can be considered queen of the Brazilian supermodel
explosion that started over a decade ago. She helped
paved the way for names such as Alessandra, Adriana,
Ana, and Izabel. Gisele is one of the top grossing supermodels
of all time and her Brazilian model friends are right
Brazilian beauty supermodel standing at 5'11" is
the most sought after supermodel in the industry today.
One of the leading fashion magazines has credit Gisele
for the return of the sexy model, something that was
lost since the supermodels of the late 80's.
Gisele's road to the top of the supermodel world happened
all by chance. She was spotted by an agent from the
Elite Modeling Agency while eating a big mac at a Sao
Paulo McDonald's while on a trip from her home town
of Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Despite her father's lack of approval of the career
choice, he allowed her to move to Sao Paulo at the young
age 14. While in Sao Paulo, Gisele entered the "Elite
Look Modeling Competition" in 1995 and her career
took off faster than a backstage pass to a Victoria's
Secret fashion show.
the girl that was once teased by classmates, with nickname
Olive Oil, from the Popeye the Sailor cartoons for being
so thin and tall, was soon living the life of a supermodel.
She was off traveling to exotic locations for photo
shoots, walking the runways for today's top high fashion
designers, becoming a Victoria's
and appearing on cover after cover of fashion magazines.
went on to do campaigns for major fashion houses such
as Ralph Lauren,Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino,
Celine, Gianfranco Ferre, Chloe, Victoria's
also appeared on the cover of magazines such as Vogue,
Allure, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Arena, Rolling
Stone, Elle, and this months Vanity Fair. Gisele was
titled " The Most Beautiful Girl in the World "
by Rolling Stone Magazine
years she was known as a famed Victorias Secret Angel.
Gisele was the face of Victoria's Secret for almost
ten years until ending her contract in 2008.
the years she has won many awards such as "model
of the year" from the Vogue
/ VH1 fashion awards. Her
career has continued to grow and branch out in many
directions. With her success she was able to create
the Luz Foundation, a project to empower girls and help
them deal with self-esteem issues.
has her shoe line Ipanema by Gisele BŁndchen and donates
a portion of the profits from her Brazilian line of
flip-flops to protect Amazon rain-forest water. This
is among other Brazilian programs she has started to
protect waterways and restore deforested areas of Brazil.
with so many projects in her life she has also been
fortunate enough to find time for true love. She married
NFL star quarterback Tom Brady and took a little time
off from modeling to have her first child.
In only a few weeks from the having her baby, Gisele
was already been back to work and launched her skin
care line natural Sejaa. She been a very busy supermodel.
here we have Gisele Bundchen, bringing back the model
to the definition supermodel !
Ledesma - supermodels-online.com
Gisele Bundchen on the net
Bundchen official website
(Gisele shoe line)