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Gisele Bundchen: Early Life, Career, Physical Appearances & Net Worth



Gisele Bundchen Listed below are the top facts about Gisele Bundchen’s height and net worth.

In case you’re not familiar with her name, she’s a Brazilian fashion model. The rich Brazilian has been one of the highest-paid models in the world since 2001.

She was the 16th richest woman in 2007 and was ranked number one on Forbes’ list of highest-paid models in 2012.


Gisele Bundchen Early Life

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Caroline Bündchen was born on July 20, 1980 in Brazil (Brazilian Portuguese , German ).

She has been among the highest-paid models in the world since 2001.

In the year 2007, Bündchen ranked as the 16th richest lady in the entertainment sector.

In 2012, she topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid models.  She was ranked 89th on Forbes’ list of the most powerful women in the world in 2014.


In 1999, Bündchen was recognised by Vogue with putting a stop to the heroin chic modelling trend. [9] From 1999 through 2006, Bündchen served as a Victoria’s Secret Angel.

She is recognised for having invented and popularised the horse walk, a stomping motion made by a model lifting her knees high and kicking her feet to stride.

Bündchen was said to as the last remaining supermodel by Claudia Schiffer in 2007. More than 1,200 magazine covers feature Bündchen.

For her supporting role in Taxi, Bündchen received nominations for Choice Movie Female Breakout Star and Choice Movie Villain at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards (2004).


She played a supporting role in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), and from 2010 to 2011, she served as executive producer of the environmental education cartoon Gisele & the Green Team.

In the episode “Fueling the Fire,” from the Emmy Award-winning documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, she made an appearance in 2016.

Save the Children, the Red Cross, and Doctors Without Borders are a few of Bündchen’s humanitarian activities. [18] Since 2009, she has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environment Program.

Born in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, to Valdir Bündchen, a sociologist and writer, and Vânia Bündchen, a retired bank teller, Bündchen is a sixth-generation German Brazilian.


Walter Bündchen, her grandpa, once presided over Horizontina.  Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela, and Patrcia, her fraternal twin, made up her family of five sisters.

The family practised Catholicism. Bündchen learned German in school and her parents also speak the language, but she no longer uses it.  Bündchen is fluent in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, and some French.

Bündchen aspired to be a volleyball player, but in 1993 her mother enrolled her and sisters Patrícia and Gabriela in a modeling course to teach them confidence and better posture.

After the course ended, the girls were rewarded by a trip to Curitiba, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where she was discovered by Elite Model Management at a shopping mall.


Bündchen was placed second in a national contest, Elite Model Look, that was then known as Look of the Year. In 1995, Bündchen moved to São Paulo to launch her modeling career. She debuted at New York Fashion Week in 1996.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Gisele Bündchen had a romance that lasted from 2000 to 2005.  2004 saw Bündchen and DiCaprio appear on People’s annual list of the most attractive couples.

In her memoir Lessons, Bündchen explains why she decided to stop her relationship with DiCaprio after going through a depressive period: “I was becoming more and more conscious of things that I’d chosen not to look at.

Was I the only one who felt the need to seriously reflect on my life while he remained the same? Sadly, the conclusion was that the response was indeed.


After being set up on a blind date by a mutual acquaintance, Bündchen and NFL quarterback Tom Brady started dating in December 2006.

In a small ceremony held at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California, the pair got hitched on February 26, 2009.

The pair was hitched a second time in Costa Rica in April 2009.  Benjamin Rein, born in 2009, and Vivian Lake, born in 2010, are Bündchen and Brady’s two children (born 2012).

Brady’s first child from a prior relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan is Brady’s stepson (born 2007). Brady and Bündchen are Catholics.


Transcendental meditation is something Bündchen does.  Her personal chef Allen Campbell created a diet for her and her family that is largely plant-based.

When Tom Brady played for the New England Patriots, they lived in Brookline, Massachusetts, and now they split their time between New York City and Brookline.

After Brady left to play with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they eventually relocated to Tampa, Florida. The pair reportedly acquired a house in Indian Creek, Florida, in December 2020.

Gisele Career

Before being chosen to appear in an Alexander McQueen runway show in 1998, Bündchen was denied 42 times in London in 1997.


For advertisements in 1998, Bündchen appeared in front of the camera for Missoni, Chloé, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferré, Ralph Lauren, and Versace.

She was featured on the covers of Vogue Paris, her first appearance in a British Vogue issue, and i-D, which featured “A Girl Called Gisele” as its cover story.  In 1999, Bündchen joined IMG Models after becoming dissatisfied with the working conditions at Elite Model Management.

The first of three U.S. Vogue covers for Bündchen in 1999, on which the magazine declared her “the comeback of the sexy model,” Along with Kate Moss, Amber Valletta, Christy Turlington, Iman, Lauren Hutton, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour, Claudia Schiffer, Lisa Taylor, Paulina Porizkova, Carolyn Murphy, and Patti Hansen, she was featured on a group Vogue cover in November. In December, she was featured on a solo U.S. Vogue cover.

In 1999, Bündchen took home the VH1/Vogue Model of the Year award. At the age of 18, Bündchen participated in five significant campaigns, earning New York magazine editor Sally Singer’s designation as a “über” model.  When she was named “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World,” she became the fourth model to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.


Bündchen had an appearance on 37 worldwide Vogue covers in 2000, three of which were for the American edition.  In January 2000, both the American and British editions of Vogue featured Bündchen on their covers. [39] She served as the show opener for Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, and Valentino in New York, Milan, and Paris during spring 2000 fashion week.

Bündchen appeared in 11 consecutive Dolce & Gabbana fashion ads from 1998 to 2003. She was chosen to represent “The One,” a fragrance by Dolce & Gabbana, from 2006 until 2009. Victoria’s Secret offered Bündchen a five-year contract in exchange for her retirement from the runway.

Victoria’s Secret’s Red Hot Fantasy Bra, valued at $15 million and recognised by Guinness World Records as the most costly piece of intimate apparel ever made, was worn by Bündchen in 2000. In 2005, Bündchen served as the face of the Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra, the second-most costly bra at a cost of $12.5 million.

Together with Daria Werbowy, Natalia Vodianova, Isabeli Fontana, Karolina Kurkova, Liya Kebede, Hana Soukupova, Gemma Ward, and Karen Elson, she appeared on a group U.S. Vogue cover in 2004.


In the 2004 version of Taxi, which also starred Jimmy Fallon and Queen Latifah, Bündchen played Serena. In the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada. Vanity Fair’s fashion edition featured a cover shot of Bündchen taken by Mario Testino in 2007.

She shared the contentious Vogue cover with NBA player LeBron James in 2008. After James displayed his teeth in a position reminiscent of a gorilla, the cover was attacked for supporting racial stereotypes.

On the Forbes’ 2007 list of the most powerful celebrities, Bündchen was ranked No. 53. [51] More than 250 million pairs of Bündchen’s flip-flops for Ipanema were sold in 2010, bringing in an estimated $197 million.

Victoria’s Secret released Bündchen from her contract in May 2007. Bündchen claimed in her autobiography, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, that she left Victoria’s Secret because she felt uneasy being photographed wearing undergarments.


The New York Daily News listed Bündchen as one of the most influential persons in the fashion industry in August 2008.

Bündchen appeared in three spring 2012 advertising campaigns for Versace, Givenchy, and Salvatore Ferragamo. In 2012, she was chosen to star in Banco do Brasil’s first ever worldwide advertising campaign.

Bündchen was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most important fashion figures since 1923 in April 2012. In August 2012, Vogue honoured the publication’s 120th birthday by highlighting the 10 ladies who have appeared on the most magazine covers.

Gisele Physical Appearances

Height 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m)
Weight 55 kg (121 lbs)
Waist 23 inches
Hips 35 inches
Dress Size 4 (US)
Body Type Hourglass
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light brown

Gisele Net Worth

According to sites like Celebrity Net Worth, Gisele Bündchen’s net worth in 2022 is $400 million.


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