Gisele Bündchen may be one of the most well-known Latina models of our time, but it wasn’t always that way. She was discovered in 1994 while on a school trip to at a shopping mall in São Paulo and was chosen to compete in Brazil’s Elite Look of the Year, where she placed second. Two years later, she had her first big break in New York City during Fashion Week. Since then, Gisele’s career has been met with resounding success as she’s appeared on the covers of the most prestigious fashion magazines and walked for the most renowned designers in the industry. She also broke into the acting world in 2004 with the movie “Taxi” and later with “The Devil Wears Prada. As of 2007, Gisele was the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry, and in 2014, Forbes listed her as the 89th Most Powerful Woman in the World.