Gisele Bundchen (English Gisele Bundchen) – one of the most recognizable and popular supermodels of the world. The future celebrity was born in Brazil in a family with German roots and dreamed about the career of a professional volleyball player. At a young age, a slender and tall future model, Giselle Bündchen, did not even think about the fact that in a few years she would represent couture collections on the best catwalks of the world. In the footsteps of a successful girl, her five sisters also went, but none of them became as successful as Bündchen. And success came to her thanks to a happy occasion.
- Real name: Giselle Carolyn Nonnenmacher Bündchen
- Date of birth: 07/20/1980
- Sign of the Zodiac: Cancer
- Height: 180 centimeters
- Weight: 56 kilograms
- Waist and hips: 61 and 86 centimeters
- Shoe size: 39 (EUR)
- Color of eyes and hair: Blue, light brown.
Like many supermodels, Giselle was very lucky: the girl was in the right place at the right time. In 1994, she dined with her girlfriends at McDonald’s, where she was spotted by the scout Elite Modeling. The young beauty did not think long over whether to agree to work and, after persuading her parents, began her journey through a complex and complete obstacle to the path of the model business.
Career began to develop rapidly: in 2 years the model moved to New York, and it was the turn of endless shows of haute couture, advertising shootings and cooperation with such giants as Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Versace and Valentino. True recognition came at age 18: Gisele Bündchen, whose biography at that time numbered about 50 covers of authoritative journals, won the award in the nomination “Supermodel of the year”.
A year later, Gisselle’s career began in Victoria’s Secret. The supermodel also owes its success to the brand: after Bundchen became their Angel, Victoria’s Secret show began to wait as one of the most significant events in the fashion world, and the sales of linen increased several times. In the same year, on the cover of British Vogue, the model presented a bra worth $ 15 million. Red Hot Fantasy Bra was decorated with rubies and 1300 diamonds. An unusual subject of underwear was awarded a mention in the Guinness book of records because of its fabulous cost. And Giselle’s work in 2000 was estimated at 7 thousand dollars per hour, which was a significant step towards the title of the most expensive model in history.
Each model dreams to be removed for the calendar Pirelli, issued annually. In 2006, fans of the company and the most beautiful women of the world saw our heroine on the pages of the calendar – this achievement is akin to world recognition.
After 2 years of accumulation, Bundchen reached a mark of 150 million dollars and the model hit the pages of the record book as the richest mannequin. Gisele was also called the most influential woman in Brazil, she many times took the top positions in the ratings of significant persons of the fashion world and the most beautiful celebrities.
Charity and social activities
The model tries not to remain aloof from public problems and takes an active part in charitable actions. Gisele Bundchen sold at auctions of her own design jewelry, as well as vintage copies from her collection. Money from sales was transferred to organizations involved in education in African countries, in children’s clinics, as well as in funds affected by natural disasters. In 2006, our heroine joined the action “I am African”, created to fight AIDS in Africa.
Among numerous cases of Bundchen – cooperation with environmental companies. Becoming the Goodwill Ambassador of UNEP in 2009, she began to cover climate and environmental issues in her blog on the site, and also became the face of her created eco-cosmetics Sejaa Pure Skincare.
However, members of the PETA organization repeatedly accused the supermodel of being hypocritical and attacked. In 2002, during the couture show in which Giselle took part, four activists climbed the podium with posters “Gisele: Fur Scum” and shouted offensive slogans.Animal Rights Defendersexplained her misbehavior with the fact that she starred in the advertising of the company Blackglama, producing products from fur. This protest was not the only thing – ecologists expressed their dissatisfaction with the supermodel, accusing it of using non-environmentally friendly fuel when training helicopter management, whereas a little earlier it was actively advocating for clean and natural sources of energy.
In the first year of the new millennium, a couple appeared who received from People magazine the top line in the ranking of the most beautiful couples: Bündchen, the famous supermodel, and Leonardo DiCaprio, who repeatedly received the title of sexiest actor himself. However, in 2005 the union broke up without giving the engagement an opportunity to grow into something more.
In 2007, Giselle began to meet with the footballer of the team “New England Patriots” Tom Brady. In two years the couple will decide to consolidate their relationship by marriage. A happy development in the life of the family was the birth of his son Benjamin Rein Brady and daughter Vivian Lake Brady.