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5. Trained extensively as a volleyball player and even considered trying out for the Brazilian national team.
4. In 2000, was dubbed the "Boobs from Brazil" by tabloids -- some of which suggested she was partly to blame for the high number of breast enhancement surgeries performed in the country.
Almost an 'Angel'
3. Was considered for the role of Alex Munday in Charlie's Angels, the part that eventually went to Lucy Liu.
Discovered While Shopping
2. Was discovered at age 14 in a Brazilian fashion mall.
She Has a Twin Sister
1. Born July 20, 1980, in Brazil, her father worked as a university professor and her mother as a bank clerk. She is of German heritage on both sides and has a fraternal twin sister, Patricia, as well as four other sisters.
5 Things You Don't Know About Gisele Bundchen
She quickly rose through the modeling ranks to eventually become the world's highest-paid supermodel by the age of 26. She has two children with NFL star Tom Brady and among her endorsement deals is an ambassadorship for the hair care brand Pantene. Here are five things you may not know about Gisele Bundchen.