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Gisele Bundchen

Nationality: Brazilian
Birth Date: July 20, 1980
Lives Now: New York, NY
Dated: Tom Brady (Since 06), Leonardo DiCaprio (00 – 05), Chris Evans, Kelly Slater, Josh Hartnett, Vikram Chatwal, Scott Barnhill
Married: Tom Brady (Since 2/26/09)
Interests: Beach volleyball, Surfing

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen

Born July 20th, 1980, in Horizontina, Rio Grande de Sul, Brazil. Gisele is a supermodel beauty. Gisele, raised in Horizontina, a small town of less then 20,000 people located in the southern part of Brazil. With six daughters in the family, her five other sisters are all natural phenomenons. Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Patricia, and Rafaela are all aspiring models.

As a school girl, she was taunted with the nickname Olive Oil, the waif thin girl friend of Popeye the Sailor in cartoons. Her career as a model started when Gisele was on a school trip to Sao Paulo in 1995 when she was only 15 years old. While grabbing a Big Mac in a shopping mall, she was seen by a modeling agent who approached her and asked if she had any interest in becoming a model. Despite her father’s lack of approval of the career choice, he allowed her to move to Sao Paulo and she entered the Elite Look Modeling Competition, and her career took off.

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele has modeled for all the major fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren, Versace, Valentino and Chloe. She also has appeared on several magazine covers such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar and Rolling Stone.

Gisele has recently signed a multimillion-dollar contract with North American lingerie firm, Victoria’s Secret. As a result, the Brazilian beauty will appear in several of their lingerie, beauty and hosiery campaigns for television and print, as well as in their point-of-sale materials. According to rumors that circulated amongst the fashion crowd during New York Fashion Week, Gisele will receive a cool 20 million US dollars for the job.

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele currently lives in Los Angeles, an apartment in New York and a house out in the country in up-state New York. She has had her belly-button pierced and has a tattoo of a star drawn on the inside of her left wrist. It is nice to see that Gisele, albeit a young, rich and famous model, still maintains her naturalness and a down-to-earth personality.

Petra Nemcova

Nationality: Czech
Birth Date:  June 24, 1979
Lives Now: New York, NY
Dated: Sean Penn, James Blunt (06 – 07), Simon Atlee (03 – 04)
Interests: Dancing
official: PetraNemcova.org

petra nemcova

petra nemcova

Petra Nemcova was born on June 24, 1979 in Karvina, Czech Republic. She is a famous Czechoslovakian fashion model.

Born and raised in Karvina, Petra Nemcova has taken the modeling world by storm. Ever since a modeling scout discovered her on the streets of her native country, she seems to be plastered in every magazine layout and advertisement.

In December 2004, she and her boyfriend Simon Atlee (a British fashion photographer) were caught in the devastating Asian tsunami disaster. Their hut on the Thai beach resort of Khao Lak was swept away by the tsunami, leaving Petra Nemcova holding on to a tree for eight hours while the water washed by.Petra Nemcova was rescued and takento a hospital to treat a broken pelvis and several internal injuries. Unfortunately, Simon Atlee is still considered missing (as of January 4, 2005).

She considers herself “lucky to be alive” and she is giving back to those who were not as lucky, by posing from her hospital bed for US Weekly as a fundraising effort that will donate $200,000 to tsunami relief efforts.

Her first interview after her near-death experience was with Diane Sawyer on ABC’s Primetime Live, on March 9, 2005. Petra Nemcova has also told of her experiences on the “Larry King Live” program on CNN television. Glamour magazine recently awarded her a “Survivor Award” for the tsunami ordeal, and how she has picked up her life since then (her comeback being complete with her appearance in the 2006 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue).

petra nemcova

petra nemcova

She won the opportunity to model swimsuits for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue in 2002, which was her second appearance in the magazine. In addition to her work for SI, the Next agency model has graced the pages of Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and the French model Madame Figaro, and she’s a model for companies like Max Factor, La Perla and Cartier.

On June 3, 2004, Petra Nemcova was one of the telecast judges during the 53rd annual Miss Universe competition in Quito, Ecuador.

petra nemcova

petra nemcova

It tells of her early life under Communist rule in Czechoslovakia, her entrance into the field of fashion and modeling, and her breakthrough into Sports Illustrated, which was her springboard to becoming a supermodel. Petra Nemcova also tells of her life with Simon Atlee and how they fell in love and became engaged to marry.

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