Birth Name: Gisele Bundchen
Birth Place: Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, BR
Bundchen and her fraternal twin sister Patricia were born on July 20, 1980, and raised in Horizontina, Brazil, a small town in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. As a girl, the future model was teased by schoolmates for her height - she reached 5'11" at an early age - and her thin physique, which earned her the nickname "Olivia Palito," or Olive Oyl. At 14, Bundchen was spotted by an agent from the Elite Modeling Agency while out with friends in the city São Paulo, but she rebuffed their interest in her. The following year, after giving the idea of modeling money some serious thought, she entered the Elite Look Modeling Competition and finished in second place. Over the objections of her fathe...
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