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Gisele Bündchen to release $700 book about herself

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A new book celebrating the world's top model Gisele Bündchen will go on sale in November for a hefty $700 – approximately £460. The limited edition coffee-table book will feature more than 300 photographs of the statuesque beauty, including a few nude ones of the Brazilian star.

Taschen is publishing the book entitled Gisele Bündchen to mark the supermodel's 20-year milestone in the industry, and will produce a total of 1,000 copies, each signed by Gisele.

Some of her most iconic images such as her legendary nude portrait by Irving Penn – which has been chosen as the book cover – will feature, as well as snaps of Gisele taken by the most sought after photographers.

Gisele Bündchen has signed each copy of the $700 books

The mum-of-two, who is married to American football quarterback Tom Brady, created the book in collaboration with Giovanni Bianco. Tributes from her friends and family members will accompany some of the photos, explaining how Gisele, 35, became one of the greatest models of all time.

Brazil's most famous export retired from the runway in April of this year.

According to a list published by Forbes last week, Gisele is the world's highest-paid model of 2015 with a total income of almost £29million – making this the ninth consecutive year she has topped the list.

She comfortably beat Cara Delevingne and Adriana Lima, who tied in second place with £6million.

The Brazilian export is the world's highest-paid model for the ninth consecutive year

Born in the Brazilian countryside, Gisele hailed from humble roots. The statuesque beauty, who was nearly six feet tall by the age of 14, made her breakthrough at 18 when she featured in Alexander McQueen's Rain show. The designer praised "The Body" for her ability to walk in towering heels on a slippery runway.

The same year, Gisele secured her first British Vogue cover, and swiftly became the most in-demand cover girl of her generation. She has since appeared on more than 1,000 covers around the globe, in approximately 450 fashion shows, and in multinational campaigns for the biggest fashion and beauty brands.

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