Iconic Fashion model, Gisele Bündchen has left a lot of people on their toes as over the years she has worked her charm into the hearts of eager audience. Gisele Caroline Bündchen, born July 20, 1980 is a Brazilian fashion icon. She has been among the highest-paid models in the world since 2001.
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In 2007, Bündchen was the 16th richest person in the entertainment sector. In 2012, she topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid models. She was ranked 89th on Forbes’ list of the most powerful women in the world in 2014.
In 1999, Bündchen was recognized by Vogue with putting a stop to the heroin chic modeling trend.
From 1999 through 2006, Bündchen served as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. The horse walk, a stomping motion made by a model lifting her knees high and kicking her feet to stride, is ascribed to her with inventing and popularizing it. Claudia Schiffer referred to Bündchen as the last surviving supermodel in 2007. More than 1,200 magazine covers feature Bündchen.
Bündchen had an appearance on 37 worldwide Vogue covers in 2000, three of which were for the American edition. In January 2000, both the American and British editions of Vogue featured Bündchen on their covers. She served as the show opener for Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, and Valentino in New York, Milan, and Paris during spring 2000 fashion week. Bündchen appeared in 11 consecutive Dolce & Gabbana fashion ads from 1998 to 2003. She was chosen to represent “The One,” a fragrance by Dolce & Gabbana, from 2006 until 2009. Following a five-year partnership with Victoria’s Secret, Bündchen left the runway.
Victoria’s Secret’s Red Hot Fantasy Bra, valued at $15 million and recognized by Guinness World Records as the most costly piece of intimate apparel ever made, was worn by Bündchen in 2000.
The Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra, the second-most costly bra at a cost of $12.5 million, was modeled by Bündchen in 2005.
Together with Daria Werbowy, Natalia Vodianova, Isabeli Fontana, Karolina Kurkova, Liya Kebede, Hana Soukupova, Gemma Ward, and Karen Elson, she appeared on a group U.S. Vogue cover in 2004.
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In addition to the Pirelli Calendar, Bündchen was featured on the covers of W, Allure, GQ, Forbes, Marie Claire, Time, Vanity Fair, and Allure. In the 2004 version of Taxi, which also starred Jimmy Fallon and Queen Latifah, Bündchen played Serena.
In the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada. Vanity Fair’s fashion edition featured a cover shot of Bündchen taken by Mario Testino in 2007. She shared the contentious Vogue cover with NBA player LeBron James in 2008. After James displayed his teeth in what some saw as a gorilla-like position, the cover was attacked for feeding into racial stereotypes.