Bündchen: The World’s Top-Earning Model of 2014

There’s no doubt Gisele Bündchen is a top model…

The 33-year-old Brazilian supermodel has been declared the highest-earning model of 2014, according to Forbes.

Gisele Bundchen

The financial magazine estimates Bündchen’s fortune at “$47 million before taxes and fees in the last 12 months.”

It’s the eighth year in a row that Bündchen, who was named the new face of Chanel No. 5 in May, has topped the list of top-earning models.

Bündchen’s lucrative contracts with fashion brands like H&M and Chanel, as well asgigs with best online dating headlines for females, have helped her build a massive empire.

Bündchen, who is married to NFL quarterback Tom Brady, far outpaced the next highest-earning models, Doutzen Kroes and Adriana Lima, whose earnings were pegged at $8 million each.

Lima, a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2000, is the lingerie giant’s longest-running model.

The two Kates — Kate Moss and Kate UptonMiranda Kerr and Liu Wen all pulled in $7 million.

Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl Upton is the highest-earning newcomer on the list.

Meanwhile, Alessandra Ambrosio comes in at No. 8 on the list. With her own clothing line and deals with H&M and Victoria’s Secret, the Brazilian supermodel raked in $5 million in 2014.

Bündchen Named the New Face of Chanel No. 5

It’s a scentsational new endorsement deal for Gisele Bündchen

The 33-year-old Brazilian supermodel has been selected as the new face of the iconic scent Chanel No. 5, according to the French fashion house.

Gisele Bündchen

Bündchen will star in the company’s new beauty advertising campaign, which is set to be released later this year. The campaign will be directed by Baz Luhrmann, who also directed the 2004 commercial starring Nicole Kidman.

Audrey Tautou and Brad Pitt have also fronted for the famed fragrance.

Chanel No5 was the first perfume launched by French couturier Gabrielle “Coco ” Chanel.

It’s the latest endorsement deal for Bündchen. She’s currently a brand ambassador for best online dating headlines for females and H&M.

Bündchen to Record Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” for H&M’s Summer 2014 Campaign

Gisele Bündchen is making sweet music again…

After covering The Kinks‘ “All Day and All of the Night” for H&M last fall, the 33-year-old Brazilian supermodel will be recording another single after signing on to return as the face of H&M’s summer 2014.

Gisele Bündchen

Bündchen will debut a new cover as part of the campaign, singing Blondie‘s “Heart of Glass” for the Swedish retailer.

Bundchen worked with French music producer and DJ Bob Sinclar for the single, according to Women’s Wear Daily.

She’ll also star in a print campaign, wearing H&M’s swimwear and bohemian dresses.

The print ads will debut in May, along with the song and video, which will be available for download.

Bündchen Named Pantene’s Newest Brand Ambassador

Gisele Bündchen is making waves with her latest endorsement deal…

The 33-year-old Brazilian bombshell, the world’s highest-paid model and former Victoria’s Secret angel, is Pantene’s newest spokeswoman.

Gisele Bündchen

Bündchen, already an ambassador for the hair product line in Brazil, will now appear in the brand’s North American ads.

“I feel my hair has been through it all — from being styled more than 10 times in one day to enjoying the sun and surf with my children — and Pantene has helped to keep it healthy with every wash, no matter what the day may bring,” said Bundchen. “I love that Pantene not only stands for healthy, strong hair, but also encourages women to give back specifically through a program like Pantene Beautiful Lengths.”

Bundchen, who appeared in several campaigns this year, including H&M and Louis Vuitton, joins previous Pantene ambassadors Queen Latifah, Eva Mendes and Zooey Deschanel.

Richie’s “Fashion Star” Returning to NBC in March…

Nicole Richie will have a standing date with the peacock network on Fridays beginning in March…

NBC has scheduled the second season of its reality competition series Fashion Star, featuring the 31-year-old part-Mexican reality-TV-star as a celebrity mentor, for a March 8 premiere and a run in the network’s Friday 8:00 pm ET time period.

Nicole Richie

The premiere of Fashion Star will lead into the spring return of Grimm at 9:00 pm ET after the show’s two-month hiatus.

NBC had previously left the Friday 8:00 pm slot open in its recent midseason announcements despite speculation that Fashion Star would fill the hour.

Fashion Star‘s first season ran on Tuesday nights. The retail chains who’ve partnered with the show this season are returning giants Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as Express, who will be replacing H&M.

Along with Richie, Jessica Simpson and John Varvatos are returning as celebrity mentors, while fashion columnist and television personality Louise Roe will be replacing creator/executive producer Elle Macpherson as host.

Richie’s “Fashion Star” Returning to NBC

It looks like Nicole Richie has the magic touch, especially when it comes to reality shows…

 

The 30-year-old part-Mexican reality-TV-star-turned-style-icon—who rose to fame after starring in Fox’s reality series The Simple Life—will be returning to NBC for a second cycle of Fashion Star.

NBC's Fashion Star

The network has renewed the freshman reality after its midseason run generated modest but steady ratings.

The series follows designers competing for a chance to sell their garments in three retailers—Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, H&M—with each vendor having a presence at the buyers’ table. Each episodes’ winning designs are available online and in retailers immediately following their air date.

Richie, Jessica Simpson and John Varvatos serve as mentors and judges, with Elle Macpherson playing both host and executive producers.

Fashion Star premiered in March to 4.55 million total viewers and a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49. It grew to a 1.8 in its second week, though subsequent airings have found it averaging closer to a 1.5.