BRAZILIAN model Gisele Bündchen takes top spot in Forbes’ annual list of the top 10 highest paid models for the sixth year running.
The publication estimates that Brazilian beauty Bündchen - who is rumoured to be expected with her second child - raked in $45 million in the year from May 2011 to May 2012, attributing her earnings to endorsement deals with Pantene, Esprit and Versace, as well as her Ipanema sandals line and other products bearing her name. “The ones that are coming up, their model for excellence is Gisele. They’re looking at her and saying ‘that’s what I want to shoot for,’” Ed Razek, chief marketing officer of Limited Brands, told Forbes of Bundchen’s combined business and modelling acumen. –Agencies