Gisele Bündchen is not only married to one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, Tom Brady, but also a supermodel, business woman and environmentalist as well. She has dominated the fashion industry for more than two decades, making millions of dollars and appearing on thousands of magazine covers. In other fields too, she has tried her luck including acting producing designing and philanthropy as well. She is considered one of the most powerful and influential women in the world. But how did she do all these? How come she was so successful and happy? And what are some of the interesting facts and trivia associated with her life story as well as a career? Let’s see in this article.
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From Horizontina to the World
Gisele Bündchen was born in 1980 on July 20 th , and she has been brought up in Horizontina, a small town of southern Brazil’s state Rio Grande do Sul. She was raised in a Catholic family and studied at an all-girl school. She is interested in sports, especially volleyball and wants to be a professional player.
However, all changed when she was 14 years old and a modeling agent discovered her at a mall in São Paulo. At first she was hesitant to go for modeling career; however her mother convinced and forced that it would be good enough. She went for a modeling course and shortly won a national competition that took her to New York. At the beginning, she was rejected many times and people criticized her but in spite of it all, she persisted having shown that potential.
1998 was a breakthrough year for her when she had the honor of being selected by designer Alexander McQueen to walk in his runway show held in London. She amazed the fashion world with her individual gait, which became known as “horse walk” due to its high-stepping nature. She also featured her first cover of Vogue magazine that announced the end to “heroin chic” and arrival back for sexy model.
The Reign of the Supermodel
Gisele Bündchen soon became among the most desired and best-paid models on earth. She was working with the top brands like Chanel, Dior, Versace , Valentino Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. She was also the poster girl for American lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret and signed a $25 million deal with them in June 00. 2000 was the year that she became the first Brazilian model to be shown on Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue cover. She also appeared on the covers of over 1200 magazines, including Time, Forbes Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair.
She was not only a model, but also one of the cultural icons. She set the fashion, beauty ideals and public opinion. Various magazines including People, Esquire and GQ named her the world’s most beautiful woman. Forbes, Time and CNN also listed her among the most powerful and influential women in the world. She made millions of dollars annually and became the world’s first billionaire supermodel.
She also branched out and ventured into other fields of interest. She took up acting and was featured in films like Taxi released in 2004, The Devil Wears Prada from 2006. 2016 saw her debut in the production of an animated series she starred as Gisele & the Green Team from 2010 to 24months. She also started her own clothing label Gisele Bündchen Intimates and skincare line Sejaa Pure Skin Care.
The Love Story with Tom Brady
In 2006, Gisele Bündchen was introduced to Tom Brady the star quarterback of New England Patriots through a mutual friend. They began dating and fell in love. Their relationship faced such challenges as Brady’s ex-girlfriend getting pregnant or they were shadowed by the press all their lives. However, they overcame the obstacles and tied knot in 2009, at least a private wedding was known to have been held on Santa Monica , California. 2009, they had a son named Benjamin and in 2012 the couple gave birth to their daughter Vivian.
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady are among the most famous and successful couples globally. They have a combined net worth of more than $ 600 million and they own various estates in different locations. They also love sports activities, health, and well being. They maintain a strict dietary and exercise routine, refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages, coffee or tea, sugar products and junk foods. They also do meditation and yoga, help each other with their careers and even in achieving them.
They also engage themselves in different charitable and humanitarian projects. Bündchen serves as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme; he has donated millions of dollars in addition to raising awareness on various environmental issues such deforestation, water conservation and climate change. She has also advocated for groups like Save the Children, Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. Brady is an endorser of Best Buddies International, a non-profit organization that assists individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He also has taken part in events and activities for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Make-A-Wish Foundation, as well as American Cancer Society.
|Tom Brady (m. 2009; div. 2022)
|Benjamin Brady (b. 2009), Vivian Brady (b. 2012)
|High school graduate
|Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela, and Patrícia (fraternal twin)
|Favorite TV Show
|Game of Thrones
|A pit bull named Lua
Gisele Bündchen is a remarkable and a wonderful woman who has obtained incredible success and happiness in her life. She is a supermodel, a devout wife, a mother, a sleek businesswoman, an environmentalist, and a generous philanthropist. She is also a role model for many people who admire love her confidence, beauty, talent, charisma, and generosity. She is truly one of the supermodel wives of a star.