Gisele Bundchen Biography- Facts, Childhood, Family Life and Achievements

Gisele Bundchen Biography- Facts, Childhood, Family Life and Achievements

childhood and early life

Gisele Bundchen was born on July 20, 1980 in the town of Tres de Maio, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, to German immigrants Valdir Bundchen, a university teacher and Vania Nonnenmacher, a bank teller. She grew up in Horizontina.

At the age of 14, she was spotted by an elite model scout in São Paulo on a school trip, after which she entered the “Elite Look of the Year” competition and won second place.

She participated in the “Elite Model Look” world competition in Ibiza, Spain. She came in fourth and went to São Paulo to pursue a modeling career.

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She traveled to New York in 1996 and made her New York Fashion Week runway debut.

Her haute couture break came in 1997 when she attended Alexander McQueen’s Spring 1998 “Rain” ready-to-wear show in London, titled “Body”.

She debuted on the cover of British Vogue in 1998 as the most sought-after model, ending Kate Moss’s “heroin fashion” era and re-establishing the “sexy model” era.

She has shot ads for fashion brands such as Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Missoni, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Chloe and Gianfranco Ferre.

In 1999, she was featured on the cover of French Vogue under the title “The Return of the Sexy Model” and on the cover of iD titled “A Girl Called Gisele”.

After Rolling Stone named her “the most beautiful girl in the world” in 2000, her career skyrocketed and she opened shows for Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Valentino and Marc Jacobs.

In 2004, she ventured into the Tim Story-directed film Taxi, playing the head of a bank robbery gang. In 2006, she had a cameo role in the iconic fashion film The Devil Wears Prada.

In 2007, she terminated her contract with Victoria’s Secret under the pretext of focusing on other projects and denying rumours of disagreements over payment.

She designs jelly sandals for Brazilian shoemaker Grendene and runs her own line of lingerie – Gisele Bundchen Intimates, flip flops – Ipanema Gisele Bundchen and cosmetics line – Sejaa Pure Skincare.

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She has appeared on the covers and editorials of the world’s leading fashion magazines, including Vogue, Sunday Times Style, iD, GQ, Elle, Numero, Remix, Marie Claire, Glamour, Vanidades, Woman Arabia and Vanity Fair.

She is the face of countless high-end fashion brands such as Chanel, Nivea, H&M, Carolina Herrera, David Yurman, Versace, Christian Dior, HOPE, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo and Ralph Lauren.

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In 2000, she became an international sensation when she signed a $25 million contract with lingerie company Victoria’s Secret, elevating her status from model to supermodel.

At the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows in 2000 and 2005, she wore the most expensive fantasy bra, the “Red Hot Fantasy Bra,” worth $15 million, and the second most expensive fantasy bra, the “Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra.” , worth $12.5 million.

In 2014, she topped Forbes’ “Highest Earning Models” list with an astounding $47 million, more than Miranda Kerr and Kate Moss by millions.

By appearing on the covers of more than 600 fashion magazines and fashion and lifestyle publications worldwide, she is second only to the late Princess Diana as the most featured magazine cover in the world.

Awards and Achievements

She was ranked #21 on E!’s “Hottest Celebrity Agency”! Television, 2006.

In 2008, she was named the fourth most powerful person in fashion by the New York Daily News.

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In 2009, she was named one of the “26 Greatest Models of All Time” by Harper’s Bazaar.

In 2011, she was named “Outstanding Female Artist” by CEOWORLD Magazine.

In 2011, she was ranked 45th and 95th on FHM and FHM Australia’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” respectively.

In 2011, Men’s Health listed her at number 25 on its “100 Hottest Women of All Time”.

In 2012, Forbes ranked her 61st on the “Most Powerful Celebrities” and 4th on the “World’s Most Powerful Latino Celebrities.”

Time magazine included her on its 100 style icons list of “100 Most Influential Style Icons Since 1923.”

In 2014, she was ranked No. 89 in Forbes’ “Most Powerful Women in the World” and No. 5 in Forbes Brazil’s “Brazil’s Top 25 Celebrities”.

Personal life and legacy

She started dating Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio in 2000. Their high-profile on-and-off relationship ended in 2005 without any reason for the split.

In 2006, she met New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and married him in a twilight ceremony at the Santa Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica in February 2009.

The couple have two children – son Benjamin Rein Bundchen Brady (2009) and daughter Vivian Lake Bundchen Brady (2012), in addition to Brady’s son John Edward Thomas, from his previous relationship with Bridget Moynahan.

In 2008, her black-and-white photograph, taken by Irving Penn, was auctioned and sold for $193,000, the highest price of the dozens of photographs exhibited internationally at Christie’s in New York.

She is the owner of the “Palladium Executive Apartments” hotel in Rio Grande do Sul, a $2 million home in Brentwood, California, land in Trancoso, Brazil, and a townhouse in the West Village.

In 2008, she started Projeto Agua Limpa (Clean Water Project) – a water conservation and plant restoration effort in her hometown of Horizontina.

The high cheekbones supermodel became a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 2009.

She is associated with various charities and causes. She has donated substantial funds to the Zero Hunger Program, the Product Red Initiative, the Japanese Red Cross, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and ISA (Social Environment Institute).

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