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
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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
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Jorgie Porter for her new 2018 Calendar
Jorgie Porter for her new 2018 Calendar
Jorgie Porter for her new 2018 Calendar
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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.
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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 3 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.
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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: 30 years and 10 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 isn’t one to spend her fortune on cars, unlike many other pop stars, she isn’t into big spending and her most expensive car is the $60,000 black Audi A5. Not that this car is not luxurious enough but compared to other cars on our list, this seems like a modest purchase.
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Katy Perry in Esquire magazine
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Katy Perry in Esquire magazine
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After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. 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.
Nick Name Katy Hudson, Katy Brand, Katheryn Elizabeth Brand, Pickle, KP, Katy Bird, The Queen of Cool, KatyCat, K-Pez, Chuckie, Pussycat
Net worth: $125 million (2016 estimate)
Musical career genres: Pop rock
Instruments: Vocals, piano, guitar
Years active: 2001–present
Labels: Red Hill, Java, Columbia, Capitol Records
Manager Direct Management Group, Inc.
Associated acts: The Matrix
Age: 33 years and 5 months
Sun Sign Scorpio
Hair Color Her natural hair color is blonde, but she dyes her hair black. She also wears wigs of different colors. Katy Perry wears wigs to avoid paparazzi.
Eye Color Blue
Height: 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
Measurements 36-25-35 in or 91.5-63.5-89 cm
Bra Size 32DD
Katy Perry went to Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta, California, for 1 year. After, passing 1st year, she took her GED and left her education to pursue her career in music.
Father – Maurice Keith Hudson (Pentecostal pastor)
Mother – Mary Christine Perry (Pentecostal pastor)
Siblings – Angela Hudson (Sister), David Hudson (Brother)
Katy has English, German, Irish, and Portuguese ancestry.
Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys, and its singles “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold”. The former track also sparked controversy for its sapphic themes. Her third album, Teenage Dream (2010), ventured into disco, and contained the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles “California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T.”, and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” as well as the number-three single “The One That Got Away”. The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number-one songs in the U.S., and the second overall after Michael Jackson’s album Bad. In March 2012, she re-issued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the songs “Part of Me” and “Wide Awake”. Her fourth album, Prism, was released in 2013, and is influenced by pop and dance. She became the first artist with multiple videos to reach one billion views on Vevo with the videos for its songs “Roar” and “Dark Horse”. Her fifth album, Witness, followed in 2017 and delved into electropop. Its most successful single was “Chained to the Rhythm”, which reached number one in Hungary.
Perry has received many awards, including four Guinness World Records, five American Music Awards, a Brit Award, and a Juno Award, and has been included in the Forbes list of “Top-Earning Women In Music” (2011–2017). Her estimated net worth as of 2016 is $125 million. She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold 100 million records globally throughout her career. In film, she released an autobiographical documentary titled Katy Perry: Part of Me in 2012, and voiced Smurfette in the 2011 film The Smurfs and its sequel in 2013.
Life and career
1984–1998: Early life
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was born in Santa Barbara, California, to Pentecostal pastors Mary Christine (née Perry) and Maurice Keith Hudson. Her parents are born again Christians, each having turned to religion after a “wild youth”. Perry has English, German, Irish, and Portuguese ancestry. Through her mother, she is a niece of film director Frank Perry. She has a younger brother named David, who is a singer, and an older sister, Angela. From ages 3 to 11, Perry often moved across the country as her parents set up churches before settling again in Santa Barbara. Growing up, she attended religious schools and camps, including Paradise Valley Christian School in Arizona and Santa Barbara Christian School in California during her elementary years. Her family struggled financially, sometimes using food stamps and eating from the food bank intended to feed the congregation at her parents’ church.
Growing up, Perry and her siblings were not allowed to eat the cereal Lucky Charms as the term “luck” reminded their mother of Lucifer, and had to call deviled eggs “angeled eggs”. Perry primarily listened to gospel music, as secular music was generally discouraged in the family’s home. She discovered popular music through CDs she sneaked from her friends. While not strictly identifying as religious, Perry has stated, “I pray all the time – for self-control, for humility.” Following her sister Angela, Perry began singing by practicing with her sister’s cassette tapes. She performed the tracks in front of their parents, who suggested she take vocal lessons. She began training at age 9, and was incorporated into her parents’ ministry,singing in church from ages 9 to 17. At 13, Perry was given her first guitar for her birthday, and publicly performed songs she wrote. She tried to “be a bit like the typical Californian girl” while growing up, and started rollerskating, skateboarding, and surfing as a teenager. Perry’s brother David described her as a tomboy during her adolescence. She took dancing lessons and learned how to swing, Lindy Hop, and jitterbug.
1999–2006: Career beginnings
Perry completed her General Educational Development (GED) requirements at age 15, during her freshman year of high school, and left Dos Pueblos High School to pursue a musical career. She briefly studied Italian opera at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. Her singing caught the attention of rock artists Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp from Nashville, Tennessee, who brought her there to improve her writing skills. In Nashville, she started recording demos and learned how to write songs and play guitar. After signing with Red Hill Records, Perry recorded her debut album, a gospel record titled Katy Hudson. She released the album on March 6, 2001, and went on tour that year as part of Phil Joel’s Strangely Normal Tour while also embarking on other performances of her own in the United States. Katy Hudson received positive reviews from critics, though was commercially unsuccessful and sold an estimated 200 copies before the label ceased operations in December. Transitioning from gospel music to secular music, Perry started writing songs with producer Glen Ballard,] and moved to Los Angeles at age 17. In 2003, she briefly performed as Katheryn Perry to avoid confusion with actress Kate Hudson. She later adopted the stage name Katy Perry, using her mother’s maiden name.
In 2004, Perry signed to Ballard’s label, Java, which was then affiliated with The Island Def Jam Music Group. She began work on a solo record, but the record was shelved after Java was dropped. Ballard then introduced Perry to Tim Devine, an A&R executive at Columbia Records, and she was signed as a solo artist. Over the course of the next two years, Perry wrote and recorded material for her Columbia debut, and worked with songwriters including Desmond Child, Greg Wells, Butch Walker, Scott Cutler, Anne Preven, The Matrix, Kara DioGuardi, Max Martin and Dr. Luke. In addition, after Devine suggested that songwriting team The Matrix become a “real group”, Perry recorded with them. Perry was dropped from Columbia in 2006 as her record neared completion. After the label dropped her, she worked at an independent A&R company called Taxi Music.
Perry had minor success prior to her breakthrough. One of the songs she had recorded for her album with Ballard, “Simple”, was featured on the soundtrack to the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. She provided backing vocals on Mick Jagger’s song “Old Habits Die Hard”, which was included on the soundtrack to the 2004 film Alfie. In September 2004, Blender named Perry “The Next Big Thing”. She recorded background vocals on P.O.D.’s single “Goodbye for Now” and was featured at the end of its music video in 2006. That year, Perry also appeared in the music video for “Learn to Fly” by Carbon Leaf, and played the love interest of her then-boyfriend, Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travie McCoy, in the band’s music video for “Cupid’s Chokehold”.
2007–2009: Breakthrough with One of the Boys
After Columbia dropped Perry, Angelica Cob-Baehler, then a publicity executive at the label, brought Perry’s demos to Virgin Records chairman Jason Flom. Flom was convinced that she could be a breakthrough star and she was signed to Capitol Records in April 2007. The label arranged for her to work with Dr. Luke in order to add an “undeniable smash” to her existing material. Perry and Dr. Luke co-wrote the songs “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold” for her second album One of the Boys. A campaign was started with the November 2007 release of the video to “Ur So Gay”, aimed at introducing her to the music market. A digital EP led by “Ur So Gay” was later released to create interest. Madonna helped publicize the song by praising the track on the JohnJay & Rich radio show in April 2008, stating it was her “favorite song”. In March 2008, Perry made a cameo appearance as a club singer in the Wildfire episode “Life’s Too Short” and appeared as herself during a photo shoot that June on The Young and the Restless for the show’s magazine Restless Style.
Perry released her first single with Capitol, “I Kissed a Girl”, on April 28, 2008, as the lead single from One of the Boys. The first station to pick up the song was WRVW in Nashville, who were inundated with enthusiastic calls the first three days they played it. The track reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. One of the Boys, released on June 17, 2008, garnered mixed critical reviews and reached number nine on the U.S. Billboard 200. The album went on to sell 7 million copies worldwide. “Hot n Cold” was released the following September and became the album’s second successful single, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 while topping charts in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and Austria. Later singles “Thinking of You” and “Waking Up in Vegas” were released in 2009 and reached the top 30 of the Hot 100. The Matrix’s self-titled debut album, which Perry had recorded with the band in 2004, was released onto iTunes on January 27, 2009, as a result of her solo success.
After finishing the Warped Tour 2008, Perry hosted the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards in November 2008, where she won the award for Best New Act. At the 2009 Brit Awards, she also won the award for International Female Solo Artist. Perry embarked on her first headlining world tour, the Hello Katy Tour, from January to November 2009 to support One of the Boys. On August 4, 2009, she performed as opening act for one date of the band No Doubt’s Summer Tour 2009. Perry also hosted the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards in November 2009, becoming the first person to host two consecutive ceremonies. On July 22, 2009, Perry recorded a live album titled MTV Unplugged, which featured acoustic performances of five tracks from One of the Boys, as well as two new songs, “Brick by Brick” and “Hackensack”. It was released on November 17, 2009. Perry also appeared on two singles with other artists; she was featured on a remix of Colorado-based band 3OH!3’s song “Starstrukk” in September 2009, and on a duet with Timbaland entitled “If We Ever Meet Again”, from his album Shock Value II, in January 2010. The Guinness World Records recognized her in its 2010 edition as the “Best Start on the U.S. Digital Chart by a Female Artist”, for digital single sales of over two million copies.
“I Kissed a Girl” created controversy among both religious groups and LGBT groups. The former criticized its homosexual themes while the latter accused her of using bi-curiosity to sell records. In response to speculation that her parents opposed her music and career, Perry told MTV that they had no problems with her success. After her relationship with McCoy ended in December 2008, Perry met her future husband Russell Brand in the summer of 2009 while filming a cameo appearance for his film Get Him to the Greek. Her scene, in which the two kiss, does not appear in the film. She began dating Brand after meeting him again that September at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. The couple became engaged on December 31, 2009, while vacationing in Rajasthan, India.
2010–2012: Teenage Dream and marriage
After serving as a guest judge on American Idol, Perry released “California Gurls” featuring Snoop Dogg on May 7, 2010. The song was the lead single from her third studio album, Teenage Dream, and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in June. She also served as a guest judge on The X Factor UK later that month before releasing the album’s second single, “Teenage Dream”, in July. “Teenage Dream” reached number one on Billboard in September. Released on August 24, 2010, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. It received mixed reviews from music critics, and has since sold 6 million copies globally. Teenage Dream would go on to win the 2011 Juno Award for International Album of the Year. In October, “Firework” was released as the album’s third single. It became the album’s third consecutive number one on the Hot 100 on December 8, 2010.
“E.T.” featuring Kanye West was released as the fourth single from Teenage Dream on February 16, 2011. It topped the Hot 100 chart for five non-consecutive weeks, making Teenage Dream the ninth album in history to produce four number one singles on the Hot 100. “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” followed as the fifth single in June, and Perry became the first female artist to achieve five number-one Hot 100 songs from one album when the single topped that chart on August 17, and the second artist after Michael Jackson with his album Bad. For this record, she received an honorary American Music Award in November 2011 and a 2013 Guinness World Record. On September 7, she set a new record by becoming the first artist to spend 69 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Hot 100. In October, “The One That Got Away” was released as the album’s sixth single. The song peaked at number three on the Hot 100 and number two in Canada. On February 13, 2012, Capitol released the lead single from Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, “Part of Me”, which debuted at number one on the Hot 100 and became Perry’s seventh single overall to top the chart. Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection was released on March 23. “Wide Awake” was released on May 22 as the re-release’s second single, peaking at number two on the Hot 100 and number one in Canada and New Zealand. On January 5, she was named the sixth best-selling digital artist in the United States, with sales of 37.6 million units according to Nielsen SoundScan. That month, she became the first artist to have four songs sell over 5 million digital units.
Perry embarked on her second tour, the California Dreams Tour, in support of Teenage Dream from February 2011 to January 2012. The tour grossed $59.5 million globally and won her the award for Best Live Act at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards. On September 23, 2011, she performed on the opening day of the 2011 Rock in Rio festival along with Elton John and Rihanna. In September 2010, Perry was scheduled to appear on the 41st-season premiere of Sesame Street. After her scene was uploaded to YouTube, viewers criticized Perry’s exposed cleavage. Four days before the scheduled airing, Sesame Workshop announced that the segment would not air on television, but would still be available to watch online. Perry subsequently mocked the controversy on Saturday Night Live, where she was a musical guest and wore an Elmo-themed shirt showing large amounts of cleavage during one skit.
In December 2010, Perry played Moe Szyslak’s girlfriend in the live-action segment from a Christmas episode of The Simpsons titled “The Fight Before Christmas”. In February 2011, she made a guest appearance on the How I Met Your Mother episode “Oh Honey”, playing a woman known as Honey. The role won her the People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Guest Star in January 2012. She made her film debut in the 3D family motion picture The Smurfs as Smurfette on July 29, 2011. The film was a financial success worldwide, while critics gave mostly negative reviews. She hosted Saturday Night Live on December 10, 2011, with Robyn as the episode’s musical guest. Perry’s work on the episode received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised her performance in the episode’s digital short featuring her and Andy Samberg. In March 2012, she guest starred as a prison security guard named Rikki on the Raising Hope episode “Single White Female Role Model”. On July 5, 2012, Perry’s autobiographical documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me was released to theaters through Paramount Pictures. The film received positive reviews and grossed $32.7 million worldwide at the box office.
Perry began to venture into business when she endorsed her first fragrance, Purr, in November 2010. Her second fragrance, Meow!, was released in December 2011. Both perfumes were released through Nordstrom department stores. Electronic Arts recruited her to promote their new expansion pack for The Sims 3: Showtime, before releasing a separate stuff pack featuring Perry-inspired furniture, outfits, and hairstyles, titled The Sims 3: Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats, in June 2012. The following month, she became the spokesperson and ambassador for Popchips and made an investment in the company. Billboard dubbed her as their “Woman of the Year” for 2012.
She married Russell Brand on October 23, 2010, in a traditional Hindu ceremony near the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan. Brand announced on December 30, 2011, that they were divorcing after 14 months of marriage. Perry later stated that conflicting career schedules and his desire to have children before she was ready led to the end of their marriage, and that he never spoke to her again after sending a text message that he was divorcing her while Brand asserted that he divorced her due to her commercial success and reluctance to engage in activism. She was initially distraught over their divorce, and said that she contemplated suicide. After the marriage ended in 2012, Perry began a relationship with singer John Mayer that August.
2013–2015: Prism and Super Bowl XLIX halftime show
In November 2012, Perry began work on her fourth album, Prism. She told Billboard, “I know exactly the record I want to make next. I know the artwork, the coloring and the tone” and “I even know what type of tour I’m doing next. I’ll be very pleased if the vision I have in my head becomes a reality.” Although she told L’Uomo Vogue in June 2012 that she planned to have “darker elements” in Prism following the end of her marriage, Perry revealed to MTV during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards that she changed the album’s direction after periods of self-reflection. She commented “I felt very prismatic”, which inspired the album’s name. “Roar” was released as the lead single from Prism on August 10, 2013. It was promoted at the MTV Video Music Awards and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. “Unconditionally” was released as the second single from Prism on October 16, 2013, and peaked at number 14 in the United States.
Prism was released on October 18, 2013, and has sold 4 million copies as of August 2015. It received favorable reviews from critics and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Four days later, Perry performed the songs from the album at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles. “Dark Horse” with Juicy J was released as the album’s third single in December, and became her ninth U.S. number-one single the following month. In 2014, “Birthday” and “This Is How We Do” respectively followed as the album’s fourth and fifth singles, and reached the top 25 on the Hot 100. Prior to ending her relationship with Mayer in February 2014, she recorded and co-wrote a duet with him titled “Who You Love” for his album Paradise Valley. The song was released on August 12, 2013. Perry’s third headlining tour, the Prismatic World Tour, began in May 2014 and concluded in October 2015. It grossed $204.3 million worldwide and won Perry the award for “Top Package” at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards. She also performed at the 2015 Rock in Rio festival on September 27, 2015.
On November 23, 2014, the NFL announced that Perry would perform at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show on February 1, 2015. Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott served as special guests for the show. Two days after the halftime show, the Guinness World Records announced that Perry’s performance garnered 118.5 million viewers in the United States, and became the most watched and highest rated show in Super Bowl history. The viewership was higher than the game itself, which was viewed by an audience of 114.4 million.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) ranked her fifth on the list of Top Global Recording Artists of 2013. On June 26, 2014, she was declared the Top Certified Digital Artist Ever by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for certified sales of 72 million digital singles in the United States. In May 2014, a portrait of Perry by painter Mark Ryden was featured in his exhibition “The Gay 90s”, and shown at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. Along with several other artists, she also recorded a cover version of the song “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)” on a limited-edition concept album titled The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell to accompany the exhibition. That month, a portrait of Perry by artist Will Cotton was included in the United States National Portrait Gallery. On November 23, 2015, Perry starred in H&M’s holiday advertising campaign, for which she wrote and recorded a song titled “Every Day Is a Holiday”.
On June 17, 2014, Perry announced that she had founded her own record label under Capitol Records, titled Metamorphosis Music. Ferras was the first artist to get signed to her label, and Perry served as an executive producer on his self-titled EP. She also recorded a duet with him on the EP, titled “Legends Never Die”. The label was later renamed Unsub Records.
Outside of her music career, Perry reprised her role as Smurfette in The Smurfs 2, which was released in theaters on July 31, 2013. Like its predecessor, The Smurfs 2 was a financial success but was panned by critics. In March 2014, she made a guest appearance playing herself in the episode “Blisteritos Presents Dad Academy Graduation Congraduritos Red Carpet Viewing Party” of the Kroll Show. Killer Queen was released as her third fragrance in August 2013 through Coty, Inc. In January 2014, she became a guest curator of Madonna’s Art for Freedom initiative. In March 2015, she appeared in Brand: A Second Coming, a documentary following her ex-husband Russell Brand’s transition from comedy work to activism, and released a concert film titled Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour through Epix, which took place during her tour of the same name. Perry also made a cameo appearance in the music video for Madonna’s song “Bitch I’m Madonna” in June 2015. The following month, she released another fragrance with Coty, entitled Mad Potion. In September 2015, she appeared in the documentaries Katy Perry: Making of the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show, which followed Perry’s preparation for her Super Bowl performance, and Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer, which followed the life and career of designer Jeremy Scott. Perry released a mobile app titled Katy Perry Pop in December 2015 through Glu Mobile where her character helps players become famous musicians. She described it as “the most fun, colorful world that helps guide your musical dreams”.
2016–present: Witness and American Idol
Perry started writing songs for a new album in June 2016.She recorded an anthem for NBC Sports’s coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics titled “Rise”, which was released the following month. Perry chose to release it as a standalone track rather than save it for her album “because now more than ever, there is a need for our world to unite”. NBC also felt its message spoke “directly to the spirit of the Olympics and its athletes” for its inspirational themes. The song reached number one in Australia and number eleven in the United States.
In August 2016, Perry stated that she aspired to create material “that connects and relates and inspires” and told Ryan Seacrest that she was “not rushing” her fifth album, adding “I’m just having a lot of fun, but experimenting and trying different producers, and different collaborators, and different styles”. On February 10, 2017, Perry released the album’s lead single with Skip Marley titled “Chained to the Rhythm”, which reached number one in Hungary and number four in the United States. Its second single, “Bon Appétit”, features Migos and was released that April. The third single, “Swish Swish” featuring Nicki Minaj, followed the next month. They respectively made the top 15 in Canada amd peaked at numbers 59 and 46 in the United States.
The album, titled Witness, was released on June 9, 2017 to mixed reviews, and debuted at number one in the United States. To accompany the album’s release, Perry broadcast herself on YouTube for four days with a live-stream titled Katy Perry Live Witness World Wide, concluding with a live concert on June 12. The live-stream generated over 49 million views from 190 different countries, and a behind-the-scenes special for it titled Will You Be My Witness? premiered on YouTube Red the following October. She also embarked on Witness: The Tour, which began in September 2017 and is scheduled to end in August 2018. On June 15, Calvin Harris released a song titled “Feels” featuring Perry, Big Sean, and Pharrell Williams from his album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, which reached number one in the United Kingdom.
Outside of recording music, Perry appeared as herself in the film Zoolander 2, which was released in February 2016. In February 2017, the singer launched a shoe line titled “Katy Perry Collections”. The following August, she hosted the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Perry was signed for a $25-million salary to serve as a judge on ABC’s revival of American Idol, due for broadcast in March 2018.
During the early stages of her career, Perry’s musical style gravitated towards gospel and she aspired to be as successful as Amy Grant. At the age of 15, she heard Queen’s “Killer Queen,” which inspired her to pursue a career in music. She cites the band’s frontman, Freddie Mercury, as her biggest influence and expressed how the “combination of his sarcastic approach to writing lyrics and his ‘I don’t give a fuck’ attitude” inspired her music. She paid homage to the band by naming her third fragrance Killer Queen. Perry described The Beach Boys and their album Pet Sounds as having a considerable influence on her music: “Pet Sounds is one of my favorite records and it influenced pretty much all of my songwriting. All of the melody choices that I make are because of Pet Sounds.” The singer also holds the Beatles’ album The Beatles in high esteem, and described these two albums as “the only things I listened to for probably two years straight.”
Perry cites Alanis Morissette and her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill as a significant musical inspiration, and opted to work with Morissette’s frequent collaborator Ballard as a result. Perry stated, “Jagged Little Pill was the most perfect female record ever made. There’s a song for anyone on that record; I relate to all those songs. They’re still so timeless.” Additionally, Perry borrows influence from Flaming Red by Patty Griffin and 10 Cent Wings by Jonatha Brooke. Perry intends to become “more of a Joni Mitchell”, releasing folk and acoustic music. Perry’s autobiographical documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me was largely influenced by Madonna: Truth or Dare. She admires Madonna’s ability to reinvent herself, saying “I want to evolve like Madonna”, and has credited Madonna for inspiring her to make Prism “darker” than her previous material.
Perry names Björk as an influence, particularly admiring her “willingness to always be taking chances”. Other musicians who Perry has cited as influences include ABBA, The Cardigans,Cyndi Lauper, Ace of Base, 3OH!3, CeCe Peniston, C+C Music Factory, Black Box, Crystal Waters, Mariah Carey, Heart, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Imogen Heap, Rufus Wainwright,Pink, and Gwen Stefani. “Firework” was inspired by a passage in the book On the Road by Jack Kerouac in which the author compares people who are full of life to fireworks that shoot across the sky and make people watch in awe. Her second concert tour, the California Dreams Tour, was reminiscent of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. She also credits the 1996 movie The Craft for inspiring her song “Dark Horse”, and Eckhart Tolle’s book The Power of Now for influencing Prism.
Musical style and themes
“When I am in between records, sometimes I doubt myself. I’ll be like ‘Did I just get lucky, or did I mass-manipulate the world into thinking that seven songs were worth a number-one position?’ And then I go back into the studio and I start writing, and the true essential oil of who I am comes bubbling back up and reminds me that it’s always been inside of me, that nobody can take this away no matter what comment anyone makes.”
—Perry on her confidence as a songwriter
While Perry’s music incorporates pop, rock, and disco, Katy Hudson contains gospel. Her subsequent releases, One of the Boys and Teenage Dream, involve themes of sex and love. One of the Boys is a pop rock record, while Teenage Dream features disco influences. Perry’s fourth album, Prism, is significantly influenced by dance and pop music. Lyrically, the album addresses relationships, self-reflection, and everyday life. The singer’s fifth studio effort Witness is an electropop album that she described as a “360-degree liberation” record, with themes including political liberation, sexual liberation, and liberation from negativity. Many of her songs, particularly on Teenage Dream, reflect on love between teenagers; W described the album’s sexual innuendos as “irresistible hook-laden melodies”. Self-empowerment is a common theme in Perry’s music.
Perry describes herself as a “singer-songwriter masquerading as a pop star” and maintains that honest songwriting is very important to her. She told Marie Claire: “I feel like my secret magic trick that separates me from a lot of my peers is the bravery to be vulnerable and truthful and honest. I think you become more relatable when you’re vulnerable.” Kristen Wiig commented that “as easy, breezy, and infectious as Perry’s songs can be, beneath the surface lurks a sea of mixed emotions, jumbled motives, and contradictory impulses complicated enough to fill a Carole King record.” According to Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune, “being taken seriously may be Perry’s greatest challenge yet.” The New York Times labeled her “the most potent pop star of the day – her hits are relatable with just a hint of experimentation”. Randall Roberts of the Los Angeles Times criticized her use of idioms and metaphors in her lyrics and for frequent “clichés”. Throughout her career, Perry has co-written songs recorded by other artists, including Selena Gomez & the Scene, Jessie James, Kelly Clarkson, Lesley Roy, Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.
Perry has a contralto vocal range. Her singing has received both praise and criticism. Betty Clarke of The Guardian commented that her “powerful voice is hard-edged” while Rob Sheffield from Rolling Stone described Perry’s vocals on Teenage Dream as “processed staccato blips”. Darren Harvey of musicOMH compared Perry’s vocals on One of the Boys to Alanis Morissette’s, both possessing a “perky voice shifting octaves mid-syllable”. Alex Miller from NME felt that “Perry’s problem is often her voice” on One of the Boys, stating that “somewhere along the line someone convinced her she was like, well, a ballsy rock chick”. Conversely, Bernadette McNulty from The Daily Telegraph praised her “rock chick voice” in a review of a concert promoting Prism.
Perry performing in a dress decorated with peppermint swirls
Perry’s characteristic spinning peppermint swirl dress
Perry is considered a sex symbol; GQ labelled her a “full-on male fantasy”, while Elle described her body “as though sketched by a teenage boy”. Vice described her as a “‘serious’ popstar/woman/sex symbol”. She was placed at number one on the Maxim Hot 100 in 2010 as the “most beautiful woman in the world”, with editor Joe Levy describing her as a “triple – no quadruple – kind of hot”. Men’s Health readers voted her the “sexiest woman of 2013”. In November 2010, Perry told Harper’s Bazaar that she was proud of and satisfied with her figure.
Perry’s fashion often incorporates humor, bright colors, and food-related themes such as her trademark spinning peppermint swirl dress. Vogue described her as “never exactly one to shy away from the outrageous or the extreme in any realm”, while Glamour named her the “queen of quirk”. In February 2009, Perry told Seventeen that her fashion style was “a bit of a concoction of different things” and stated she enjoyed humor in her clothing. She has also described herself as having “multipersonality disorder” for fashion. Perry lists Gwen Stefani, Shirley Manson, Chloë Sevigny, Daphne Guinness, Natalie Portman, and the fictional character Lolita as her style icons.
On social media, Perry surpassed Justin Bieber as the most followed person on Twitter in November 2013. She won the 2015 Guinness World Record for most Twitter followers, and became the first person to gain 100 million followers on the site in June 2017.] Keith Caulfield of Billboard stated that she is “the rare celebrity who seems to have enormous popularity but genuine ground-level interaction with her adoring KatyCats.” In June 2017, Time listed Perry among its “25 Most Influential People on the Internet” of the year, writing that her live-stream for Witness was “blazing a trail” for being “the closest any major entertainer has come to giving fans the kind of ‘real’ intimacy that social media purports to provide”.
In 2011, Forbes ranked Perry third on their “Top-Earning Women In Music” list with earnings of $44 million and fifth on their 2012 list with $45 million. She subsequently ranked seventh on the 2013 Forbes list for “Top-Earning Women In Music” with $39 million earned, and fifth on their 2014 list with $40 million. With earnings of $135 million, Forbes also ranked Perry number one on their 2015 “Top-Earning Women In Music” list as well as the “World’s Highest-Paid Musicians” and declared her the highest earning female celebrity in 2015, placing her at number 3 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. In 2016, the magazine estimated her net worth was $125 million, and ranked her number six on the their list of “Highest-Paid Women in Music” with earnings of $41 million. The following year, she was ranked number nine on the list with $33 million.
Perry has supported various charitable organizations and causes during her career. She has contributed to organizations aimed at improving the lives and welfare of children in particular. In April 2013, she joined UNICEF to assist children in Madagascar with education and nutrition. On December 3, 2013, she was officially named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, “with a special focus on engaging young people in the agency’s work to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children and adolescents.” She arranged for a portion of the money generated from tickets to her Prismatic World Tour to go to UNICEF. In September 2010, she helped build and design the Boys Hope/Girls Hope foundation shelter for youth in Baltimore, Maryland along with Raven-Symoné, Shaquille O’Neal, and the cast of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
She has also supported children’s education and well-being. All profits from sales of the album The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell, which includes her rendition of “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)”, were donated to the charity Little Kids Rock, which supports musical education in underprivileged elementary schools. In June 2014, she teamed up with Staples Inc. for a project entitled “Make Roar Happen” which donated $1 million to DonorsChoose, an organization that supports teachers and funds classroom resources in public schools. In May 2016, she worked with UNICEF to improve child care quality in Vietnam, hoping to “break the cycle of poverty and drastically improve children’s health, education and well-being”. The following month, UNICEF announced that Perry would receive the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award “for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in support of the world’s most vulnerable children” at their annual Snowflake Ball in November.
Perry has supported organizations aimed at aiding people suffering with diseases including cancer and HIV/AIDS. During the 2008 Warped Tour, she had a cast made of her breasts to raise money for the Keep A Breast Foundation. She hosted and performed at the We Can Survive concert along with Bonnie McKee, Kacey Musgraves, Sara Bareilles, Ellie Goulding, and duo Tegan and Sara at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, on October 23, 2013. The concert’s profits were donated to Young Survival Coalition, an organization aiding breast cancer in young women. In June 2009, she designed an item of clothing for H&M’s “Fashion Against AIDS” campaign, which raises money for HIV/AIDS awareness projects. On February 26, 2017, she served as a co-chair alongside various celebrities such as Beyoncé, Lea Michele, Jim Carrey, Jared Leto, and Kevin Spacey for the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party, a fundraiser for HIV/AIDS healthcare.
The proceeds from Perry’s single “Part of Me” were donated to the charity MusiCares, which helps musicians in times of need. During her California Dreams Tour, she raised over $175,000 for the Tickets-For-Charity fundraiser. The money was divided between three charities: the Children’s Health Fund (CHF), Generosity Water, and The Humane Society of the United States. On her 27th birthday, Perry set up a donations page for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Auckland, and set up a similar page benefiting the David Lynch Foundation for her 28th birthday. On March 29, 2014, she helped raise $2.4 million for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles along with other celebrities such as Ryan Seacrest, Pharrell Williams, Tim Allen, Lisa Edelstein, and Riley Keough.
Perry performed at the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, amongst several other performers including its organizer Ariana Grande, which was broadcast live on June 4, 2017 through radio and various television stations throughout the world.
Perry is a LGBT rights activist. She supported Stonewall during their “It gets better today” campaign to prevent homophobic bullying, and dedicated the music video to her song “Firework” to the It Gets Better Project. Perry told Do Something in November 2008 she was proud to be a gay activist, saying “I’ve always been a very open-minded person, but I definitely believe in equality.” She confirmed that she voted against Proposition 8, an amendment (ultimately ruled unconstitutional) that legally defined marriage as a union solely between a man and a woman in California. In June 2012, Perry expressed her hopes for LGBT equality, commenting “hopefully, we will look back at this moment and think like we do now concerning other civil rights issues. We’ll just shake our heads in disbelief, saying, ‘Thank God we’ve evolved.’ That would be my prayer for the future.” In December 2012, Perry was awarded the Trevor Hero Award by The Trevor Project for her work and activism on behalf of LGBT youth. On March 18, 2017, she received a Nation Equality Award from Human Rights Campaign for “using her powerful voice and international platform to speak out for LGBTQ equality”, with the organization further stating that “Katy’s message of inclusion and equality continues to inspire us and the world”.
Perry describes herself as a feminist, and appeared in April 2013 in a video clip for the “Chime For Change” campaign that aimed to spread female empowerment. She has also said that America’s lack of free health care drove her “absolutely crazy”. Following the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in June 2016, Perry and nearly 200 other artists and executives in music signed an open letter organized by Billboard addressed to United States Congress demanding increased gun control in the United States.
Through Twitter and by performing at his rallies, Perry supported President Barack Obama in his run for re-election and praised his support for same-sex marriage and LGBT equality. She performed at three rallies for Obama, in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Wisconsin, singing a rendition of “Let’s Stay Together” as well as a number of her songs. During her Las Vegas performance she wore a dress made to replicate a voting ballot, with Obama’s box filled in. On Twitter, she encouraged her followers to vote for Obama.
In August 2013, Perry voiced criticism of Tony Abbott, then-leader of conservative Liberal Party of Australia and candidate for Prime Minister of Australia, due to his opposition to gay marriage and told Abbott, “I love you as a human being but I can’t give you my vote.” In April 2014, she publicly supported Marianne Williamson in her campaign for California’s 33rd congressional district by attending a political press event. She endorsed Kamala Harris in the United States Senate election in California, and organized a fundraiser for Harris at her home in Los Angeles in November 2016. Perry also publicly endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president in 2016. She performed alongside Elton John at a fundraising concert for Clinton in New York City in March 2016. Perry also spoke and performed at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in support of Clinton.
Throughout her career, Perry has won five American Music Awards, fourteen People’s Choice Awards, four Guinness World Records, a Brit Award, and a Juno Award. In September 2012, Billboard dubbed her the “Woman of the Year”. From May 2010 to September 2011, she spent a record-breaking total of 69 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. Teenage Dream became the first album by a female artist to produce five number-one Billboard Hot 100 singles, and the second album overall after Michael Jackson’s Bad. In the United States, she has accumulated a total of nine number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, her most recent being “Dark Horse”, and holds the record for having 18 consecutive number-one songs on the Dance Club Songs chart.Billboard also named her the 15th most successful dance club artist of all time. In June 2015, her music video for “Dark Horse” became the first video by a female artist to reach 1 billion views on Vevo. The following month, her music video for “Roar” reached 1 billion views on Vevo, making her the first artist to have multiple videos with 1 billion views.
Perry was declared the Top Global Female Recording Artist of 2013 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). According to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the third best-selling digital singles artist in the United States, with certified sales of 91.5 million digital singles including on-demand streaming. She also became the first artist to have three songs receive Diamond certifications from the RIAA with “Dark Horse”, “Firework”, and “Roar”. All three of them and “E.T.”, “California Gurls”, and “Hot n Cold” have each sold over 5 million digital copies. Throughout her career, Perry has sold 100 million records globally, and is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
GHD (Haircare Product Manufacturer), ProActiv (2010), Purr Perfume (2010), OPI Nail Polish (2011), Purr by Katy Perry (2011), Thomas Sabo jewelry and others.
Best Known For
Her over-the-top fashions, unconventional style of dress, colorful wigs and catchy songs like “I kissed a girl” which was partially inspired by actress Scarlett Johansson.
“Katy Hudson” released on October 23, 2001. But, this failed to be ranked on record charts.
2010 film Get Him to the Greek as herself.
First TV Show
2008 TV Show The Young and the Restless as herself. Actually, she appeared in episode number 8914 only.
He has also trained other famous celebs such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Megan Fox.
Katy Perry Favorite Things
Favorite Food – Mexican food, Thai food, Ice-cream and Crepes
Favorite TV Programs – Ancient Aliens (2009)
Favorite Movie – Lolita (1997)
Favorite Bands – Beach Boys, Heart, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Alanis Morissette, Imogen Heap, Gwen Stefani, Rufus Wainwright, Ting Tings
Favorite Book – The Help (Kathryn Stockett) released in 2009
Favorite Place To Visit– Japan
Favorite Colors – Pink, Aqua, Blue
Favorite Accessories – Fruit-shaped accessories (mainly watermelons), Sparkle, Nail Polish, Rainbow wigs, Bracelets
Katy Perry Facts
Katy Perry has 3 pets, namely, Kitty Purry (Cat), Krusty (Cat), Morrissey (Cat).
Katy Perry used to sing in the churches when she was of the age 9 to 17.
Katy says that she would like to kiss Megan Fox.
As a kid, she was not allowed to watch MTV.
In April 2012, Katy Perry performed at the opening ceremony of 5th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) before a cricket match at Chennai.
Katy Perry was voted no. 6 on FHM’s Sexiest Women List and no. 4 in Maxim’s Hot 100 List in 2012.
She was having big breasts and was always teased for that during her high school days.
In March 2009, she was shooting for a magazine with a chimpanzee. The chimpanzee urinated on Katy and she left the shoot in the middle and went for a shower.
Katy smokes also and she likes vintage things.
She was voted no. 16 on AskMen’s Most Desirable Women of 2012.
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 9 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.