- (Photo: Twitter/Jon Williams)
Gisele Bundchen's birthday has arrived on Friday this year and the supermodel is celebrating her 32nd year.
The Victoria's Secret model was born in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Dul, Brazil to fifth-generation German and Brazilian parents. Bundchen has five sisters, including her fraternal twin Patricia. In addition to her native language, Portuguese, the model also speaks Spanish and English.
Bundchen entered a modeling course at the age of 13, and shortly after, the Elite modeling agency noticed her. In 1996, she got her first New York City break during fashion week, catapulting her into celebrity.
Today, Bundchen is one of the highest-paid models in the world. Internationally known, she has appeared in ads for brands such as Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, and Versace, among countless others.
Deemed "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" by Rolling Stone magazine, Bundchen has also inspired articles such as "…And God Created Gisele" by Vanity Fair magazine.
Moreover, this year Bundchen became the face of upscale jewelry brand David Yurman. She also stays busy with her new clothing collection, C&A, and covered the Brazilian edition of Vogue this month.
Bundchen is married to NFL superstar Tom Brady, with whom she shares a 3-year-old son Benjamin.
Recent reports indicate that Bundchen and her husband are expecting their second child together. Over the last few months, the supermodel has increased speculation that she is covering a "baby bump" as she has appeared in public wearing loose-fitting clothing.
As one of the world's top models, Bundchen has legions of fans who are wishing the Brazilian beauty a happy birthday on Friday.
On Twitter, Jon posted a special tribute to the model.
"Mrs. Tom Brady is 32 today," he wrote. "Gisele Bundchen, Brazilian fashion model and entrepreneur, is the highest-paid model."
"Happy birthday Gisele," wrote Brazilian Models, while Elisa added, "Bless u and enjoy your day."