Supermodel Gisele Bundchen: 'I won't get out of bed for US dollars'

Society Materials 6 November 2007 10:39 (UTC +04:00)
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen: 'I won't get out of bed for US dollars'

(dailymail.co.uk ) - Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has proved she's got a head for figures - the financial kind.

The Brazilian beauty has insisted that she is paid in Euros rather than US dollars.

With the dollar hitting an all time low against the Euro and British pound, the 27 year old catwalk queen has demanded the currency change.

Her sister and manager Patricia revealed she was avoiding being paid in dollars because of uncertainty over its strength.

And according to a Brazilian newspaper when the model signed a deal to represent Pantene hair products, she demanded that the brand owner, Proctor & Gamble pay her in euros.

She is also likely to receive Euros as payment for a new campaign to promote Dolce and Gabanna's "The One" perfume.

Bundchen, a former girlfriend of Hollywood star Leonardo Di Caprio, is known as one of the most financially savvy models.

She is believed to earn over ?15m a year from catwalk appearances and fashion endorsements and is recognised as the world's top earning model.

Patricia Bundchen said: "Contracts starting now are more attractive in euros because we don't know what will happen to the dollar."

Bundchen was rated as one of the top earning supermodels of all time by Forbes magazine.

She reportedly stopped working for Victoria's Secret's lingerie chain because they would not renew her ?2.5m a year salary.