And the Brazilian beauty’s pay cheque last year? A very cool RM148.4mil!

With estimated earnings of US$47mil (RM148.4mil) during the past year from lucrative contracts and other business ventures, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen is the world’s highest paid model for the eighth consecutive year, said on Aug 18.

The 34-year-old wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and mother of two young children easily outpaced her closest competition, Dutch Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes, 29, with earnings of US$8mil before taxes and fees, and fellow Brazilian Victoria’s Secret ‘angel’ Adriana Lima, 33, with the same amount.

“The Brazilian icon pocketed US$47mil in the last 12 months before taxes and fees,” said about Bundchen, adding that she made US$16mil more than her football player husband.

Oh, Gisele: The Brazilian beauty continues her eighth year as the world's undisputed queen of the catwalk, with earnings of US$47mil in the past year. – Reuters