Gisele Bundchen is the world’s highest-paid supermodel, reportedly worth $386 million.

But she didn’t get to where she is today because of her appearance, she told CBS’ Charlie Rose in a recent interview.

“Are you the best because of the look that you had?” Rose asked.

“Not at all,” Bundchen replied. “I don’t think so. Not at all.”

Rather, Bundchen credits her success in the modeling industry to not complaining, even in tough conditions.


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“I think [it’s] because of my personality,” said Bundchen.

“I think I never complained, you know? I think if they said, ‘Gisele, go there, it’s below zero in a bathing suit, and start jumping!’ And I’m like, ‘That’s what I do.’”

Bundchen raises a good point about the importance of work ethic, especially when it comes to an industry notorious for spawning attitude problems, Stacey Dash said today on “Outnumbered.”

But Julie Roginsky said Bundchen could have acknowledged the inherent nature of her work as a model.

“Frankly, she makes her living off the fact that she looks the way she looks, and I don’t think there’s any shame in it,” Roginsky said. “What’s demeaning about just saying, ‘My career is based on my looks?'”

What do you think? Check out the “Outnumbered” discussion above.


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