She is en route to become the world’s first billionaire supermodel, but fame and adulation wasn’t instant for Gisele Bündchen.
In fact, in the beginning, acclaimed photographer Mario Testino said he had to fight to use her in his editorials because “nobody thought she was right”.
“Nobody liked her, nobody wanted her,” reveals Testino.
“I had to fight to get her into my stories because nobody thought she was right – too this, too that, the nose, the breasts, the waist. But I believe in being obsessed, in getting obsessed,” he told The Observer.
It seems the 57-year-old’s instincts were right– Bündchen’s total earnings over the last 10 years have passed the $250 million mark, according to Forbes.