Gisele Bundchen highest paid supermodel for 6th time
New York: Gisele Bundchen has been named the highest paid supermodel in the world for the sixth time in a row, earning USD 45 million in the past year.
The Brazilian beauty raked in USD 45 million from her modelling contracts and endorsements between May 2011 and 2012 alone, according to Forbes.
The 31-year-old, who married New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in 2009, is worth over USD 35 million more than her top competitors, Kate Moss and Natalia Vodianova.
British star Moss, 38, was paid USD 9.2 million to front campaigns including Longchamp, Mango and Rimmel, while Vodianova earned USD 8.6 million for representing Guerlain and Calvin Klein.
Adriana Lima is fourth with USD 7.3million. The top ten also include Lara Stone, Miranda Kerr and Candice Swanepoe.
Bundchen has been the highest-paid model in the world since 2004. She is the face of Pantene, Esprit and Versace.
In June 2011, Forbes estimated her total earnings over the last 10 years accounted for over USD 250 million.
Bundchen, a former Victoria`s Secret model, is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environmental Program.