Gisele Bundchen is a Brazilian supermodel born on July 20, 1980. She was discovered in 1994 by the manager of the Elite Model Management agency in a McDonald’s in São Paulo, and a few months later she won the Elite Model Look competition in Paris. In 1999 she was declared model of the year, joining the group of so-called "supermodels". Since 2001, she has been one of the highest-paid models in the world. In 2007, Bündchen was the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry and earned the top spot on Forbes top-earning models list in 2012. In 2014, she was listed as the 89th Most Powerful Woman in the World by Forbes.