AKA Gisele Caroline Nonnenmacher Bündchen
Birthplace: Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Executive summary: Brazilian supermodel
Legend has it that the Brazilian bombshell was "discovered" at 14, eating at a McDonald's, and was quickly signed as a model. But the legend leaves out a few details. At 13, her mother signed her up for a "mannequin course", explicitly for girls who wanted to be models. At graduation, the class took a bus trip to São Paulo to be evaluated by bookers with the Elite modeling agency, and the girls and bookers met at McDonald's for lunch. Her father disapproved of his young daughter becoming a model, but changed his mind when he saw her paychecks.
Bundchen has appeared on the covers of Allure, Marie Claire, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and on and on. She was 19 when Rolling Stone announced she was "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World". Liz Jones, editor of Marie Claire and a recovered anorexic, hugged Bundchen after a photo shoot, and said she felt like "a bag of bones". But unlike the Twiggy-esque supermodels of the 1980s and 90s, Bundchen looks healthy, not emaciated. She looks like she still eats a cheeseburger once in a while.
After leaving Brazil for New York, learning English was a bit of a problem. Bundchen briefly shared an apartment with five or six girls, who taught her the word "asshole" and told her to use it often. "I spent all day memorizing: asshole, asshole, asshole. I arrived at the entrance of my building and said to the doorman: 'Good morning, asshole'. He didn't say anything. When I discovered the meaning I wanted to kill those girls."
Father: Valdir Bündchen
Sister: Patricia (her twin, public-relations student)
Boyfriend: Scott Barnhill (model, ex)
Boyfriend: Joao-Paulo Diniz (billionaire, ex)
Boyfriend: Josh Hartnett (actor, ex)
Boyfriend: Leonardo DiCaprio (actor; dated early 2000s, ex)
Husband: Tom Brady (NFL player, together since 2007, m. 26-Feb-2009, one son, one daughter)
Son: Benjamin Bundchen Brady (b. 8-Dec-2009)
Daughter: Vivian Lake Brady (b. 5-Dec-2012)
Endorsement of American Express
Endorsement of Apple
Endorsement of Victoria's Secret
Risk Factors: Former Smoker, Yoga
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
The Devil Wears Prada (29-Jun-2006)
Taxi (8-Oct-2004) · Vanessa
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