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BŁndchen, Gisele Caroline Nonnenmacher (BŁndchen, Gisele)

Born: 1980 AD
Currently alive, at 35 years of age.

Nationality: Brazilian
Categories: Models


1980 - Born on July 20th in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Brazilian supermodel.

1993 - Her mother signed her up for a "mannequin course", explicitly for girls who wanted to be models.

1994 - She went to a town for a school trip and was "discovered" eating at a McDonald's, and signed as a model.

          - Selected for a national contest and won second.

1996 - Began modeling in New York City.

          - Debut at Fashion Week.

1999 - Rolling Stone announced that she was "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World".

          - Appeared four times in Vogue cover.

          - Model of the Year, VH1/Vogue.

2000 - Labelled as "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" by Rolling Stone magazine.

          - Became part of the modeling group of Victoria's Secret.

2001-2005 - Her own line of shoes, called "Ipanema Gisele Bundchen", have sold more than 100 million pairs.

         - She turned down a 20 million dollar offer from Clonaid to became their spokesperson.

         - Dated model Scott Barnhill, billionaire Joao-Paolo Diniz, actor Josh Harnett and actor Leonardo DiCaprio which ended after 3 years.

         - Appeared in the films, "Ali G Indahouse" and "Taxi".

         - She donated $150,000, her fee for one fashion show in São Paulo Fashion Week, to help fight hunger in her native Brazil.

2006 - Forbes magazine's highest paid model and top model.

         - Chosen by Brazilian magazine IstoÉ Gente as the "most powerful woman in Brazil".

         - Appeared in the film, "The Devil Wears Prada".

2007 - Dated NFL player Tom Brady.

         - Chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world.

         - Became the model and spokesperson for Dolce and Gabbana.


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