By Deirdre Reynolds
Most women would be happy to be told they look a million dollars – supermodel Gisele Bündchen looks 42,000,000 of them.
Brazilian bombshell Gisele (33) has just been named the highest-paid model on the planet by Forbes, raking in $42m (€31m) in the past year alone.
The mother of two's staggering pay day leaves even Kate Moss in the ha'penny place. Mossy earned a mere $5.7m in the same period.
It's the seventh year in a row that Bündchen – who shot to fame as a Victoria's Secret model and is currently the face of Chanel – has topped the list.
And it makes her even richer than her American Football star husband Tom Brady, who made just over $38m in the past year. But out-earning her hubby is just one of the reasons we love Gisele. Here are some of the others ...
* Her name
First Naomi, then Kate and now Gisele – when you're this famous, who needs a surname? Pronounced 'ji-zel', the world's top model has a moniker fit for a princess – she's named after the daughter of French King Charles III. But the exotic name – which comes from the German word for 'pledge' – is perhaps best known from the classic Romantic ballet Giselle. Let's face it, though, when your name rhymes with 'gazelle', you were practically born to be a supermodel.
* She's a devoted mum
Working mum Gisele and hubby Tom have two children, Benjamin (3) and Vivian (eight months). The 33-year-old is also a stepmum to Brady's son Jack (5) from a previous relationship and has said how she sees no distinction between the three. "I understand that [Jack] has a mom and I respect that, but to me it's not like because somebody else delivered him, that's not my child." Gisele herself has five sisters, including non-identical twin Patricia, who works as her public relations manager.
* Not to mention an 'earth mother'
Green goddess Gisele has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) since 2009, most recently backing its 'Sustainable Energy for All' initiative.
Leading by example, her own $20m LA pad is solar-powered, uses recycled rainwater and has a fruit and vegetable garden.
"I grew up in a small town and I had the opportunity to live surrounded by nature," explains Gisele. "The environment has always been my passion."
* She got that body
Move over, Elle. Now it's Gisele who's nicknamed 'The Body' in fashion circles. The former Victoria Secret's Angel has a perfect 35-23-35 figure. Meanwhile, her legs take up a dizzying 40 inches of her 5'11" inch frame – that's 3 feet and 4 inches of legs alone. It's little wonder she featured on the cover of Vogue Brazil's Body Special issue earlier this year – eight weeks after giving birth, no less.
* But has to work at it