Gisele Caroline Bündchen is a Brazilian fashion model and occasional film actress.
Height 1.80 m / 5 ft 11 in
Hair color Light Brown
Eye color blue
Measurements 35-23-35.5 (89-59-89)
Weight 57 kg (130 lb; 9.0 st)
Dress size 38 EU/2 US/6 UK
Shoe size 37 EU/6 US/4 UK
Manager IMG Models
She is the goodwill ambassador for the UN Environment Programme.In the late 1990s, Bündchen became the first in a wave of Brazilian models to find international success. In 1999, Vogue magazine 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 2006. Since 2004, she has been the highest-paid model in the world and the sixteenth richest woman in the entertainment industry (as of 2007)with an estimated $150 million fortune.
Models Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell have stated that Bündchen is the only true remaining “supermodel” and according to Forbes she may become the world’s first ever billionaire supermodel. In June 2011, Forbes magazine estimated that Bundchen’s total earnings over the last 10 years have passed the $250 million mark. As an occasional actress, she had supporting roles in Taxi (2004) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006). From 2000 to 2005, Bündchen was in a much-publicized relationship with American actor Leonardo DiCaprio. She married New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in 2009.
Vogue editor Anna Wintour crowned her the “model of the millennium,” that same year Vogue called her “The return of the sexy model”. Rolling Stone declared her “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” in 2000 and Vanity Fair published an article titled “…And God Created Gisele” in 2009.
An article on Vogue magazine’s on-line encyclopedia of models stated “As the year 2000 approached, Gisele Bündchen was the world’s hottest model, opening up a new category in the popular imagination: the Brazilian bombshell.” By the year 2000, her going rate was reportedly already up to $7,000 an hour.
She is the fourth model in history to grace the cover of Rolling Stone, in which she was named “the most beautiful girl in the world”, in 2000. Also that year “Time magazine said she was “one of the few runway models whom straight men can name”.
Models: Gisele Bundchen & Eric Bana
photographed by Mario Testino