Gisele Bundchen was born on 20 July 1980 in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil to Vânia Nonnenmacher, a bank clerk and Valdir Bündchen, an entrepreneur. Her parents married when her mother was pregnant with Gisele, and both had three children from previous marriages.
She has two younger half-sisters (Patricia and Rafaela) from her father’s first marriage and one older half-brother (Sergio) from her mother’s first marriage. Her full name is Gisele Caroline Rhein.
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Who is Gisele Bundchen?
Gisele Bundchen is a Brazilian model, actress, and environmentalist, and this is the fourth time she’s appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. Other models can barely walk down the runway in six-inch heels, but Gisele walks in them like it’s a snap .
Her height is 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m) and her modeling career has spanned over two decades. One of her most iconic moments was when she walked for Victoria’s Secret at the 2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show in Houston, Texas.
Gisele Bundchen Biography
In Horizontina, Brazil, Gisele Bundchen was born to Valdie Bundchen and Gisele Bundchen’s father is also a writer and university professor. In total, she has five sisters. Her mother was a pensioned bank clerk. They are Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela, and Patricia. Patricia is her twin sister, which is surprising.
The Bundchen family consists of Gisele Bundchen and her other half, Patricia Bundchen. Gisele Bundchen grew up with a middle-class upbringing in southern Brazil. At the age of 16, Gisele Bundchen left school to pursue modeling full time. Later on, at the age of 17, she moved to New York City to pursue modeling there.
There, Gisele Bundchen attended Parsons School of Design but dropped out to pursue modeling more. It turns out that this decision was perfect because she eventually became one of the highest paid models in the world. She has modeled for companies such as Guess Jeans, Versace, Victoria’s Secret and Chanel among many others.
Gisele Bundchen Professional Life
In regards to career, Gisele Bundchen started as a model in 1997 and she knows how difficult the industry is because she tried to get into 42 fashion shows, but she was turned down for each. Her claim to fame came when she walked on a slick runway in high heels for a spring 1998 Alexander McQueen rain-ready-to-wear show.
As such, she has been featured in the covers of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Allure, Marie Claire, GQ, and many other magazines and in total, she has appeared in the cover of over 1200 magazines.
As a result of that achievement, she has been recognized by many designers, appearing on every short list they publish. Ralph Lauren, Versace, Marc Jacobs, and Mario Testino, as well as Valentino, Missoni Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, and Versace all have photographed her.
In 2005, Gisele had the opportunity to model the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra, worth $12.5 million on the market and the world’s second most expensive bra. Former model for Elite Model Management, Gisele Bündchen became a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Gisele played Serena in the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada and hosted the third season of MTV’s al Dente in 1996.
Relationship And Affairs
I have mentioned earlier that Gisele dated Leonardo DiCaprio in 2000. She’s also been linked with actor Chris Evans. After everything, she ended up marrying Tom Brady, finally sealing the deal.
The couple began dating in December 2006 and after a long and happy relationship, married secretly on February 26, 2009, after four years of dating.
The marriage was celebrated at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Santa Monica, CA. They held another wedding ceremony in Costa Rica on April 5, 2009. Both ceremonies were very small and private, only attended by their closest friends and family members.
The couple has two children together- Vivian Lake Brady (born July 10, 2012) and Benjamin Rein Brady (born November 12, 2016).
The family resides in Brookline, MA; Gisele shares her time between Los Angeles for modelling work as well as New York City for Fashion Week events.