The United States government has Gisele Bündchen in its crosshairs.
Every year for the past seven years Forbes has perched Gisele at the top spot of their annual “World’s Highest-Paid Models” list and, according to Gisele, the distinction has made her a person of interest with the Internal Revenue Service.
In 2013 the Brazilian supermodel earned an estimated $42 million thanks to lucrative endorsement deals with with companies like H&M and Chanel as well as numerous cosmetic partnerships. “I do ok” she told MdeMulher, “I earn plenty, but not as much as they say.” Forbes bases their yearly estimates on editorial shoots, independent licensing ventures, spokesperson gigs and contracts from beauty and fashion companies.
“I’ve already been audited by the IRS because of this list,” says the 33 year old, “And, truthfully, whether I’m on this list or not doesn’t interest me.” She bested Miranda Kerr, number two on the list, by a whopping $35 million, by the way.
This is exactly the kind of unbelievable bias and prejudice against good looking people Rob Lowe was trying to warn us about. Obviously Gisele is just too pretty and too awesome and the government is making her pay for it.
Earlier this year Gisele and her husband, superstar athlete Tom Brady, put their sprawling Los Angeles estate on the market for a modest $50 million with plans to make a permanent move to Boston. Be sure to look for Gisele this fall as the new face of struggling.