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
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
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
and appearing on cover after cover of fashion
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 of Brazil.
She's been a very busy supermodel mom over
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