Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen

Brazilian, Model
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  • Her older sister, Raquel, is a Brazilian federal judge.
  • Gisele made her first international fashion show for british designer Alexander McQueen, who once named her as "The Body".
  • #1 on E! Channel's countdown of the World's Sexiest Supermodels (2006).
  • #1 On Forbes Magazine list of the World's Most Entrepreneurial Supermodels (2005)
  • Speaks Portuguese as her native language, as well as English as her second language.
  • Her other homes include an penthouse apartment in Manhattan's Tribeca district, a Los Angeles mansion and a country house near Woodstock, New York.
  • Forbes magazine named her the best paid model of all time.
  • Spokesmodel of Bvlgari.
  • Ranked #21 on E! Television's 2006 101 Hottest Celebrity Bodies
  • Her curvaceous figure prompted Vogue magazine to refer to her body of work as the "return of the sexy model", since she seems to have marked the end of a trend of "waif" models such as Kate Moss.
  • Her mother, Vânia Bundchen, is of German descent.
  • She has five sisters: Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela and Patrícia (who was born in the same day, but is not an identical twin).
  • Loves almonds.
  • In 2003 she donated $150,000 - her fee for one fashion show in São Paulo Fashion Week - to help fight hunger in her native Brazil (January 27, 2003).
  • Her personal fortune is valued at 150 million dollars, and she is in the Guinness Book of Records as "the world's richest supermodel".
  • Is one of Jay Leno's favorite guests.
  • Turned down a role in Charlie's Angels (2000), because of her busy agenda.
  • Spokesmodel of Dolce & Gabbana.
  • Measurements: 36C-24-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • Has a Yorkshire terrier, Vida (meaning "life" in Portuguese).
  • Gisele was invited to host the Brazilian version of the reality-show "America's Next Top Model" (2003), but she refused. According to her sister and public relations, Patricia Bundchen, she doesn't want to pursue a career on television.
  • After Gisele carried one bag made by British designer Luella Bartley on the catwalk, all the papers ran pictures of her with it, and this created a phenomenon. The company thought they might sell a few, but suddenly they had waiting-lists everywhere for what was already being called the "Gisele". The success of the Gisele bag propelled Luella into the highly lucrative accessories market.
  • Ranked #26 in FHM-Germany's 100 Sexiest Women (2005).
  • She and Leonardo DiCaprio were chosen by People Magazine as the "Most Beatiful Couple in the World", in 2004.
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