Gisele Caroline Nonnenmacher Bündchen (born July 20, 1980 in Horizontina,
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) is a Brazilian model. According to Forbes, she is the highest-paid supermodel in the world and also the sixteenth richest woman in the entertainment world, having earned $33 million in 2007 and $35 million in 2008 alone, adding to her estimated $150 million fortune. She is also listed on Guinness Book of World Recordsas the world’s richest supermodel. Gisele is the face of more than 20 brands internationally and has appeared on more magazine covers than any other supermodel.
Originally, Bündchen wanted to be a professional volleyball player and considered playing for the Brazilian team, Sogipa. While in school, Bündchen was so thin that her friends used to call her “Olívia Palito” (Portuguese for Olive Oyl, Popeye’s skinny girlfriend), and “Saracura” (a type of Brazilian shorebird).
Bundchen is signed to 2pm Model Management in Copenhagen, Denmark.