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Name: Gisele Caroline Nonnenmacher Bundchen                                           
Born: 20 July 1980 Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil                             
Gisele Caroline Nonnenmacher Bundchen (born July 20, 1980) is a Brazilian model.     
According to Forbes, she is currently the sixteenth richest woman in the             
entertainment world, having earned $33 million in 2007, adding to her                 
estimated $150 million fortune. She is currently listed in the Guinness Book of       
World Records as the "world's richest supermodel". She is currently dating New       
England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.                                               
Bundchen was born in the Brazilian town of Tres de Maio and grew up in               
Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, to VĂ¢nia Nonnenmacher, a bank clerk pensioner,       
and Valdir Bundchen, a university teacher and writer. She has five sisters           
Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela and her fraternal twin Patricia, Gisele's         
junior by five minutes. Bundchen was raised as a Roman Catholic.                     
She is from Southern Brazil, a region whose population is largely composed of         
Brazilians of German descent. Bundchen is of distant German ancestry in both         
sides of her family: her great-great-grandparents immigrated to Brazil from           
Germany. In regards to her ethnic background, Bundchen was quoted:                   
"I was born in Horizontina, a town in the backcountry of (Brazilian) state Rio       
Grande do Sul. The town was once mainly colonized by Germans. In the school           
which I attended, learning German was actually obligatory from third grade on.       
But being out of touch with the language for such a long time, I unfortunately       
forgot it. (...) I belong to the sixth generation of my family in Brazil."           
"There's no better country in the world than Brazil. Its people, the charisma,       
the happiness (...) I am proud of being Brazilian."