4 Facts to Know About Gisele Bündchen, the Face of the 2016 Olympics’ Opening Ceremony

4 Facts to Know About Gisele Bündchen, the Face of the 2016 Olympics’ Opening Ceremony
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While Gisele Bündchen is well-known worldwide, there's no single reason why her name is so popular. To many, she's Gisele Bündchen, international fashion model from Brazil. However, the common sports fan may know her as the wife of a popular NFL player.

Bündchen has the high honor of hosting the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Unfortunately, not many details of the opening ceremony have been released. 

Ahead of the 2016 Olympics opening ceremony, here are a few facts to know about Bündchen.

She's married to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. If you're a sports fan, then you likely know the connection between Bündchen and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Bündchen and Brady were married back in 2009, and have since had two children, son Benjamin Rein and daughter Vivian Lake.

Bündchen has a modest singing and acting career. Not only has Bündchen done her fair share of modeling, she's also done some singing and acting. According to Vogue.co.uk, she's done two songs, as well as two music videos. The first song, in 2013, was called "All Day and All of the Night," while the second was made in 2014 and called "Heart of Glass," featuring Bob Sinclar.


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On the acting side, IMDb shows that Bündchen played Vanessa in "Taxi" back in 2004. She was also in "The Devil Wears Prada" in 2006. Lastly, she was the executive producer for a TV show in 2010 to 2011 called "Gisele & the Green Team."


Bündchen has been the highest-paid model in the world since 2004. According to International Business Times, Bündchen was the highest-paid model in 2015, making $44 million from June 2014 to June 2015. That's only the start though, as Bündchen has a net worth of $345 million, according to TheRichest.com, and is the highest-paid model in the world since 2004, which really shouldn't be all that shocking.


She supports multiple charities and has been named the Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment by UNEP. 

While Bündchen's big into charity, her and her family have also put together their own project called the Clean Water Project, according to her personal website. In turn, she was named a Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment by UNEP. Other charities that she supports, according to Wikipedia, include Red Cross, Doctors without Borders and Save the Children.

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Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith is a freelance sports writer living in North Carolina. He has previously written under the USA Today Sports Media Group, for Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, SB Nation and other outlets.

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