- Birthday20th Jul, 80
- Birth PlaceBrazil
- Marital statusMarried
Update: Gisele Bundchen has announced Friday on her Fcebook page that she gave birth to their second child, Vivian Lake Brady.
Gisele Bundchen is a Brazilian Fashion model born on the 20th July 1980 to German parents. She is a multilingual personality, speaks Portuguese as her native language, but knows Spanish and English and also learned German in school. She is one of the most highly paid models and is touted to become the first billionaire supermodel. At the age of 13 she joined a modelling course at her mother's insistence and after getting spotted by a modelling agency she went on to participate in other contests. Later she moved to Sao Paulo and began her career as a successful model. She even played supporting roles in Taxi (2004) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006).
For any supermodel and actress there is huge money coming through endorsements. And Giselle Bundchen is both, so it is in evitable that she has huge amount of cash at any given point of time in her bank account. She has been speculated as the first female fashion billionaire. Her fortune has an estimated worth of over $ 500 million. She earns a lot through her high-fashion clients like Balenciaga and Versace and brands like H&M. And In 2001, Bündchen launched a series of sandals, called the Ipanema and started earning millions from it as a percentage of its sales figures go to her account. In 2010 she launched Sejaa Pure Skincare that makes natural cosmetic products and is the only shareholder of the company. She also has a contract with the Lingerie Brand "HOPE" and reportedly earns $19 million yearly. Gisele Bundchen owns a $2 million House in Brentwood, California, a villa in Costa Rica and a land in Brazilian city Trancoso. She also owns a townhouse in West village which is for sale for $13.95 million. She also owns a hotel in Brazil, the Palladium Executive.
Giselle is an ardent environment lover and regularly donates and raises funds to sponsor environmental projects. In 2011 she donated a percentage of her earnings from the sandal venture to ISA – the Socio Environmental Institute. And every year proceeds of sales from her sandals goes to a charity that Gisele chooses. In 2006 Bündchen also became a part of the Product Red initiative by choosing to send a percentage of earning through the financial transactions of her credit card to HIV/AIDS victims of Africa. She even hit the news when she donated $1 million to the earthquake fund by the Japanese Red Cross Society. Gisele Bundchen also donated $150,000 as funds to Zero Hunger, a brazilian government initiative to end hunger. She also donates to America's Helath Care Charity St.Jude Children's Research Hospital. She is also one among the several celebrities who took up an initiative to protect water sources of the Amazon Rainforest.
Bundchen also had a brief acting career. In 2004, Bündchen played a character Vanessa, in the remake of Taxi and in 2006 and in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ she played a minor role. She was one of the dozen celebrities whose nude photos were sold at Christie's International in New York; Bundchen’s black and white photo was auctioned for US$193,000. Bündchen had a brief relationship with American actor Leonardo Di Caprio but later married Brady on 26 February 2009 in a small Catholic ceremony in California. Bündchen gave birth to a boy in 2009, Benjamin Rein Brady. In September 2009, she was named as the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Family & relationships
The Brazilian babe along with her husband Tom Brady purchased a dream-like mansion valued at a good $20 million.
Location: The custom mansion is located in elite Brentwood, a little outside Los Angeles.
Accommodation: The sprawling dream home is spread over a 22,000 square feet area and has everything that one can imagine. The mega mansion boasts eight bedrooms that have been truly done in luxury. It looks as if the big house has popped right out of Disneyworld. Rolling green hills will add to its beauty as the supermodel takes a stroll in the lush green space surrounding her magical kingdom.
Features: The sprawling compound cozily set up in a canyon in the Brentwood neighborhood has everything from a landscaped garden to high-price interiors. A sparkling swimming pool will make times fun as the actress teaches her baby his first swimming lessons in it. A six car garage is all she will need to keep her wheel(y) beauties safe and secure. The mansion has two wings, which are well connected with the help of a bridge. Her son can get involved in a lot of play in the nursery specially made for him. Add to all this a wine cellar, elevator, butler’s room and a weight room for training to gauge how sumptuous it is. The home comes smothered in eco-friendly traits with the presence of rainwater recovery systems, recycling programs, waste reduction and energy saving lighting as well as appliances.
Neighborhood: Gisele will definitely get to see Arnold Schwarzenegger and Heidi Klum a little too often now.
Spread over 22,000 square feet area
How it looks before construction
Sprawling dream home
When this petite beauty steps out in her silver S8 Audi, people are in a fix trying to gauge who’s more beautiful. Touted as the luxurious car by the German Automaker, S8 boasts of a high class, a lightweight aluminum frame chassis and a powerful engine. The car means business when it comes to setting the roads on fire. The car has a one up on all its competitors, given the fact that it has a powerful grip on the road.
The sleekness of the Black Audi A8, owned by the simmering hot supermodel Gisele Bundchen is another deadly competitor in the market. Titled as the modern classic, it takes the driver’s personality up by a notch. Right from plush seats to extra roaring seamless performance on the roads, the car’s a mean machine always ready to pave the path of success on the roads. A8 has been fitted with a 3.0 V6 engine, which makes the machine a huge success.
The supermodel’s fleet of cars does not stop at Audi only. She was spotted with her silver BMW X5 recently, and whoa, was it a beauty! The current model from the German automaker’s fleet is another feather in their cap. They have worked on the new model, adding more precision, comfort and style to the car’s layout. The car is not only extremely utilitarian, but also comprises of an all wheel drive, an optional third row seat and is definitely very sporty. BMW X5 is undoubtedly a perfect ode to the stardom of this Brazilian babe.
Rolls Royce Ghost
Gisele Bundchen drives a metallic black Rolls Royce Ghost. On the Father’s Day weekend of June 2011, the supermodel arrived to dine at a Los Angeles restaurant along with her husband, actor Tom Brady and the couple’s infant son in the luxury ride. The Ghost is one of the most iconic luxury cars in the world and has been considered the British luxury icon since it has featured in several events involving the British Royal Family. The $265,000 car has been fitted with individual lounge seats that have been upholstered in anthracite leather and hi tech systems like a 16 speaker 600 Watt audio system.
Gisele Budchen jetted off to the exotic holiday destination of Hawaii in order to recover from the rigors of her second pregnancy. The supermodel was in town for a week during the first half of February 2013 just two months after giving birth to her second child. Gisele was accompanied by her husband, the American football star Tom Brady, and the couple’s two children.
For the entire duration of her Hawaii trip, she utilized the time to spend some much needed quality time with her husband and kids. Gisele Budchen looked ravishing during her sunbathing sessions when she flaunted her flat stomach by donning an itsy-bitsy two piece bikini and looked to have shaken off almost all the weight she gained during her pregnancy period. The family also took time out to embark on leisurely strolls along the beach front and greatly relished the exotic seafood on offer at their hotel.
Location: Hawaii is an American Island chain.
Accommodation: Hawaii contains more than five dozen high class resorts and hotels. Per day charges at high end accommodations of the class of”Kolea At Waikoloa”, “Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort Spa” and ”Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows” can go up to as much as $2,500 for a room during the busy holiday season.
Main Attractions: Hawaii draws millions of tourist from all around the world on account of its world class beach resorts of the types of Maui, Honolulu and Kaui. The beaches offer ample recreational activities like scuba diving, wind surfing and rafting and have been graced with an ever-present carnival atmosphere.
Costa Rica Vacation
Gisele Bundchen headed off to the beach resort of Costa Rica in the third week of March 2013. The supermodel was accompanied by her husband, NFL star Tom Brady and the couple’s infant daughter for the entire period of her vacation that lasted four days. Bundchen used the break by bonding with her family. The supermodel embarked on a quad bike ride with her husband and daughter along the Costa Rican beach front and mightily enjoyed the exhilarating experience. Gisele looked ravishing when she donned a skimpy string bikini for her strolls on the sea beach.
On a quad bike
Vacation just 3 months after giving birth
On the sea shore
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is a big lover of dogs. She has been seen strolling with her baby and her canine pal, Lua. Before Lua, she had Vida who dies at 13. According to the supermodel, the dogs have a higher place at home than her. She considers them as her best friends and she shared on her Facebook wall that one should never take the unconditional love of dogs for granted.
Gisele Bundchen was spotted carrying the ultra luxurious Alexander Wang Chastity Satchel as she walked with full grace after attending an event. Designed to perfection by San Francisco based designer Alex, the beautiful satchel is a part of the designer’s Fall 2012 collection. It features a magnificent construction and an elegant design, exhibiting a lustrous appeal for the onlookers.
Chanel 2.55 Classic Flap Bag
Apart from Alexander Wang, the Brazilian model adores bags from the House of Chanel, as she has been seen once carrying a black luxury leather handbag crafted by the Parisian fashion house. The Classic Flap Bag features a unique crimp design which gives a nice feel when held in hand, and it can be even hung by means of a chain whenever required.
Ray Ban 3211
A big fan of the world class brand Ray Ban, the good looking lady Gisele adores wearing the Ray Ban sunglasses and has been spotted on several occasions sporting them. The brand’s sunglasses are a crush for maximum Hollywood celebrities on account of their brilliant eye covering design, innovative styling, enhanced durability and advanced sun protection characteristics.
Gisele Bundchen is another celebrity who is a genuine BlackBerry lover, for she is often seen texting messages over her darling Business class phone. Ideal for nearly all simple as well as major phone functions, BlackBerry Curve keeps the user connected with the important people and information, to empower life. It offers text messaging, internet faxing, push e-mail, web browsing and related wireless information services to users.