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Gisele Caroline Bündchen born 20 July 1980) is a Brazilian fashion model and actress. Since 2004, Bündchen has been among the highest-paid models in the world, and as of 2007 was the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry.
In 2012, she placed 1st on the Forbes top-earning models list.In 2014, she was listed as the 89th Most Powerful Woman in the World by Forbes.
In the late 1990s, Bündchen was the first in a wave of Brazilian models to find international success.
In 1999, Vogue noted "The Return of the Sexy Model", and she was credited with ending the "heroin chic" era of modeling. Bündchen was one of the Victoria's Secret Angels from 2000 until mid-2007.
Bündchen pioneered the "horse walk", a stomping movement created when a model picks her knees up high and kicks her feet out in front.
Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell have stated that Bündchen is the only remaining true supermodel.
Bündchen ventured into acting when she played a supporting role in Taxi (2004), for which she was nominated at the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Breakout Performance, and for Choice Movie Bad Guy.
Bündchen had a supporting role in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), and from 2010 to 2011, she was the Executive Producer of an educational environmental cartoon, Gisele & the Green Team.
Bündchen married New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in 2009.
She supports many charities including Save the Children, Red Cross and Doctors without Borders, as well as dedicating time to environmental causes.
She is the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme.
Before being a super model
When it comes to super models, it doesn’t get hotter than Gisele Bundchen. Infused with style, elegance and beauty this walking fashion queen sets every stage on fire.
Claudia Schiffer said: “Supermodels, like we once were, don’t exist any more” and reckoned that Gisele Bundchen was the only one close to earning the supermodel title.
Gisele Bundchen, the brazilian sexy supermodel, known worldwide as the world richest supermodel, was discovered in Brazil at the young age of 13.
Surprisingly enough Gisele Bundchen actually wanted to become a professional volleyball player before she found her career as a model.
Throughout her career Gisele Bundchen has worked for Balenciaga, Celine, Givenchy, Bvlgari, Louis Vuitton, and Victoria’s Secret and many others.
Bundchen was born in the Brazilian town of Três de Maio and grew up in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul.
Both of her parents are German, Vânia Nonnenmacher, a bank clerk pensioner, and Valdir Bündchen, a university teacher and writer.
She has five sisters — Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela and her fraternal twin Patrícia, Gisele’s junior by five minutes. Bundchen is Roman Catholic and speaks Portuguese as her native language. She also speaks Spanish and English.
“ 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. ”
Surprisingly, as a child Gisele was considered a good volleyball player and had hoped to become a professional player, perhaps for the Brazilian national squad, the Sogipa, but fortunately for her fans she was discovered by modeling talent scouts before she could commit to volleyball training.
Music: Bossa Nova, Caetano, Ellis Regina, Tom Jobim, Marisa Monte,Legiao Urbana,Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Ben Harper,Jack Johnson
Places: Brazil, anyplace sunny.
CPeople: Honest people with good values.
Movie: Gone With The Wind
She has five sisters. Raquel,Graziela,Patricia (her fraternal twin),Gabriela,and Rafaela.
She and Leonardo DiCaprio were chosen by People Magazine as the "Most Beatiful Couple in the World", in 2004.
In Auguest 2012 she was 1 of 4 fashion people and the only model to be ranked on Forbe's list of “The World’s Most Powerful Women" at #83.
She ranked in Forbes top ten of "Entertainment's Highest-Paid Women" 2012 list, ranking at #8 with $45 million.
October: Post-9/11, she appears with model Carolyn Murphy and actress Julianne Moore in print ads for the CFDA Fashion for America T-shirt campaign benefiting the Twin Towers Fund.
Designed a limited edition necklace sold to raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital cancer treatment efforts.
Gisele donated her runway fee from the Ricardo Almeida show in 2003, to the "Fome Zero Program".
March 2010 Launches her own eco skin care line, Sejaa pure skincare.
December 2010 she launches her own cartoon for children, Gisele and the Green Team, an eco-friendly animated Web series for AOL Kids, launches online at giseleandthegreenteam.com.
Every year Gisele chooses a charity, to which proceeds of sales from her sandals are donated, with the 2011 donation going to ISA - the Socio-environmental Institute.
May 2011 Gisele was named Harvard’s 2011 Global Environmental Citizen in recognition of her eco-efforts.
November 2011 she was awarded Greenest Celebrity at the 2011 International Green awards at the National History Museum of London. Each year the Green Awards honors a celebrity who has been the most creative and innovative in the approach of sustainability of the environment. An online public vote took place and Gisele was the clear winner beating Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Miguel Bose.
November 2011 Gisele made a surprise visit in Boston, MA to a group of teenage girls who were all patients at the Jimmy Fund Clinic at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for a day of fun. The supermodel spent time with each and every girl, posing for photos and teaching them how to strut their stuff.
Gisele was recognized as one of the most charitable celebrities in 2011 by The Giving Back Fund, which added her to their list of celebs who made the largest donations to charity according to public records.
January 13 2012 Gisele visited Kenya on a goodwill mission. the Brazilian supermodel went to the East African country to experience firsthand the reality of energy poverty.
As part of the visit, Bundchen spent a day with a family in the village of Kisumu and helped them tend to tasks such as carrying firewood to their hut - while also making sure to highlight the dangers of using firewood inside homes that do not have energy. She was also seen dancing with the locals and visiting various homes, as well as teaming up with UK NGO Practical Action during the course of her stay.
Bündchen lends her support and image to a number of charities and humanitarian causes, such as the fight against AIDS and She promotes protecting the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and Amazon Rainforest water sources, donating to this cause a percentage of profits from her line of sandals.
2012 she could not make the AmFar gala in Brazil but she donated money for AIDS research.
June 2012 she helped launch a beauty contest in Brazil, Top Kufa Brazil to find new faces in Brazilian favelas.
The first national competition of beauty played exclusively by candidates between 18 and 22 years who live in underserved communities, created by the Central Union of Slums and Pantene, the brand which Gisele is the face of.