Jorgie Porter is best known for portraying Theresa in the Channel 4’s soap opera Hollyoaks from 2008 until 2016.
GEMMA MERNA AND JORGIE PORTER – NUTS MAGAZINE
JORGIE PORTER AND GEMMA MERNA – NUTS MAGAZINE
Jorgie Porter – “Kingsman The Golden Circle” Premiere in London, UK 09-18-2017
JORGIE PORTER – BIKINI ON ‘I’M A CELEBRITY…. GET ME OUT OF HERE’ SET IN DUBAI
Jorgie Porter – FHM UK – October 2015
Jorgie Porter – FHM UK – October 2015
Jorgie Porter – Out in Venice, LA 08-11-2017
Jorgie Porter – Star Ball in Manchester, UK 09-30-2017
JORGIE PORTER AT BRITISH ACADEMY TELEVISION CRAFT AWARDS IN LONDON
JORGIE PORTER AT INSPIRATION AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN LONDON
Jorgie Porter by Karis Kennedy (February 2018)
Jorgie Porter celebrates her 30th in London, 12-22-2017
Jorgie Porter celebrates her 30th in London
Jorgie Porter enjoys her vacation in Hawaii, 11-07-2017
Jorgie Porter for her new 2018 Calendar
Jorgie - her new 2018 Calendar
Jorgie Porter for her new 2018 Calendar
Jorgie for her new 2018 Calendar
Jorgie Porter for her new 2018 Calendar
Jorgie Porter for her new 2018 Calendar
Jorgie new 2018 Calendar
Jorgie Porter for her new 2018 Calendar
Jorgie Porter for her new 2018 Calendar
Jorgie Porter for her new 2018 Calendar
JORGIE PORTER IN BIKINI AT A BEACH IN DUBAI
JORGIE PORTER IN BIKINI ON THE BEACH IN MALIBU
JORGIE PORTER IN SWIMSUIT AT A BEACH IN MALIBU
Jorgie Porter from Instagram, 12-05-2017
Jorgie Porter flaunts nude ambition in sizzling bikini exposé. JORGIE opted to flash the flesh in a jaw-dropping body display. The Hollyoaks cast babe portrayed Theresa McQueen in the Channel 4 soap from 2008 to 2016. And while she may no longer set pulses racing on the small screen, the actress does just that on her Jorgie Porter Instagram profile.
For her most recent temperature-raising performance, the 30-year-old shared a picture from the April month of her 2018 calendar.
No doubt causing fans to stop in their tracks, the blonde poured her curves into a flesh-coloured bikini.
Jorgie (march 2018)
Jorgie - ZOO UK Magazine (November 2015
Born Name Jorgina Alexandra Porter
Nick Name Jorgie
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2008–present
Age: 30 years and 6 months
Sun Sign Capricorn
Hair Color She is naturally brunette, but likes to dye her hair blonde.
Eye Color Blue
Height 5 ft 2 in or 157 cm
Measurements 34-24-37 in or 87-61-94 cm
Bra Size 32B
She attended Moorside High School in Swinton in Greater Manchester, England.
Porter was born in Trafford, Greater Manchester on 25 December 1987. She grew up with her mother, grandmother, and sister, and has only met her father once. A former ballet dancer, she was told by the ballet school she attended that she was overweight for a dancer. She later attended The Hammond School in Chester.
Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
Siblings – Emma Porter (Younger Sister). She was raised by her father.
Cole Kitchenn Personal Management Ltd.
Short body frame
She is an ambassador of Teenage Cancer Trust.
In November 2008, it was announced that Porter had joined the cast of the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, playing the role of Theresa McQueen. Porter said that she was “thrilled” to join the cast and be a part of one of soap opera’s “most notorious families”. In 2010, Porter appeared with eight other soap opera actresses in a music video and cover of the Cyndi Lauper single “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”. The song was released in aid of charity, Cancer Research UK’s campaign “Race for Life”.
Porter appeared in the November 2010 issue of Sugar magazine. In FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2011, Porter was ranked 50th. In August 2011, Porter took part in the ITV dance show Born to Shine. She learned to street dance on the show, but failed to make it to the final.
In 2012, Porter was confirmed to be a contestant and participant on the seventh series of Dancing on Ice. Porter was paired dancing with American pairs skater Matt Evers. Porter made it to the final and finished in second place behind Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden.
In 2013, Porter decided to leave Hollyoaks. In October that year, she said she was leaving the show at the end of her contract. After finishing filming on the show she appeared on the final series Dancing On Ice in January 2014, which featured returning contestant ‘All Stars’ from past series. Poter and her skating partner Sylvain Longchambon were the first contestants to be voted off the series. In April, it was announced that Porter had agreed to return to Hollyoaks.
In 2014, she released her own calendar for 2015, showing some of her modelling shoots and photos. She has also released another calendar for 2016. Porter is the presenter for the Nintendo Girls Club. In July 2015, Porter announced that she was leaving Hollyoaks once again. Her final scenes as the character aired on 11 March 2016. In November 2015, Porter took part in the fifteenth series of ITV show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!. She came 5th on the show.
In 2016, Porter was cast as “Miss Croft” in a reboot episode of the series Are You Being Served?. She also became the new face of the UK advertising campaign for the skincare brand Proactiv. In 2017, she appeared as a contestant in Celebs Go Dating.
Porter is an ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust and their annual sun safety campaign, ‘Shunburn’. Porter had several images taken, showing the effects and damages of sun burn.
First TV Show
Jorgie debuted in 2008 with Channel 4’s television teen drama Hollyoaks for her role as Theresa McQueen. She appeared from 2008 to 2014 on this show.
She didn’t had a flat tummy as a child. She was told by her ballet teacher to lose weight else she won’t get any job or become a dancer. She was 16 at that time. Jorgie herself described herself as a barrel (tummy) with two tiny sticks (legs) attached at the bottom with big shoulders. She used to be size 12 at that time, but wanted to become skinny.
Jorgie was told by her teachers to leave all the chocolates, burgers and other junk food, and instead eat veggies and fruits for a week. But, it was very difficult for her to stay away from these and usually end up eating all these stuff to satisfy her cravings.
She wants to have an hourglass figure like Kim Kardashian.
Now, she does not have any fizzy drinks. She likes to have bread-butter for breakfast. The other two meals – lunch and dinner contains mostly omelets, pastas, broccoli, and sometimes a pizza (the one with more vegetable topping and minimum cheese). She does not forget to drink plenty of water to keep her hunger at a lower level.
Regarding workout, she does a lot of squats.
Jorgie Porter Facts
Jorgie has met her father only once, when she was seven.
She was raised by her mother and grandmother.
Porter is a former ballet dancer.
She left ballet dancing, when she was told by her teacher of ballet school that she was overweight for dancing.
Porter appeared on Sugar magazine’s November 2010 issue.
Porter has also made herself to the FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” list in 2011 at #50.
Porter has also appeared in Cyndi Lauper’s music video “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” alongside eight other soap opera actresses.
She is best friends with Jennifer Metcalfe.
In August 2011, she learned street dancing on ITV’s Born to Shine.
In 2012, she participated in Dancing On Ice‘s seventh series in which she did ice skating with Matt Evers. She finally finished second in this show. Later, in 2014, she again participated in this show in the “All Stars” edition. But, this time, she was the first one to be voted out of the television show.
Abby Elliott is best known for Appearing on late-night live TV comedy series Saturday Night Live for 4 seasons from 2008 to 2012 as a cast member. She appeared in a total of 81 episodes and for co-starring on the Bravo series Odd Mom Out. She is the daughter of actor comedian Chris Elliott.
Abby Elliott profiled in Death and Taxes Magazine
SNL's Abby Elliott in Maxim
Abby Elliott Maxim Photoshoot - 2011
Maxim Photoshoot - 2011
Maxim Photoshoot - 2011
Occupation Actress, comedian
Years active 2006–present
Born Name Abigail Elliott
Nick Name Abby
Age: 31 years and 1 months
Sun Sign Gemini
Height 5 ft 7½ in or 171 cm
Measurements 36-26-35 in or 91.5-66-89 cm
Bra Size 34B
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color: She has naturally dark hair. But, likes to dye them blonde. She is a Blonde-aholic and started dying her hair blonde since sixth grade. She goes ON and OFF with blonde hair.
In April 2015, she tweeted that nobody can know her natural hair color.
Abby was educated at Immaculate High School in Danbury, Connecticut and graduated in 2005.
Elliott then enrolled herself at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, but dropped out in the first semester.
Father – Chris Elliott (Actor, comedian)
Mother – Paula Niedert (Talent Coordinator)
Siblings – Bridget “Bridey” Elliott (Younger Sister)
Others – Bob Elliott (Radio Comedian) (Grandfather)
Life and career
Elliott was born in New York City, the elder of two children. She is the daughter of Paula Niedert, a talent coordinator, and actor/comedian Chris Elliott. Her grandfather is radio comedian Bob Elliott.
Her younger sister is actress Bridey Elliott; they were both raised in Wilton, Connecticut.
She attended high school at Immaculate High School in Danbury, Connecticut, where she acted in school plays and musicals. After graduating from Immaculate High School in 2005, she attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York City but dropped out during the first semester.
In 2006, Elliott appeared with supporting roles for the pilots You’ve Reached The Elliotts and Chrissy: Plain & Simple, both sitcoms that star her father, Chris Elliott.
While at UCBT, she frequently performed with The Midnight Show sketch troupe. She has also occasionally performed comedy with her younger sister Bridey. Before joining the cast of SNL, Elliott had also done guest voices roles on King of the Hill and Minoriteam.
She has also been featured in a number of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon sketches such as “Jersey Floor” and “Studio 6-Bee”.
Elliott made her film debut with a small role in No Strings Attached and has since had supporting roles in the films High Road and Fun Size.
Since leaving SNL in 2012, Elliott has made guest appearances on television programs such as 2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings, and Inside Amy Schumer.
From 2015 to 2017, she co-starred on the Bravo series Odd Mom Out.
Saturday Night Live
Elliott joined the cast of SNL midway through the 2008–2009 season (season 34), in November 2008, following the departure of Amy Poehler.
She is the third generation of her family to have been featured on SNL (the second to be hired as a cast member, and her tenure on the show was longer than both her father and grandfather). Her father Chris Elliott was an SNL cast member during the 1994–1995 season (season 20) and her grandfather Bob Elliott was one half of the popular comedy duo Bob & Ray. Bob Elliott co-starred on a Christmas episode in the 1978–1979 season (fourth season).
After four seasons on SNL, Elliott was let go from the show prior to its 38th season.
In 2010, Elliott dated fellow Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen.
They ended their relationship in September 2011.
Elliott married television writer Bill Kennedy on September 3, 2016.
Abby debuted with 2001 romantic comedy film No Strings Attached for her role as Joy.
First TV Show
From 2008 to 2012, she was seen in NBC’s sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live as herself / various characters. She appeared in a total of 81 episodes.
She likes to do Pilates in her real life. She once really liked to workout under the presence of trainer Jamie.
She was also active in school and used to play various games especially softball which accounts for her high metabolism. She still plays games, if she gets a chance to.
If Abby is not doing Pilates, she goes for running but with a companion.
Abby Elliott Favorite Things
Beauty Products – Clé de Peau Refining Fluid Foundation (for Skin), Vanicream, Oribe Blonde Shampoo (for Hair)
Skincare Product – La Prairie
Restaurant – The Beatrice Inn in New York.
Abby Elliott Facts
Abby likes to wear a lot of makeup in her day to day life unlike many celebs.
Abby (and her younger sister) was born in New York, but grew up in Wilton, Connecticut.
She used to play softball as a pitcher.
She says her dad was so much fun growing up.
Abby cites Emma Stone, Anna Faris, and Sienna Miller as her girl crushes. Talking about her boy crushes, she considers Jon Hamm and Leonardo DiCaprio among them.
Abby is a tremendous Titanic fan and has seen the movie at least 8 times.
Katy Perry pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager after singing in church during her childhood. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.
Gisele Bündchen, is Best Known For being World’s highest paid model in the world, according to a survey by Forbes magazine in the year 2012. She earned $45 million from May 2011 to May 2012. Since 2004 she has been among the highest-paid models in the world, and as of 2007 was the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry.
In 2012, Gisele Bündchen placed first on the Forbes top-earning models list.
In 2014, she was listed as the 89th Most Powerful Woman in the World by Forbes.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen
Website www.giselebundchen.com and giselebundchen.com.br
Height: 5 ft 11 in or 180 cm
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Light Brown
Sun Sign Cancer
Measurements: 35-23-35 in or 89-58.5-89 cm
Bra Size: 32C
Age: 37 years and 11 months
Agency IMG Models (New York, London, Milan, Paris, Los Angeles)
Model Management (Hamburg)
Nick Name Gise, The Body, The Midas Queen, The Hurricane Gisele, La Bundchen
Like other Brazilian models, she also didn’t paid much attention to study. She just learnt German language but has not kept up with. Instead in 1993 (when she was 13), she joined a modeling course with 2 of her sisters. Like Adriana Lima, Gisele Bündchen was discovered in a shopping mall. But, Gisele was discovered by Elite Modeling Agency. From there, her modeling career started and went rapidly.
In the late 1990s, Bündchen was the first in a wave of Brazilian models to find international success. In 1999, Vogue noted “The Return of the Sexy Model”, and she was credited with ending the “heroin chic” era of modeling. Bündchen was one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels from 2000 until mid-2007. Bündchen pioneered the “horse walk”, a stomping movement created when a model picks her knees up high and kicks her feet out in front. In a 2007 Vogue interview, Claudia Schiffer stated that Bündchen is the only remaining supermodel.
Gisele Bündchen ventured into acting when she played a supporting role in Taxi (2004), for which she was nominated at the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Breakout Performance, and for Choice Movie Bad Guy. Bündchen had a supporting role in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), and from 2010 to 2011, she was the executive producer of an educational environmental cartoon, Gisele & the Green Team.
Gisele Bündchen married New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in 2009. She supports many charities including Save the Children, Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders, as well as dedicating time to environmental causes. She is the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme.
Family and early life
Gisele Bündchen is a sixth-generation Brazilian of German descent, born and raised in Horizontina or in Três de Maio, Rio Grande do Sul, Southern Brazil, to Vânia Nonnenmacher, a bank clerk pensioner, and Valdir Bündchen, a college professor and writer, both of German extraction. She grew up with five sisters—Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela and her fraternal twin, Patrícia, her junior by five minutes. In addition to Portuguese, Gisele speaks English, Italian, Spanish and some French.
In 1993, Gisele Bündchen joined a modeling course with her sisters Patrícia and Gabriela at their mother’s insistence. The following year, Bündchen was discovered by the Elite modeling agency at a shopping mall in São Paulo while on a school excursion. She was subsequently selected for a national contest, Elite Look of the Year, in which she placed second. Bündchen placed fourth in the Elite Model Look world contest in Ibiza, Spain. At 14, Bündchen moved to São Paulo to launch her modeling career. In 1996, Bündchen had her first New York City break at Fashion Week.
1997–2000: Career beginnings
Gisele Bündchen travelled to London in 1997, where she auditioned for 42 shows. She got her big break when chosen for her ability to walk in towering heels on a slippery runway for Alexander McQueen’s spring 1998 “rain” ready-to-wear show. Echoing similar accolades for Elle Macpherson a decade earlier, McQueen dubbed Bündchen “the Body”, immediately boosting her bookings. In 1998, she posed for Missoni, Chloé, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferré, Ralph Lauren, and Versace campaigns. She made the cover of the French edition of Vogue, and fashion magazine i-D featured her on its cover, profiling “A Girl Called Gisele.” The Vogue online encyclopedia of models states, “As the year 2000 approached, Gisele Bündchen was the world’s hottest model, opening up a new category in the popular imagination: the Brazilian bombshell.”
She appeared on the cover of Vogue in July, November and December 1999. She won the VH1/Vogue Model of the Year for 1999, and a January 2000 cover gave her 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”. Bündchen has appeared on the covers of many top fashion magazines, including W, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Allure, as well as style and lifestyle publications such as The Face, Arena, Citizen K, Flair, GQ, Esquire, and Marie Claire, and in the Pirelli Calendar in 2001 and 2006. She has also been seen in TIME, Vanity Fair, Forbes, Newsweek, and Veja. Bündchen has appeared on more than 1,200 magazine covers throughout the world. She simultaneously featured on the covers of both the US and British editions of Vogue in January 2000.
Gisele is currently shooting five massive advertising campaigns, starring on the cover of W, and playing the muse to t/bersnappers Steven Meisel and Mario Testino. In short, Gisele is huge.
Gisele Bündchen appeared on the book covers of Mario de Janeiro by Mario Testino and a Russell James retrospective. Also that year Time said she was “one of the few runway models whom straight men can name”. For spring 2000 fashion week she opened Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, and Valentino shows in New York, Milan and Paris. From 1998–2003, Bündchen was in every Dolce & Gabbana fashion campaign, totaling 11 consecutive campaigns with the brand. In 2006–2009, she returned as the face of the brand’s fragrance, in a campaign titled “Dolce & Gabbana The One”.
In 2000, Gisele Bündchen wore the most expensive Victoria’s Secret Fantasy bra of all time, the “Red Hot Fantasy Bra”, worth $15 million and listed in Guinness World Records as the most expensive lingerie ever created. In February 2001, her Got Milk? ad campaign debuted in the 2001 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Photographed by Steven Meisel, she was presented on the September 2004 cover of American Vogue as one of the “Models of the Moment”. In 2004, Bündchen co-starred with Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon in the 2004 remake of Taxi. In 2005, she was chosen to wear the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra again, the Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra. At the time, it was the second-most expensive bra ever made, valued at $12.5 million. In its December 2005 issue, New York magazine list Bundchen as No. 43 in its list of 123 reasons to love New York City.
In 2006, she played Serena, a minor character in The Devil Wears Prada. In February 2007, Bündchen returned to the Milan runway by opening the Dolce & Gabbana’s show. She was chosen by Time magazine in 2007 as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. In September 2007, Bündchen was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair’s style issue, photographed by Mario Testino. The issue was one of the bestsellers that year.
2009–2011: Continued success
On 26 August 2008, the New York Daily News listed Bündchen as the fourth-most-powerful person in the fashion world. On 12 May 2009, The Independent called her “the biggest star in fashion history”. When she reappeared on the Vanity Fair cover in 2009, the issue was the lowest-selling for the magazine in nearly two years. In 2009 Harper’s Bazaar rated her among the top 26 greatest models of all time. In December 2009 she appeared alongside her husband Tom Brady on the cover of book The World in Vogue—People, Parties, Places.
In 2010, she made Vogue’s best-dressed-of-the-decade list for her 2008 and 2009 Met gala appearances, as well as for her bikini-clad, logo-tattooed appearance in a 2000 fashion editorial. In April 2010, she was photographed for the cover of American Vogue for the eleventh time. In September 2010, she led a group of top models for Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out runway show at the Lincoln Center in New York. She then made a surprise appearance on Balenciaga’s runway, closing the show.
In 2011 she participated and represented Pantene in the Brazilian Rio Carnival 2011 parade.
She ranks first on models.com’s the Money Girls list and second on The Sexiest Models list. In 2011 CEOWorld Magazine ranked her among their Top Accomplished Women Entertainers. She was ranked number 95 in FHM magazine’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2011. In 2007, Bündchen was named “The World’s Richest Supermodel”. On 11 April 2008, a black-and-white photo of Bündchen shot by Irving Penn was auctioned for $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. Bündchen’s picture sold for the highest price.
As of 2010, Gisele Bündchen has appeared on two Vogue Shape issue covers, more than any other celebrity or model.She ranked No. 45 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”. In 2011, Men’s Health named her one of the “100 Hottest Women of All Time”, ranking her at No. 25. In October 2011, Bündchen made a surprise runway appearance during Paris Fashion Week, closing the Givenchy spring-summer 2012 fashion show.
In 2011, she participated and represented Pantene in the Brazilian Rio Carnival 2011 parade. In 2011, she appeared on eight Vogue covers, more than any other model or celebrity that year. Her July Vogue Brasil 2011 cover shot in the Amazon was the magazine’s highest-selling issue ever, selling 70,743 copies. The record was later broken by model Karolína Kurková, who appeared in the November 2011 issue, which sold 70,991 copies.
Since 2012: Modelling campaigns and music endeavours
In spring 2012 Gisele Bündchen won three major spring campaigns: Versace, Givenchy, and Salvatore Ferragamo. In early 2012, it was announced that she would be the face of Banco do Brasil’s first global ad campaign, with the tagline “Bank of Brazil. From Brazil to the world. From the world to Brazil.” In April 2012, Time listed her on their All-TIME 100 Fashion Icons list of the 100 most influential fashion icons since 1923. In August 2012, in honor of the 120th anniversary of Vogue, the magazine spotlighted the ten women who had most featured on the cover of the magazine, Bündchen being on the list with 11 covers total. As of 2011, there had been 29 persons to have appeared on the covers of Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, American Vogue and British Vogue; Bündchen being one of them.
In 2012, she declined an invitation of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, the COB, to participate in the closing show alongside other national stars such as Marisa Monte and Seu Jorge.
In 2012, she made 5,600 appearances in commercials in her native Brazil. In August 2012, it was reported that she had replaced Kate Moss as the face of David Yurman. She was shot by famous photographer Peter Lindbergh for the fall 2012 campaign. As of the end of 2012, she had appeared on 120 Vogue covers. She also holds the record for the most Brazilian Vogue covers of all time.
In February 2013, it was announced that she had become the face of Chanel’s new make-up range, Les Beiges, a campaign which was shot by Mario Testino. This was her first time as a spokesperson of the brand. For the brand’s spring/summer 2014 campaign, Marc Jacobs chose Bündchen along with Catherine Deneuve, Sofia Coppola, Fan Bingbing, Caroline de Maigret and Edie Campbell as his muses for his last collection for Louis Vuitton.In December 2013, Bündchen was announced as Pantene North America’s newest ambassador.
In 2014, Gisele Bündchen and French music producer and DJ Bob Sinclar recorded a cover version of Blondie’s 1979 classic “Heart of Glass” for H&M. She was credited by her mononym Gisele. The new version turned out to be an international hit charting in a great number of European singles charts including France, Germany, Spain, Austria and Belgium. The song was Bündchen’s charity single for the H&M 2014 campaign. A year earlier, she released a cover version of the Kinks “All Day and All of the Night” as her contribution to H&M 2013 charity campaign.
In May 2014, Gisele Bündchen was chosen as the new spokeswoman for the iconic fragrance Chanel No. 5. She was chosen for her “natural beauty and modern femininity”, according to the company. By June, Bündchen had appeared on 17 different international editions of Elle over the preceding three months, including the Caqnadian, Brazilian, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese editions. In September 2014, the Baltimore-based company Under Armour signed Bündchen to a multiyear deal as the latest addition to its list of female endorsers. In October 2014, Bündchen stated that she practices Transcendental Meditation. By the end of 2014, Bündchen appeared in 6,013 television commercial spots in the course of one year in Brazil. More than any other Brazilian celebrity, even outranking Neymar who made 5,625 TV commercial spots.
Gisele Bündchen was featured in the 2015 Guinness World Record book as the model who earns the most money each year.
Gisele Bündchen’s $700 Taschen book released in celebration of her 20th year career sold out in one day, before hitting shelves.
In 2015, Gisele Bündchen again was the Brazilian celeb who appeared on the most TV commercials in Brazil, with 8527 commercial spots for brands such as; (Carolina Herrera, Colcci, P & G and Sky).
As of 2015, in 20 years Bündchen has appeared in more than 550 ad campaigns, 2000 magazine covers, 3500 magazine editorials and 800 fashion shows.
Coming out of retirement, her latest catwalk was performed on 5 August 2016 at the famed Maracanã Stadium at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
In September 2000, Newsweek drew attention to a craze for modeling in Brazil because of Bündchen’s success:
Capricho, a glossy teen magazine, recently asked 1,100 Brazilian teenagers if they wanted to become fashion models. Eighty-six percent said yes. The reason for this craze stands 1.77 meters tall and has smoldering blue eyes. Her name is Gisele Bundchen—known to all as Gisele—and she is the most celebrated Brazilian since Pele. First introduced by designer Alexander McQueen two years ago, Gisele, now 20, is the world’s top cover girl, taking to more than 1,600 catwalks and earning a reported $7,000 an hour. When she struts her trademark runway walk—sassy and high-stepping, like a filly in tall grass—hearts beat faster from Milan to Manhattan. She has become an international icon: Vogue put the Brazilian bombshell on its cover three times last year and in December crowned her “Model of the Year.”
Gisele Bündchen pioneered the “horse walk”, a stomping movement created when a model picks her knees up high and kicks her feet out in front.
As of 2014, she is listed by Forbes as the 89th most powerful woman in the world.
Gisele Bündchen is the No. 2 biggest Brazilian celebrity of 2015 according to Forbes Brasil, based on media presence and overall influence in Brazil.
In 2000, Bündchen was dubbed the “Boobs from Brazil” for inspiring the 36,000 breast enhancement surgeries performed that year in Brazil. In 2006, Elle surveyed the American leading stylists and asked them to name the star whose hair was a favourite for their clients. More than 50 percent gave Bündchen the title of best hair in Hollywood. In February 2008, a survey by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) asked the question, “What influences do celebrities have on the decisions patients make” The survey was sent to more than 20,000 plastic surgeons in 84 countries. Bündchen was among the most frequently mentioned celebrities. Bündchen won the abdomen and hair categories and placed second in the breasts category. In 2008, a black-and-white photo of Bündchen, shot by Irving Penn, auctioned for $193,000 (£96,000). Bündchen’s fetched by far the most on the night.
She was second on Vanity Fair’s World’s Most Beautiful poll in 2009. In January 2011, Bündchen came in first in the most desired female body on the 14th Annual Famed Hottest Looks survey, compiled by Beverly Hills plastic surgeons Richard Fleming and Toby Mayer. Even after giving birth in December 2009, her body was the most requested by the doctors’ patients. “Different body types are represented on the list because most women are shaped differently and want to look naturally beautiful,” explained Dr. Fleming. “Some women want the lean look like Gisele.
In 2011, AskMen.com revealed their annual “Most Desirable Women” list. Bündchen, along with Angelina Jolie and Beyoncé, are the only women to have made the list every year for 10 years in a row. Beyoncé in a 2011 Harper’s Bazaar interview named Bündchen as one of her fashion inspirations stating that “I always admire Victoria Beckham and Gisele Bündchen. Their style is modern but always classic.” A designer from the Tibi Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show at New York Fashion week in fall 2011 explained, “The inspiration is taken heavily from the ’90s—a freshly scrubbed Gisele from the pages of Vogue—clean, crisp, sporty looks and relaxed styles you want to live in.” Vogue editor Anna Wintour called her the “model of the millennium,” and the magazine called her “The return of the sexy model”. Rolling Stone declared her “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” in 2000 and Vanity Fair published an article titled “… And God Created Gisele” in 2009. In 2012, the 26th edition of Casa Cor in Brazil, one of the world´s biggest decorating, landscaping, and architecture events, paid tribute to Bündchen with a wood sculpture in her image.
She was ranked No. 9 on Men’s Health Magazine’s list of The Hottest Women of 2013. In 2013 GQ Magazine listed her among The 100 Hottest Women of the 21st Century.
Gisele Bündchen is ranked No. 4, behind Pelé, Paulo Coelho and Neymar, on Forbes Brasil’s list of the 100 most influential Brazilian celebrities.
In May 2014, Bündchen was ranked No. 89 on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women in the world list from the success of her various brands. She was the only model on the list.
In November 2014, Bündchen was ranked No. 5 by Forbes Brasil, as the 25 biggest celebrities in Brasil in 2014.
After Super Bowl 49, Rails LA shirt Bündchen wore sold out in two days and Stuart Weitzman boots she wore saw an increase in sales.
Based on media presence and overall influence, Bündchen ranked No. 2 biggest Brazilian celeb in 2015, according to Forbes Brasil.
In November 2002, Bündchen was paid a reported £320,000 and given two black mink coats by American fur company Blackglama to head its new advertising campaign. Activists from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), invaded the runway during the Victoria’s Secrets show in New York and brandished placards saying “Gisele: fur scum”. The Brazilian was one of the most prominent models to wear fur since it began to come back into acceptability in fashion circles. A PETA spokesperson said: “By getting into bed with the fur-pushers, Gisele has become PETA enemy number one. Every time that Gisele or anyone else wears furs they are sentencing countless animals to a violent and cruel death.”
In August 2010, she was criticized after saying that breastfeeding should be law. She told Harper’s Bazaar UK, “Some people in the U.S. think they don’t have to breastfeed, and I think ‘Are you going to give chemical food to your child when they are so little?’ I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.” Bündchen later posted a statement on her blog saying, “My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law. It comes from my passionate beliefs about children. Being a new mom has brought a lot of questions. I feel like I am in a constant search for answers on what might be the best for my child. It’s unfortunate that in an interview sometimes things can seem so black and white.”
In February 2011, she infuriated cancer experts when she said of sunscreen: “I cannot put this poison on my skin…I do not use anything synthetic.” The statement was made as she launched her own organic skin care line Sejaa. Bündchen has made advertising for Nivea Sun in the past. Bündchen’s publicist Amber Clapp added, telling StyleList: “Gisele would never say not to use sunscreen because she has had family members who have had skin cancer. She simply stated that her all-natural skin-care line does not have SPF because there is not an all natural SPF available….When using sunscreens, she selects ones that are free of parabens, oxybenzone, PABA and retinyl palmitate.”
In April 2011, Ted Southern, former designer of Victoria’s Secret Angels’ wings, revealed that Gisele was difficult to work with; “She’s really tough,” he said. “She’s always screaming, ‘What the f–k is this?'”
In September 2011, a lingerie TV ad starring Bündchen in Brazil, was deemed “offensive and sexist” by the Brazilian government department for policies for women, which called for the ad to be banned, saying in a statement that the campaign “reinforce the wrong stereotypes of the woman as a husband’s mere sex object and ignore the great advances we’ve achieved in deconstructing sexist thoughts and practices.” The secretariat petitioned the National Council for Advertising Self-Regulation (known by its Portuguese acronym CONAR), to open an investigation into whether the campaign was sexist, and CONAR accepted the request. In the ads, titled “Hope teaches”, the model gives her husband bad news such as “honey, I’ve crashed the car” or “honey, I’ve reached the credit card limit … both mine and yours” – first fully dressed (which they teach viewers is wrong), then wearing tiny lingerie (which, according to Hope, is right). Women were taught to use their charm and sexy lingerie to control their husbands in the ads.
In February 2012, after the Patriots lost in Super Bowl XLVI and Bündchen was heckled by several New York Giants fans, she was caught on video saying, “My husband cannot fucking throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time!” The comment, which was widely publicized both in the traditional media and the blogosphere, caused a media stir.
In November 2012, Bündchen was criticized by doctors and mothers after making a post in her website claiming that hospital birth is “violence against women and babies”. The post was quickly removed from her website.
In January 2014, the model was criticized after being photographed in Costa Rica riding an ATV while carrying her 13-month-old daughter Vivian in one arm and without helmet. She was slammed for what many called “dangerous behavior”. People were outraged that she would disregard the safety of her child by taking her on an ATV ride. This was the second time Bündchen was caught with her baby daughter on an ATV. On 13 March 2013, when Vivian was just 3 months old, she was photographed doing the same thing. Bündchen was not wearing a helmet in either incident, and it is illegal in Costa Rica to ride an ATV on public land without one.
In July 2015, Bündchen was accused of mocking Islam and faced backlash after being photographed wearing a burqa while visiting a plastic surgery clinic in Paris.
After C&A Brazil hired Bündchen as a spokesmodel and began airing television commercials, sales increased by 30 per cent. In 2012 The Hollywood Reporter stated Bündchen became C&A’s biggest booster in Brazil and even helped with European sales. In 2001, Bündchen launched Ipanema Gisele Bündchen, her own line of flip-flop sandals in association with the official Ipanema brand of flip-flops. In three years, sales topped $30 million, with a portion of proceeds going to green causes. Forbes put her 53rd on their 2007 list of the most powerful celebrities. Ipanema Gisele Bündchen made an estimated £152 million with over 250 million pairs sold in 2010. Bündchen told Vitals magazine in 2005 that she has been involved in business and investing in real estate since she was 18 years old. She has said modeling is only 40 per cent of what she does, the rest being contracting.
On 1 May 2007, it was announced that Bündchen had ended her contract with Victoria’s Secret. According to a stock market analysis in 2007, when Bündchen terminated her agreement with Victoria’s Secret, which is owned by Limited Brands, Limited was selling for $26.80 per share. Soon thereafter, the stock declined to $18.36 per share, a 31.5% drop.
American economist Fred Fuld developed a stock index to measure the profit performance improvement of companies represented by Bündchen compared with the Dow Jones Industrial Average. According to Fuld, the Gisele Bündchen Stock Index was up 15 per cent between May and July 2007, substantially surpassing the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which was up just 8.2%.
In 2010, Gisele Bündchen introduced her own skin care product line, named Sejaa Pure Skincare, which according to Forbes had been in talks with Shiseido for over a year on an acquisition deal. In early 2011, Procter & Gamble’s Pantene shampoo sales increased 40 per cent in Latin America after Bündchen started representing the product. Edward Razek, chief marketing officer of Limited Brands, who worked with Bündchen during her Victoria’s Secret career says, “She’s an international icon who can also move product, from shampoo to couture.”
The lingerie brand HOPE increased turnover by 40 percent after contracting Bündchen as its representative. According to Grazia daily UK in January 2012, her lingerie label “Gisele Bundchen Brazilian Intimates”, has already proved to be a sell out in Latin America, Portugal, Japan, and Israel.
In February 2012, the website Vogue.it stated “the Brazilian model is the King Midas of fashion. Everything she touches turns to gold and companies that have invested in her have reaped the rewards.” An Esprit public awareness campaign featuring Bündchen helped raise consumer awareness of the Esprit brand, with a 9 percent rise in Germany, and a 19 percent rise in China. She was ranked No. 61 on Forbes’ Most Powerful Celebrities list in 2012.
In May 2012 she was ranked fourth on the World’s Most Powerful Latino Celebrity list by Forbes.
In 2013 she ranked No. 5 on the most successful Brazilian Business Women list. The products that bear her name in Brazil include Grendene’s Ipanema sandals. She has her own lingerie line called Gisele Bundchen Intimates. She still collects big fees to lend her image for the likes of Chanel, David Yurman and P&G.
The brand of products for teeth Oral B Brasil grew considerably since hiring Bündchen. She earns $4 million a year from her Procter & Gamble contract.
Bündchen’s jelly sandals Ipanema by Gisele Bundchen sell as much as 25 million pairs annually and accounted for more than 60% of Grendene’s annual exports of about $250 million in 2013.
In February 2014, it was documented that the Gisele Bundchen stock index was still outperforming the Dow industrial average, up by 93%.
In May 2015, Brazilian magazine Istoe Gente reported that Bündchen’s line of INtimates, Gisele Bundchen INtimates has been lucrative. “As of May 2015 especially in e-commerce, it was recorded to have an increase of 181% in one year. We went from 30,000 visitors per month to 100,000,” says Vanda Dias, e-commerce manager for Hope, which manages the top brand.
In 2016, Bündchen signed with Braziian shoe company Arezzo. According to fashion website glamurama, Bündchen made shares of Arezzo go up on the São Paulo Stock Exchange.
In 2016, CEO of Under Armour Kevin Plank mentioned that the company’s women’s brand was the number one selling category with ecommerce, and that’s growing more rapidly than either men’s or the youth category. A large part of this growth was by using what Plank called “personalities” — namely star ballerina Misty Copeland and Bündchen.
Bündchen donated $150,000 to Brazil’s Zero Hunger program. She designed a limited necklace edition for Harper’s Bazaar, crafted by jewelers Gumuchian Fils. These necklaces were sold to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She contributed an autographed iPod loaded with a personal playlist to be auctioned off, with all proceeds benefiting Music Rising, a campaign founded in 2005 to replace lost or destroyed instruments of musicians in the Gulf Coast Region after hurricane disasters.
In 2006, Bündchen became the face of American Express Red, part of the Product Red initiative. A portion of earnings from this credit card are donated to HIV/AIDS victims in Africa. In 2009, she appeared on 30 covers of the international issues of Elle wearing Product Red clothing and posing with products from companies who support the same cause.
She has helped raise money for cancer research and treatment, victims of Hurricane Katrina, and the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami for which she donated a check for $1 million to the earthquake fund created by the Japanese Red Cross Society sending $250,000 to the Pacific Tsunami Fund and Save the Children and another $250,000 to a Japanese Red Cross earthquake fund.
Gisele Bündchen opened The Luz Foundation in 2007, a grant-making organization advocating the empowerment of young girls. She donates a percentage of her earnings to help with their projects.
In 2008 Bündchen auctioned a collection of diamonds for charity. The collection featured a 6-carat diamond ring worth $120,000 – $150,000, and a 3.35-carat Sabbadini diamond ring worth $15,000 – $20,000. A percentage of the proceeds from the auction went to Russell Simmons’ Diamond Empowerment Fund, whose mission is to raise money to support education initiatives in countries where diamonds are a natural resource.
In 2010 she wrote a $1.5 million check to the Red Cross to aid the relief effort in Haiti after seeing the devastation done by the earthquake.
Gisele Bündchen made a surprise visit to patients at Jimmy Fund Clinic at the Dana–Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.[ In 2011, Bündchen was added to The Giving Back Fund’s list of celebs who made the largest donations to charity.
In June 2012, she helped launch a beauty contest in Brazil, Top Kufa Brazil, to find new faces in Brazilian favelas. This was the first national competition of beauty played exclusively by candidates between 18 and 22 years who live in underserved communities, created by the Central Union of Slums and Pantene, the brand which Bündchen is the face of.
Bündchen ranked No. 15 on Forbes’s 30 most generous celebrities list in 2012.
On 26 December 2013, Bündchen surprised Karina Moreira, a local Boston teen at her home, who is battling bone cancer. Before then, they had met once, two years ago at a Dana Farber event. Moreira and Bündchen talked about fashion and shared makeup tips.
As of April 2014, Bündchen is one of 22 designers to design a collection for the charity Born Free Africa, an exclusive collaboration from Shopbop, Vogue, and 22 designers. 100% of the profits from this women’s and children’s collection will go toward Born Free’s mission to end mother-to-child HIV transmission at birth.
Gisele Bündchen dedicates part of her website to environmental issues. She launched a “green” blog in 2008 with the aim of “reflecting on socio-environmental issues that we can do something about”. In May 2009, she co-hosted the Rainforest Alliance’s annual gala to honor leaders in sustainability.
Bündchen has also supported a variety of environmental causes, including clean water initiatives, environmental sustainability, and preservation of South American rainforests.
In 2007 she took part in eBay Giving Works, eBay’s program dedicated to charity listings online auction for the WWF, with 100% of the proceeds going to the World Wildlife Fund’s global conservation initiatives, especially those involved in the fight against climate change.
In 2008 she appeared on the cover of US magazine American Photo to promote her Forests of the Future project for the reforestation of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. The initiative, which was set up with SOS Mata Atlantica in 2004, has planted over 1 million new trees in Bündchen’s name to start reforestation of the Brazilian rainforests.
In May 2011 Bündchen was named Harvard’s 2011 Global Environmental Citizen in recognition of her eco-efforts. In November 2011, she was awarded Greenest Celebrity at the 2011 International Green awards at the National History Museum of London. Each year the Green Awards honors a celebrity who has been the most creative and innovative in the approach of sustainability of the environment. An online public vote took place and Bündchen was the winner, beating Paul McCartney and Miguel Bose. In 2016, she joined the climate change documentary show Years of Living Dangerously as one of its celebrity correspondents.
In 2008 Bündchen and Brady dished out turkey and all the trimmings unannounced to over 400 job trainees in Roxbury Massachusetts for Goodwill Industries International.
On 20 September 2009, she was designated Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In January 2012, Bündchen made her first official visit to Africa as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador. Bündchen chooses a different charity each year to which proceeds of sales from her sandals are donated. The 2011 donation went to ISA – the Socio-environmental Institute.
In January 2012, Bündchen visited Kenya on a goodwill mission to improve energy poverty. She spent a day with a family in a village in Kisumu County and helped them with tasks such as carrying firewood to their hut – while discussing the dangers of using firewood inside homes that do not have energy. She danced with the locals and visited various homes, as well as teaming up with UK NGO Practical Action during the course of her stay. In April 2012 she donated money for AIDS research. On the eve of World Environment Day 4 June 2012, Bündchen, who is Goodwill Ambassador of the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), went to Rio de Janeiro to plant the first of a series of 50,000 trees in a degraded area.
In January 2014, Bündchen joined the Rainforest Alliance board of directors.
From 1998 to 1999, Gisele Bündchen dated American model Scott Barnhill. In 2000, she had a brief relationship with American actor Josh Hartnett. From 2000 to 2005, Bündchen was in a relationship with American actor Leonardo DiCaprio. In 2004, Bündchen and DiCaprio made People’s annual Most Beautiful Couples List. Bündchen dated Brazilian businessman and polo player Rico Mansur for six months between 2002 and 2003, after Bündchen and DiCaprio broke up for the first time. In 2006, she dated American surfer Kelly Slater.
Bündchen began dating New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in December 2006. In 2009, Brady revealed they had been set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. Bündchen and Brady married on 26 February 2009 in a small Catholic ceremony at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California. In April 2009, the couple held a second marriage ceremony, in Costa Rica. Bündchen and Brady have two children, a son born in 2009 and a daughter born in 2012. In 2010, Bündchen told Harper’s Bazaar how important breastfeeding is for her. Bündchen and her family eat primarily a plant-based diet.
Bündchen and Brady’s Los Angeles home uses solar energy, a gray water system, lighting systems that reduce energy consumption, a rainwater recovery system, and waste reduction and recycling programs. The house uses recovered stone, wood, insulation, household appliances with a green seal and other sustainable products, and 80% of the construction waste was reused or recycled. Subsequently, the family bought a $14 million condominium at One Madison in Manhattan in October 2013. They are building another mansion near Boston.
Forbes estimated Bündchen’s 2016 income at $30.5 million.
In August 2011, Bündchen ranked 60th on the Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She ranked third on The 20 Youngest Power Women of 2011 List at age 31. In 2011 Forbes named Bündchen and Brady as the World’s Highest Paid Celebrity couple, beating Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as well as Beyoncé and Jay-Z. In August 2012 she was one of four people in the fashion industry and the only model to be ranked on the Forbes list of “The World’s Most Powerful Women” at No. 83. She ranked in the top 10 of the Forbes list of “Entertainment’s Highest-Paid Women” in 2012, at No. 8.
In July 2007 Forbes named her the world’s top-earning model. By 2008, she continued to dominate the Forbes list of the world’s highest-earning models, and appeared on the magazine’s list of the Top 20 Richest Women in Entertainment. During 2009–2010, she was the top earning supermodel.
In 2010, she retained the top spot as Forbes’s highest-earning model. In May 2011, Forbes ranked her as the world’s top-earning model for the fifth consecutive time. Her earnings climbed over the previous year, thanks to an economic boom in Brazil, coupled with a 10 per cent surge in the value of the Brazilian real against the dollar. Also in 2013 she ranked No. 3 on the 16 most successful female entrepreneurs list by Forbes.
Gisele Bündchen, however, disputes the number, telling WSJ. magazine in November 2013, “Who are they speaking to when they come up with these numbers? Not my accountant, that’s for sure.”
Option Model Agency – Zurich
Model Management – Hamburg
2pm Model Management – Copenhagen
IMG Models – New York
IMG Models – London
IMG Models – Milan
She has German ancestry due to her parents.
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Best Known For
Being World’s highest paid model in the world, according to a survey by Forbes magazine in the year 2012. She earned $45 million from May 2011 to May 2012.
First Fashion Show
Gisele debuted with Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 1997 Fashion Show where she walked the ramp for Alexander McQueen, Emporio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and Giorgio Armani.
2004 American film Taxi (Taxi is a remake of 1998 film of the same name) for her role as Vanessa (the bank robbers’ leader). Bündchen also played a minor role in the 2006 comedy film The Devil wears Prada.
First TV Show
In 1999, Gisele presented the MTV Music Video Awards 1999. Though, she has also appeared in the Late Show with David Letterman (60 minutes comedy and talk show) on 20 November, 2000.
Gisele Bündchen does martial arts, particularly, Tai Chi and Kung Fu. Yao Li is her martial arts guru from Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute. Besides this, she also does her all-time favorite workout – Anusara Yoga.
She is athletic from childhood. She grew up playing volleyball, gymnastics, cycling and other extra curricular activities.
Gisele Bündchen Favorite Things
Favorite Food – Cheeseburger, Meat, Coco Juice
Favorite Eye Product – Dr. Alkaitis Organic Eye Creme, Benefit Miss Popularity (Highlighter), Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper (for Eyelashes)
Favorite Workout – Anusara Yoga
Favorite Hair Product – Kerastase’s Green line
Favorite Lips Product – La Mer Lip Balm
Favorite Beauty Products – Cle De Peau La Creme (to keep the skin hydrated), The Multiple by NARS (to give a peachy and dewy look)
Favorite Perfume – Dolce & Gabbana The One
Favorite People – Lauren Hutton (American Model and Actress)
Gisele Bündchen Facts
Gisele Bündchen is the first Brazilian model to find international success.
In 2000, Gisele was dubbed “Boobs from Brazil” to inspire the 36,000 breast enhancement surgeries performed that year in Brazil.
She has 5 sisters – Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Rafaela and Patrícia.
By 2004, Bündchen had become highest paid model in the world, according to a survey by Forbes magazine.
For a minor role in the 2006 film “The Devils wears Prada”, she was given $350,000.
Gisele once said “To be a model is to be half actress. In the reality, I am a normal adolescent.”
Gisele knows and speaks many languages such as Spanish, English, Italian, and Portuguese (native language).
She has also studied German in school.
She loves horses very much.
After the Brazilian clothing C&A hired Bündchen for TV commercials, their sales increased in between 30-40%.
Bündchen’s nude black and white photograph was auctioned for US$1,93,000 on April 11, 2008.
Lady Gaga is known for experimenting with new musical ideas and images, and for her unconventionality and provocative work.
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Lady Gaga, in a crop blazer showcasing major underboob, high-waist leather shorts, fishnet stocking and thigh high vinyl platform boots to the 59th Grammy Awards in February 2017.
Gaga showed off her rear as she posed in a teeny bikini. Mmeanwhile, her hair was styled into a chic up-do, which left all the attention on her body.
Lady Gaga puts FULL peach on display in dental floss-thin thong. The Joanne singer showed off her perky booty in a sizzling new reveal. Lady's Gaga's thong was just about visible as the star posed in her teeny white bikini.
The jaw-dropping photo certainly went down a treat with fans – racking up more than a million likes. Gaga posed in the same minuscule swimwear earlier ion the week, when she gave fans a saucy side-view of her rear. This also gave followers a chance to check out her array of tattoos – including one of the late David Bowie.
Lady Gaga sunbathes in the most revealing outfit
You would expect Lady Gaga to go crazy with some over the top expensive car in a neon color but Gaga chose a sensible yet elegant luxury Audi R8 in silver and been seen driving around L.A. with her friends. It seems that when it comes to her money Gaga makes smart choices and listen to her financial advisor.
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Name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Nick Name GaGa, Mother Monster, Germ, Loopy, Sucra
Occupation: Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Activist, Dancer, Record Producer, Composer
Years active: 2001–present
Age: March 28, 1986, 32 years and 3 months, New York City, New York, United States
Sun Sign: Aries
Hair Color: Lady Gaga has naturally BROWN hair. But, she dyes them blonde. Her hair has started falling due to applying so much dye on the hair.
Eye Color: Hazel
Height: 5 ft 1 in or 155 cm
Measurements: 36-26-37 in or 91.5-66-94 cm
Bra Size: 34B
Genres: Pop, dance, electronic, rock
Instruments: Vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar
Labels Def Jam, Cherrytree, KonLive, Streamline, Interscope Records
Net worth: $275 million – (February 2016 estimate)
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Lady Gaga attended Convent of the Sacred Heart, New York and briefly attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts before withdrawing to focus on her musical career.
Father – Joseph Germanotta (Internet Entrepreneur)
Mother – Cynthia Germanotta (Telecommunication assistant)
Siblings – Natali Germanotta (Younger Sister)
She is signed with these agencies –
William Morris Endeavor
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Richard De La Font
Platinum blonde hair
Her hair bow and futuristic outfits
She carries a glow-in-the-dark disco stick during performances
Rhythmic hooks and choruses
Refers to all her fans as “Monsters”
Often portrays herself as a rebel in her videos
In her videos, she often ends up killing someone – usually her boyfriend
Various colored wigs
Wild, charismatic dancing
Elaborate sunglasses and high heels
Lady Gaga began her musical career performing songs at open mic nights and school plays. She studied at CAP21 through New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to become a professional musician.
After an unsuccessful contract with Def Jam Recordings, Gaga worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, where Akon helped her sign a joint deal with Interscope Records and his own label KonLive Distribution in 2007.
Gaga achieved success the following year with her debut album, a dance-pop and electropop record titled The Fame, and its chart-topping singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. A follow-up EP, The Fame Monster (2009), featuring the singles “Bad Romance”, “Telephone”, and “Alejandro”, also proved successful.
Gaga’s second full-length album Born This Way (2011) explored electronic rock and techno.
The album topped the US charts, where it sold more than one million copies in its first week.
Its title track also became the fastest selling song on iTunes with over a million downloads in less than a week.
Gaga ventured into R&B and disco with her third album Artpop (2013), which topped the US charts and included the single “Applause”.
In 2014, Gaga released a jazz album with Tony Bennett titled Cheek to Cheek, her third consecutive number one album in the US. For her acting work in the television series American Horror Story: Hotel (2015–2016), Gaga won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2016. Her fifth studio album, Joanne (2016), incorporated genres such as country and pop, and she became the first woman to have four US number one albums in the 2010s.
Having sold 27 million albums and 146 million singles as of January 2016, Gaga is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Her achievements include several Guinness World Records, three Brit Awards, six Grammy Awards, and awards from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Gaga has been declared Billboard’s Artist of the Year and included among Forbes’s power and earnings rankings. She was ranked at number four on VH1’s Greatest Women in Music in 2012, finished second on Time’s 2011 readers’ poll of the most influential people of the past ten years, and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2015.
She is known for her philanthropic work and social activism, including LGBT rights, and for her non-profit organization, the Born This Way Foundation, which focuses on promoting youth empowerment and combating bullying.
She has appeared in a TV commercial for Google Chrome in 2011.
Gaga has also appeared in print ads for MAC cosmetics, and Versace purses.
1986–2005: Early life
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born on March 28, 1986, in Manhattan, New York at the Lenox Hill Hospital to a Catholic family with Italian and French Canadian roots.
Her parents are Cynthia Louise (née Bissett) and internet entrepreneur Joseph Germanotta, and she has a younger sister, Natali. Brought up in the affluent Upper West Side of Manhattan, she says that her parents came from lower-class families and worked hard for everything.
From age 11, she attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private, all-girls Roman Catholic school.
Gaga described her academic life in high school as “very dedicated, very studious, very disciplined” but also “a bit insecure”. She considered herself a misfit among her peers and was mocked for “being either too provocative or too eccentric”.
I don’t know exactly where my affinity for music comes from, but it is the thing that comes easiest to me. When I was like three years old, I may have been even younger, my mom always tells this really embarrassing story of me propping myself up and playing the keys like this because I was too young short to get all the way up there. Just go like this on the low end of the piano
I was really, really good at piano, so my first instincts were to work so hard at practicing piano, and I might not have been a natural dancer, but I am a natural musician. That is the thing that I believe I am the greatest at.
Gaga, Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside, May 2011
Gaga began to play the piano at the age of four, wrote her first piano ballad at 13, and began playing at open mic nights a year later.
At her high school, she played the lead roles of Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. She also studied method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute for ten years.
Gaga unsuccessfully auditioned for New York shows, though she did appear in a small role as a mischievous classmate in a 2001 episode of The Sopranos titled “The Telltale Moozadell”.
In 2003, at age 17, Gaga gained early admission to Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21)—a music school at New York University (NYU)’s Tisch School of the Arts—and lived in a NYU dorm. At NYU, she studied music and improved her songwriting skills by writing essays on art, religion, social issues, and politics, including a thesis on pop artists Spencer Tunick and Damien Hirst.
During her second semester of her sophomore year in 2005, she withdrew to focus on her music career.
The same year, she played an unsuspecting diner customer for MTV’s Boiling Points, a prank reality television show.
In 2014, Gaga said she had been raped at the age of 19, for which she underwent mental and physical therapy.
She suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder that she attributes to the incident, though she says that support from doctors, family, and friends have helped her.
2005–2007: Career beginnings
In 2005, Gaga recorded two songs with hip-hop singer Grandmaster Melle Mel for an audio book accompanying Cricket Casey’s children’s novel The Portal in the Park.
She also formed a band called the SGBand with some friends from NYU.
The band played at gigs around New York, becoming a fixture of the downtown Lower East Side club scene.
After the 2006 Songwriters Hall of Fame New Songwriters Showcase at The Cutting Room in June, Gaga was recommended to music producer Rob Fusari by talent scout Wendy Starland.
Fusari collaborated with Gaga, who traveled daily to New Jersey, helping to develop her songs and compose new material.
The producer said they began dating in May 2006, and he claimed to have been the first person to call her “Lady Gaga”, which was derived from Queen’s song “Radio Ga Ga”.
Their relationship lasted until January 2007.
Fusari and Gaga established a company called Team Lovechild, LLC to promote her career.
They recorded and produced electropop tracks, sending them to music industry executives. Joshua Sarubin, the head of Artists and repertoire (A&R) at Def Jam Recordings, responded positively and, after approval from Sarubin’s boss Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Gaga was signed to Def Jam in September 2006.
She was dropped from the label three months later and returned to her family home for Christmas. She began performing at neo-burlesque shows, which according to her represented freedom.
During this time, she met performance artist Lady Starlight, who helped mold her onstage persona.
The pair began performing at downtown club venues like the Mercury Lounge, The Bitter End, and the Rockwood Music Hall. Their live performance art piece, known as “Lady Gaga and the Starlight Revue” and billed as “The Ultimate Pop Burlesque Rockshow”, was a tribute to 1970s variety acts.
Their performance at the 2007 Lollapalooza music festival received critical praise.
Having initially focused on avant-garde electronic dance music, Gaga began to incorporate pop melodies and the glam rock style of David Bowie and Queen into her songs. While Gaga and Starlight were performing, Fusari continued to develop the songs he had created with her, sending them to the producer and record executive Vincent Herbert.
In November 2007, Herbert signed Gaga to his label Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records, established that month.
Gaga later credited Herbert as the man who discovered her.
Having served as an apprentice songwriter during an internship at Famous Music Publishing, Gaga struck a music publishing deal with Sony/ATV. As a result, she was hired to write songs for Britney Spears, New Kids on the Block, Fergie, and The Pussycat Dolls.
At Interscope, musician Akon was impressed with her singing abilities when she sang a reference vocal for one of his tracks in studio.
Akon convinced Jimmy Iovine, chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M, to form a joint deal by having Gaga also sign with his own label KonLive, making her his “franchise player”.
In late 2007, Gaga met with songwriter and producer RedOne.
She collaborated with him in the recording studio for a week on her debut album, signing with Cherrytree Records, an Interscope imprint established by producer and songwriter Martin Kierszenbaum; she also wrote four songs with Kierszenbaum.
Despite securing a record deal, she said that some radio stations found her music too “racy”, “dance-oriented”, and “underground” for the mainstream market. The singer responded to them: “My name is Lady Gaga, I’ve been on the music scene for years, and I’m telling you, this is what’s next.”
2008–2010: Breakthrough with The Fame and The Fame Monster
By 2008, Gaga had relocated to Los Angeles to work extensively with her record label to complete her debut album, The Fame, and to set up her own creative team called the Haus of Gaga, modeled on Andy Warhol’s Factory.
The Fame was released on August 19, 2008, reaching number one in Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, and the UK and appearing in the top five in Australia and the US.
The album has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.
Its first two singles, “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”, became worldwide commercial successes, reaching number one in the Canada, United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
The latter was also the world’s best-selling single of 2009—with 9.8 million copies sold that year—and spent a record 83 weeks on the Digital Songs chart.
Three other singles—”Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)”, “LoveGame”, and “Paparazzi”—were released from the album, with the latter reaching number one in Germany.
Remixed versions of the singles from The Fame except “Eh, Eh” were included in Hitmixes in August 2009.
At the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, The Fame and “Poker Face” won Best Dance/Electronica Album and Best Dance Recording, respectively.
Following her opening act on The Pussycat Dolls’ 2009 Doll Domination Tour in Europe and Oceania, Gaga headlined her worldwide The Fame Ball Tour, which ran from March to September 2009. While traveling the globe, she wrote The Fame Monster, an EP of eight songs, released on November 18, 2009.
Its first single “Bad Romance” was released one month earlier, and went number one in Canada and the UK while reaching number two in the US, Australia, and New Zealand.
“Telephone” with Beyoncé followed as the second single, and became Gaga’s fourth UK number one.
Its third single was “Alejandro”, which reached number one in Finland and attracted controversy when its music video was deemed blasphemous by the Catholic League.
Both tracks also reached the top five in the US. The video for “Bad Romance” became the most watched on YouTube in April 2010, and Gaga became the first person with more than one billion combined views the following October.
At the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, Gaga won 8 awards from 13 nominations, including Video of the Year for “Bad Romance”.
She became the most nominated artist for a single year, and the first female to receive two nominations for Video of the Year at the same ceremony.
The Fame Monster won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, and “Bad Romance” won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Music Video.
In 2009, Gaga spent a record 150 weeks on the UK Singles Chart and became the most downloaded female act in a year in the US with 11.1 million downloads — earning an entry in the Guinness World Records.
The success of The Fame and The Fame Monster allowed Gaga to start her second worldwide concert tour, The Monster Ball Tour and release The Remix—her final record with Cherrytree Records and among the best-selling remix albums of all time.
The former ran from November 2009 to May 2011 and grossed $227.4 million, making it the highest-grossing concert tour for a debut headlining artist.
Concerts performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City were filmed for an HBO television special titled Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden.
Gaga also performed songs from the albums at the 2009 Royal Variety Performance, 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, and the 2010 BRIT Awards.
Before Michael Jackson’s death, Gaga was set to take part in his cancelled This Is It concert series at London’s O2 Arena.
During this era Gaga ventured into business, collaborating with consumer electronics company Monster Cable Products to create in-ear, jewel-encrusted, headphones called Heartbeats by Lady Gaga.
Gaga also partnered with Polaroid in January 2010 as their Creative Director and announced a suite of photo capturing products called Grey Label.
Her collaboration with past producer and ex-boyfriend Rob Fusari led to her production team, Mermaid Music LLC, being sued.
At this time, Gaga was tested borderline positive for lupus, but claimed not to be affected by the symptoms and hoped to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
2011–2014: Born This Way, Artpop, and Cheek to Cheek
In February 2011, Gaga released “Born This Way”, the lead single from her studio album of the same name. The song sold more than one million copies within five days, earning the Guinness World Record for the fastest selling single on iTunes.
It debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the 1,000th number-one single in the history of the charts.
Its second single “Judas” followed two months later, and “The Edge of Glory” served as its third single, with both reaching the top ten in the US and UK.
Her music video for “The Edge of Glory”, unlike her previous work, portrays her dancing on a fire escape and walking on a lonely street, without intricate choreography and back-up dancers.
Born This Way was released on May 23, 2011, and debuted atop the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 1.1 million copies.
The album sold eight million copies worldwide and received three Grammy nominations, including Gaga’s third consecutive nomination for Album of the Year.
Born This Way’s following singles were “You and I” and “Marry the Night”, which reached numbers 6 and 29 in the US, respectively.
While filming the former’s music video, Gaga met and started dating actor Taylor Kinney in July 2011, who played her love interest.
She supported the album with Born This Way Ball, which began in April 2012 and concluded in February 2013. Some of the tour’s shows were cancelled due to a labral tear of her right hip, which required surgery and resulted in refunds of more than $25 million and 200,000 tickets.
The tour earned $186.82 million globally.
Gaga’s other endeavors in 2011 included collaborating with Tony Bennett on a jazz version of “The Lady Is a Tramp”, with Elton John on “Hello Hello” for the animated feature film Gnomeo & Juliet, and The Lonely Island along with Justin Timberlake on “3-Way (The Golden Rule)”.
She also performed a concert at the Sydney Town Hall, Australia that year to promote Born This Way and to celebrate former US President Bill Clinton’s 65th birthday.
In November, she was featured in a Thanksgiving special titled A Very Gaga Thanksgiving, which attracted 5.7 million American viewers and spawned the release of her fourth EP, A Very Gaga Holiday.
Gaga later guest-starred as an animated version of herself in the 2012 “Lisa Goes Gaga” episode of The Simpsons, appeared in the documentary films The Zen of Bennett and Katy Perry: Part of Me (both 2012), and released her first fragrance, Lady Gaga Fame, followed by a second one, Eau de Gaga, in 2014.
Gaga began work on her third studio album, Artpop, in early 2012, during the Born This Way Ball tour; she crafted the album to mirror “a night at the club”.
In August 2013, Gaga released the album’s lead single “Applause”, which reached numbers one and four in Hungary and the US, respectively.
A lyric video for Artpop track “Aura” followed in October to accompany Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, where she plays an assassin named La Chameleon.
The film received generally negative reviews from critics and earned less than half of its $33 million budget.
The second Artpop single, “Do What U Want”, featured singer R. Kelly and was released later that month, topping the charts in Hungary and reaching number 13 in the US.
Artpop was released in November 2013 to mixed reviews.
Helen Brown in The Daily Telegraph criticized Gaga for making another album about her fame and doubted the record’s originality, but found it “great for dancing”.
The album debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, and sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide as of July 2014.
“G.U.Y.” followed as its third release in March 2014.
The track was much less successful than its predecessors in the US, peaking at number 76.
Gaga hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in November 2013, performing “Do What U Want” (with Kelly) and an album cut, “Gypsy”.
After holding her second Thanksgiving Day television special on ABC, Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular, she performed a special rendition of “Do What U Want” with Christina Aguilera on the fifth season of the American reality talent show The Voice.
In March 2014, Gaga had a seven-day concert residency commemorating the last performance at New York’s Roseland Ballroom before its closure.
Two months later, she embarked on the ArtRave: The Artpop Ball tour, building on concepts from her ArtRave promotional event. Earning $83 million, the tour included cities cancelled from the Born This Way Ball tour itinerary.
In the meantime, Gaga split from longtime manager Troy Carter over “creative differences”, and by June 2014, she and new manager Bobby Campbell joined Artist Nation, the artist management division of Live Nation Entertainment.
She briefly appeared in Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and was confirmed as Versace’s spring-summer 2014 face with a campaign called “Lady Gaga For Versace”.
In September 2014, Gaga released a collaborative jazz album with Tony Bennett titled Cheek to Cheek. The inspiration behind the album came from her friendship with Bennett, and fascination with jazz music since her childhood.
Before the album was released, it produced the singles “Anything Goes” and “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love”.
Cheek to Cheek received generally favorable reviews, with The Guardian’s Caroline Sullivan praising Gaga’s vocals and Chicago Tribune critic Howard Reich writing that “Cheek to Cheek serves up the real thing, start to finish”.
The record was Gaga’s third consecutive number-one album on the Billboard 200, and won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
The duo recorded the concert special Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live, and embarked on the Cheek to Cheek Tour from December 2014 to August 2015.
2015–present: American Horror Story, Joanne, and Super Bowl performances
In February 2015, Gaga became engaged to Taylor Kinney.
After Artpop’s lukewarm response, Gaga began to reinvent her image and style. According to Billboard, this shift started with the release of Cheek to Cheek and the attention she received for her performance at the 87th Academy Awards, where she sang a medley of songs from The Sound of Music in a tribute to Julie Andrews.
Considered one of her best performances by Billboard, it triggered more than 214,000 interactions per minute globally on Facebook.
She and Diane Warren co-wrote the song “Til It Happens to You” for the documentary The Hunting Ground, which earned them the Satellite Award for Best Original Song and an Academy Award nomination in the same category.
Gaga won Billboard Woman of the Year and Contemporary Icon Award at the 2015 Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards.
Gaga had spent much of her early life wanting to be an actress, and achieved her goal when she starred in American Horror Story: Hotel.
Running from October 2015 to January 2016, Hotel is the fifth season of the anthology horror series, American Horror Story, in which Gaga played a hotel owner named Elizabeth.
At the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, Gaga received the Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film award for her work on the season.
Gaga’s other endeavors included appearing in Nick Knight’s 2015 fashion film for Tom Ford’s 2016 spring campaign and a guest editor spot for V fashion magazine’s 99th issue in January 2016, which features sixteen different covers.
She received Editor of the Year award at the Fashion Los Angeles Awards.
In 2016, Gaga sang the US national anthem in February at Super Bowl 50, partnered with Intel and Nile Rodgers for a tribute performance to the late David Bowie at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, and sang “Til It Happens to You” at the 88th Academy Awards, where she was introduced by Joe Biden and accompanied on-stage by 50 sexual assault survivors.
The singer was honored that April with the Artist Award at the Jane Ortner Education Awards by The Grammy Museum, which recognizes artists who have demonstrated passion and dedication to education through the arts.
Her engagement to Taylor Kinney ended in the following July, with the singer later noting that her career interfered with their relationship.
Gaga played a witch named Scathach in American Horror Story: Roanoke, the series’ sixth season, which ran from September to November 2016.
Her role in the fifth season of the show ultimately influenced her future music, prompting her to feature “the art of darkness”.
She released her fifth album’s lead single “Perfect Illusion” in September 2016.
The song topped the charts in France and Spain, while peaking at number 15 in the US.
The album, titled Joanne, was named after her deceased aunt who was an inspiration behind the music. It was released on October 21, 2016, and sold 170,000 copies in the US during its first week. Joanne was Gaga’s fourth number one Billboard album, making her the first woman to reach the US summit four times in the 2010s.
Its second single “Million Reasons” followed the next month, and reached number four in the US.
To promote Joanne, Gaga embarked on the three-date Dive Bar Tour.
Gaga performed as the headlining act during the Super Bowl LI halftime show on February 5, 2017. Her performance featured a group of hundreds of lighted drones forming various shapes in the sky above Houston’s NRG Stadium—the first time robotic aircraft appeared in a Super Bowl program.
It attracted 117.5 million viewers in the United States, exceeding the game’s total of 113.3 million viewers.
The performance led to a surge of 410,000 song downloads in the United States for Gaga and earned her an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Special Class Program category.
In April, the singer headlined the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
She also released a standalone-single, “The Cure”, which reached the top 10 in Australia and France.
In August, Gaga began the Joanne World Tour, which she announced after the Super Bowl LI halftime show and is expected to finish in 2018.
Gaga’s creation of Joanne and preparation of her halftime show performance were featured in the documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, which premiered on Netflix in September.
Throughout the film, she was seen suffering from chronic pain, which was later revealed to be the effect of a long-term condition called fibromyalgia.
The singer will star in and create new music for Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born, a remake of the 1937 musical drama film of the same name. It is set to be released in May 2018.
Her character is a woman named Ally whose romance with singer Jackson Maine (played by Cooper) becomes strained after her career begins to overshadow his.
Gaga grew up listening to artists such as the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Mariah Carey, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Blondie, and Garbage, who have all influenced her music.
Gaga’s musical inspiration varies from dance-pop singers like Madonna and Michael Jackson to glam rock artists like David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, as well as the theatrics of the pop artist Andy Warhol and her own performance roots in musical theater.
The singer has been compared to Madonna, who has said that she sees herself reflected in Gaga.
Gaga says that she wants to revolutionize pop music like Madonna.
Gaga has also cited heavy metal bands as an influence, including Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath.
She credits Beyoncé as a key inspiration to pursue a musical career.
Gaga was inspired by her mother to be interested in fashion, which she now says is a major influence and integrated with her music.
Stylistically, Gaga has been compared to Leigh Bowery, Isabella Blow, and Cher, she once commented that as a child, she absorbed Cher’s fashion sense and made it her own.
She considers Donatella Versace her muse and the English fashion designer Alexander McQueen as an inspiration.
In turn, Versace calls Lady Gaga “the fresh Donatella”.
Gaga has also been influenced by Princess Diana, whom she has admired since her childhood.
Gaga has called the Indian physician, public speaker, and writer Deepak Chopra a “true inspiration”, and she has also quoted Indian leader Osho’s book Creativity on Twitter. Gaga says she was influenced by Osho’s work in valuing rebellion through creativity and equality.
Musical style and themes
Critics have analysed and scrutinised Gaga’s musical and performance style, as she has experimented with new ideas and images throughout her career. She says the continual reinvention is “liberating” herself, which she has been drawn to since childhood.
Gaga has a coloratura contralto vocal range and strongly disapproves of lip syncing.
She has changed her vocal style regularly, and considers Born This Way “much more vocally up to par with what I’ve always been capable of.”
In summing up her voice, Entertainment Weekly wrote: “There’s an immense emotional intelligence behind the way she uses her voice. Almost never does she overwhelm a song with her vocal ability, recognizing instead that artistry is to be found in nuance rather than lung power.”
Gaga’s early songs have been called “depthless,” but according to Evan Sawdey of PopMatters, she “does manage to get you moving and grooving at an almost effortless pace.”
Gaga believes that “all good music can be played on a piano and still sound like a hit”.
Music critic Simon Reynolds wrote in 2010, “Everything about Gaga came from electroclash, except the music, which wasn’t particularly 1980s, just ruthlessly catchy naughties pop glazed with Auto-Tune and undergirded with R&B-ish beats.”
Gaga’s songs have covered a wide variety of concepts; The Fame discusses the lust for stardom, while the follow-up The Fame Monster expresses fame’s dark side through monster metaphors. The Fame is an electropop and dance-pop album that has influences of 1980s pop and 1990s Europop, whereas The Fame Monster displays Gaga’s taste for pastiche, drawing on “Seventies arena glam, perky ABBA disco, and sugary throwbacks like Stacey Q”.
Born This Way has lyrics in English, French, German, and Spanish and features themes common to Gaga’s controversial songwriting such as sex, love, religion, money, drugs, identity, liberation, sexuality, freedom, and individualism.
The album explores new genres, such as electronic rock and techno.
The themes in Artpop revolve around Gaga’s personal views of fame, love, sex, feminism, self-empowerment, overcoming addiction, and reactions to media scrutiny.
Billboard describes Artpop as “coherently channeling R&B, techno, disco and rock music”.
With Cheek to Cheek, Gaga dabbled in the jazz genre.
Joanne, exploring the genres of country, funk, pop, dance, rock, electronic music and folk, was influenced by her personal life.
Videos and stage
Featuring constant costume changes and provocative visuals, Gaga’s music videos are often described as short films.
The video for “Telephone” earned Gaga the Guinness World Record for Most Product Placement in a Video.
According to author Curtis Fogel, she explores bondage and sadomasochism and highlights prevalent feminist themes. The main themes of her music videos are sex, violence, and power.
She calls herself “a little bit of a feminist” and asserts that she is “sexually empowering women”.
Gaga has called herself a perfectionist when it comes to her elaborate shows.
Her performances have been described as “highly entertaining and innovative”, the blood-spurting performance of “Paparazzi” at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards was described as “eye-popping” by MTV News.
She continued the blood-soaked theme during The Monster Ball Tour, causing protests in England from family groups and fans in the aftermath of the Cumbria shootings, in which a taxi driver had killed 12 people, then himself.
At the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, Gaga appeared in drag as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone, and delivered a lovesick monologue before a performance of her song “You and I”.
As Gaga’s choreographer and creative director, Laurieann Gibson provided material for her shows and videos for four years before she was replaced by her assistant Richard Jackson in 2014.
Public reception of Gaga’s music, fashion sense, and persona is polarized. Because of her influence on modern culture, and her rise to global fame, sociologist Mathieu Deflem of the University of South Carolina has offered a course titled “Lady Gaga and the Sociology of the Fame” since early 2011 with the objective of unraveling “some of the sociologically relevant dimensions of the fame of Lady Gaga”.
When Gaga met briefly with then-president Barack Obama at a Human Rights Campaign fundraiser, he found the interaction “intimidating” as she was dressed in 16-inch heels, making her the tallest woman in the room.
When interviewed by Barbara Walters for her annual ABC News special 10 Most Fascinating People in 2009, Gaga dismissed the claim that she is intersex as an urban legend. Responding to a question on this issue, she expressed her fondness for androgyny.
In a 2010 Sunday Times article, Camille Paglia criticized Gaga as “more an identity thief than an erotic taboo breaker, a mainstream manufactured product who claims to be singing for the freaks, the rebellious and the dispossessed when she is none of those”.
Gaga’s outlandish fashion sense has also served as an important aspect of her character.
During her early career, members of the media compared her fashion choices to those of Christina Aguilera.
In 2011, 121 women gathered at the Grammy Awards dressed in costumes similar to those worn by Gaga, earning the 2011 Guinness World Record for Largest Gathering of Lady Gaga Impersonators.
The Global Language Monitor named “Lady Gaga” as the Top Fashion Buzzword with her trademark “no pants” a close third.
Entertainment Weekly put her outfits on its end of the decade “best-of” list, saying that she “brought performance art into the mainstream.”
Time placed Gaga on their All-Time 100 Fashion Icons List, stating: “Lady Gaga is just as notorious for her outrageous style as she is for her pop hits, Gaga has sported outfits made from plastic bubbles, Kermit the Frog dolls, and raw meat.”
Gaga wore a dress made of raw beef to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, which was supplemented by boots, a purse, and a hat also made out of raw beef.
Partly awarded in recognition of the dress, Vogue named her one of the Best Dressed people of 2010 and Time named the dress the Fashion Statement of the year.
Attracting the attention of worldwide media, it was also criticized by the animal rights organization PETA, which found it offensive.
The meat dress was displayed at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in 2012, and entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in September 2015.
Gaga’s fans call her “Mother Monster”, and she often refers to them as “Little Monsters,” a phrase which she had tattooed on herself in dedication.
In July 2012, Gaga also co-founded the social networking service LittleMonsters.com, devoted to her fans.
According to Guinness World Records, Gaga was the most followed person on Twitter in 2011 and the most followed female pop singer in 2014; the book also named her the most powerful popstar that year.
Forbes included Gaga on its Celebrity 100 from 2010 to 2015 and its list of the World’s Most Powerful Women from 2010 to 2014.
She earned $62 million, $90 million, $52 million, $80 million, $33 million, and $59 million from 2010 through 2015.
She was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2010 and ranked second in most influential people of the past ten years in a Time magazine readers’ poll in 2013.
In March 2012, Gaga was ranked fourth on Billboard’s list of top moneymakers of 2011 with earnings of $25 million, which included sales from Born This Way and her Monster Ball Tour.
The following year, she topped Forbes’ List of Top-Earning Celebs Under 30, and in February 2016, the magazine estimated Gaga’s net worth to be $275 million.
After declining an invitation to appear on the single “We Are the World 25” (because of rehearsal for her tour) to benefit victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Gaga donated the proceeds of her January 2010 Radio City Music Hall concert to the country’s reconstruction relief fund.
All profits from her online store that day were also donated, and Gaga announced that $500,000 was collected for the fund.
Hours after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, Gaga tweeted a link to Japan Prayer Bracelets. All revenue from a bracelet she designed in conjunction with the company was donated to relief efforts; these raised $1.5 million.
In June 2011, Gaga performed at MTV Japan’s charity show in Makuhari Messe, which benefited the Japanese Red Cross.
In 2012, Gaga joined the campaign group Artists Against Fracking.
That October, Yoko Ono gave Gaga and four other activists the LennonOno Grant for Peace in Reykjavík, Iceland.
The following month, Gaga pledged to donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Gaga also contributes in the fight against HIV and AIDS, focusing on educating young women about the risks of the disease. In collaboration with Cyndi Lauper, Gaga joined forces with MAC Cosmetics to launch a line of lipstick under their supplementary cosmetic line, Viva Glam.
Sales have raised more than $202 million to fight HIV and AIDS.
In April 2016, Gaga joined Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to support Biden’s It’s On Us campaign as he traveled to colleges on behalf of the organization, which has seen 250,000 students from more than 530 colleges sign a pledge of solidarity and activism.
Two months later, Gaga attended the 84th Annual US Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis where she joined with the Dalai Lama to talk about the power of kindness and how to make the world a more compassionate place.
The Chinese government added Gaga to a list of hostile foreign forces, and Chinese websites and media organizations were ordered to stop uploading or distributing her songs. The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CCPPD) also issued an order for state-controlled media to condemn this meeting.
Born This Way Foundation
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In 2012, Gaga launched the Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), a non-profit organization that focuses on youth empowerment. It takes its name from her 2011 single and album. Media proprietor Oprah Winfrey, writer Deepak Chopra, and US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius spoke at the foundation’s inauguration at Harvard University.
The foundation’s original funding included $1.2 million from Gaga, $500,000 from the MacArthur Foundation, and $850,000 from Barneys New York.
In July 2012, the BTWF partnered with Office Depot, which donated 25% of the sales, a minimum of $1 million of a series of limited edition back-to-school products.
The foundation’s initiatives have included the “Born Brave Bus” that followed her on tour as a youth drop-in center as an initiative against bullying.
In October 2015, at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Gaga joined 200 high school students, policy makers, and academic officials, including Peter Salovey, to discuss ways to recognize and channel emotions for positive outcomes.
In 2016, the foundation partnered with Intel, Vox Media, and Re/code to fight online harassment.
The sales revenue of the 99th issue of the V magazine, which featured Gaga and Kinney, was donated to the foundation.
Gaga and Elton John released the clothing and accessories line Love Bravery at Macy’s in May. 25% of each purchase support Gaga’s foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Gaga partnered with Starbucks for a week in June 2017 with the “Cups of Kindness” campaign, where the company donated 25 cents from some of the beverages sold to the foundation.
The singer also appeared in a video by Staples Inc. to raise funds for the foundation and DonorsChoose.org.
As a bisexual woman, Gaga actively supports LGBT rights worldwide.
She attributes much of her early success as a mainstream artist to her gay fans and is considered a gay icon.
Early in her career she had difficulty getting radio airplay, and stated, “The turning point for me was the gay community.”
She thanked FlyLife, a Manhattan-based LGBT marketing company with whom her label Interscope works, in the liner notes of The Fame.
One of her first televised performances was in May 2008 at the NewNowNext Awards, an awards show aired by the LGBT television network Logo.
Gaga spoke at the 2009 National Equality March in Washington in support of the LGBT movement.
She attended the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards accompanied by four gay and lesbian former members of the United States Armed Forces who had been unable to serve openly under the US military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which banned open homosexuality in the military.
Gaga urged her fans via YouTube to contact their senators in an effort to overturn the policy.
In September 2010, she spoke at a Servicemembers Legal Defense Network’s rally in Portland, Maine. Following this event, The Advocate named her a “fierce advocate” for gays and lesbians.
Gaga appeared at Europride, an international event dedicated to LGBT pride, in Rome in June 2011. She criticized the poor state of gay rights in many European countries and described gay people as “revolutionaries of love”.
Gaga was ordained as a minister by the Universal Life Church Monastery so that she could officiate the wedding of two female friends.
In June 2016, during a vigil held in Los Angeles for victims of the attack at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Gaga read aloud the names of the 49 people killed in the attack, and gave a speech.
Later that month, Gaga appeared in Human Rights Campaign’s tribute video to the victims of the attack.
She has opposed the presidency of Donald Trump and criticized him for his military transgender ban.
She publicly supported former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.
Gaga is one of the best-selling music artists with estimated sales of 27 million albums and 146 million singles as of January 2016. Some of her singles are also among the best-selling worldwide.
She has grossed more than $300 million in revenue from 3.2 million tickets for her first three worldwide concert tours.
Gaga was named the “Queen of Pop” in a 2011 ranking by Rolling Stone (based on record sales and social media metrics), and she ranked fourth in VH1’s Greatest Women in Music in 2012.
She has been often regarded as a trailblazer for sometimes utilizing controversy to bring attention to various issues.
Because of The Fame’s success—it was listed as one of the 100 Greatest Debut Albums of All-Time by Rolling Stone in 2013, Gaga is acknowledged as one of the few artists who propelled the rise in the popularity of synthpop in the late 2000s and early 2010s.
Scott Hardy, Polaroid’s CEO, has praised Gaga for inspiring her fans and for her close interactions with them on social media.
According to Kelefa Sanneh of The New Yorker, “Lady Gaga blazed a trail for truculent pop stars by treating her own celebrity as an evolving art project.”
Including Born This Way as one of the 50 best female albums of all time, Rolling Stone considers it “hard to remember a world where we didn’t have Gaga, although we’re pretty sure it was a lot more boring.”
In 2015, Time also noted that Gaga had “practically invented the current era of pop music as spectacle.”
Her work has influenced artists including Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Ellie Goulding, Halsey, Nick Jonas, Sam Smith, Noah Cyrus, Katherine Langford, and MGMT.
A new genus of ferns, Gaga, and two species, G. germanotta and G. monstraparva have been named in her honor.
The name monstraparva alluded to Gaga’s fans known as “little monsters” since their symbol is the outstretched “monster claw” hand, which resembles a tightly rolled young fern leaf prior to unfurling.
Gaga also has an extinct mammal, Gagadon minimonstrum, and a parasitic wasp, Aleiodes gaga, named for her.
Awards and recognition
Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has won six Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, a Golden Globe Award, thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, several Guinness World Records, and the inaugural Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Contemporary Icon Award.
She received a National Arts Awards’ Young Artist Award, which honors individuals who have shown accomplishments and leadership early in their career, and she won the Jane Ortner Artist Award from the Grammy Museum in 2016.
Gaga has also been recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) with the Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award and was a finalist for The Advocate’s Person of the Year in 2016.
Gaga has consecutively appeared on Billboard magazine’s Artists of the Year (scoring the definitive title in 2010).
Named Woman of the Year in 2015, she is the fifth best selling digital singles artist in the US with a total of 60 million certified according to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
She became the first woman to receive the Digital Diamond Award certification from RIAA, is one of two artists with two Diamond certified songs (“Bad Romance” and “Poker Face”), and is the first and only artist to have two songs pass 7 million downloads (“Poker Face” and “Just Dance”).
Lady Gaga won the favorite female artist pop rock awards at the 49th American Music Awards on november 19, 2017.
Best Known For
Her studio albums and her distinctive features listed above. She was claimed to fame after her hit singles in 2008 titled “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”.
Her debut album is The Fame released on August 19, 2008 through Interscope Records. It consists of 14 tracks with a total length of 54:19 minutes. It sold 15,000,000 copies in the world and was certified as 3x Platinum in USA.
Gaga did her first film in 2011 titled Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden. This film was a documentation of her concert of February 21 and 22, 2011.
First TV Show
In 2001, Gaga appeared in American television drama show The Sopranos as a classmate. At that time, she was not famous and appeared in just single episode number 9 in season 3.
Her other TV show appearances include Boiling Points in 2005, Gossip Girl in 2009, Saturday Night Live from 2009-2011, etc.
Harley Pasternak is the personal trainer of Lady Gaga who has made a 5 Factor Programme for workout and diet of his clients. Gaga also uses Harley bar made by Pasternak himself. She does lunges, skater twists, and yoga. Saturday and Sunday are specially dedicated to burning fat. Generally, she does the workout for 30 minutes. See her complete workout routine for abs and full body here.
Regarding diet plan, Gaga eats 5 times a day, according to 5 Factor Program and she is supposed to eat 2 times meals and 3 times snacks.
Lady Gaga Favorite Things
Favorite Food – Cheeseburger
Favorite Book – Romeo and Juliet (By William Shakespeare)
Favorite Colors – Purple, Black, White
Favorite Accessories – Heels, Heavy makeup, Colorful wigs, Heartbeats, Lingerie, Sunglasses
Lady Gaga Facts
Lady Gaga says that her parents came from lower class families so her family has worked hard.
Her younger sister is a fashion student.
She is a big fan of Britney Spears.
In 2012, Gaga was ranked at number 4 on Billboard’s list of top moneymakers of 2011, grossing more than $25 million.
She knew how to play piano by the age of 4.
Paris Hilton and her sister Nicky Hilton were Gaga’s classmates when they studied together in the school – Convent of the Sacred Heart. Hilton sisters briefly attended this school.
Her stage name, Lady Gaga is a reference to the song Radio Ga-Ga by Queen.
She has many tattoos. There are 9 tattoos her left side of the body because her father has banned any etchings on the right side.
She supports the gay community.
Her role model is Madonna.
Paris Hilton is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. Born in New York City and raised there and in Beverly Hills, California, Hilton began her modeling career as a teenager when she signed with New York-based modelling development agency Trump Model Management. Her lifestyle and rumored short-lived relationships made her a feature of entertainment news and tabloid magazines, and Hilton was proclaimed “New York’s leading It girl” in 2001.