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Gisele Bündchen - Biography

The Brazilian supermodel, is one of fashion's most recognisable faces

gisele bundchen attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City
8 October 2009
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Gisele Bündchen, born on July 20, 1980, in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, is a globally recognised supermodel, environmental activist, and businesswoman. Her journey from a small town in Brazil to becoming one of the most successful models in history is a tale of extraordinary talent, hard work, and an unwavering commitment to her beliefs.

Gisele Bündchen's Career:

Bündchen's modelling career began in the mid-1990s when she moved to New York City. Her breakout moment came in 1997 when she walked the runway for Alexander McQueen. Dubbed "The Body" by Alexander McQueen for her ability to walk in towering heels on a slippery runway, she quickly became one of the most in-demand models, gracing the covers of countless fashion magazines, including Vogue, and walking for top designers.

Her rise coincided with a shift in fashion trends, from the waifish look of the early '90s to a return to the curvier models of the '80s. Bündchen is often credited with ending the "heroin chic" era of modelling. In 2000, she signed a contract with Victoria's Secret, becoming one of its most prominent Angels until she left the brand in 2007. Bündchen has been among the highest-paid models in the world since 2001.

Apart from modelling, Bündchen has ventured into acting, with roles in films such as Taxi (2004) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006). She is also a successful businesswoman with her own line of sandals and lingerie and environmental initiatives, including clean water projects in her native Brazil. Throughout her career, Bündchen has been an outspoken advocate for environmental causes. Her commitment to sustainability and conservation is evident in her work with the United Nations Environment Programme, among other initiatives.

Gisele Bündchen's Personal Life:

In her personal life, Bündchen has been equally high-profile. In 2006, she began dating Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots (later Tampa Bay Buccaneers). The couple married in 2009 and have two children together, a son and a daughter. Bündchen also became a stepmother to Brady's son from his previous relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan.

Bündchen and Brady's marriage was often in the spotlight, celebrated as a union of two high-profile figures at the top of their respective fields. However, in October 2022, they announced their divorce, citing that they had "grown apart." This announcement came after months of speculation about troubles in their marriage.

Gisele Bündchen's journey from a small-town Brazilian girl to an international icon in fashion and environmental activism is a testament to her versatility, resilience, and dedication to her craft and causes. Her influence extends beyond the runway, making her a prominent figure in discussions about fashion, sustainability, and personal empowerment.

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