Gisele is the queen of the Brazilian supermodel
explosion that started over two decades ago, helping
paved the way for names such as Alessandra, Adriana,
Ana, Aline, Isabeli and Izabel. Not to mention she
is the top grossing supermodels of all time with
her Brazilian model friends are right behind her.
started her career over a decade and half, yet the
Brazilian beauty standing at 5'11" is still
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.
Her 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 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
the list goes one
the way she set record for magazines covers in every
country such as Vogue, Allure, Marie Claire, Harper's
Bazaar, and Elle.
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.
shoe line, Ipanema by Gisele BŁndchen 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
She's been a very busy supermodel mom over the years,
keeping busy with her shoe line, while creating designs
for lingerie collection Gisele Intimates.
here we have Gisele Bundchen, supermodel , super-mom,
designer and role model to may inspiring young models
Bundchen official website