Occupation: Wonderbra Model
Height: 5' 10"
Known mostly as Miss Wonderbra, this supermodel can be considered Wonder Woman thanks to her strength, independence, charitable nature, and down-to-earth attitude. Adoptive parents raised Brenda Schad after her 15-year old, unmarried mother put her up for adoption. It was no secret to Brenda that she was adopted, since she was always aware of who her birth mother was.
Although it may seem somewhat hard to believe, Brenda was not the knockout she is today, with orthodontic treatment that was less then flattering and a hairdo that only made matters worse. A late bloomer with no confidence in her looks, Brenda has obviously gotten well passed that stage of her life. While some passed her awkward looks, she was offered the opportunity to become a model while she was in Japan trying on a bathing suit, at age 14.
Brenda's life went in a completely different direction once she began modeling. She started to model full-time and got married at the age of 19. Going against her parents' wishes, Brenda went through with the wedding and soon learned that married life was not for her, and she and her husband divorced.
Presently signed with Elite Model Management in Paris and Premier in London, Brenda may not have had a successful life as a wife, but she has sure proven to be successful as a model. She has graced the covers of magazines such as Cosmopolitan UK, Tatler UK, and GQ UK. Brenda has also modeled for Lord & Taylor, Van Cleef & Arpels, and her most famous advertising campaign, the Triumph Wonderbra.
Her own job as a mother is one that she knows she was destined for and considers her daughter Sterling Victoria to be her greatest gift. Raising her daughter, even if it means as a single mother, is a career that she would never trade in.
Brenda recognizes the fact that a career as a model is one with a very short life expectancy. She hopes to pursue another career when her time as a model comes to an end, either as a writer or in politics.
On the romantic front, Brenda was formerly dating British millionaire Robert Hanson, who she met at a party when he was Naomi Campbell's date. Although people accused Brenda of being attracted to Hanson's money, this could not be further from the truth. The fact that she disagrees with supermodel Linda Evangelista's statement "I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day," proves all accusers wrong.
Active in charitable causes, Brenda has become extremely militant to the Native American cause, and founded the Native American Children's Fund in Oklahoma.
Brenda Schad Filmography
Head Over Heels (2001) .... Michael's Lover
D.R.E.A.M. Team (1999) (TV) .... Jackie
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