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Três de Maio, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Gisele Caroline Bündchen (born July 20, 1980) is a Brazilian model and occasional actress. According to Forbes, she is the highest-paid model in the world and also the sixteenth richest woman in the entertainment world,having earned $33 million in 2007 and $35 million in 2008 alone, adding to her estimated $150 million fortune. She is also listed on Guinness Book of World Records as the world's richest supermodel. Bündchen has been the face of more than 20 brands internationally and has appeared on more magazine covers than any other supermodel.
Gisele Bündchen was born in the Brazilian town of Três de Maio and grew up in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, to Vânia Nonnenmacher, a bank clerk pensioner, and Valdir Bündchen, a university teacher and writer. She has five sisters — Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela and her fraternal twin Patrícia, Gisele's junior by five minutes. Bündchen is Roman Catholic, speaks Portuguese as her native language and English as a second language.
She is from Southern Brazil, a region whose population is largely composed of Brazilians of German descent. Bündchen is of German ancestry from both sides of her family, which is integrated in Brazilian society for many Generations: her great-great-grandparents immigrated to Brazil from Germany. In regards to her ethnic background, Bündchen said:
“ I was born in Horizontina, a town in the backcountry of (Brazilian) state Rio Grande de Sul. The town was once mainly colonized by Germans. In the school which I attended, learning German was actually obligatory from third grade on. But being out of touch with the language for such a long time, I unfortunately forgot it. [...] I belong to the sixth generation of my family in Brazil.
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Gisele Caroline Bündchen
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Gisele Caroline Bündchen (born July 20, 1980) is a Brazilian fashion model, actress, and producer. She is the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. In the late 1990s, Bündchen was the first in a wave of Brazilian models to find international success. In 1999, Vogue dubbed her "The Return of the Sexy Model", and she was credited with ending the "heroin chic" era of modeling. Bündchen was one of Victoria's Secret Angels from 2000 until mid-2007. Bündchen pioneered the "horse walk", a stomping movement created when a model picks her knees up high and kicks her feet out in front. Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell have stated that Bündchen is the only true remaining supermodel.
Gabriela Bündchen (model), Graziela, Patricia, Rafaela, Raquel
Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima
Vida (Yorkshire Terrier)
Sarah Palin (Role Model), Bristol Palin (Her Idol), Howard Stern, Simon Cowell
Favorite TV Shows
Wrestling, Skins, Bad Sex
Fashion Model, Actress
Claim to Fame
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
2pm Model Management - Copenhagen, IMG Models - London, IMG Models - Milan, IMG Models - New York, Model Management Hamburg, Option Model Agency Zurich
Christian Dior, Dolce and Gabanna, Missoni, Ralph Lauren
Gisele Bündchen Intimates
Brazilian food, Brigadeiro, Pão de Queijo, Feijoada, Pastel
White tuxedo blazer
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Would love to meet you before I die,
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We are unable to find our family pictures. We would like to order our pictu...
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