Gisele Bündchen

by ethnic on October 6, 2008

Birth Name: Gisele Caroline Bündchen

Place of Birth: Três de Maio, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Date of Birth: July 20, 1980

Ethnicity: German

Gisele Bündchen is a Brazilian model, actress, and producer. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme.

Her parents, Vânia Maria Nonnenmacher and Valdir Reinoldo Bündchen, are both of German ancestry. Bundchen was born and raised in Horizontina, a southern region in Brazil, where there is a large ethnic German community. She is a sixth-generation German Brazilian, with ancestry in Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, Saarland, Hesse, and Alsace-Lorraine, France. Gisele is married to American football player Tom Brady, with whom she has two children.

Despite being of German origin, Gisele does not speak German. She stated that she learned German in third grade, but forgot it all. Her parents still speak German to their siblings.

Gisele’s paternal grandfather was Walter Bündchen (the son of Hermann Bündchen and Wilhelmine Pauline Bühler). Walter was born in Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul. He was Mayor of Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, from 1971 to 1975. Horizontina’s airport is named after him. Hermann was the son of Heinrich Bündchen and Maria Margaretha Laux. Wilhelmine was the daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm Buhler, whose parents were German, and Maria Müller, who was also of German descent.

Gisele’s paternal grandmother was named Lucila Luckemeyer.

Gisele’s maternal grandfather was João Theobaldo Nonnenmacher (the son of Jacob Nonnenmacher and Elisabetha/Elisabeth Schneider). João was born in Santa Clara do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul. Jacob was the son of Domminick Nonnenmacher, who was from Rhineland-Palatinate, and of Margarida Krieger/Krüger, whose parents were German. Elisabetha was the daughter of João Schneider and Ana Maria Mallmann, who were both of German origin, with Ana being from Blantenrat.

Gisele’s maternal grandmother was Maria Kolling (the daughter of Francisco Antônio Kolling and Maria Bohn). Gisle’s grandmother Maria was born in Santa Clara do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul. Francisco was the son of Pedro Heberle Kolling and Ana Maria Kieling, both of whom were the children of German parents. Gisele’s great-grandmother Maria Bohn was the daughter of Bernardo Bohn and Maria Dresch, who were born in Germany.

Sources: http://www.dw-world.de

Genealogy of Gisele Bündchen – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of the Heberle family – https://docslide.com.br

Genealogy of Gisele’s maternal great-grandmother, Elisabetha/Elisabeth Schneider (focusing on her own father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Gisele’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Pedro Heberle Kolling – https://www.geni.com

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andrew January 21, 2018 at 1:57 pm

revision

Gisele’s paternal grandfather was Walter Bündchen (the son of Hermann Bündchen and Wilhelmine Pauline Bühler). Walter served as mayor of Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, from 1971 a 1975. Horizontina’s airport is named after him. Gisele’s great-grandfather Hermann was the son of Heinrich Bündchen and Maria Margaretha Laux. Gisele’s great-grandmother Wilhelmine was the daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm Buhler, whose parents were German, and Maria Müller, who was also of German descent.

Gisele’s paternal grandmother was named Lucila Luckemeyer

Gisele’s maternal grandfather was João Theobaldo Nonnenmacher (the son of Jacob Nonnenmacher and Elisabeth Schneider)

Gisele’s maternal grandmother was Maria Kolling (the daughter of Francisco Antônio Kolling and Maria Bohn). Gisele’s great-grandfather Francisco was the son of Pedro Heberle Kolling and Ana Maria Kieling. Gisele’s great-grandmother Maria Bohn was the daughter of Bernardo Bohn and Maria Dresch, who were born in Germany.

ashash January 21, 2018 at 3:09 pm

I am surprised that she is actually 100% German. Unheard of, even in the U.S. unless they are an immigrant.

stlucas January 21, 2018 at 4:12 pm

@ashash It’s actually not that uncommon in very small Southern Brazilian towns, mainly within German communities.

andrew January 21, 2018 at 4:23 pm

Lucas, do you have a MyHeritage account?

stlucas January 22, 2018 at 4:43 am

I do.

andrew January 22, 2018 at 5:44 am

check if Francisco Antônio Kolling’s parents are right

I also think Alfonso Alfredo Lückemeyer, who served as Horizontina’s mayor before Gisele’s paternal grandfather, is related to Gisele’s paternal grandmother, and he might be helpful to trace that ancestral line

stlucas January 22, 2018 at 6:20 am

You are correct. Gisele’s great-grandfather Francisco Antônio Kolling was, indeed, the son of Pedro Heberle Kolling, Jr., whose own parents (Pedro Kolling and Elizabeth Heberle) were German, and of Ana Maria Kieling, whose own parents (Jacob Kieling and Anna Maria Sulzbach) were also German.

Therefore, Gisele also has roots in Saarland, Hesse, and Alsace-Lorraine, France (her great-great-great-great-grandmother on the “Kieling” line, Elisabetha Lange/Lang, was born in Alsace-Lorraine).

Genealogy of the Heberle family –
https://docslide.com.br/documents/genealogia-da-familia-heberle.html
Genealogy of Gisele’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Pedro Heberle Kolling, Jr. – https://www.geni.com/people/Pedro-Kolling/6000000038760765411?through=6000000038760882464

stlucas January 22, 2018 at 11:54 am

Also, João Theobaldo Nonnenmacher was the son of Jacob Nonnenmacher and Elisabetha/Elisabeth Schneider. Jacob was the son of Domminick Nonnenmacher, who was from Rhineland-Palatinate, and of Margarida Krieger/Krüger, whose parents were German. Elisabetha was the daughter of João Schneider and Ana Maria Mallmann, who was German.

Genealogy of Gisele’s maternal great-grandparents, Jacob Nonnenmacher and Elisabetha/Elisabeth Schneider – https://www.geni.com/people/Jaco-Nonnenmacher/6000000011307416207?through=6000000011306791006

neiltennant January 22, 2018 at 12:05 pm

she does not look 100 percent german

alexgxo September 15, 2016 at 2:23 pm

I remembered someone claimed that one of her sisters had a broad but still pointy nose and curly hair but they all look like her to an extent!

Anyways if she’s mixed nothing not native to Europe shows up on her phenotype. She takes a good picture but I’d never call her pretty in my book. Adriana and Ana BB over her.

andrew May 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm

100% German. Some of her ancestors came from Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg.

andrew May 17, 2016 at 2:09 pm
andrew May 17, 2016 at 2:14 pm

brilliant tree

xoxo November 19, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Not saying she’s ugly, but she’s WAAAAAY overrated. There’s prettier models in the industry.

stlucas November 19, 2015 at 4:29 pm

She is not famous because she is “pretty”, but because she has a great body and catwalk for the fashion industry, otherwise she would be a face model.

midori29 August 16, 2016 at 11:20 am

@stlucas I disagree with you they are promoting this woman as she is supposed to be pretty and the face of Brazil when most Brazilians look nothing liker her. Also I have seen many face shots of her. Lots of women have great bodies. She must have really good connections. Also I think a true supermodel should be a pretty girl with a great body combined. Not one or the other.

fuzzybear44 August 17, 2016 at 12:35 am

@midori29

I agree, I never thought she was good looking. Also agree about what you said about the supermodels

stlucas August 17, 2016 at 7:06 am

I have no idea what you are talking about. She was never “the face of Brazil”, but she happens to be one of the most famous and successful people ever to emerge from that country, regardless of her ethnic background. It just seems to be really hard for people to understand that Brazil is not only about soccer, beaches and samba.

About her modeling, I think she manages to have a beautiful face and a great body (which is her best feature, IMO) at the same time, making her one of the highest-paid models of all time. I guess we should agree to disagree then.

bablah August 17, 2016 at 7:21 am

Umm, she is pretty. And no one is promoting her as ”face of Brasil”, she just happens to be very patriotic and is promoting her country everywhere. I would never have heard of Ipanema flip flops if Gisele hadn’t promoted them worldwide. You’re being so harsh on a woman that is working hard to promote things made in Brasil, which in turn means more jobs for Brasilians, all because she has a German name.

stlucas August 17, 2016 at 7:49 am

Well, let me fix one thing: she is probably the most famous and successful WOMAN ever to emerge from Brazil. I’m really sorry if Pelé and Neymar (or whoever you might consider a “real Brazilian face”) weren’t as successful in being chosen to promote Ipanema flip flops around the world.

By the way, she is known worldwide as GISELE. Her surname comes in second place.

bablah August 17, 2016 at 10:01 am

@stlucas
I’m not sure why you’re replying to me, I was replying to midori29. And midori29 was attacking her for being German when most Brazilians aren’t, which is a pretty dumb thing to do, because Gisele built her name herself, she wasn’t sponsored by Ministerio do Turismo or anything similar.

andrew August 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm

@stlucas

the most successful woman ever to emerge from Brazil is Dilma Rousseff, not Gisele Bundchen.

neiltennant July 19, 2017 at 2:03 pm

ROUSSEF is also white

Hungarian, bulgarian roots

madman July 19, 2017 at 2:51 pm

@neiltennant
I love that you are at a site that exists so that people can check the true ancestry of celebrities, yet you don’t check the site before claiming what ancestry a celebrity is. You know Dilma has her own page here, right? :)

Same as with Eric McCormack when you wrote that he was Native American, when his page specifically included a quote from him where he says it’s just a rumour!

neiltennant July 19, 2017 at 2:01 pm

she is actually ugly

she became famous because she is from brazil and those racist model recutring people find it awesome to find blonde and blue eyed people in a SA country

in germany she is called HÄSSLICHES STÜCK SCHEISSE

Samiiraa November 14, 2017 at 6:17 am

She is there because she is white. Her beauty is what Brazilians worship

neiltennant January 21, 2018 at 6:21 am

im not a native german

but i do live in germany and i have never seen a girl or woman with that fat nose and face of german descent

she looks german+ spanish

Manila October 20, 2015 at 2:37 am

Walter was the son of Hermann Bündchen and Wilhelmine Pauline Bühler.

Hermann was the son of Heinrich Bündchen and Maria Margaretha Laux. Wilhelmine was the daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm Bühler and Maria Müller.

neiltennant September 22, 2015 at 3:26 pm

i have seen and heard of various german colonies in south america, where all of them are only of german descent

but i highly doubt that she is only german

of course she has blue eyes and is blonde. What is stereotypical for germans in the eyes of foreigners

although there are also many brown and black haired non migrant germans

but in my eyes she has something non german

i do live in germany and germans do not like her (average germans =

some of her family members do not look german but more like white spanish people

rubymoon September 22, 2015 at 8:17 pm

– She is Brazilian of German Ancestry but there is no evidence for that she is pure german. Brazil is the second largest with 5 million people claiming German ancestry.
In the South of Brazil, there were three main groups of immigrants: Germans, Italians ( and Slavs (mainly Poles and Ukrainians).

ethnicitiies February 10, 2016 at 7:18 pm

Maybe she is Austrian??

stlucas February 11, 2016 at 5:54 am

There is a chance. In Brazil, Austrians were mainly concentrated in Santa Catarina, but some settled in Rio Grande do Sul as well.

Woogieboo April 25, 2015 at 3:44 pm

I thought she has some Native American on her because her features seem to sharp (long nose, cheekbones). But living in Europe, I’ve also seem that. The body shape though seems very latin though in the sense that she seems to have more fiber and accumulate less fatty tissue.

thomas1987 April 26, 2015 at 3:15 am

What? Mixed?
She doesn’t look mixed
You can tell she’s German
Snd Latin isn’t a race.

luckystar September 11, 2015 at 7:52 am

Native brazilian doesnt have cheekbones.

Gurrl September 11, 2015 at 9:27 am

Well North North American natives are the ones stereotyped to have high cheekbones. I’m not sure about the South American indigenous.
It’s irreverent to talk about though because Gisele looks 100% German.

hotvic September 22, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Yes.
Many have in fact. A lot people from north and northeast from brazil with visibly native features have this characteristic.

terry November 18, 2013 at 7:56 pm

She looks full on German to me, she’s a white european woman that was born and raised in Brazil like alot of the Brazilian and argentian models that are full european.

justme November 27, 2013 at 6:50 am

Did you know that many of the white models(male and female) that you see on Calvin Klein, Dolce&Gabbana, Givenchy are from Latin america? They are mostly from Argentina and Brazil. I have a friend who works on the fasion industry.He told me that only Brazil is the second producer of model in the world(mostly white models). If you add other countries like Argentina then they became the first region to produce models in the World.

justme November 27, 2013 at 7:09 am

Sorry about my grammar. I am in a hurry. European or not they no longer act as one. Their culture is Latin America. They are studies that show that Latin Americans(born and raise) use more body expression when they walk or talk that Europeans or Americans.They tend to talk more that Americans and tend to express more their emotions. They also socialize more. Also little girls have they ear pierce when they are born. Gisele Bunchen pierce her daughter’s ears. A german friend told me she does not act like a German. German do not recognize after several generation. In other word she cannot get German nationality.Her culture is different. Legally she have not change her last name. Unlike the US, in Brazil women still use her last name.If you have travel to Latin America. They adore her and are proud of her. In interview she told that she was teaching his son Portuguese. “He not just a Brady but a Bundchen. I speak to him in portuguese.”

neiltennant May 24, 2013 at 8:41 am

she is not only german

she looks like she would have some spanish in her,

look at her sister, she doesnt look only german

dont misunderstand me, of course there are several types of ethnicity in german due to thousand years of migration but ..

andrew May 24, 2013 at 6:01 pm
nnnnn May 25, 2013 at 1:05 pm

neiltennant: Which of her sisters doesn’t look “only german”? Sadly, no one of her sisters have her long
legs and her perfect body.

MettaWorkPlease October 28, 2013 at 2:39 am

neiltennant why is that people like you always have to see a little ‘Spanish’ or whatever in people when they’re ethnicity states otherwise. That mentality is from people who feel they always need to claim celebrities to make their ethnic meek up appear special

Jess December 13, 2013 at 9:56 am

She looks fully German. She does not look Spanish at all. If a Spaniard looks like her its due to Germanic influence. Because Gisele looks 100% Germanic phenotype not Mediterranean at all.

Milka November 30, 2012 at 8:41 am

She might not be as beautiful as people make her up to be but to call her ugly b/c her face is more distinctive is a bit harsh. Its subjective anyway. Im sure most who find her extra bad are more into smaller exotic features why do you keep commenting on her if shes clearly not your type in the first place

smiley August 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Beauty has more to do with facial proportions than ethnicity. Because of beautiful German women like Heidi Klum people assume that ALL german women are beautiful. Gisele looks very German to me. If there are lots of beautiful American actresses of German descent it’s because German is the largest ethnic group in the US. There isn’t one ethnicity with the most beautiful people.

nnnnn May 12, 2012 at 12:46 am

The subject here is “ethnicy”, not “citisenship”. Her Nationality is
Brasilian, but her ethnicy is german.

Petrarca May 11, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I know she is not Jewish, but she resembles many “fair” Jews that I have seen.

nnnnn May 12, 2012 at 1:00 am

Bundchen is an odd Name, but she’s not jewish. Her ancestors
were members of some christ sect.

sadie March 25, 2012 at 2:59 am

How did she ever make as a model? She is ugly, a figure like a 12 year old boy. Straight up and down no curves.

nnnnn May 12, 2012 at 12:56 am

Her face is not beautiful, but her body is awesome. Surely,
you prefer Kim, but sorry, you are in minority. All models
are slim, because most men mean slim women are beautiful

smiley August 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Giselle is more curvacious most models. The modeling industry was created by women and gay men, so that’s really not a good indicator of what men want. Everyone has their preferences, but I think everyone wnts someone who is at least healthy looking.

nnnnn August 29, 2012 at 1:26 pm

What’s “healthy”? Do you know, 5 kg owerwight is
already unhealthy?

Lana February 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm

To me she looks very German.

kAyla March 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Yes agereed

nnnnn May 12, 2012 at 12:53 am

No, most german women are more beatiful, as her.

Marcos September 23, 2011 at 6:34 pm

I don’t know how american people classifies ethnicy, for north americans all people from south are latino, this is wrong, there are a lot of people in south american with pure european ethincy, there are cities in Brazil that the first language is german for example, in Argentina most of people are italian or german descendents, they are not latins i think, they only speak a latin language… but italians, frenchs, spanishs and portuguese speak latin languages and still european white.

Jonny October 5, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Although latinos are seen as being a middle gray between black and white, latinos can be 100% of caucasian blood or 100% black also, but they are all considered latino, the color of the skin has nothing to do with the term “Latino”. Just because they look “too dark” or “too white” doesnt mean they are not truely latino.

marjanel August 16, 2014 at 9:33 pm

That is because they don´t know the meaning of the word latino(including you). Latino is not a race, it is people whose first languange is derivated from Latin. Then, Argentinians, Portuguese, Spanish, French are latin but also white. Really latino is a white word relationed with a white culture and heritage.

marjanel December 13, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Speaking a latin language is what makes you Latino. Spanish, French, Italians and Portuguese are white but they are latino. Their blood and Culture is what make Latin America latino.

Ron Ng September 20, 2011 at 6:18 am

She MAJORLY looks positively EQUINE with that HORRIBLY UGLY HORSE FACE!

rafael June 24, 2011 at 3:09 pm

not hot at all

Mike June 24, 2011 at 3:23 pm

you find jennifer garner hot but not her? they look very similar especially w/ the noses.
not arguing by the way (:

rafael June 24, 2011 at 3:27 pm

there is just something about jennifers mouth that gets me going

Mike June 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm

oh yeah man i can see that :) i think she got lip injections but who cares, it suits her

Jo June 11, 2011 at 6:47 pm

German women are so exotic and naturally gorgeous!
(I speak generally of course but still!)

wow June 12, 2011 at 4:14 am

@jo

I don’t know about german women,but Gisele is not gorgeous.To me she looks like a man by the face:
http://www.femininebeauty.info/i/bundchen.7.jpg
Now I know somethings wrong with you,always down grading the good looking girls

Mercy June 12, 2011 at 4:17 am

Your right,she is not gorgeous:
http://www.goodplasticsurgery.com/archives/giselle_bundchen.jpg
And this is with makeup,basically what I’m saying is she is not all that

Mike June 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm

you’re right, she’s nto gorgeous, she is STUNNING without makeup. :)

Jo June 24, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Er no, she is attractive. I respect that not everyone finds exotic women beautiful though :-)
http://s1.hubimg.com/u/3442420_f260.jpg
Anyone who pretends this looks like a man needs to stop thinking about men so much (if he’s a guy anyway, like you) and come out of the closet.

And no, I point out when someone isn’t attractive (stalker much? Thanks, it’s flattering… I guess?) whereas you’re the one who just “downgraded” a gorgeous lady…. who I might add looks just as beautiful without makeup as with it unlike all the nasty tramps Hollywood is so obsessed with. Good for you to conform and worship them like the media wants. I don’t know what’s “wrong” with you and frankly don’t care enough about you to find out, sorry.

411 June 24, 2011 at 8:27 pm

She looks like a man in drag.She has a nice pair,but otherwise doesn’t do it for me

Emmz June 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I wasn’t aware men had long lashes, full lips, breasts, vaginas, small bones, feminine booties, feminine eyes, small chins, etc.

Ohplease June 24, 2011 at 8:33 pm

@Jo,I know what like.When I see her,she’s not it.I’ve seen her without makeup,and I don’t know what your looking at,but hot she is not.

Ohplease June 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Fixed mistake:I know what I like

Jo June 25, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I’m looking at her without makeup. You’d have to be blind to miss the fact that she looks exactly the same. Notice I didn’t say attractive, I said “the same”. Very VERY few celebs look good without it. She’s one of the few who looks the same with it as without it. That’s admirable.

but at least you admit she also looks ok with it on :-)

Emmz June 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm

LMAO @ people giving you Thumbs Down no matter what you say just cause they hate that you pointed out Nessa aint cute :) ignore the haters son.

Dismano May 17, 2011 at 8:03 am

Ella tiene rasgos Nativos americanos, tiene rasgos indígenas muy marcados, y eso es lo que la hace ver tan bella.

kathleen March 24, 2011 at 2:31 pm

so she’s actually german then, -ethnicity wise
her nationality is brazilian, its like alexis bledel, shes german, danish and french, but her parents nationalities are mexican and argentinian, im sorry but i dont class these people as latinas, but if its only based on their nationalities, then yes, although alexis is american

J Boy March 31, 2012 at 12:28 pm

AMERICUNTS ARE DUMB, THE TRUE LATINOS ARE THE PEOPLE FROM A TOWN CALLED LATINA IN LAZIO, ITALY, BUT NOOOO, THE YANKS HAD TO TAKE THAT WORD AND FISTFUCK IT INTO MEANING BROWN PEOPLE

Brazilian March 3, 2011 at 8:39 pm

I’m brazilian and is fact that she is native american descendent

mamia23 March 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm

im portuquese

myspace celebrity September 23, 2010 at 5:41 pm

I heard she she mostly German with some Portuguese in her and a small degree of indigenous in her,but I think she’s a straight up Brazilian-German girl.

Dude September 23, 2010 at 2:04 pm

She’s part Quarter horse.

Jo April 13, 2011 at 6:54 pm

And you’re full Jealous.

JoRo September 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm

This girl in my class looks exactly like her, but she is from Colombia

estsant September 7, 2010 at 10:53 pm

I am Brazilian, I think you have a totally wrong of Brazil, should consider geography more, Brazil is in south america has nothing to do with Africa, continents are different. 70% of Brazilians have white skin, our country is mixed.

Anonymous September 8, 2010 at 2:30 am

Your country can be mixed til the cows come home.It doesn’t matter how white you say your skin is,Brazilians have African blood.The Europeans African bloodline maybe old,or it may be recent.Never the less it’s still there.You guys down there need to stop the nonsense,unwash your brains and get over it

bombpants September 9, 2010 at 7:35 am

I met a few `white` brazilian people today and there was one white American in their group. You could tell who was the American immediately. the brazilians are usually relatively dark even though they may considered white in Brazil.

Marcos September 23, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Off course brazilian whites are dark, for sure they are portuguese and spanish descendents, they are darker skined europeans (south europe), americans are north european descendets, more white of course, but in europe spanish and portuguese and also south italians still been white people.

Kimmel August 17, 2016 at 7:19 pm

It’s more than that, they’re clearly mixed. But I get in Brazil they’re considered the ‘White Class’.

So... June 20, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Do they include the ancestry of every Latin American on here, or just Gisele because she is white?

ethnic June 21, 2010 at 12:06 am

If the ancestry is traceable it gets mentioned if its not provable its anyone’s guess.

Adriana June 21, 2010 at 12:28 am

See Adriana Lima =) for example

Anonymous May 10, 2010 at 9:07 am

So is she really half brazilian?

ethnic May 10, 2010 at 9:15 am

Just German. It explains her ethnicity above.

Wilmer April 27, 2010 at 2:27 pm
Wesley May 13, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I think her father has some amerindian ancestry.

ethnic May 13, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Got a source?

Anonymous March 17, 2010 at 11:38 am

She has a distant african ancestry!

drexxx March 17, 2010 at 7:41 am

her tan could be natural since her family live in brazil since 6 generations;
However, until i heard her speaking portuguese with a strong brazilian accent, i always thought she was german because of her name !!!!!
She’s very beautiful !!!!

Fuzzybear February 23, 2010 at 4:52 pm

To Anonymous

I was going to ask North or South America Indian,but since you said Brazilian I’m assuming South

Anonymous February 23, 2010 at 2:12 am

@ Fuzzybear

I problably have. To be honestly, I don’t really know.
My grandfather was from Southern Italy. He was probably mixed with Northern African blood.

My ethnicity is: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Native American.

Fuzzybear February 22, 2010 at 9:52 pm

To Anonymous

I don’t think there a kinda to it,she is overrated.Also yes Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrósio are both better looking than her.Now I have a question for you,and don’t get mad.Most of the time,that people say they are Brazilian, they hide the fact that they have African ancestry;do you have it?

Anonymous February 22, 2010 at 1:34 am

I’m brazilian, and honestly don’t think she is exotic lookin’, she’s kinda overrated.
Guess Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrósio are way prettier than her.

izzy June 20, 2010 at 10:30 pm

i agree with you because they are prettier and more exotic looking im mean gisele is pretty but theyre prettier… anyway did you know she is the highest payed model in the world? yup its true but i love her voice she’s got a strong accent

fuzzybear June 20, 2010 at 10:41 pm

To Izzy

It is hard to believe,because there are without a doubt better looking women than her.For some strange reason,she’s what their looking for,and I can’t understand it

Emmz June 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Adriana and Alessandra are 100% classic, not exotic, unlike Gisele.
Adriana is so overrated it’s awful. I don’t know many people who like Gisele so I don’t see how she’s overrated, especially since isnt’ she retired or is that someone else?

Anonymous March 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I think the majority of Brazilian models are overrated, including Gisele, Adriana, Alessandra, Izabel, Isabeli, and the likes. By the way, Alessandra isn’t exotic-looking either. The only ones that are exotic-looking are Adriana and Ana Beatriz Barros. That’s it.

Nathan Teasdale Mottram February 21, 2010 at 11:56 pm

its all fake tan guys

Fuzzybear February 21, 2010 at 8:10 pm

I don’t get,she isn’t all that pretty to me

ethnic February 21, 2010 at 6:35 pm
Anonymous February 21, 2010 at 1:27 pm

why is she so tan then? is it naturally tanned?

Sebastiane January 26, 2010 at 11:52 am

Brazil also has a large Japanese, Polish, Ukrainian and Assyrian community.

im kira January 14, 2010 at 10:34 am

omgad no way, awesome!

ethnic March 21, 2009 at 12:01 am

Thanks for the informative post Adam. its amazing how diverse Brazil is.

Adam March 20, 2009 at 3:45 pm

the Brazilians-Italians and Brazilians-Germans are the second largest population outside of Italy and Germany. In the Rio Grand do Sul exist three completely German cities.

quas March 17, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Yeh it says her race/ethnicity is German. Her nationality is Brazilian.

jenny March 17, 2009 at 5:31 pm

How can you been german, when you were born in Brazil? Under her race it says Geran.lmao Folks are confusing race with nationality.

kAyla March 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm

She is brazilian but her family are from germany been there generations i guess,

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