Gisele 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, Aline, Isabeli and Izabel. Not
to mention she is one of the top grossing supermodels of all time
and her Brazilian model friends are right behind her.
started her career over a decade ago, 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
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 Bündchen 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,
working on her skin care products and 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
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