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Gisele Bundchen Revealed As Under Armour's Newest Female Endorser

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 02 / 14

Under Armour today revealed that model Gisele Bundchen will be the "newest face in its women's fall advertising campaign," launching a 30-second teaser on its website. A formal announcement of the deal is expected on Thursday. Bundchen, whose husband Tom Brady also endorses UA, will join ba...

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