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Gisele Bundchen

AKA Gisele Caroline Nonnenmacher Bündchen

Born: 20-Jul-1980
Birthplace: Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Model

Nationality: Brazil
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
Mother: Vânia
Sister: Raquel
Sister: Graziela
Sister: Gabriela
Sister: Patricia (her twin, public-relations student)
Sister: Rafaela
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
    German Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Former Smoker, Yoga

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