Learn about the life, success and style of Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen Bio Female: Having brought back to curvaceous figure to the cat walk Brazilian Gisele Bundchen is the face of today’s supermodel, and the first choice for many of the world’s top designers. According to the reports by Forbes Magazine Bundchen is the highest paid model in the world making her one of the wealthiest woman in the fashion industry. She’s put a face to more than 20 international labels and has appeared on the cover of more than 500 magazines. As a teenager she joined a modeling course with her sisters and the following year she was discovered and place into modeling competitions. She was place second in the Elite Look of the Year competition and received 4th place of the world contest in Alberta. By 1996, she had moved in New York where her modeling career took off after her introduction at Fashion Week. By the late 90s her face was on the cover of some of the world’s most famous fashion magazines and in recent years has brought her entire exposure by making appearances in other publications, such as Time magazine and Forbes. Bundchen is now among the most supermodels in the world and has become one of the most powerful figures in the fashion industry strutting international catwalks and appearing in print and TV ads for Victoria’s Secret and other fashion labels. She begun modeling for the iconic lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret in the late 90s and in 2000 was recruited as one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels which are the world renowned representatives of the brand. Gisele: Hi! This is Gisele. I'm here today at the Victoria’s Secret photo shoot, shooting a new Victoria’s Secret fantasy bra. Female: In 2005, she was the lucky angel to present the multi million dollar fantasy bra. Gisele: In the last year 0207 so I feel very honored. This is the 2005 Sexy Splendor of Fantasy Bra, and the reason why its’ called Sexy Spledor is because with the name of this 101 karats stone. Female: For the ultimate in lingerie luxury Victoria’s Secret $12.5 million Sexy Splendor fantasy bra won by Bundchen featuring 101 karat flawless pear-shaped diamond, 2900 set diamonds, 22 Ruby gemstones and was crafted in 18 karat white gold. The fantasy bra was created exclusively for Victoria’s Secret by a power space jeweler and took over 300 hours to create. She has appeared in the famous Victoria’s Secret Swimsuit catalog which is sent out to millions of people world wide and it was also on hand in 2006 to accept from Hollywood honorary mad Johnny Grant the key to the city which was presented to the Victoria’s Secret models. However 2007 saw Gisele end her long and successful relationship with the lingerie company in order to pursue other options. She has had a long running collaboration with Brazilian label Colcci, which has become best known for securing the supermodel for their campaigns and catwalks. She has been the main attraction at a number of catwalk shows over the years, bringing with her hundreds of fans and journalists all trying to get a peek at their own hometown superstar. It has been described that Gisele’s supermodel presence on the runway has helped to keep the Brazilian brands DNA alive. She was also chosen as the star of the ad campaign and collection for the Italian eye wear company Luxottica group who kicked off the first American campaign for their Vogue eyewear line in 2006. But not just a model, Gisele also launched her own line of sandals which became the most sold Brazilian sandal in the world. In mid 2008 she presented her new collection of summer sandals to journalists in Berlin. The collection known as G2B has been created together with designer Mark Ipanema. Part of the profits from this collection will even go towards the preservation of ground waters sources in Brazil. She’s modeled for Dolce & Gabanna and was one of Galliano’s catwalk queens when celebrating Christian Dior’s 60th anniversary. So it seems that Gisele Bundchen is definitely one of the most sought after models, so its no wonder she is one of the most successful and highest paid supermodels in the world.