Gisele Caroline Bündchen is a Brazilian model, actress, activist, and businesswoman. She was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2000 until mid-2007. In 2007, she was the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry. She is credited with pioneering and popularizing the ‘horse walk’
About Gisele Bündchen in brief
Gisele Caroline Bündchen is a Brazilian model, actress, activist, and businesswoman. She was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2000 until mid-2007. In 2007, she was the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry, and earned the top spot on Forbes top-earning models list in 2012. She is credited with pioneering and popularizing the \”horse walk\”, a stomping movement created by a model lifting her knees high and kicking her feet to step. Her charitable endeavors include Save the Children, Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. She has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program since 2009. In 2016, she appeared in the Emmy award-winning documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, in the episode Fueling the Fire, sharing the episode with Arnold Schwarzenegger. She became the fourth model to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine when she was named \”The Most Beautiful Girl in the World\” in 2000. She won the VH1 Model of the Year for 1999 for Noting the World’s Hottest Model. In 2014, Büandchen was listed as the 89th Most Powerful Woman in the world by Forbes. She speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese, and some French. She learned German in school, but said she forgot the language after being out of touch with it. She grew up with five sisters, Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela and her fraternal twin, Patrícia.
In 1999, she left Elite Model Management to switch to IMG Models, dissatisfied with Elite’s work environment. She had her first break in 1996, at New York Fashion Week, and traveled to London in 1997, where she auditioned for 43 shows, but took part in only two international shows. Alexander McQueen chose her for his Spring 1998 ready-to-wear show, \”Rain!\”, because of her ability to walk in towering heels on a slippery runway. In 1998, she posed for Missoni, Chloé, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferré, Ralph Lauren, and Versace campaigns. She appeared on her first group Vogue cover with fellow supermodels Kate Moss, Amber Valletta, Iman, Christy Turlington and Iman. In December of that year, she once again appeared on a solo American Vogue Cover, profiling \”A Girl Called Gisele\”. She was nominated for Choice Movie Female Breakout Star and for Choice movie Villain at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards for her supporting role in Taxi. The Devil Wears Prada was released in 2005. In 2010, she had a starring role in The Devils Wears. Prada and was the executive producer of an educational environmental cartoon, Giseel & the Green Team, in 2010 to 2011. In 2012, she opened Vogue’s online encyclopedia of models, called The World’s hottest model. In 2013, she became an official ambassador for the UN Environment Program.