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.