Congratulations are in order for Gisele Bￃﾼndchen -- again! The leggy supermodel is the only model named to Forbes' newly released 2013 World's Most Powerful Women list, making her the most powerful model in the world.
On Forbes' annual list of 100 influential women, Gisele ranked No. 95 among iconic entrepreneurs, CEOs, politicians and philanthropists. She made the list last year, too; Forbes seeks out "change-agents" for their list, so surely they were attracted to Mrs. Brady's ambassadorship for the U.N.'s Environmental Program just as much as they were her catwalking skills.
Gisele's influence is also based on her massive wealth: She topped Forbes' Top-Earning Models List in 2011. The mag also named her and hubby, Tom Brady, the world's highest-paid celebrity couple that same year.
Gisele may be the sole model to make Forbes 2013 power ranking, but plenty of other fashionistas made the list: Spanx maven Sara Blakely; Miuccia Prada; Tory Burch; Zara founder Rosalia Mera; Diane von Furstenberg; and Anna Wintour, who jumped from No. 69 in 2011 and No. 51 in 2012 to No. 41 this year (we're pretty sure we can chalk her promotion up to her new job).
We're happy Gisele's been recognized for her contributions to fashion and philanthropy -- but do you think the catwalker is really more powerful than major league contemporaries like Tyra and Heidi?
Now this girl can sell a magazine: