Bahia, took first place. BŁndchen placed fourth in the world contest, held in Ibiza, Spain. In 1996, BŁndchen moved to New York City to begin her modeling career, debuting at Fashion Week.

Gisele BŁndchen on the Fashion Rio Inverno 2006, January 30, 2006She graced the cover again in November and December of that year. She won the VH1/Vogue Model of the Year for 1999, and a January 2000 cover gave her the rare honor of three consecutive Vogue covers. In 2000, she became the fourth model to appear on the cover of the music magazine Rolling Stone, when she was named "the most beautiful girl in the world." BŁndchen has been on the covers of many top fashion magazines including W, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, Allure, international editions of Vogue, as well as style and lifestyle publications such as i-D, The Face, Arena, Citizen K, Flair, GQ, Esquire, and Marie Claire. She has been featured both in the Pirelli Calendar 2001 and 2006 and in broader market publications such as Time, Vanity Fair, Forbes, Newsweek and Veja, more than 500 magazine covers throughout the world.
BŁndchen consistently works with acclaimed photographers such as Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Nick Knight, Mert and Marcus, Rankin, Annie Leibovitz, Karl Lagerfeld, Peter Lindbergh, David LaChapelle, Mario Sorrenti, Nino Munoz and Patrick Demarchelier, and with renowned directors such as Jean Baptiste Mondino and Bruno Aveillan.
Claudia Schiffer said: "Supermodels, like we once were, don't exist any more" and reckoned that Gisele BŁndchen was the only one close to earning the supermodel title.
Naomi Campbell said: "Models need to earn their stripes - I just think the term is used a little too loosely. Kate Moss is obviously a supermodel but, after Gisele, I donít think thereís been one."
On August 26, 2008, the New York Daily News, in a list, named BŁndchen the fourth-most-powerful person in the fashion world.
On May 12, 2009, The Independent, called her the biggest star in fashion history.

Since her debut, BŁndchen has been the face of a variety of advertising campaigns including several seasons of Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Mervyn's, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Versace, Givenchy, Bvlgari, Lanvin, Guerlain, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Earl Jean, Zara, Chloť, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton and Victoria's Secret. She has appeared in advertisements for Nivea lotion and is the face of several Brazilian brands including Vivo, Multiplan (Shopping Malls), Colcci, Credicard (Citibank) and Volkswagen do Brasil. After C&A Brazil hired BŁndchen as a spokesmodel and began airing television commercials, sales increased by 30%.
In May 2006, BŁndchen signed another multi-million dollar deal, this time with American giant Apple Inc.. She starred in an advertising campaign to promote the new Macintosh line through the Get a Mac advertisements. Also in 2006, BŁndchen became the new face of Swiss luxury watchmaker Ebel.
She has her own line of sandals with footwear company Grendene called Ipanema Gisele BŁndchen. Forbes puts her 53rd on their list of the most powerful celebrities of 2007 because of the international success of her shoe line, making the brand Ipanema the most sold Brazilian flip-flop in the world, surpassing the legendary Havaianas. Custom Ipanema flip-flops sell for as much as $230 a pair. She is also the owner of a hotel in the south of Brazil, the Palladium Executive.
On May 1, 2007, it was announced that BŁndchen had ended her contract with Victoria's Secret.
In July 2007, having earned an estimated total of $33 million in the past 12 months, Forbes magazine named her the world's top-earning model in the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.
An American economist named Fred Fuld developed a stock index to measure the profit performance improvement of companies represented by BŁndchen compared with the Dow Jones Industrial Average. According to Fuld, the Gisele BŁndchen Stock Index was up 15% between May and July 2007, substantially surpassing the Dow Jones Industrial Average which was up just 8.2%

After relationships with actor Leonardo DiCaprio and professional surfer Kelly Slater, in late 2006 BŁndchen began dating New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
On Thursday, February 26, 2009, BŁndchen married Brady in a small Catholic ceremony in Los Angeles. On April 5, 2009, the couple remarried in a larger ceremony in Costa Rica, with Brady's son with actress Bridget Moynahan present. For the April ceremony, BŁndchen wore a dress and veil designed by John Galliano.
On June 19, 2009, People magazine reported that Gisele was pregnant with her first child with Brady, and that the baby was due on December 14. On December 8, 2009, BŁndchen gave birth to a boy in Boston, but they had trouble choosing a name. On December 18, 2009, she posted a message on her website indicating that their new son's name is Benjamin.[

As an homage to BŁndchen, Brazilian singer and songwriter Gabriel Guerra, along with musician Pedro Cezar, wrote the song Tributo a Gisele (Tribute to Gisele in English), which is currently the theme of the model's official website. In January 2008, BŁndchen met Gabriel Guerra at Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro.[

On April 11, 2008, a black-and-white photo of BŁndchen, shot by Irving Penn, was auctioned for US$193,000 (£96,000). The picture was one of dozens from the collection of Gert Elfering that were sold at Christie's International in New York. In all, the auction tallied US$4.27 million and included pictures of Brigitte Bardot, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Carla Bruni. BŁndchen's picture reached the highest price in comparison with the others. Bardot was the second with US$181,000 (£90,000).

In 2009, Gisele was featured, in an artistic nude pose, on cover of the work retrospective book of Australian photographer Russell James.
In 2006, Elle magazine bosses surveyed the American leading stylists and asked them to name the star whose hair is a favourite for their clients. More than 50 percent gave Gisele the title of best hair in Hollywood, followed by Sienna Miller in at second place and Nicole Richie in at third position.
In February 2008, a result of research was publicized by The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) to reveal how world celebrity images, which overwhelm popular media, influence people's choices and decisions to undergo plastic surgery. The question asked was "What influences do celebrities have on the decisions patients make?". The survey was sent to more than 20,000 plastic surgeons in 84 countries. Gisele BŁndchen, Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Pamela Anderson, Sophia Loren, Brad Pitt and George Clooney were the most frequently mentioned celebrities. Gisele won the abdomen and hair categories and took second place in the breasts category.


Gisele Bundchen - Personal Quotes


"To be a model is to be half actress. In the reality, I am a normal adolescent." Gisele BŁndchen.

"I love horses. If I could, I would ride the whole day. When I get married, I'll live in the countryside, ride on horses and live among cows, chickens and dogs." - about her love for pets.

"I think it's better when you're natural, when you just do whatever you want, instead of doing classes where I see all these other people holding back because they've been trained with certain skills or techniques. I'm like, whatever."

"I'm a very private person. I like staying home and doing my stuff. I hate people invading on my privacy. I hate talking about my private life. You almost feel like they're invading your space, you know? I really hate that. I think that's very disrespectful and I think they should have a law against that."

"I wouldn't say I'm going to quit modeling and become an actress, especially because I can't do that because I have contracts, but I definitely enjoyed it. I wouldn't call myself an actress, but I at the same time, if there is an opportunity... I believe in taking chances and living your life."

"I don't think anyone likes to see a picture of themselves in a tabloid, besides a couple people who I'm not going to mention."


Gisele Bundchen - Filmography


The Devil Wears Prada (2006) .... Serena
Taxi (2004/I) .... Vanessa
... aka New York Taxi (France)
... aka Taxi 2004 (UK: promotional title)


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