Gisele Bündchen

Bündchen in 2011, Helga Esteb /

Birth Name: Gisele Caroline Bündchen

Place of Birth: Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Date of Birth: 20 July, 1980

Ethnicity: German

Gisele Bündchen is a Brazilian fashion model, actress, and producer. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. She is 5′11″.

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 has two children with her former husband, American professional football player Tom Brady.

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 Reinoldo/Reinaldo Bündchen and Elsa Irena Hauschildt). Walter was born on March 15, 1926, in Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He was Mayor of Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, from 1971 to 1975. Horizontina’s airport is named after him. Reinoldo was also born in Rio Grande do Sul, the son of Henrique/Heinrich Bündchen/Bünchen, whose parents were German, from Rheinland-Palatinate, and of Rosaline Schwambach, who was the daughter of Jakob/Jacob Schwambach/Schvambach and Margaretha/Margarida Walber. Gisele’s great-grandmother Elsa was born in Rio Grande do Sul, the daughter of Johann/Joahnn “João” Hauschildt/Hauschild and Karolina/Carolina Hermann/Herrmann, who were also of German descent.

Gisele’s paternal grandmother was Lucila Lückemeyer/Lückmeyer (the daughter of Vicente Lückmeyer and Emilia Horst). Lucila was born in Tuparendi, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Vicente was the son of German parents, Anton Lükemeier/Lückemeier, from North Rhine-Westphalia, and Guilhermina/Wilhelmine Emilie Friederike Borchardt, from Cochem-Zell. Emilia was likely also of German descent.

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.


Genealogies of Gisele Bündchen –

Information about Gisele’s paternal grandfather, Walter Bündchen –

Obituary of Gisele’s paternal grandfather, Walter Bündchen –

Genealogy of the Heberle family –

Genealogy of Gisele’s maternal great-grandmother, Elisabetha/Elisabeth Schneider (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Gisele’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Pedro Heberle Kolling –


Curious about ethnicity

209 Responses

  1. italiano90 says:

    I don’t think its impossible that she may have very distant ethnic ancestry possibly “Pardo” in Brazil. If she does have mixed ancestry down the line it is without a doubt in the single digits to the point it’s almost noise. Unless we get her complete family tree or a dna test we probably wont ever know.

    • Blahby says:

      Exactly. I have seen people who are 100% German (I mean bordering like inbred) and she doesn’t look like that. My ex-boyfriend’s father looked kind of like someone from ‘The Whittakers’ you can see on YouTube. But they’ll have you believe she absolutely cannot have an ounce of ethnic mixture (whether Native/black/both) in her bloodline. His family suffered from neurofibromatosis. She looks beautiful and healthy because she is most likely mixed somewhere in her generations.

      • peekaboo mewmew-ricans says:

        Yeah her eye shape, her nose, cheekbones and mouth are the strange features that show it us.
        She has like 30-35% of Amerindian blood and both of her children have it more higher they have the Amerindian face on light colors the boy is the one more exotic.

        • andrew says:

          Ma come farebbero i figli ad avere più geni amerindi di lei se il patrimonio genetico che passa da genitore a figlio è identico. Mah

          • peekaboo mewmew-ricans says:

            Perché nei meticci è così certi possono essere più/meno scuri o chiari dei genitori e avere i lineamenti più marcati o di meno.
            È così anche tra gli europei e lo è in tutte le razze. Per regola di genetica c’è il rimescolamento dei dna sono informazioni letteralmente elementari che si studiano alle scuole elementari. È per questo che non siamo i cloni dei nostri genitori ma al massimo gli assomigliamo.
            Gran pagliaccio studia le basi della genetica.

          • andrew says:

            Ah sí? Sicuro che alle scuole elementari si studiano quelle cose, e in quel modo poi. Forse alla “Muricansaremutts primary school”.

          • peekaboo mewmew-ricans says:

            Sicuro che alle scuole elementari si studiano queste cose, e in questo modo. Da te alla “anndrew Miguel primary school” leggete le cacate ——— — —– —–.

        • taulantcomani says:

          You’re officially a troll. 30 % Native American?! Haha. That woman is nothing but blonde German.

  2. thetrueracr says:

    And from the other part, Tom Brady older son ,who’s not son of Gisele but from his previous marriage with a full white woman, he look 100% white from Central or North Europe,

  3. thetrueracr says:

    Gisele only biological son Benjamin Brady, is clearly no full German neither full white, people in a latin America countries always want to hide their native American admixture, specially in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay where being fully white is considered high class, but the true often come out in their offspring, see his picture and make your conclusions, also Gisele father doesn’t look German at all , he look clearly Castizo.

    • pedro_henrique says:

      People from Latin American have no problem about saying about native ancestors. We are not racists like many who actually do this and fantasize as if they are ethnically pure, etc. Is America a white country? Absolutely not. There are many white Americans who try to hide indigenous background. But not just that, America is about half non white country. I don’t understand how some idiots talks if America was like Iceland lol. I am from Brazil, there are people who are entirely from European background, and there are those who aren’t. Gisele is from a region and family where people still speak German in daily life. She is from small town colonized by germans. She do not have non-white background, but I am sure she would be honored if she had. The natives had and still have excellent health, teeth and physiques.

      • muricansareallmutts says:

        Rotfl you ——— spend your time on deny to be —– you don’t accept to be ——— and try to be —– exactly like Northern Americans you ——— write it candidly on net and say it in person.
        Bundchen in some pics looks partly Amerindian due to her traits her son is evidently native Central-Southern American but lighter as colors.
        He doesn’t look not even a little bit Euro if he comes here in Europe every Euros see him what he is a Hispanic everybody can only say he’s clearly Latino.

        • pedro_henrique says:

          Europe? You talk about Europe? Is Gisele less white than Sadic Khan, mayor of London? Or is she less white than Rishi Sunak? Do you realize UK is not white country anymore? Have you ever been in France? France is less white than Brazil omg Claiming being from french background nowadays means being black skinned person. I must tell you that Europe is not white continent, and not that it had ever been considering how many non european empires ruled great parts of Europe like Hunnic Empire, turkic-mongolian Golden Horde Khanate, Ottoman Empire, Roman Empire who was not white empire at all and had many non white people living and moving around…let’s not forget that Paul the Apostle who was israelite and preached in Italy, France, Spain, etc, and so many syrian, asian, egyptian people lived around Europe in Roman times.

          • andrew says:

            Metropolitan areas of Europe are multicultural, the likes of London, Paris, Bruxelles etc. Btw dont take seriously what that user says.

            No proof Gisele Bundchen is anything than German and while her son despite looks different to his parents (at least on first sight, but he facially favours his mother), this is just a trolling debat.

          • muricansareallmutts says:

            Bundchen obviously is mainly white but has little Amerindian in her face and her son takes it fully.
            Accept to be non-white instead to fart this way Europe is still mainly made by — ——— not by the —- from the — —– as you hope cause you —- us —–.
            HahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Brazil is made by the mixed whilst the Euros are the minority like in Argentina-that it is much more white than caramel Brazil-and the other few Hispanic countries that —— to be —— —– just cause there are the majority of Euros descents compared to the rest of Central-South America but they’re still the very much less compared to the Amerindians and the ——-.

          • andrew says:

            Si si vai in certe zone delle capitali che ti ho detto…altro che Europa.

        • pedro_henrique says:

          Brazil is a ethnically heterogenous country. Its people has ancestors from Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle-east and amerindians. It is not that we track every ancestor of each one or we ask each other about that to know if his ancestors are entirely from Europe or elsewhere because we don’t give a sh*t about it. In fact, pale skin here is not much valued, and people like me or other who has more white skin gets trolled all the time to get some sun and tanning. But it isn’t great deal. It is not a psychoses like yours which gets me really scared.
          Europe is not white continent, at least not western europe. Some eastern parts of Europe like the Baltics maybe are almost 100% white, but these are poor countries. In fact, Europe is not first world anymore, and most countries there are not richer and more developed than Brazil. And the situation will gets worse. There are a lot of frenches coming to my city to study and live, running away from France. You should not despise third world countries because it was europeans who came to those regions firstly, not the way around and there was those countries who made Europe rich out of plunder. But I would love to see your face and laugh a little from your ——– and ———– for some —– attaching to insignificant things like skin colour for that. Hope you gets better and turns into a real person instead of a scum.

          • muricansareallmutts says:

            What a movie you made in your crooked lil’brain you’ve gone off your —- again oh my oh my oh mmmmy!!!
            Baltics are deeply Mongoloids they have intense Asiatic features large squared face, large round forehead, high thick cheeckbones, slightly almond shaped eyes, flat nose they’re super Asians and much less Euro but you being a ——— can’t see their —- exotic faces ya see them as the purest white cause you see only their colors like Muricans do that’s why you and them can’t distinguish races and believe some other mixed and totally non-Euros —- ———- are white lol rotfl hahahahaha hehehehe!!
            French are still in their country and — transbrazzilans cry to be ———- boo-hoo-wooooooow!! XD XD XD XD
            You have one thing to do: bow down and clean our —- shoes and thank us to gave you ——— without us you —— would still be in the —— to scratch your ——- anuses and sniff them and faint due your stink HahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • thetrueracr says:

        So explain why her son Benjamin doesn’t look German or fully white ? How that happens??
        Even Giselle dad doesn’t look German at all.

      • thetrueracr says:

        Are u talking for each country in Latin America? Are you sure about Argentinians ?

    • taulantcomani says:

      All white people.

    • andrew says:

      Looks Polish or Balkanoid. Agree, a bit weird given his parents look.

      • muricansareallmutts says:

        You never have seen Slavs like every Euros he’s an alien in the East like in the all Europe he’s just a light Amerindian.

        • pedro_henrique says:

          eastern europeans are heavily mixed. You are an ignorant. Eastern Europe was under many asian and turkic empires through history: Khasar Khanate, Hunnic Empire, Golden Horde Khanate, Crimean Khanate, Kipchak-Cuman Khanate, etc…there is a lot of slavs with asian look features. Go educate yourself.

          • muricansareallmutts says:

            The mixed black Turkified Slavs don’t look Amerindians like him so shut up your —— mouth I’m a real Euro from Europe and you can’t tell me how we Euros are that’s typical of you ——— pretend to be us cause you hate to be ——— you always faking to be Southern Euros and Eastern Slavs lol you’re so ——.
            Black and ethnic Slavs look Northern Africans and Middle Easterns, Semitic and some even if they’re mainly Levantine+less Euro&less Asian look the average multiracial Hispanics- NOT NATIVE CENTRAL&SOUTHERN AMERICANS- cause their faces are much different their features are totally different.
            Go and ——- sort yourself out.

        • pedro_henrique says:

          Poor bastard. How one can be so loser when the only think he feels proud of is his light skin colour?
          The day you realize it means nothing and people, specially “hispanic”, don’t give a —- about it will be the worst day of your life…you are pathetic haha
          Keep fantasizing about your great race, if it makes you feel so proud and glad, because it seems you lack other things in life which makes one really proud of.
          I won’t try to educate you anymore because it is a waste of time. The turkic-mongol races who ruled eastern europe for centuries were just like the same native amerindian people, and in fact, the amerindians were descendants from turkic-mongol peoples who migrated to Americas thousands of years ago. But Gisele is not white, she is latina, she looks like a native indian, right? Hahahaha I don’t know if you are ————- or just need glasses, but ok

          • muricansareallmutts says:

            HahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA poor —– and beast you — of jealousy and ———– ——- rotfl a —- like you who wanna teach me.
            Amerindians originally came from Far East Asia not Central Asia they have opposite faces they aren’t Semitics like Turkish.
            Stop to —– up diarrhea from mouth and take a — to —– yourself.

        • loverspt says:

          dude’s proud to be british, now that’s a good laugh

        • pedro_henrique says:

          Lol the guy doesn’t know the difference between turkic and turkish…and not just that but tells me that the turkish people are semitic lol omg what a waste of time…
          Ok mister —– guy, everybody in world wants a to have a very pale skin, so white that it would get red at first seconds of sunlight. In fact, I am just considering to apply white powder in my skin so it can get white like snow so I will feel proud as you and the girls would love that, wouldn’t them? Hahah
          What a clown you are, but you made me laugh though lol
          Considering the tons of insanity you just said, I am worried that in fact, you might eventually take a — and —- ——– if your —– ——– gets more severe so I advice you to go to a psychiatrist and treat yourself properly.

          • muricansareallmutts says:

            You’re a joke a Brazilian means a —– ——-
            who believe to be —- who claim that other non-Euros like Turkish are white ah, you’re totally a —-!
            For you and andrew and other ——– users every non-white is purely European oh-my-goat!
            You should think to take plastic surgery to change your ———– —— face first at all and then ——— but you always be sooo ——— to us —– can’t change your scummy — you’re always be just a piece of —- like Muricans another literally ——- “race”

          • andrew says:


            Yes, he is convinced Turkish people are Semitic…waste of time indeed.

        • thetrueracr says:

          Exactly, he got his mother native American Gens ,probably she is around 25% native American, the boy look like many kids mix from Brazil or for any southern American countries

    • pedro_henrique says:

      Look like latin american boy? Are you nuts? America is a mixed country, about half of population is not white, many are mixed America is more ethnic heterogenous than Brazil…Not just USA. France, United Kingdom, Belgic, Netherlands, Germany, all those countries has massive non white population and mixed people. Please go out from your 1930 bubble and come to 2022.

      • thetrueracr says:

        He look like typical mestizo Latin America boy .
        Who care about the ethnicity of the USA Americans? Why you try to distracted from the conversation? Am not from USA,but is clearly that typical Mexican man doesn’t look at all like a typical White USA man ,are u blind ,?

        • muricansareallmutts says:

          He doesn’t accept “white” Hispanics have non-European side but he says he and his countrymen don’t care about mixed identity yeaaah he shows us how he’s tolerant and attacks every users who kindly say it he sees it like a personal attack instead as a genetic conversation as it is.

  4. alexgxo says:

    Well, as far as anyone knows, her ancestry is all German. Her features look very Germanic/Nordic. I don’t see any Amerindian influence.

    And technically, Amerindians came from East Asia, hence why DNA tests usually group East Asians and Amerindians under the same category (“East Asian & Native American”). If you’re talking about cheekbones and eye shape.

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