Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen was born July 20, 1980 in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sol, Brazil. After being discovered in a shopping mall in Sao Paulo, Bundchen moved to New York City to begin her fashion modeling career in 1996.
Her first Vogue magazine cover appeared on newsstands in July 1999, and she has since has become one of the most internationally recognized models. Bundchen is said to be the highest paid supermodel of all time, earning a reported $33 million in 2007.
Aside from her modeling career and entrepreneurial opportunities like a footwear line, Bundchen’s romantic ties keep her in the headlines. The supermodel was most notably linked to Leonardo DiCaprio before hooking up with current flame, New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady.
Brady and Bundchen said “I Do” in a traditional Catholic ceremony Feb. 26 in Santa Monica, Calif. The supermodel welcomed the couple’s first child, Benjamin, in December 2009. Bundchen gave birth to daughter Vivian Lake in December 2012.