Horizontina is just a small town in southern Brazil, but one of its 20,000 inhabitants has put its name on the map. Gisele Bundchen, one of the most successful supermodels of all time was born there on 20 July 1980. A tall and gangly (5’11″) teenager, she earned the nickname “Olive Oyl” when she was a girl, after Popeye the Sailor man’s girlfriend.
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Gisele Bündchen Biography (Childhood, Early Life, Education)
If we talk about her early life she was born in born and raised in Horizontina. Her father, Valdir Bündchen was a writer and professor while her mother worked as bank clerk pensioner. She has five siblings and with them, she has raised Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela, and her fraternal twin, Patrícia
However, an Elite Modelling scout who saw her in a McDonald’s restaurant in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1994 saw a budding supermodel in the fourteen-year-old who was sitting in the restaurant with her friends, enjoying a hamburger.
Bündchen was in a relationship with many actors and footballers however all of them were not for each other, and she did not settle with any of then. In 2006 she began dated American footballer Tom Brady and she settled with him. Bündchen and Brady married on 26 February 2009 in a small Catholic ceremony at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California.
They have two kids together. She conceived her first son on, Benjamin Rein, on Dec. 8, 2009, and conceived her second one daughter, Vivian Lake, who was born on Dec. 5, 2012.
Gisele Bündchen Career & Profession
The rest, as they say, is history. Although her father initially disapproved, he reluctantly allowed Gisele to move to the big city and pursue a modelling career. She was a sensation from the beginning and it wasn’t long before she became sought out by the biggest names in the fashion industry and over the course of her career has become the highest paid model in history.
It was not a long, hard slog to the top for Gisele. By 1995, she had already taken second prize in an Elite fashion contest, finishing just next to fellow Brazilian, Claudia Menezes. In 1996, she moved to New York to begin her modelling career in earnest and worked there for Fashion Week. By 1999, she had achieved accolades that many well-known models before her strived for, including being on the cover of Vogue three months in a row. The list of other top publications she has graced the covers of is a “Who’s Who” of fashion, glamour and lifestyle publications. In all, it is estimated that she has appeared on the cover of over five hundred magazines throughout the world over the course of her career.
The list of fashion brands that Bundchen has endorsed also includes all the biggest names in fashion and beauty, from Christian Dior to Louis Vuitton and, of course, Victoria’s Secret. She has also appeared in the advertising campaigns of companies outside of her industry, notably Apple, who gave her a multi-million dollar contract to endorse their product in 2006.
For all of her fortune and glamour, Gisele Bundchen has not lost her compassion for those less fortunate than herself. She is actively engaged in a number of charities, including the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, a Brazilian reforestation project and the Haiti earthquake relief project, to which she contributed 1.5 million dollars. There is no question that this striking beauty deserves her reputation as the most popular and successful supermodel of all time.
Gisele Bündchen Net Worth
Gisele made great progress in modeling and acting career and since from childhood she earned many awards and achievements and was active in Movies and Entertainment Industry. Have you ever thought How rich is Gisele Bündchen? According to business insider, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have a combined net worth of $580 million, that is very impressive and enough for her whole life.