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Gisele Caroline Bündchen is a Brazilian model, activist, and businesswoman. Since 2001, Bündchen has been one of the highest-paid models in the world. In 2007, she was the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry, and earned the top spot on Forbes top-earning models list in 2012.
Gisele Caroline Bündchen Wiki / Biography
- Name – Gisele Caroline Bündchen
- Nick Name – Gise, The Body, The Midas Queen, The Hurricane Gisele, La Bundchen
- Birthday – July 20, 1980
- Age – 40 Years (as in 2020)
- Gender – Female
- Nationality – Brazilian
- Zodiac/Sun Sign – Cancer
- Religion – Roman Catholicism
- Born In – Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
- Hometown – Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
- Famous As – Fashion / Runway Model and Occasional Actress
- Profession – Fashion / Runway Model and Occasional Actress
- First Show – Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 1997
- Debut Film – Taxi (2004)
Physical Status & More
- Build – Athletic
- Height – 5 ft 11 in or 180 cm
- Weight – 58 kg
- Body Measurements – 35-23-35
- Eye Colour – Blue
- Hair Colour – Light Brown
- Dress Size – 4 (US) or 36 (EU) or 8 (UK)
- Shoe Size – 8.5 (US) or 39 (EU) or 6 (UK)
Like other Brazilian models, she also didn’t pay much attention to study. She just learned German language but has not kept up with. Instead in 1993 (when she was 13), she joined a modeling course with 2 of her sisters. Like Adriana Lima, Gisele Bündchen was discovered in a shopping mall. But, Gisele was discovered by Elite Modeling Agency. From there, her modeling career started and went rapidly.
- Father – Valdir Bündchen (University Teacher and Writer)
- Mother – Vânia Nonnenmacher (Bank Clerk Pensioner)
- Siblings – Raquel (Sister), Graziela (Sister), Gabriela (Sister), Rafaela (Sister), Patrícia (Younger Fraternal Twin Sister)
- Option Model Agency – Zurich
- Model Management – Hamburg
- 2pm Model Management – Copenhagen
- IMG Models – New York
- IMG Models – London
- IMG Models – Milan
Gisele Bündchen dated –
- Joao Paulo Diniz (1999-2000)
- Leonardo DiCaprio (2000-2005)
- Kelly Slater (2005-2006)
- Chris Evans (2006)
- Tom Brady (December 2006-February 2009) – NFL superstar Tom Brady dated Bündchen from December 2006 till February 2009 because in February they got married.
Gisele Bündchen married American football quarterback for New England Patriots Tom Brady, whom she was dating from December 2006. The couple tied the knot on February 26, 2009, in a small Catholic ceremony at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California, USA.
A month later, the couple remarried on April 5, 2009, in a larger ceremony in Costa Rica, USA. The couple has 2 children – son Benjamin Rein Brady (b. December 8, 2009) and daughter Vivian Lake (b. December 2012).
Race / Ethnicity
- Tall Stature
Best Known For
Being World’s highest-paid model in the world, according to a survey by Forbes magazine in the year 2012. She earned $45 million from May 2011 to May 2012.
First Fashion Show
Gisele debuted with Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 1997 Fashion Show where she walked the ramp for Alexander McQueen, Emporio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and Giorgio Armani.
2004 American film Taxi (Taxi is a remake of 1998 film of the same name) for her role as Vanessa (the bank robbers’ leader). Bündchen also played a minor role in the 2006 comedy film The Devil Wears Prada.
First TV Show
In 1999, Gisele presented the MTV Music Video Awards 1999. Though, she has also appeared in the Late Show with David Letterman (60 minutes comedy and talk show) on November 20, 2000.
Gisele Bündchen Favorite Things
- Favorite Food – Cheeseburger, Meat, Coco Juice
- Favorite Eye Product – Dr. Alkaitis Organic Eye Creme, Benefit Miss Popularity (Highlighter), Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper (for Eyelashes)
- Favorite Workout – Anusara Yoga
- Favorite Hair Product – Kerastase’s Greenline
- Favorite Lips Product – La Mer Lip Balm
- Favorite Beauty Products – Cle De Peau La Creme (to keep the skin hydrated), The Multiple by NARS (to give a peachy and dewy look)
- Favorite Perfume – Dolce & Gabbana The One
- Favorite People – Lauren Hutton (American Model and Actress)
Gisele Bündchen Facts
- Gisele Bündchen is the first Brazilian model to find international success.
- In 2000, Gisele was dubbed “Boobs from Brazil” to inspire the 36,000 breast enhancement surgeries performed that year in Brazil.
- She has 5 sisters – Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela and Patrícia.
- By 2004, Bündchen had become the highest-paid model in the world, according to a survey by Forbes magazine.
- For a minor role in the 2006 film “The Devils Wears Prada”, she was given $350,000.
- Gisele once said “To be a model is to be half actress. In reality, I am a normal adolescent.”
- Gisele knows and speaks many languages such as Spanish, English, Italian, and Portuguese (native language).
- She has also studied German in school.
- She loves horses very much.