Brazilian-born supermodel Gisele Bundchen began her career at the age of 14, and by the time she was 20, had achieved the official status of international supermodel. Bundchen graced the covers of the...
Ended her collaboration with Victoria Secret, after seven years with the company
Co-hosted the Vogue/VH1 Model of the Year with Cuba Gooding Jr.
Signed a contract with Victoria Secret, which included campaigns for lingerie, beauty and hosiery
Co-starred in the adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s best-selling novel, "The Devil Wears Prada"
Appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, which labelled her "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"
Named the Vogue/VH1 Model of the Year
Moved to New York City
Entered the 'Elite Look Modeling Competition'
Spotted at 14, by an Elite Modeling Agency agent while in a São Paulo McDonalds
Made feature film debut, opposite Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon in the remake of "Taxi"
Brazilian-born supermodel Gisele Bundchen began her career at the age of 14, and by the time she was 20, had achieved the official status of international supermodel. Bundchen graced the covers of the world's top fashion magazines including <i>Vogue</i>, <i>W</i> and <i>Harper's Bazaar</i>, and was a favorite runway model of renowned designers Valentino, Christian Dior and Dolce & Gabbana. Outside of the high fashion circuit, Bundchen amassed millions of rabid fans for her five-year run modeling revealing lingerie for Victoria's Secret, and for her popular line of beach sandals produced in a partnership with the Brazilian company Ipanema. During her early years, Bundchen made headlines for her string of famous actor and athlete boyfriends, but later on it was her business savvy and environmental philanthropy that dominated the leggy model's off time, not to mention a celebrated union with football hero, Tom Brady.
"It was an easy role for me because, you know, she's Brazilian. And it wasn't like I was doing Shakespeare, you know what I mean?" - Bundchen, on her acting debut in "Taxi" to People magazine, Oct. 5, 2004
"I would never want to be one of those girls who is 30, and modeling is all they know how to do. I want to do my best, and then I want to close the chapter on this job so I can look back and say this is what I did from 14 to 26, and then have another chapter. Some people start modeling because they want to be models and they want the parties and the recognition, and then there are people like me. I come from a simple family, and for me getting into modeling was a chance to make money and create a business." - Bundchen quoted in Vanity Fair magazine, October 2004
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