Monday, Apr. 02, 2012

Gisele Bündchen

Discovered at 14 in São Paulo, Brazil, Bündchen was dubbed "the world's most sought-after supermodel" by the time she was 20. Six years later, she became the world's highest-paid supermodel. She has made covers of fashion magazines and graced those of Newsweek and Vanity Fair. Meanwhile, high-profile love affairs (boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio, husband Tom Brady) have made her a household name. Bündchen is the sun-kissed, bosomy antithesis of the waiflike heroin-chic models who dominated runways in the '90s. Editors want her on their pages, designers want her on their runways, businesses want her in their commercials, and people pay millions of dollars each year for products with her name on them.