Gisele Bundchen is one of the most celebrated, sought-after models in the world, but her early days couldn’t have predicted her success. She was bullied at school for being tall and skinny, and didn’t get much attention at parties. Even when she started modeling as a teenager, she was rejected by several agencies because her “eyes were too small” and her “nose was too big.”
Well, didn’t she prove them wrong? Today, she’s the perfect example of how hard work and dedication — and, let’s face it, a beautiful face and body, whatever the naysayers said — paid off. Bundchen is more than a legendary supermodel; she’s become one of the world’s most lucrative brands. Here’s how she did it.