She’s celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful people – not to mention the only woman, it is rumoured, who ever truly captured Leonardo Dicaprio’s heart.
Now happily married to the almost equally-as-gorgeous-as-she-is athlete Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen recently retired from the catwalk to focus on other endeavours.
Still, it seems that she still feels the pressure to look her very best at all times… she’s been spotted sneaking into a Paris plastic surgeon, supposedly for €10,000 worth of procedures on her breasts and eyes.
In a bid to go unnoticed, she wore a full Muslim burqa – but, significantly, failed to remove her open-toed sandals, something of a no-no for strict adherents of the Islam faith.
The Brazilian’s long-time chauffeur was also spotted dropping her off and collecting her from the swish International Clinique du Parc Monceau. AND she was accompanied by her 29-year-old sister, Rafaela – who also reportedly had surgical procedures carried out.
The duo were staying at the five-star Bristol Hotel.
A source told Page Six, which broke the story, that the former Victoria’s Secret Angel had been concerned that her breasts had sagged after having two children – and that a boob job and eye-lift were 35th-birthday and post-retirement presents to herself.
Page Six also says that the surgery was carried on July 15, with the two women afterwards recuperating at the exclusive Les Sources de Caudalie spa for five days, before then leaving Paris.
The catwalk queen made €43m last year alone, according to Forbes, and remains the world’s highest-paid model.
The move has caused controversy in France, however, not least because the country banned the wearing of burqas in public places back in 2010.
Many strict Muslims see it as an important guarantor of modesty — and its abuse during Ramadan, which only concluded on July 17, may be offensive.
Indeed, a clerk at the Islam Fashion store in New York called the stunt “disrespectful," in conversation with Page Six.
"This is a religious garment. It’s not so you can hide when you’re going for a doctor’s appointment," they explained.