Muslim fury after Gisele Bündchen hides under burqa on "secret" visit to plastic surgeon!

Published July 31st, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
Gisele Bündchen allegedly dons a burqa to secretly visit Paris plastic surgeon 'for $11,000 eye and breast operation.' (Article.wn.com)
Gisele Bündchen allegedly dons a burqa to secretly visit Paris plastic surgeon 'for $11,000 eye and breast operation.' (Article.wn.com)

These photos show former supermodel Gisele Bündchen donning a burqa in an unsuccessful bid to evade the paparazzi as she checked into a famous plastic surgery clinic in Paris earlier this month.

In the images, Bündchen and her younger sister, Rafaela, are pictured stepping out of a black Mercedes outside Clinique du Parc Monceau on July 15 dressed in the traditional Muslim wear.

Thanks to the head-to-toe black garment, the only features of the recently-retired supermodel that are visible are her feet. But her identity is given away by the presence of her longtime chauffeur.

Just a day before the driver dropped off the two women at the clinic, Bündchen - who reportedly got plastic surgery at the facility - was seen elsewhere in Paris with her chauffeur of at least five years.

The sisters also clearly did not do their research on the Muslim culture, as they are both wearing open-toed sandals in the photos - something strict Muslim women are prohibited from wearing.

Additionally, France has banned the wearing of burqas in public spaces since 2010. 

The images were snapped on July 15 - two days before the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

According to sources who spoke to the New York Post, Bündchen and her sister underwent overnight plastic surgery procedures after posing as devout Muslims to secretly enter the clinic. 

Following the claims, revealed Wednesday, Bündchen was accused of misappropriating the burqa.

'She’s not doing it for Islam. This is very bad,' Imam Muhammad Abdullah Kamal Al-Azhari of the Astoria Islamic Center in Queens told Page Six.

'She’s wearing a holy thing for a bad purpose.'

Residents of the city are also angry, with one commenting on a French website; 'To be photographed in a burqa is ridiculous!!!! Especially since it is forbidden in France to wear it!!!!'

They then added: 'She would do better to fess up to the plastic surgery because that’s not shameful. I never found her to be beautiful and I definitely don’t like her now.' 

During her night at the clinic, the former Victoria's Secret Angel allegedly had operations on her eyes and breasts, which she was concerned had sagged after two pregnancies, the Post reports.

The sources told the newspaper the procedures cost $11,000 for Bündchen, and were meant as a 35th birthday and retirement present to herself.

The day after dropping the two women off at the clinic, Bündchen's chauffeur was pictured returning and picking up the women, taking them back to the Bristol Hotel.

The women then packed and left the hotel again - this time for a five-day retreat to the exclusive Les Sources de Caudalie spa. 

On Friday, following the spa trip, Bündchen and her sister were pictured walking around Charles de Gaulle airport on their way out of Paris.

News of the undercover operation came just one day after the NFL decided to uphold a suspension against Bündchen's husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Brady will be suspended for four games for his role in the Deflategate scandal.  

The family certainly won't be struggling for money during Brady's time off the field though, as Bündchen herself made $47million last year, earning her the title of highest-paid model.

However, Bündchen's days of multi-million-dollar paychecks may soon be over, as she decided earlier this year to officially retire from the world of modeling.

'Automatically, my body tells me if what I do is worth it, and it asked to stop,' she told a Brazilian newspaper in April. 'I respect my body; it’s a privilege to be able to stop.'  

Daily Mail Online reached out to Bündchen's reps for comment, but have not heard back.


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