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Gisele Bundchen

Supermodel, Wife of NFL Star, Tom Brady

Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bundchen, supermodel source: Instagram

Gisele Bundchen is a one-woman empire and is one of the world’s most powerful women.  Similarly, she is an established model, actress, activist, and businesswoman.

Likewise, she has gained a lot throughout her life, from being one of the highest-paid models to motivating young girls worldwide.

On the other hand, Gisele has earned popularity as she is the wife of Tom Brady who is an NFL star.

Gisele Bundchen | Early Life, Family & Education

Gisele Bundchen opened her eyes on July 20, 1980, under Cancer’s sun sign. Similarly, she took birth in Horizontina, the Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Likewise, she has taken birth to her parents, Vania Nonnenmacher and Valdir Bündchen. In addition, she has a twin sister Patricia, and they are the middle child.

Moreover, Valdir used to be a sociologist and writer in their native land. Furthermore, Vania worked as a bank clerk pensioner. Gisele joined the school in her native land, where she aspired to be a volleyball player.

 

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On the other hand, her mothers and sister kept her in a modeling course with her sisters Patrícia and Gabriela to help with her postures.

 

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Age, Height & Body Measurements

Gisele has maintained her body good and healthy. Similarly, she has a fair-skin with blonde hair and mesmerizing blue eyes.

Likewise, her body measurements are 35-23-35. Furthermore, Gisele has accumulated a height of 1.80 meters (5 feet 11 inches). Moreover, she has acquired a weight of 55 kg (121 pounds).

Similarly, Bundchen gives her prime focus to natural, satiating foods with minimal meat and dairy products. In addition, she also said that she would fast until lunchtime two days of the week.

Likewise, Gisele’s morning starts with a fresh cup of fruits or vegetable juices, while she goes for salad or soup for lunch. In order to maintain a good physique and a better mindset, she does yoga.

Career| Modeling

At the age of 14, Gisele had an early exposure to the glamour industry. Likewise, one of the largest modeling agencies in the world spotted her in a shopping mall.

Similarly, Gisele was chosen for a national contest, Elite Model Look where she stood second in the competition while she was fourth globally.

Furthermore, Bundchen made her modeling debut during the 1996 New York Fashion Week. Likewise, Alexander McQueen chose Gisele for the Spring 1998 ready-to-wear show, “Rain!”.

Moreover, she was featured on her first magazine cover in the year 1997 via the Brazilian edition of the leading fashion magazine Vogue.

In addition, Gisele shows her appearance in her foremost British magazine, Vogue Paris.

 

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Modeling Campaigns| Gisele Bundchen

In the year 1990, Bundchen shifted from modeling to IMG Models, where she was credited for ending the heroin chic era of modeling.

When she was 18 years old, she had five major shooting campaigns in hand and she became “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” in 2000.

In addition, Gisele has also been featured on the cover of Vogue alongside the NBA player Lebron James.  Moreover, by 2012, Bundchen had made 5,600 appearances in commercials in Brazil and had 120 Vogue covers.

Furthermore, she is 2014’s spokeswoman for Chanel No. 5 and shows her appearance on Elle’s 17 international editions.

Likewise, she was in the 2015 Guinness World Record book as the model who earned the most money.

Modeling for Victoria’s Secret

Bundchen remained the highest-paid model for 15 long years, inked a deal with Victoria’s Secret when she was just 19.

Similarly, in an interview with PORTER magazine, Gisele talked about the clauses she had when wearing the brand’s often-revealed clothing.

However, she cleared her mind and decided to walk out of the company in the year 2007.

Likewise, in her book, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, Gisele stated,

“For the first five years, I felt comfortable modeling in lingerie, but as time passed by, I felt less and less at ease being photographed walking the runway wearing just a bikini or a thong. Give me a tail, a cape, wings—please, anything to cover me up a little!”

Gisele Bundchen| Acting and Music Endeavors

Similarly, Gisele plays a role of a supporting actress (Role of Serena) in the 2006 movie The Devil Wears Prada. Likewise, She also appeared in Coração Vagabundo in 2008, followed by her own documentaries.

Similarly, her first documentary was in 2013 (Mademoiselle C.), then in 2018 (Tom vs. Time), and the recent one in 2020 (Kiss The Ground). Furthermore, Bundchen also shows her appearance in the television series MTV al Dente and The O.C.

Moreover, in the year 2013, she released a cover of the Kinks’ “All Day and All of the Night.” Furthermore, she also recorded a cover of Blondie’s 1979 classic “Heart of Glass.”

In addition, in 2018, Bundchen wrote an autobiography called ‘Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life.‘ On the other hand, the book became New York’s bestseller for over six months in the non-fiction category.

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Gisele Bundchen | Dating History

Besides model and supermodel, Gisele plays a role of a loving wife and caring mother. Though, Bundchen has a dating history before marrying Tom Brady.

Joao Paulo Diniz

Gisele Bundchen dated a Brazilian businessman, Joao Paulo Diniz. Similarly, he was 17 years senior. However, the relationship between them only lasted for a few months.

Scott Barnhill

After breaking up with Joao, Gisele dated fellow model Scott Barnhill in the same year.

However, they parted ways and after the breakup, Scott said to E! News, “We just recently split up, but you know how it is, life goes on. I am definitely working on it and moving on.”

Rico Mansur

In the year 2002, Bundchen dated the Brazilian polo player, Rico Mansur, Likewise, they dated for around 6 months. After that, they broke up with each other.

Leonardo Di Caprio

Gisele Bundchen first dated an actor, Leonardo Di Caprio, for five years, from 2000 to 2005. However, their relationship did not last long because the relationship was never easy for both of them.

As they are popular, the media and other sources spread rumors about them time and again. However, they both were going strong after all these too.

Furthermore, in the year 2005, Gisele and Leonardo parted ways.

Breakup with Leonardo Di Carpio

In the year 2018, Gisele revealed the reason for their break up through her 2018 book Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life.

Similarly, the tenure when Bundchen dated Leo was her breakthrough in her career and had started giving her panic attacks.

Therefore, she started taking cigarettes, wine, and caffeine.

Similarly, Leo did not want to go down the same path, and after that Gisele realized they had variations in their lifestyle and decided to end it.

“No longer numbing myself with smoking, drinking, and too much work, I was becoming more and more aware of things that I’d chosen not to look at. Was I alone in wanting to do some serious soul-searching while he stayed the same? In the end, unfortunately, the answer was yes.”

Josh Hartnett

In the year 2006, Bundchen dated an actor Josh Hartnett. Moreover, they were caught kissing each other outside of a restaurant in New York City.

Chris Evans

Moreover, the rumor about Gisele dating Chris Evans spread all over. However, she denied her relationship with him.

“If everything that’s written about me was true, I’d have about 10 kids, and I’d be married five times, one of them with some actor named Chris Evans, whose name I heard for the first time two hours ago,” she told Arena magazine.

Tom Brady

Gisele and Tom Brady first met on a blind date in 2006 via a mutual friend. Similarly, after knowing each other, they began dating in the year 2009, which indeed started horribly.

However, after two months into their relationship, Tom stated that his ex-girlfriend, Bridget Moynahan, was pregnant with his child.

After hearing this, Bundchen did not leave Tom. Furthermore, Tom Brady proposed to Gisele on a private plane from New Jersey to Boston the same year. Moreover, on February 26, 2009, they tied a knot two weeks later.

 

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Likewise, they got married in a small Catholic ceremony at St. Monica Catholic Church in California. In addition, this couple is blessed with three children. Likewise, the eldest son is Tom Brady who is from Tom’s former partner, Bridget Moynahan.

Though Tom is not Gisele’s blood son she treats him like her own. Furthermore, she also stated,

“I don’t like the word ‘stepmom.’ I like the word ‘bonus mom’ because I feel like it’s a blessing in my life. And, I feel so lucky that I got to have an extra wonderful little angel in my life.”

Gisele and Tom’s first child was born on December 8 named, Benjamin Rein Brady. Likewise, after three years, they gave birth to a daughter Vivian Lake Brady.

Gisele Bundchen
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Net Worth, Salary & Lifestyle

Gisele and Tom both are successful in their careers. Similarly, in 2011, Forbes named them the World’s Highest-Paid Celebrity Couple.

Currently, Bundchen has a net worth of $400 million. Likewise, Tom Brady’s net worth is estimated to be $250 million.

Furthermore, she has also launched her own line of skincare products, Sejaa Pure Skincare, which focused on eco-friendly ingredients.

Moreover, this lovely couple bought a $17 million house on a private, high-security island in Miami. In addition, they shifted thereafter selling their $40 million homes in the Boston suburb of Brookline.

Gisele Bundchen| Social Media Profile

Gisele is quite active on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, etc. Similarly, her Instagram account has 16.9 million followers.

On the other hand, Gisele’s Twitter account has 4.6 million followers.

Some FAQs

Is Gisele Bundchen an American citizen?

Actually, Bundchen is a Brazilian and an immigrant to the U.S. After marrying Tom Brady, an American she may have a green card.

How many languages can Gisele speak?

Similarly, Gisele can speak about five languages; English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and French.

How tall is Bundchen?

Bundchen has accumulated a height of 5 feet 11 inches.

Why is Gisele Bundchen so rich?

Gisele has a contract with brands like Pantene, Chanel, Victoria’s Secret, and Carolina Herrera. So she has a whopping net worth and is rich.

Quick Facts

Full Name Gisele Caroline Bündchen
Date of Birth July 20, 1980 
Birth Place Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Nick Name Gise, The Body, La Bundchen, The Hurricane Gisele, The Midas Queen
Religion Catholic
Nationality Brazilian
Ethnicity German
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Age 41 Years Old
Height 1.80 meters (5 feet 11 inches)
Weight 55 kg (121 pounds)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Body Measurements 35-23-35
Father’s Name Valdir Bündchen
Mother’s Name Vania Nonnenmacher
Siblings Her fraternal twin;
Patrícia Nonnenmacher Bündchen
Five other sisters;
Raquel Nonnenmacher Bündchen
Graziela Nonnenmacher Bündchen
Gabriela Nonnenmacher Bündchen
Rafaela Nonnenmacher Bündchen
Education Centro Technologico Frederico Jorge Logemann
Former Partner Leonardo DiCaprio (2000–2005)
Marital Status Married
Spouse Tom Brady
Kids Two sons;
John Edward Thomas Moynahan (Jak Edward Brady)
Benjamin Brady
A daughter, Vivian Lake Brady
Profession Model
Actress
Activist
Businesswoman
Agency IMG Models (Worldwide)
Model Management (Hamburg)
Active Years 1997–present
Net Worth $400 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update April, 2022

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