Gisele Bündchen is the world’s top earning model and one of its most recognisable faces. The Brazilian model has remained the woman every man wants and every woman wants to be for over a decade.
In 1997 Bündchen traveled to London, where she attend 42 go-sees. She got her big break when chosen for her ability to walk in heels—on a slippery runway—for Alexander McQueen's spring 1998 "rain" ready-to-wear show. In 1998 she appeared in campaigns for Missoni, Chloé, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferré, Ralph Lauren, and Versace campaigns. That year she made the cover of the French Vogue, and i-D featured her on its cover, profiling "A Girl Called Gisele."
In 1999 Vogue dubbed a feature on her "The Return of the Sexy Model". She was credited with offering a new proposition to the "heroin chic" era of modeling.
She established herself as the model of her generation when she simultaneously graced the covers of both US and British Vogue for the January issues of the new millennium. She is the fourth model in history to grace the cover of Rolling Stone, which named her "the most beautiful girl in the world.”
In 2000, her record-breaking contract with Victoria's Secret helped solidify her status as the world's top model. Bündchen was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2000 until mid-2007. In addition in the S/S 2000 season, she opened for Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, and Valentino.
From 1998–2003, Bündchen was in every Dolce & Gabbana fashion campaign, totaling 11 consecutive campaigns with the brand. From 2006–2009, she returned as the face of the brand's fragrance “The One". In 2006, she played a minor character in The Devil Wears Prada. In February 2007, Bündchen returned to the Milan runway by opening and closing Dolce & Gabbana's show.
In October 2011, Bündchen made a surprise runway appearance during Paris Fashion Week, closing the Givenchy S/S 2012 fashion show. That season she won three major spring campaigns – Versace, Givenchy, and Salvatore Ferragamo. By the end of 2012 she had appeared on 120 Vogue covers.
In 2013 she collaborated with H&M to release a charity single, and appeared in the retailer’s campaign. In February 2013 it was announced that she was the face of Chanel's new make-up range, Les Beiges, in a campaign shot by Mario Testino.
Bündchen is married to American football player Tom Brady; the couple has a son and a daughter together.