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Posted on Fri May 14, 2010 09:55 AM PDT
Gisele Bundchen was named the world's top earning model, raking in $25 million last year in an annual list of model money-makers.
Ironically, the recession has helped Gisele stay on top for the second year in a row, as brands take less risks on new faces in times of economic stress.
"Companies want to know that if they're putting money behind a talent that she is recession-proof," Ivan Bart, senior vice president and managing director of IMG Models, which represents model superstars such as Gisele Bundchen and Heidi Klum told Forbes. "We find that the experienced models continue to earn well."
Speaking of experienced, joining the 29-year-old new mom Gisele is 36-year-old Heidi Klum who earned $16 million to rank second, and 36-year-old Kate Moss, who comes in at third with $9 million thanks to her clothing and fragrance line. Also in the top ten were Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Miranda Kerr and the only American on the list -- Carolyn Murphy.
And it's no surprise that Gisele would top the list even after giving birth to baby Benjamin -- in fact looking at these sexy new shots for lingerie company Hope, you can barely even tell the Brazilian had a baby at all!
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