Bundchen is highest paid ramp model


Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen remains the highest-earning catwalk queen after raking in more than $35 million last year, Forbes.com revealed on April 30.

Bundchen, 27, may have ended her long-standing agreement with Victoria’s Secret in 2007, but the blonde beauty still has around 20 contracts and has appeared in ads for Disney, Nivea and Aquascutum.

Bundchen, the former girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio and current partner of American football star Tom Brady, earned more than double the second highest paid model on the list, Germany’s Heidi Klum.

Klum, 34, earned $14 million through her modelling, media and fashion business interests.

Third was British Kate Moss. Despite ending campai-gns with several high-profile labels, she was able to net around $7.5 millionthanks to the success of her fashion line. Moss also continues to work for Donna Karan, Longchamp, Agent Provocateur, Yves Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli and Rimmel. — AFP