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Model Citizen

A Brazilian named Bündchen puts her homeland on the map.

Mar 30, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 27 • By PIA CATTON
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For the most part, she has a hard-working, fly-right image and stays out of the limelight unless she's paid to be there. The tabloids loved her romance with Leonardo DiCaprio, but if not for enterprising paparazzi her personal life would be reasonably private. Ah, but we'll always have Paris. In February 2007, while Gisele and Tom were enjoying a weekend in the City of Light, his former squeeze Bridget Moynahan announced, via Liz Smith's gossip column, that she was three months pregnant.

The New England Patriots quarterback likely has a few good years left on the job, and he has just married an international superstar who outshines and outclasses him. If ever a man married up, it's Tom Brady.

Pia Catton is a writer in New York.