Saturday, March 30, 2013

Irene Hiemstra & Vanessa Axente – Steven Meisel – Prada – Fall 2013

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Irene Hiemstra & Vanessa Axente – Steven Meisel – Prada – Fall 2013
For Prada’s new pre-fall 2013 campaign, Steven Meisel captured our Irene Hiemstra and Vanessa Axente in their second and third campaign for the label, respectively. See Axente’s Olivier Rizzo-styled photograph after the jump.
Irene Hiemstra & Vanessa Axente – Steven Meisel – Prada – Fall 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Born Gisele Caroline Bundchen 20 July 1980 (age 31) Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Hair color Light Brown
Eye color Blue
Measurements35-23-35.5 (89-59-90)
Weight 57 kg (130 lb; 9.0 st)
Dress size 38 EU/6 US
Shoe size 37 EU/6 US/4 UK
AgencyIMG Models
Spouse Tom Brady (2009–present)


==Gisele Bundchen Biography==
Gisele Caroline Bundchen ( born July 20, 1980 in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) is a Brazilian model, occasional film actress and goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program. According to Forbes, she is the highest-paid model in the world and also the sixteenth richest woman in the entertainment world, with an estimated $150 million fortune.

==Family and early life==
Bundchen was born in the Brazilian town of Tres de Maio and grew up in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, to Vania Nonnenmacher, a bank clerk pensioner, and Valdir Bundchen, a university teacher and writer. She has five sisters - Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela and her fraternal twin Patrícia, Gisele's junior by five minutes. Bundchen is Roman Catholic and speaks Portuguese as her native language. She also speaks Spanish and English.

- I was born in Horizontina, a town in the backcountry of (Brazilian) state Rio Grande do Sul. The town was once mainly colonized by Germans. In the school which I attended, learning German was actually obligatory from third grade on. But being out of touch with the language for such a long time, I unfortunately forgot it. I belong to the sixth generation of my family in Brazil.

==Modeling career==
Originally, Bundchen wanted to be a professional volleyball player and considered playing for the Brazilian team, Sogipa. While in school, Bundchen was so thin that her friends used to call her "Olivia Palito" (Portuguese for Olive Oyl, Popeye's skinny girlfriend) and "Saracura" (a type of Brazilian shorebird).

In 1993, a then-13-year-old Bundchen joined a modeling course with her sisters Patrícia and Gabriela at her mother's insistence.The following year, Bundchen went to Sao Paulo on a school excursion to give them an opportunity to walk in a big city. In a shopping mall, while eating at McDonald's with her friends, Bundchen was discovered by a modeling agency. She was subsequently selected for a national contest, Elite Look of the Year, in which she placed second Claudia Menezes, from Bahia, took first place. Bundchen placed fourth in the world contest, held in Ibiza, Spain. In 1996, Bundchen moved to New York City usa to begin her modeling career, debuting at Fashion Week.

Gisele Bundchen on the Fashion Rio Inverno 2006, January 30, 2006. Her debut on the cover of the July 1999 issue of Vogue magazine, and the accompanying editorial entitled "The Return of the Sexy Model", is widely viewed as marking the end of the fashion's "heroin chic" era. She graced the cover again in November and December of that year. She won the VH1/Vogue Model of the Year for 1999, and a January 2000 cover gave her the rare honor of three consecutive Vogue covers. In 2000, she became the fourth model to appear on the cover of the music magazine Rolling Stone, when she was named "the most beautiful girl in the world." Bundchen has been on the covers of many top fashion magazines including W, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, Allure, international editions of Vogue, as well as style and lifestyle publications such as i-D, The Face, Arena, Citizen K, Flair, GQ, Esquire, and Marie Claire. She has been featured both in the Pirelli Calendar 2001 and 2006 and in broader market publications such as Time, Vanity Fair, Forbes, Newsweek and Veja, more than 500 magazine covers throughout the world.

Bundchen consistently works with acclaimed photographers such as Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Nick Knight, Mert and Marcus, Rankin, Annie Leibovitz, Karl Lagerfeld, Peter Lindbergh, David LaChapelle, Mario Sorrenti, Nino Munoz and Patrick Demarchelier, and with renowned directors such as Jean Baptiste Mondino and Bruno Aveillan.

Claudia Schiffer said: "Supermodels, like we once were, don't exist any more" and reckoned that Gisele Bundchen was the only one close to earning the supermodel title.

Naomi Campbell said: "Models need to earn their stripes - I just think the term is used a little too loosely. Kate Moss is obviously a supermodel but, after Gisele, I don’t think there’s been one."

On August 26, 2008, the New York Daily News, in a list, named Bundchen the fourth-most-powerful person in the fashion world.

On May 12, 2009, The Independent, called her the biggest star in fashion history.

==Endorsements and earnings==
Since her debut, Bundchen has been the face of a variety of advertising campaigns including several seasons of Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Mervyn's, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Versace, Givenchy, Bvlgari, Lanvin, Guerlain, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Earl Jean, Zara, Chloé, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton and Victoria's Secret. She has appeared in advertisements for Nivea lotion and is the face of several Brazilian brands including Vivo, Multiplan (Shopping Malls), Colcci, Credicard (Citibank) and Volkswagen do Brasil. After C&A Brazil hired Bundchen as a spokesmodel and began airing television commercials, sales increased by 30%.

At the Fashion Rio Inverno 2006In May 2006, Bundchen signed another multi-million dollar deal, this time with American giant Apple Inc.. She starred in an advertising campaign to promote the new Macintosh line through the Get a Mac advertisements. Also in 2006, Bundchen became the new face of Swiss luxury watchmaker Ebel.

She has her own line of sandals with footwear company Grendene called Ipanema Gisele Bundchen. Forbes puts her 53rd on their list of the most powerful celebrities of 2007 because of the international success of her shoe line, making the brand Ipanema the most sold Brazilian flip-flop in the world, surpassing the legendary Havaianas. Custom Ipanema flip-flops sell for as much as $230 a pair. She is also the owner of a hotel in the south of Brazil, the Palladium Executive.

On May 1, 2007, it was announced that Bundchen had ended her contract with Victoria's Secret.

In July 2007, having earned an estimated total of $33 million in the past 12 months, Forbes magazine named her the world's top-earning model in the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.

An American economist named Fred Fuld developed a stock index to measure the profit performance improvement of companies represented by Bundchen compared with the Dow Jones Industrial Average. According to Fuld, the Gisele Bundchen Stock Index was up 15% between May and July 2007, substantially surpassing the Dow Jones Industrial Average which was up just 8.2%.

==Charity activities==
Bundchen lends her support and image to a number of charities and humanitarian causes, such as the I am African campaign, in which she painted her face to protest the lack of attention given to Africa's HIV/AIDS victims. Without receiving payment, Bundchen was, in 2006, the face of American Express Red Card, an initiative launched by U2 front man Bono and Bobby Shriver to send a percentage of monies earned from the financial transactions of this credit card to Africa's HIV/AIDS victims.

In 2009, she appeared almost simultaneously in more than 20 covers of the international issues of Elle magazines wearing (Product) Red clothing and posing with products from companies who support the same cause. (RED)’s primary objective is to engage the private sector in increasing assistance for the Global Fund, to help defeat AIDS in Africa. Companies whose products take on the mark contribute a percentage of the sales or portion of the profits from that product to the Global Fund to finance AIDS programs in Africa, with special attention on the health of women and children.

At the Fashion Rio Inverno 2006In 2003, Bundchen designed an exclusive and limited edition of platinum hearts, working with Platinum Guild International and Harper’s Bazaar, crafted by jewelers Gumuchian Fils. These platinum hearts were sold to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital which specializes in cancer treatment. She served as the spokesperson and campaign model for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. Bundchen already gave a Sao Paulo Fashion Week's payment check for Zero Hunger (in Portuguese: Fome Zero), a Brazilian-government program introduced by Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva also in 2003.

She was, in 2009, one of the celebrities to sign up for the auction fundraiser of celebrities autographed iPods to raise cash for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, organised by, alongside former U.S.A.'s president Bill Clinton, Cher, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Ellen DeGeneres and others. The money is for the Music Rising institution which aims to recover and invest in the musical culture of the destroyed areas.

She promotes protecting the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and Amazon Rainforest water sources, donating to this cause a percentage of profits from her line of sandals named Ipanema Gisele Bundchen. Also, Bundchen helps projects such as Nascentes do Brasil, ISA, Y Ikatu Xingu and De Olho nos Mananciais.

Bundchen and Grendene, the company that produces and disseminates her line of sandals, also joined the Florestas do Futuro project for the reforestation of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. The project was created by the NGO named SOS Atlantic Forest in 2004. The new forest, named for Gisele Bundchen Sementes, started with 25,500 shoots of 100 different species, enough to revitalize an area of 15 hectares.

On 20 September, 2009, she was designated Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

==Acting career==
In 2004, Bundchen entered the film industry, playing the bank robbers' leader, Vanessa, in the 2004 remake Taxi. In 2006, she played a minor character in The Devil Wears Prada.

Personal life and Relationships:
On Thursday, February 26, 2009, Bundchen married New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in a small Catholic ceremony in Los Angeles ( la ). On April 5, 2009, the couple remarried in Costa Rica with Brady's son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan, present. For the ceremony, Gisele wore a dress and veil designed by famed fashion designer John Galliano. Bundchen's three dogs were also present at the ceremony. Bundchen and Brady had been dating since late 2006. Before marrying him, she dated actor Leonardo DiCaprio and professional surfer Kelly Slater. On Friday, June 19 2009, People magazine reported that Gisele was pregnant with her first child with husband Tom Brady. The baby is due on December 14, 2009.

==Music tribute==
As an homage to Bundchen, Brazilian singer and songwriter Gabriel Guerra, along with musician Pedro Cezar, wrote the song Tributo a Gisele (Tribute to Gisele in English), which is currently the theme of the model's official website. In January 2008, Bundchen met Gabriel Guerra at Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
There's another music called "Coisa Linda" ( Pretty Woman ) dedicated to Gisele Bundchen by Nelio Guerson and Carlos Guerson. More info on Palco MP3, Last FM and Garagem MP3.

==One reason to love New York==
In the December 2005 issue, New York magazine chose and publicized a list of 123 reasons to love New York City with reason number 43 being that Gisele Bundchen lives there.

==Nude photography==
On April 11, 2008, a black-and-white photo of Bundchen, shot by Irving Penn, was auctioned for US$193,000 (£96,000). The picture was one of dozens from the collection of Gert Elfering that were sold at Christie's International in New York. In all, the auction tallied US$4.27 million and included pictures of Brigitte Bardot, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Carla Bruni. Bundchen's picture reached the highest price in comparison with the others. Bardot was the second with US$181,000 (£90,000).

In 2009, Gisele featured, on artistic nude picture, the cover of the work retrospective book of Australian photographer Russell James.

==Image inspiration==
In 2006, Elle magazine bosses surveyed the American leading stylists and asked them to name the star whose hair is a favourite for their clients. More than 50 per cent gave Gisele the title of best hair in Hollywood, followed by Sienna Miller in at second place and Nicole Richie in at third position.

In February 2008, a result of research was publicized by The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) to reveal how world celebrity images, which overwhelm popular media, influence people's choices and decisions to undergo plastic surgery. The question asked was "What influences do celebrities have on the decisions patients make?". The survey was sent to more than 20,000 plastic surgeons in 84 countries. Gisele Bundchen, Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Pamela Anderson, Sophia Loren, Brad Pitt and George Clooney were the most frequently mentioned celebrities. Gisele won the abdomen and hair categories and took second place in the breasts category.

PETA anti-fur target
In 2002, during the taping of the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Bundchen was the target of a protest made by four members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals because she was signed to be the new face of Blackglama, a trademark of a fur-farming cooperative. When Bundchen was on stage, four women jumped onto the runway holding posters that read "Gisele: Fur Scum" and included the logo for PETA. Bundchen tried to ignore them while several security guards detained the protesters. Bundchen told CNN that the protest was "unwarranted" because the fashion show featured only faux fur. After the incident, the producers decided to stop the music and redid Bundchen's segment once the protesters were removed.


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Birth name Roberto Carlos Braga
Also known as O Rei (The King), Rei da Música Latina (King of Latin Music), Rei Roberto, Zunga
Born April 19, 1941 (1941-04-19) (age 70)
Origin Cachoeiro do Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Genres Rock, rock and roll, MPB, soul, bossa nova, funk
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actor
Instruments Singer, guitar
Years active 1959–present
Associated acts Jovem Guarda, Erasmo Carlos




Roberto Carlos Braga ; born April 19, 1941 in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil) is a Grammy Award-winning Brazilian singer and composer, who has achieved a great deal of success and recognition in his 50 year career, also known as King of Latin Music.

Most of his songs are written in partnership with his friends Manuel Morais singer and songwriter Erasmo Carlos. Roberto Carlos has sold over 120 million albums around the world. He is considered one of the most influential artists in Brazil during the 1960s, being cited as a source of inspiration by many artists and bands up to the 1980s. He was one of the first idols of the young Brazilian culture, leading the first major rock made in Brazil. In addition to the records, starred in a TV show Record, called Young Guard (which dubs rock movement), and films inspired by the Beatles released the formula - as "Roberto Carlos Ritmo Aventura", "Roberto Carlos and Diamond Colour: pink "and" Roberto Carlos 300km per hour. " Currently still performing regularly and produces an annual special will air the week of Christmas by Rede Globo, the time that used to be thrown their records annually. Between 1961 and 1998, Robert released a new album every year. His recordings have sold over 120 million copies and set records for selling - in 1994 reached the milestone of 70 million records sold - including recordings in Spanish and English in several countries. He did thousands of shows in hundreds of cities in Brazil and abroad. His fan club is one of the largest in the world. Dozens of artists have done cover versions of his songs. Its popularity has made him known in Brazil and Latin America as The King In 2010, for awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, the then president of Sony Music, Richard Sanders, titled the King of Latin Music. Having started his career under the influence of rock & roll that came from the United States of America, has emerged in the early 1960s with his own compositions, often done in partnership with friend Erasmo Carlos, and versions of the then-recent successes genre - including "Splish Splash," "The jalopy," "I stopped in the opposite direction" and "No smoking" - laid the groundwork for the first movement of rock made in Brazil. With success, he starred opposite Wanderléa Erasmus and Record a TV program called Young Guard, which would name the musical movement. In this phase, the highlights were numerous hits like "I do not want to see you sad," "Big Bad Wolf," "The girl's dance", "not talk to me," "I stopped to look," "Story of a bad man" "I want you all go to hell," "Forget it," talk is strong, "" Gossip of Candinha "," I will give you the sky, "" Our Song "," girlfriend of a friend of mine, "" I'm terrible "" When, "" Mary, Carnival and Ash, "" Only I like who likes me "," How great is my love for you, "" If you think, "" The songs you did for me "" Jealous of you, "" I love you, love you, love you, "" The road curves Santos, "" The flowers of the garden of our house "," Your stupid. " At the turn of the 1970s, rewrote his repertoire and became rock and roll singer-songwriter basically a romantic who has not changed since then. Soon also changed its target audience, which is no longer the young man and became an adult. In this line, scored more major hits such as "Details," "Amada Amante", "Like two-two," "Under the curls of her hair," "When children leave on vacation," "How are you", "Proposal , "" Gypsy, "" The Gate "," I just want to, "" Beyond the Horizon, "" Look, "" The buds, "" illegal, immoral or fattening, "" Friend, "" Seriously " "Cavalcade", "Again," "strange force", "Breakfast," "In the peace of your smile", "old-fashioned Lover," "Emotions," "bed and table," "wounded beast" "The concave and convex", "Truckers", "Green and Yellow," "Ask to your heart," "Said and done," "loneliness," among others. It also emerged from this phase compositions of a religious nature in his work, some also with great success, as "Jesus Christ", "All Are Deaf," "The Mountain", "Man," "Faith," "I'm here" "War of the Boys," "He is to come" and "Our Lady," among others.

1 Career
1.1 1960s
1.2 1970s and 80s
1.3 1990s to present
2 Celebrations for his 50th career anniversary
3 Discography
4 Filmography

Career Childhood

Born in the interior of the Holy Spirit in the city of Itapemirim, is the fourth and last son of a watchmaker Robertino Braga (March 27, 1896 - January 27, 1980]) and the seamstress Laura Moreira Braga (Mimoso South 10 April 1914 - Rio de Janeiro, April 17, 2010). The family lived in the neighborhood of Nook, a modest house, on top of a hill. Other family members were: Lauro Roberto Braga, Carlos Alberto Moreira Braga Braga and Norma, who affectionately called Norminha Roberto Carlos. At six years old, on the feast of St. Peter, who is the patron of the city of Cachoeiro Itapemirim, he was hit by a steam locomotive and his right leg had to be amputated to just below the knee. He still uses a prosthesis, but avoids talking about it. As a child he learned to play guitar and piano - first with his mother and later at the Conservatory of Music Itapemirim. The idol at the time was Bob Nelson, an artist who dressed as a cowboy and sang music "country" in Portuguese. Encouraged by his mother, first sang in a children's program on Radio Cachoeiro, for nine years. He introduced himself singing the bolero "Amor y bad love." The prize for first place, received bullets. The singer recalled years later date, reported on the work "Roberto Carlos in Detail", by Paulo Cesar de Araujo: "I was very nervous but very happy to sing on the radio. I got a handful of bullets, which was rewarded as the program children who presented themselves there. It was a beautiful day. " It then became a constant presence of the program, every Sunday believing in your dreams of singing.

Influenced by his idol Elvis Presley and the 1950s rock revolution, he rose to stardom as the main figure of the 1960s musical movement known as Jovem Guarda (or Young Guard, as opposed to the "Old Guard" of Brazilian music). Although the phrase "Jovem Guarda" came from Russian leader Vladimir Lenin, who was talking about the youth of the Russian Revolution, the Brazilian phrase was created by Paulo Machado de Carvalho. "Jovem Guarda" was the first manifestation of the Brazilian pop rock movement. Since then, Roberto Carlos has been called "O Rei" (the King), as well as Elvis and Pelé.

When his first single and first LP (Louco por você, 1961) were commercial failures, Roberto Carlos was in danger of being fired from CBS in favor of Sérgio Murilo, the first successful rock singer in Brazil. Nevertheless, Murilo was fired instead for clashing with musical director Evandro Ribeiro over repertoire and payment, opening up space for Roberto Carlos. During his first decade of recording, Roberto Carlos also starred in a few motion pictures directed by Roberto Farias, many of them heavily inspired by the Beatles movies.

The young guard or the boom years of the birth of Brazilian and Latin-rock.

Roberto Carlos insisted on investing the time in young music, rock, and in 1962 released "Splish Splash". With his friend Erasmus, Roberto composed versions of the hits album and his own songs as "Splish Splash" and "I stopped in the opposite direction," which became big hits. The following year the singer was back on the charts with the album is No Smoking, in which, besides the title track, the highlight was the song "jalopy". Thus was born the Young Guard. Nationally known, Roberto Carlos began to present the program Young Guard in 1965, TV Record, along with Carlos and Erasmo Wanderléa. The program further popularized the movement and established the singer, who became one of the first idols of the young Brazilian culture. Also in 1965, were released the albums "Roberto Carlos Sing For The Youth" - with hits "Story of a Bad Man," "The Seven Hairy", "I'm a Fan of Monoquíni" and "Do not Want To See You Sad," partnerships with Erasmo Carlos - and "Young Guard" with the hits "What I Go All to Hell", "Big Bad Wolf," "The Ugly" (Getúlio Cortes) and "Is not Chat To Me." In 1966, Roberto Carlos presented the program "Roberto Carlos Night", "Opus 7", "Young Guard High Voltage" and "All the Young World," all of life's ephemeral and TV Record. But what else would mark one year would be a fight for professional reasons, that nearly ended the partnership between Roberto and Erasmo Carlos. The reason for the split was a failure of production of the "Show in Si Monal ..." TV Record, which paid homage to Erasmus. The production of the program had prepared a pot-pourri with Erasmus's most famous compositions, including "I stopped in the opposite direction" and "What I Go All to Hell". The controversy was created because of these songs were composed in partnership with Roberto Carlos, but the credits were given only to Erasmus. The two quarreled, and the partnership was suspended for more than one year. During this period, Roberto wrote "We There Yet?" And "My girlfriend of a Friend" were released on the LP "Roberto Carlos" that year (the album still had the hits "I'll give you Heaven," "Forget" (version Roberto Royal Court), "Black Cat" (Getúlio Cortes) and "Our Song" (Luiz Airão) . In 1967, the friendship-Roberto Erasmo followed shaken, though the present two - along with Wanderlea - the "Young Guard" on TV Record. Roberto Carlos wrote on his own hits like "How's My Love For You," "On This speeding," "When" and "What does it all", which would be released on the LP "Roberto Carlos Pace Adventure" soundtrack of the movie namesake, released the following year, which was produced and directed by Roberto Farias and Jose Lewgoy and cast with Reginaldo Farias. The film became a box office success of the national cinema. The relationship between Roberto and Erasmo Carlos back to normal because of "Adventure In Rhythm." Involved with many professional commitments, Roberto could not finish the lyrics of "I'm terrible," which would be the starting track from the soundtrack of the feature. Then he called for help to the old partner Erasmo Carlos, who helped finalize the letter. Thus, friendship and partnership of the two resumed. Later that year, Roberto Carlos did in Cannes (France) the first exhibitions abroad and participated in some festivals of Brazilian Popular Music. With "Mary, Carnival and Ash" (Luís Carlos Paraná), the singer was in fifth place. Some people hostile to the presence of an icon of the Young Guard - considered "alienated" from the perspective of time. In 1968 was released the LP "The Inimitable." Disc transition in the singer's career, the album had influences in black music (Soul / Funk) U.S. and scored several hits, like "If You Think", "Eu Te Amo, Te Amo, Te Amo," "Mine, and My, It's Mine, "" The Songs You Did To Me "(all partnerships with Erasmo Carlos)," Jealous of You "(Luiz Ayrão) and" And So I Will not Leave You Alone "(Marcos Antonio). Later that year, Roberto Carlos became the first and only Brazilian to win the Festival of San Remo (Italy), with the song "Canzone Per Te", Sergio and Sergio Endrigo Bardott. The change of style would definitely singer in 1969. The album "Roberto Carlos" was marked by a greater romanticism instead of the traditional themes typical of the Young Guard youth. Among the successes of this LP are "Road Curves of Saints," "Stupidity" and "The Flowers of the Garden of Our House", all partnerships with Erasmo Carlos. Later that year, launched the "Roberto Carlos and Diamond Pink-Rosa," the second film directed by Roberto Farias and new success at the box office.

1970s and 80s
After his first decade of success, Carlos moved towards a more serious, adult contemporary approach to singing, whilst consistently continuing to score hits in his country and throughout Latin America, as well as in Portugal, Spain and Italy. In the 1980s, Roberto Carlos also began recording in English and French (he had already recorded albums in Spanish, Italian, and, naturally, Portuguese). He went on to win the Globo de Cristal trophy, awarded by CBS to Brazilian artists who sell more than five million copies outside Brazil. At the same time, his albums continued to break records in his country. Caminhoneiro (1984) aired 3,000 times in a single day, soon topped by his own Verde e Amarelo (1985), with 3,500 spins. From the 1970s, marking the end of the Young Guard and bolster the prestige of Roberto Carlos as a romantic artist in Brazil and abroad (USA, Europe and Latin America). The singer would be the artist who would sell more albums in the country. Several of his songs were recorded by artists as Julio Iglesias, Caravelli and Ray Conniff. In 1970, the singer made a successful series of shows in Canecão. Later that year, it launched the yearbook, which brought such hits as "Ana", "My Clothes Dress Well" and "Jesus Christ", a song which also marked his approach to religion. The following year, was released "Roberto Carlos 300 km per hour," the latest movie and also a great national success. Also in 1971, was released "Roberto Carlos", the album featured hits "Details," "Amada Amante", "All Are Deaf," "Under the curls of her hair" (homage to Caetano Veloso) and "Two and Two "(Caetano). The album "Roberto Carlos" in 1972, resonated with "The Mountain" and "When Kids Went on Vacation" in addition to being the first LP to reach the milestone of one million copies sold, and "Roberto Carlos" 1973, with "Routine" and "Proposal". On December 24, 1974, Globo aired a special singer, who got a huge ratings. From that year, the program would be aired every year, always at the end of the year. In 1975, the hit would be "Beyond the Horizon". The following year the singer would record the new LP in the CBS studios in New York. The album spawned the songs "Illegal, Immoral and Fattening" and "their buttons." In 1977, Roberto Carlos recorded "Very Romantic" (Caetano Veloso) and "Ride", released the Christmas album and reached the first places on the charts. The following year, was released "Roberto Carlos", 1978, which stood out the famous "Breakfast," "Strange Force" (Caetano Veloso) and "Lady Laura" - the latter dedicated to his mother. The album sold one million five hundred thousand copies. In addition to albums that sold more than 1 million copies a year, the shows from Roberto Carlos were also played, in 1978, the singer toured the country for six months, always crowded with houses. When he visited Mexico in 1979, Pope John Paul II was greeted with the song "Friend", sung by a choir of children. The event was broadcast live to hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Roberto also engaged in support of the UN International Year of the Child. In the early 1980s, took part in another campaign, this time for the International Year of the Disabled. In 1981, the singer made international tours and recorded the first album in English - others would be released in Spanish, Italian and French. He also recorded the disc annual, which featured hits like "Emotions", "Bed and Board" and "Whales." In 1982, Maria Bethânia participated in the yearbook, the duet "Girlfriend." It was the first time the singer invited another artist to participate in the recordings on the disc. Roberto Carlos (1982) also had the hit song "Wounded Beast," another collaboration with Erasmus. In 1984, his song "Truck driver" has been performed more than three thousand times on the radio in the country in a single day and the next year, "Green and Yellow" mark the battery is being played three thousand and five hundred times .. In 1985 participated in the campaign to help children in Latin America, Cantare in the song she performed with Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Jose Feliciano, Placido Domingo among others. He won the 1988 Grammy for Best Latin American Singer and the following year, reached the top of Billboard's Latin stop. Also in 1989, had a great impact with "Amazon". In the traditional year-end special Rede Globo sang hits like Again alongside Simone During the 1990s, the continued success of Roberto Carlos both nationally and internationally. In 1992 he recorded his name on the Walk of Fame in Miami in the United States to Latin artists. In 1994, Roberto Carlos managed to beat the Beatles sold well in Latin America, selling over 70 million records. In the same year, Gander national rock artists of the time as Cassia Eller, Kid Rock, Skank and among others, recorded the album in which they interpret King greatest hits of the singer, and this is released the same year. In 1995, led by Roberto Frejat, big names in Brazilian pop-rock like Cássia Eller, Chico Science & Nação Zumbi, Red Baron, and Skank Roberto Carlos honored with writing songs at the time of the Young Guard. The following year, Roberto Carlos scored another success in partnership with Erasmo Carlos, "Woman 40", egravou along with Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Placido Domingo, Ricky Martin, John Secada among others, the song in Spanish Llegas Puedes, the theme of the Atlanta Olympics in the United States. In 1997, it launched the Spanish-language album "Canciones I love."

In 1986, Carlos performed at Radio City Music Hall in New York and two years later became one of the only Brazilians ever to win a Grammy Award in the category of Best Latin Pop Album with Roberto Carlos / Tolo. In 1998, due to the illness of his wife Maria Rita, Roberto Carlos had to reconcile the disc burning and support for the annual wife hospitalized in Sao Paulo. "Your hard year," that almost was not released, had only four new songs, including "The Ball of Finance", a partnership with Erasmo Carlos and was attended special Dominguinhos. In 1999, the worsening state of health of Maria Rita, followed by his death in December of that year, made the singer failed to make the traditional end of year special on Rede Globo and not burn the disc annually. The record company Sony has just launched "The 30 Greatest Hits (Vol. 1 and 2)", paired with a collection of greatest hits and a career of Roberto unprecedented track, the religious "All Our Ladies," written with Erasmo.

1990s to present
Carlos continued to record through the 1990s, focusing on romantic songs. In the mid 1990s a retro-Jovem Guarda wave hit Brazil, and Carlos—who was considered a has-been amongst a younger generation familiar only with his romantic and sentimental hits directed at a middleaged audience—had his importance cited by younger musicians such as Cássia Eller, Adriana Calcanhotto, Chico Science e Nação Zumbi, Barão Vermelho and Skank. Skank also recorded Rei, a tribute to Roberto Carlos with his classic hits from the heyday of the Jovem Guarda epoch.

In 1998, Carlos' second wife, Maria Rita, discovered she had cancer (she would die in 1999), which shattered his peace of mind. After one year of reclusion, Roberto Carlos returned to recording and performing. In 2001, he broke his contract with Sony (formerly CBS), the recording company through which he had released a vast majority of his albums, due to reasons connected to his wife's death. However, in a 2008 interview, Roberto Carlos stated that he had no intention of retiring from the music industry anytime soon and released an album later that year. In December 2006, was released "Duets" CD with 14 tracks and DVD with 16 numbers, which had taken of the special moments recorded for the Globo since the 1970s. In the same period, the Company launched the book Planet "Roberto Carlos in Detail", by Paulo Cesar de Araujo an unauthorized biography about the singer, a result of research over 16 years and gathered testimonies about 200 people participated in the career of Robert. Roberto Carlos repudiated the publication, claiming that there is untruth in it, and announced its intention to withdraw the work from circulation. Later that year Roberto Carlos won the Latin Grammy for best album of romantic music (album "Roberto Carlos", 2005) In January 2007, the singer made a trip to Spain, where he recorded his first album in Spanish in a decade. The court ruled for the book and Roberto Carlos "Roberto Carlos in Detail" was pulled from stores at the end of February 2007. On April 27, 2007, after a long hearing at the Criminal Forum of Barra Funda, São Paulo, it was determined that a recall of all copies of the book. In June, made presentations at Canecão. In addition to special appearances of the singers Gilberto Gil, Zeca Pagodinho, journalists and Nelson Motta Leda Nagle and established actors and actresses, the show's repertoire included the entirety of "Need to Know Living", a song whose verse "is good and evil there are "the singer refused to sing long before, according to the OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), spoken and relaxed pointing improvements.

Every year, Roberto Carlos hosts a special TV show singing his greatest hits along with special guests. The show has become a tradition in Brazilian television. The house where Carlos was born has also been converted into a museum dedicated to him. On late December 2010 rumors of the Brazilian news said that Roberto Carlos was never going to perform again.

In 2008, Roberto Carlos and Caetano Veloso did a show together in tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim, which was recorded on CD and DVD "Roberto Carlos, Caetano Veloso and Tom Jobim's music". Jaques Morelenbaum, Daniel Jobim and Wanderlea participated in this show. In 2009, he began a tour celebrating 50 years of his career, and his first concert was in Itapemirim, his hometown, the day he turned 68 years old. That concert was at the stage of gestational age on April 19 that year. In April, the show happened "They sing Roberto - DIVAS ', at the Municipal Theater of São Paulo, which was attended by the great singers of national and Adriana Evans, Alcione, Ana Carolina, Claudia Leitte, Daniela Mercury, Fafa de Belém Fernanda Abreu, Ivete Sangalo, Luiza Possi, Marina Lima, Mart'nália, Nana Caymmi, Paula Toller, Rosemary, Sandy, Wanderlea, Zizi Possi and Hebe Camargo and Marilia Pera. Was considered by the Journal Times of the 100 most influential Brazilians of 2009.

His mother Laura Moreira Braga died on April 17, 2010, at age 96. The news of her death was given minutes after a Roberto Carlos' concert at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Emotions in Jerusalem Project

In the second half of 2011, the singer will make a big show in the city of Jerusalem. The event in the holy city is already announced since the beginning of the year. Many fans are hoping for a Blu-ray Live-DVD is recorded in days, but nothing has been reviewed by the singer.

Roberto Carlos was homaged by the Beija-Flor samba school in the 2011 Carnival parade.

Celebrations for his 50th career anniversary
A stenciled graffiti of Roberto Carlos in the streets of São Paulo. It depicts the cover of his self-titled 1972 album.On July 11, 2009, to celebrate his 50th career anniversary, Roberto Carlos performed a major show at Maracanã Stadium. It was his first presentation in the stadium. The estimated audience was about 70,000 people.

Roberto Carlos's 50th career anniversary was also celebrated with a major exhibition in the Lucas Nogueira Garcez Pavilion, located in Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo. The interactive expo, opened on March 4, 2010, portrayed the singer's life and career.

Mostly in Portuguese; some songs in Spanish, English and Italian. As the vast majority of Roberto Carlos' albums are simply self-titled, the most significant hit of each album (usually the first airplay single) is also indicated.

1961 - Louco Por Você
1963 - Splish Splash
1964 - É Proibido Fumar
1964 - Canta à la Juventud
1965 - Canta Para a Juventude
1965 - Jovem Guarda
1966 - Roberto Carlos
1967 - Roberto Carlos em Ritmo de Aventura
1968 - O Inimitável
1969 - Roberto Carlos ("As Flores do Jardim da Nossa casa")
1970 - Roberto Carlos ("Ana")
1971 - Roberto Carlos ("Detalhes")
1972 - Roberto Carlos ("A Janela")
1973 - Roberto Carlos ("A Cigana")
1974 - Roberto Carlos ("Eu Quero Apenas")
1975 - Roberto Carlos ("Quero Que Vá Tudo Pro Inferno")
1976 - Roberto Carlos ("Ilegal, Imoral ou Engorda")
1976 - San Remo 1968
1977 - Roberto Carlos ("Amigo")
1978 - Roberto Carlos ("Fé")
1979 - Roberto Carlos ("Na Paz do Seu Sorriso)
1980 - Roberto Carlos ("A Guerra dos Meninos")
1981 - Roberto Carlos ("As Baleias")
1981 - Roberto Carlos ("In English")
1982 - Roberto Carlos ("Amiga")
1983 - Roberto Carlos ("O Amor é a Moda")
1984 - Roberto Carlos ("Coração")
1985 - Roberto Carlos ("Verde e Amarelo")
1986 - Roberto Carlos ("Apocalipse")
1987 - Roberto Carlos ("Águia Dourada")
1988 - Roberto Carlos ("Se Diverte e Já Não Pensa em Mim")
1988 - Ao Vivo (live recording)
1989 - Roberto Carlos ("Na Paz do seu Sorriso")
1989 - Roberto Carlos ("Amazônia")
1990 - Roberto Carlos ("Super Herói")
1991 - Roberto Carlos ("Todas as Manhãs")
1992 - Roberto Carlos ("Mulher Pequena")
1992 - Roberto Carlos ("Emoções")
1993 - Inolvidables
1993 - Roberto Carlos ("Obsessão")
1994 - Roberto Carlos ("Alô")
1995 - Roberto Carlos ("Amigo Não Chore Por Ela")
1996 - Roberto Carlos ("Mulher de 40")
1997 - Roberto Carlos ("Canciones que Amo")
1998 - Roberto Carlos ("Eu Te Amo Tanto")
1999 - Mensagens (songs of faith)
1999 - Grandes Sucessos (Greatest Hits)
2000 - Amor Sem Limites
2000 - Grandes Canciones (2 CDs)
2001 - Acústico (Unplugged)
2002 - Ao Vivo (Live)
2003 - Pra Sempre
2004 - Pra Sempre Ao Vivo No Pacaembu (live)
2005 - Roberto Carlos ("Arrasta uma Cadeira")
2006 - Duetos (Duets)
2008 - En Vivo (In Spanish)
2008 - Roberto Carlos e Caetano Veloso e a música de Tom Jobim
1968 - Em Ritmo de Aventura
1970 - O Diamante Cor De Rosa
1971 - A 300 km Por Hora
2000 - Em Ritmo de Aventura
2000 - O Diamante Cor De Rosa
2000 - A 300 km Por Hora
2001 - Acústico MTV
2001 - Acústico Gold Serie Limitada
2004 - Pra Sempre Ao Vivo no Pacaembu
2006 - Antologia (CD + DVD)
2006 - Duetos
2008 - Roberto Carlos ao Vivo (CD + DVD)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Magazine Cover Vogue Spain March 2013

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Born Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley
18 April 1987 (1987-04-18) (age 24)
Plymouth, Devon, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Hair colour Brown
Eye colour Blue
Measurements 86-63-89 cm
(34-25-35 in)
Dress size 34 (EU), 4 (US)
Agency Models 1
Women Management

Website :

Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley (born 18 April 1987) is a British model and actress, best known for modelling for Victoria's Secret and for replacing Megan Fox as the lead female character in the upcoming film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, part of the Transformers franchise.

1 Career
1.1 Victoria's Secret and modelling, 2006-present
1.2 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
2 Personal life
3 Filmography

Victoria's Secret and modelling, 2006-presentSince 2006, Huntington-Whiteley has modelled for American lingerie and beauty products brand Victoria's Secret. She made her debut with the brand in the Victoria's Secret 2006 Fashion Show, walking the Los Angeles runway.

She remained unknown in the fashion industry up until 2008 when she replaced Agyness Deyn for Burberry's fall/winter collection. She got her first British Vogue cover, for the November 2008 issue, which saw her pictured alongside Eden Clark and Jourdan Dunn in a feature celebrating British models. Harper's Bazaar's annual "Best Dressed List" placed her 6th on their list for the year 2008. The following year, she was featured as the face of Karen Millen's spring/summer 2009 advertising campaign. Huntington-Whiteley received an Elle Style Award for 2009's "Model of the Year". She starred in a short film for Agent Provocateur playing a woman whose boyfriend forgets Valentine's Day. For autumn/winter 2009, she modelled campaigns for Godiva and Miss Sixty. In late 2009, Huntington-Whiteley officially became a Victoria's Secret Angel, modelling for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York city.

In 2010, she was featured in the infamous Pirelli Calendar, photographed by Terry Richardson. Huntington-Whiteley hit the runway for designers Prada in Milan and Giles Deacon in Paris. For SS10 her advertising campaigns included: Monsoon, Thomas Wylde, Full Circle, and VS Online. She was featured on the cover of LOVE Magazine's September issue, styled as a pinup girl. For fall/winter 2010, she modelled campaigns for Loewe, Thomas Wylde, and Leon Max. She also appeared in a new series of Burberry ads for the company’s beauty line. Fashion photographer Rankin devoted a book entirely to her titled, Ten Times Rosie. Rankin thinks Huntington-Whitely puts diversity back into fashion, "We’ve been looking at very, very skinny, almost masculine girls for a long time. really is the model of the moment. She’s the actress of the moment. She’s definitely going to become something much, much bigger."

In 2011, she landed her first solo Vogue cover for UK's March issue. In May 2011, she was voted Number 1 in Maxim Magazine "Hot 100" list.

Dark of the MoonIn May 2010, it was announced that Huntington-Whiteley would be replacing Megan Fox as the female lead in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, set for release on 1 July 2011. She had previously worked with the film's director, Michael Bay, on a Victoria's Secret commercial. MTV Networks' named her one of the 'Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011'.

Personal life
Huntington-Whiteley was born at the Freedom Fields Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, England, the daughter of Fiona, a fitness instructor, and Charles Huntington-Whiteley, a chartered surveyor. She has two younger siblings, Toby and Florence. Her great-great-grandfather was politician Sir Herbert Huntington-Whiteley, 1st Baronet, and her great-grandmother was descended from Polish Jewish immigrants of the 1870s. She grew up in Tavistock, Devon, and in 2003, while studying at Tavistock College, Huntington-Whiteley was discovered by Profile Model Management while seeking internships with several London based modelling agencies.

Huntington-Whiteley dated Tyrone Wood, the youngest son of Ronnie Wood, from August 2007 until October 2009, before beginning a relationship with French actor Olivier Martinez. In April 2010, she began dating English actor and martial artist Jason Statham.

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Carly Post-production

Monday, March 18, 2013

Justin Bieber 2013 USA Fashion Flickr Photos

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Justin Bieber 2013, a photo by Biilboard Hot 100 on Flickr.

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Justin Bieber Biography

Birth name Justin Drew Bieber
Born March 4, 1994 (1994-03-04) (age 15)
Origin Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Genres Pop, R&B
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, percussion, trumpet
Years active 2007-present
Labels Island, RBMG
Associated acts Usher

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Justin Drew Bieber ( born March 4, 1994) is a Canadian pop/R&B singer. He was discovered on YouTube by Scooter Braun, who later became his manager. Braun flew Bieber to Atlanta, Georgia, to consult with Usher and soon signed a record deal with Island Records, where he began his professional career.

The first part of his two-part debut album My World was released on November 17, 2009. Four successful pre-album singles have been released: "One Time", "One Less Lonely Girl", "Love Me", and "Favorite Girl", which were Top 15 hits on the Canadian Hot 100 and Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. This accomplishment made Bieber the only artist in Billboard history to have four singles from a debut album chart in the Top 40 of the Hot 100 before the album's release. The album received positive reviews from critics, and debuted at #6 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 137,000 copies in its first week, which was the second best opening release for a new artist in 2009. Bieber also became the first artist to have all songs from a single album to chart in the U.S. Hot 100. It also debuted at #1 on the Canadian Albums Chart, and went Gold in a week. In less than a month of release, the album was certified Platinum in Canada, and in less than two months later, the album was certified Platinum in the United States, selling over a million copies. It was also certified Silver in the United Kingdom. The latter half, My World 2.0 is set for a March 2010 release. The lead single, "Baby" was released on January 18, 2010.

Bieber was named the hottest star of 2009 by J-14, newcomer of the year by MuchMusic, and listed by Celebuzz as one of the Top 10 YouTube stars of the decade.

1 Early life and career beginnings
2 Music career
2.1 2009-present: Debut album
2.2 Filmography
3 Discography

==Early life and career beginnings==
Bieber was born in Stratford, Ontario, and was raised by his single mother, Pattie Mallette. He was 12 years old when he entered a local singing competition in Stratford, placing in second. He taught himself how to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet. In late 2007, Bieber and his mother began posting videos on YouTube so that his family and friends that could not attend his performances would be able to view them, posting his versions of songs by Usher, Chris Brown, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo and more.

Scooter Braun, a former marketing executive of So So Def, discovered his videos, and flew Bieber to Atlanta, Georgia, where he met with R&B singer/songwriter Usher. A week later Bieber had the opportunity to sing for Usher who immediately became greatly interested, giving him an audition with Antonio L.A. Reid at Island Records who signed him to Island Records in October 2008. Justin Timberlake was reportedly in the running to sign Bieber, but he eventually signed with Usher. Bieber and his mother, Pattie Malette then moved to Atlanta, also the home of Usher and Braun, to base his career. Bieber also stated in an interview he still frequently stays at his Stratford home.

==Music career==
2009-present: Debut album
Bieber's first album My World, was released on November 17, 2009. The album features guest vocals from Usher, who appears in the music video for the single "One Time". Bieber is on a promotion tour promoting his single and has made various appearances on several radio stations. The first single "One Time" reached number 12 in Canadian Hot 100 during its first week in July 2009, and number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. On September 26, 2009, "One Time" had gone Platinum in Canada. Three consecutive singles, "One Less Lonely Girl", "Love Me", and "Favorite Girl" were released to iTunes exclusively, and therefore charted at within the Top 40 in the U.S. and within the top 15 in Canada. "One Less Lonely Girl" was later released to mainstream radio also.

Bieber performed in a several live shows such as mtvU's VMA 09 Tour, European program The Dome, YTV's The Next Star and The Today Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Lopez Tonight, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, It's On with Alexa Chung, Good Morning America, Chelsea Lately, and BET's 106 & Park with Rihanna. Bieber also guest starred in an episode of True Jackson, VP in late 2009. In October 2009, Bieber was voted as the #5 "Best Good Example of 2009" by AOL's JSYK.

While promoting the album, Bieber was scheduled to appear at Long Island's Roosevelt Field Mall, but the performance had to be canceled. Over 3,000 screaming fans showed up for the appearance. The event got out of control and over 35 units from the Nassau County and Garden City police departments had to be called in. According to TMZ, a fan screamed that Bieber was in an Abercrombie Kids store, and that is when the mayhem already taking place got further out of hand. Police feared that the crowd which was cramming the mall's upstairs corridor would force a metal-and-glass railing to snap sending hundreds of girls tumbling to the lower level. Several fans received minor injuries. The police told Bieber he could not come in because of the current situation and fire hazard. In an interview with WBLI 106.1, Bieber stated, "It was so crazy that I couldn't get to even come in the building," the singer said. "They basically threatened to put me in cuffs and send me away to jail." The police arrested an Island Records senior vice-president, James A. Roppo, reportedly for hindering the police's crowd control efforts. Bieber took to Twitter, apologizing to fans, and promising to make up for the cancellation. James Roppo pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Bieber performed for U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House for the Christmas in Washington, a televised musical special that benefits the National Children’s Medical Center, which aired on December 20 on TNT. He performed Stevie Wonder's "Someday at Christmas" for the program. Bieber was also one of the performers at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest on December 31. To support his debut effort, Bieber toured with Taylor Swift on her two-stop return to the United Kingdom on her Fearless Tour, and went on a five-date tour himself in Canada, sponsored by Urban Behavior. Bieber confirmed that he will be traveling on his headlining debut tour sometime in 2010, and will also open again for Swift when she performs at Gillette Stadium at the annual concert for the winner of the CMA Entertainer of the Year award. Beiber was a presenter at the 52nd Grammy Awards on January 31, 2010, in a segment along with Kesha, encouraging voters to vote in the Bon Jovi contest. He was invited to be a vocalist for the remake of We Are The World for its 25th anniversary to benefit Haiti after the earthquake. Bieber sings the opening line, which was sung by Lionel Richie in the original version.

Year Title Role Notes
2009 True Jackson, VP Himself Guest star
2010 Silent Library Himself Guest star
2010 School Gyrls Himself

Main article: Justin Bieber discography
My World - (EP) (2009)
My World 2.0 (2010)

Studio albums My World · My World 2.0

Singles "One Time" · "One Less Lonely Girl" · "Love Me" · "Favorite Girl" · "Baby"

Featured singles "We Are The World: 25 For Haiti"

NAME Bieber, Justin
DATE OF BIRTH 1994-03-14
PLACE OF BIRTH Stratford, Ontario, Canada

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Gisele Bundchen No 1 - The World´s Highest Paid Model - $45 million

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The World's Highest Paid Models

No. 1 - Gisele Bundchen ( Brazilian Model )
$45 million
Earnings from May 2011-May 2012
Agency: IMG Models
No. 1 - Gisele Bündchen
Even in her early thirties, Gisele Bundchen remains an unparalleled force within the fashion world. As the world's most powerful supermodel, she racks up modeling gigs, endorsement deals, and independent licensing ventures, but still has time to be a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environmental Program. Bundchen's marriage to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady also writes headlines; after the 2012 Super Bowl, she landed in hot water over critical marks she made about the lackluster performance of Brady's receivers. The veritable endorsement queen, especially in her native Brazil, shills for brands such as Pantene, Esprit, and Versace, and makes a percentage of profits on Ipanema flip-flops and other products bearing her name.

No. 2 - Kate Moss
$9.2 million
Earnings from May 2011-May 2012
Agency: IMG Models
No. 2 - Kate Moss
Onetime bad girl, supermodel Kate Moss doesn't let marriage slow her down. She married longtime boyfriend Jaime Hince in July 2011, but kept up her high-flying modeling ways. Moss remains one of fashion's biggest icons, with big endorsement deals with Longchamp, Mango, Rimmel, and Vogue Eyewear. She also has a lucrative design deal with TopShop going back to 2007.

No. 3 - Natalia Vodianova
$8.6 million
Earnings from May 2011-May 2012
Agency: DNA Models
No. 3 - Natalia Vodianova
Fragrance campaigns with Guerlain and Calvin Klein Euphoria have boosted Natalia Vodianova's earnings into the highest echelons of modeling. She also designs lingerie collections for Etam and shoes for Centro. The 30-year-old Vodianova was born in Nizhny Novgorod in the Soviet Union. She is an ambassador of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games and founded the Naked Heart Foundation, which builds playgrounds in downtrodden urban areas in Russia. Vodianova, who lives in the UK, has three children with husband Justin Portman, but they are currently separated.

No. 4 - Adriana Lima
$7.3 million
Earnings from May 2011-May 2012
Agency: Marilyn New York
No. 4 - Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima made a big splash in early 2012 when she appeared in two Super Bowl commercials, one for Kia and another, more seductive spot for Teleflora. Lima is primarily known as a Victoria's Secret Angel, which she became in 2000. That deal still makes up most of her earnings, although she also models for, among others, Donna Karan and Mavi Jeans. The devout Catholic announced in March 2012 that she is expecting her second child with her husband, Serbian basketball player Marko Jaric.

No. 5 - Doutzen Kroes
$6.9 million
Earnings from May 2011-May 2012
Agency: DNA Models
No. 5 - Doutzen Kroes
27-year-old Doutzen Kroes is a powerhouse in the modeling world based largely on her work as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels. She also works for L'Oreal and Tiffany & Co. Born in the Netherlands, Kroes now has a wax statue in Madame Tussauds Amersterdam. Her passion as a kid was speed skating. Kroes gave birth to her first child in January 2011.

No. 6 - Alessandra Ambrosio
$6.6 million
Earnings from May 2011-May 2012
Agency: DNA Models
No. 6 - Alessandra Ambrosio
Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio has become a familiar star as a Victoria's Secret Angel since she emerged into the modeling world as part of the late 1990s Brazilian invasion. She was the first spokesmodel for the company's Pink line. Ambrosio also models for leading Brazilian fashion brand Colcci, with Ashton Kutcher, and Brazilian jewelry company Vivari. The 31-year-old gave birth to her second child in May 2012.

No. 7 - Miranda Kerr
$4 million
Earnings from May 2011-May 2012
Agency: IMG Models
No. 7 - Miranda Kerr
Australian model Miranda Kerr won the Dolly Magazine modeling competition before she left high school in 1997, but returned to finish her studies. She burst onto the top levels of the modeling scene in 2008 with Victoria's Secret, where she's still one of the company's vaunted Angels. Unhappy with existing organic skin care lines, Kerr launched her own brand of products, Kora Organics, in 2009. Many cite her prominent dimples as one reason for her success.

No. 8 - Lara Stone
$3.8 million
Earnings from May 2011-May 2012
Agency: IMG Models
No. 8 - Lara Stone
Lara Stone is the second Dutch supermodel among the top ten highest-paid. She was discovered in the Paris Metro at age 12 and competed in the Elite Model Look competition when she was just 15. Her gap-toothed smile and stunning curves have set her apart from other models. Stone has contracts with Versace, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Prada, and Mercedes Benz.

No. 9 - Carolyn Murphy
$3.5 million
Earnings from May 2011-May 2012
Agency: IMG Models
No. 9 - Carolyn Murphy
Former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl Carolyn Murphy has been the face of Estee Lauder since 2001. She also has contracts with Ann Taylor Loft and Tom Ford, among others. Born in Panama City, Florida, Murphy was discovered at the age of 15.

No. 10 - Candice Swanepoel
$3.1 million
Earnings from May 2011-May 2012
Agency: IMG Models
No. 10 - Candice Swanepoel
South African model Candice Swanepoel, 23, is the youngest model on Forbes' top ten highest-earning list. She was first spotted in, of all places, a flea market. Swanepoel has since become one of the highest paid models in the world, mainly based on her work with Victoria's Secret. She's one of the most active of the company's young angels.

Just how rare is a supermodel?

To hear Ed Razek, chief marketing officer of Limited Brands, describe it, discovering a true supermodel, with all of the requisite gifts, is a daunting task.

“In the entire history of the Victoria‘s Secret Fashion Show, 140 separate women have walked that runway,” Razek says. “There are seven billion people on the planet. That makes each of them not one in a million, not one in five million, not one in ten million. That literally makes them one in 50 million humans.”

And that’s all the women who have participated in the show over the last 15 years. The elite list of models Forbes has compiled is even more rarefied company — and they’re paid handsomely for their talents. Over the last 12 months, the combined earnings of the top ten highest-paid models, from Gisele Bündchen to Candice Swanepoel, totals just under $100 million.

See the full gallery of the top ten highest-paid models here.

Just like last year, the Brazilian bombshell Bündchen leads the pack with a stunning $45 million in earnings (all estimates from May 1st, 2011 to May 1st, 2012). Even in her early thirties, Bündchen remains an unparalleled force within the fashion world. As the world’s most powerful supermodel, she racks up modeling gigs, spokesperson deals, and independent licensing ventures at every turn. The veritable endorsement queen shills for brands such as Pantene, Esprit, and Versace, and makes a percentage of profits on Ipanema flip-flops and other products bearing her name. While in the United States many know her as the wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Bündchen’s effect as a spokesperson, especially in her native Brazil, can make a huge difference.

Bündchen’s success combining business with modeling is influencing young, ascendant models. “The ones that are coming up, their model for excellence is Gisele. They’re looking at her and saying ‘that’s what I want to shoot for,’” Razek said.

Coming up a distant second in the rankings is British supermodel Kate Moss, with earnings of $9.2 million. Moss is known for her party-hard ways, but she remains one of fashion’s biggest icons, with big endorsement deals with Longchamp, Mango, Rimmel, and Vogue Eyewear. She also has a lucrative design deal with TopShop going back to 2007.

Natalia Vodianova, a Russian model whose name may be less familiar, was third with $8.6 million. Fragrance campaigns with Guerlain and Calvin Klein Euphoria have boosted Vodianova’s earnings into the highest echelons of modeling. The 30-year-old, who now lives in the UK, also designs lingerie collections for Etam and shoes for Centro.

“There was a time where the odd beauty was in style, and that created a backlash for a time when advertisers couldn’t use those girls,” said David Bonnouvrier, chairman of DNA Models, which represents Vodianova, along with fellow top models Doutzen Kroes (#5) and Alessandra Ambrosio (#6). “The top girls now represent a return to a true representation of beauty, not the odd beauty or a fashion-diverted version of beauty.”

Adriana Lima, who’s primarily known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, registered $7.3 million in an exciting year. In addition to announcing that she’s expecting her second child, Lima made a big splash in early 2012 when she appeared in two attention-grabbing Super Bowl commercials, one for Kia and another, more seductive spot for Teleflora. Crossing over from the fashion world to a more mainstream audience, she now has more Facebook followers than any other model, and grabbed the final spot on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list.

“Adriana’s a very modern, diverse beauty,” said her agent, Chris Gay, president of Marilyn New York. “She’s an ethnic mix of a girl, where quite frankly because she has such a multi-racial, multi-cultural background, everybody is accepting of her. That has always been her huge benefit.”

If you’ve followed our annual ranking in past years, you might wonder what happened to German supermodel Heidi Klum. Last year she ranked number two overall, after Bündchen, and her $20 million in earnings this year would have placed her comfortably into the same spot this time. However, Forbes determined that, like Tyra Banks before her, Klum has graduated from model to mogul. Since ending her 13-year run as a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2010, Klum has become more of a businesswoman and multi-media personality.

Klum still endorses products, like Coca-Cola in Germany, but a large portion of her earnings comes from hosting popular television shows like Project Runway and Germany’s Next Top Model. She’s also partnered with companies to start her own business ventures. Klum has worked with New Balance and Amazon to create her own clothing brand and launched a jewelry line on QVC in September 2011. She even has her own micro-site within AOL for advice on everything from fashion to parenting.

Looking ahead, it’s tough to see anyone who might be able to dethrone Bündchen in the near future, given her sizable earnings lead. But there are young models coming up who may eventually challenge for the top spots. Candice Swanepoel, while only ranked 10th, is the youngest supermodel on the list. The 23-year-old South African has become a staple in Victoria’s Secret advertising. Same with Erin Heatherton, another 23-year-old who just missed the list.

Or perhaps it will be someone like Kate Upton, the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model. Until now, Upton has found more mainstream fame, especially online, than traditional modeling opportunities. But the 20-year-old has plenty of time to capitalize in that direction.

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The term supermodel (also spelled super-model, super model refers to a highly-paid fashion model who usually has a worldwide reputation and often a background in haute couture and commercial modeling. The term became prominent in the popular culture of the 1980s. Supermodels usually work for top fashion designers and labels. They have multi-million dollar contracts, endorsements and campaigns. They have branded themselves as household names and worldwide recognition is associated with their modeling careers. They have been on the covers of various magazines. Claudia Schiffer stated, "In order to become a supermodel one must be on all the covers all over the world at the same time so that people can recognise the girls."

1 History
1.1 Origins of term and first supermodel
1.2 1960s-1970s
1.3 1980s
1.4 1990s
1.5 2000s and present day
2 Criticism
3 See also
4 References


Origins of term and first supermodel

Lisa Fonssagrives

Cheryl Tiegs
An early use of the term "supermodel" appeared in 1891 in an interview with artist Henry Stacy Marks for The Strand Magazine, in which Marks told journalist Harry How, "A good many models are addicted to drink, and, after sitting a while, will suddenly go to sleep. Then I have had what I call the 'super' model. You know the sort of man; he goes in for theatrical effect;..." On October 6, 1942, a writer named Judith Cass had used the term "supermodel" for her article in the Chicago Tribune, which headlined "Super Models are Signed for Fashion Show". Later in 1943, an agent named Clyde Matthew Dessner used the term in a "how-to" book about modeling entitled So You Want to Be a Model! According to Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women by Michael Gross, Gross claimed the term "supermodel" was first used by Dessner. In 1947, anthropologist Harold Sterling Gladwin wrote "supermodel" in his book Men Out of Asia. In 1949, the magazine Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan referred to Anita Colby, the highest paid model at the time, as a "supermodel": "She's been super model, super movie saleswoman, and top brass at Selznick and Paramount." On October 18, 1959, Vancouver's Chinatown News described Susan Chew as a "supermodel".
The term "supermodel" had been used several times in the media in the 1960s and 1970s. In May 1967, the Salisbury Daily Times referred to Twiggy as a supermodel; the February 1968 article of Glamour magazine listed all 19 "supermodels"; the Chicago Daily Defender wrote "New York Designer Turns Super Model" in January 1970; The Washington Post and Mansfield News Journal used the term in 1971; and in 1974 both the Chicago Tribune and The Advocate also used the term "supermodel" in their articles. American Vogue used the term "supermodel" on the cover page to describe Margaux Hemingway in the September 1, 1975 edition. Jet also described Beverly Johnson as a "supermodel" in the December 22, 1977 edition.
In 1979, model Janice Dickinson claimed to have coined the term "supermodel" as a compound of Superman and model. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Dickinson stated that her agent Monique Pilar of Elite Model Management asked her, "Janice, who do you think you are, Superman?" She replied, "No... I'm a supermodel, honey, and you will refer to me as a supermodel and you will start a supermodel division." Dickinson also claims to be the first supermodel.
Lisa Fonssagrives is widely considered the world's first supermodel. She was in most of the major fashion magazines and general interest magazines from the 1930s to the 1950s, including Town & Country, Life, Vogue, the original Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, and Time. Dorian Leigh has also been called the world's first supermodel, as well as Gia Carangi and Jean Shrimpton.

In February 1968, an article in Glamour described 19 models as "supermodels," of whom were: Cheryl Tiegs, Verushka, Lisa Palmer, Peggy Moffitt, Susan Murray, Twiggy, Susan Harnett, Marisa Berenson, Gretchen Harris, Heide Wiedeck, Irish Bianchi, Hiroko Matsumoto, Anne DeZagher, Kathie Carpenter, Jean Shrimpton, Jean Patchett, Benedetta Barzini, Claudia Duxbury, and Agneta Friedberg.
In the 1970s, some models became more prominent as their names became more recognizable to the general public. Sports Illustrated editor Jule Campbell abandoned then-current modeling trends for its fledgling Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue by photographing "bigger and healthier" California models and printing their names by their photos, thus turning many of them into household names and establishing the issue as a cornerstone of supermodel status.
In 1975, Margaux Hemingway landed a then-unprecedented million-dollar contract as the face of Fabergé's Babe perfume and the same year appeared on the cover of Time magazine, labelled one of the "New Beauties," giving further name recognition to fashion models.
Lauren Hutton became the first model to receive a huge contract from a cosmetics company and appeared on cover of Vogue 25 times. Iman is considered to have been the first supermodel of color.
Donyale Luna became the first African American model to appear in Vogue, Naomi Sims, who is sometimes regarded as the first black supermodel, became the first African American to feature on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal in 1968. The first African American model to be on the cover of American Vogue was Beverly Johnson in 1974.


Christie Brinkley
In the early 1980s, Inès de la Fressange was the first model to sign an exclusive modeling contract with an haute couture fashion house, Chanel. During the early 1980s, fashion designers began advertising on television and billboards. Catwalk regulars like Gia Carangi, Cheryl Tiegs, Carol Alt, Christie Brinkley, Kim Alexis, Paulina Porizkova, Brooke Shields, Heather Locklear, and Elle Macpherson began to endorse products with their names, as well as their faces, through the marketing of brands such as the beverage Diet Pepsi to the extension of car title Ford Trucks. As the models began to embrace old-style glamour, they were starting to replace film stars as symbols of luxury and wealth. In this regard, supermodels were viewed not so much as individuals but as images.


Naomi Campbell
By the 1990s, the supermodel became increasingly prominent in the media. The title became tantamount to superstar, to signify a supermodel's fame having risen simply from "personality." Supermodels did talk shows, were cited in gossip columns, partied at the trendiest nightspots, landed movie roles, inspired franchises, dated or married film stars, and earned themselves millions. Fame empowered them to take charge of their careers, to market themselves, and to command higher fees.
When Linda Evangelista mentioned to Vogue that "we don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day," she may have been playfully pretending the role of an up-scale union representative, but the 1990 comment became the most notorious quote in modeling history. The defining year and turning point for models, fashion, and popular culture was 1990 when the combined power, beauty and influence of 5 women created such an impression on the world that a new word was coined especially for them: supermodel. 1990 began with a January British Vogue cover presenting five of the top modeling stars of the era hand-picked and photographed by Peter Lindbergh. The now famous cover created such a stir, pop star George Michael cast the same five models in his music video for his international hit song, "Freedom! '90." The five models were Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Tatjana Patitz. In 1990, their status as top models ended and a new era for the supermodel began. Each attained world-wide fame and fortune, sharing covers of all the international editions of Vogue, walking the catwalks for the world's top designers, and becoming known by their first names alone.
In 1991, Christy Turlington signed a contract with Maybelline that paid her $800,000 for twelve days' work each year. Four years later, Claudia Schiffer reportedly earned $12 million for her various modeling assignments. Authorities ranging from Karl Lagerfeld to Time had declared the supermodels more glamorous than movie stars.
As the 1990s progressed, the supermodels were joined by Claudia Schiffer and then Kate Moss. They were the most heavily in demand, collectively dominating magazine covers, fashion runways, editorial pages, and both print and broadcast advertising. Excluding Moss, they are known as the "original supermodels".
In the late 1990s, actresses, pop singers, and other entertainment celebrities began gradually replacing models on fashion magazine covers and ad campaigns. The pendulum of limelight left many models in anonymity. A popular "conspiracy theory" explaining the supermodel's disappearance is that designers and fashion editors grew weary of the "I won't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day" attitude and made sure no small group of models would ever again have the power of the Big Six.
Charles Gandee, associate editor at Vogue, has said that high prices and poor attitudes contributed less to the decline of the supermodel. As clothes became less flashy, designers turned to models who were less glamorous, so they wouldn't overpower the clothing. Whereas many supermodels of the previous era were American-born, their accents making for an easier transition to stardom, the majority of models began coming from non-English speaking countries and cultures, making the crossover to mainstream spokesperson and cover star difficult. However, the term continued to be applied to notable models such as Laetitia Casta, Eva Herzigová, Carla Bruni, Tatiana Sorokko, Nadja Auermann, Helena Christensen, Patricia Velásquez, Adriana Karembeu, and Milla Jovovich.

2000s and present day

Chanel Iman
Emerging in the late 1990s, Gisele Bündchen became the first in a wave of Brazilian models to gain popularity in the industry and with the public. With numerous covers of Vogue under her belt, including an issue that dubbed her the "Return of the Sexy Model," Bündchen was credited with ending the "heroin chic" era of models. Following in her footsteps by signing contracts with Victoria's Secret, fellow Brazilians Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio rose to prominence; however, this "new trinity" were unable to cross over into the world of TV, movies and talk shows as easily as their predecessors due to their foreign accents. Several seasons later, they were followed by Eastern Europeans barely into their teens, pale, and "bordering on anorexic. They were too young to become movie stars or date celebrities; too skeletal to bag Victoria's Secret contracts; and a lack of English didn't bode well for a broad media career". The opportunities for super-stardom were waning in the modeling world, and models like Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks took to television with reality shows like Project Runway and America's Next Top Model, respectively, to not only remain relevant but establish themselves as media moguls.
Contrary to the fashion industry's celebrity trend of the previous decade, lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret continues to groom and launch young talents into supermodel status, awarding their high-profile "Angels" multi-year, multi-million-dollar contracts. In addition to Klum, Banks, Bündchen, Lima, and Ambrosio, these models have included Karolína Kurková, Miranda Kerr, Izabel Goulart, Selita Ebanks, and Marisa Miller. Although some, such as Claudia Schiffer, argued that Bündchen is the only model who comes close to earning the supermodel title,
American Vogue dubbed ten models (Doutzen Kroes, Agyness Deyn, Hilary Rhoda, Raquel Zimmermann, Coco Rocha, Lily Donaldson, Chanel Iman, Sasha Pivovarova, Caroline Trentini, and Jessica Stam) as the new crop of supermodels in their May 2007 cover story, while the likes of Christie Brinkley, Christy Turlington, and Linda Evangelista returned to reclaim prominent contracts from celebrities and younger models.


Criticism of the supermodel as an industry has been frequent inside and outside the fashion press, from complaints that women desiring this status become unhealthily thin to charges of racism, where the "supermodel" has generally to conform to a Northern European standard of beauty. According to fashion writer Guy Trebay of The New York Times, in 2007, the "android" look is popular, a vacant stare and thin body serving, according to some fashion industry conventions, to set off the couture. This was not always the case. In the 1970s, black, heavier and "ethnic" models predominated the runways but social changes since that time have made the power players in the fashion industry flee suggestions of "otherness".
The popular media often applies the term loosely to some who fall short of supermodel status. Geraldine Maillet, the celebrated French writer and former model, relates with humour and cynicism the rise and decline of the supermodels in her book Presque Top Model.

See also

Sex symbol
Body image
Physical attractiveness
Self image


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