Brazil's home-grown catwalk queen Gisele Bundchen was back on home turf this week to strut her stuff during Rio De Janiero fashion week. The 27-year-old beauty sashayed down the runway in three eye-catching outfits by local fashion label Cocci.
And there was rapturous applause as she opened the presentation of the fashion house's rock chick collection for autumn/winter 2008 wearing a biker jacket, garnet-hued jeans and lace-up boots. A quick change and she reappeared in a billowing puffball dress teamed with knee-length tartan boots. Her final outfit was a Vegas goddess-inspired golden lame affair.
Gisele, who was the top earning model of last year, hit headlines in 2007 with reports she only accepted payment in euros. In Brazil this week, however, the statuesque blonde put the record straight. "The euro story is a lie," she said. "I work with many international companies - I earn salaries in different currencies."