The retired supermodel had apparently decided to have a little nip and tuck and the photos show her and younger sister Rafaela getting out of a black Mercedes dressed in the traditional Muslim wear, a burka which covered them from head to foot.
What gave Gisele away? The presence of her regular Parisian chauffeur of the last five years. She was pictured being driven around Paris by said chauffeur just the day before and the eagle eyed photographer spotted him dropping off the pair, who were not conforming to the full Muslim dress code as they were wearing open toed sandals, at the Clinique Du Parc Monceau.
Fake Burka Provokes Anger
The ex Victoria's Secret Angel had paid an undisguised visit to the clinic on June 30—the implication being that visit was for some sort of consultation, and was driven there on that occasion by the very same driver. The disguise that she used on July 15 is more than a little controversial, as France has banned the wearing of burkas, in public spaces since 2010. Plus July 15 was still during the holy month of Ramadan which added to the general displeasure at her lack of respect.
Imam Muhammad Abdullah Kamal Al-Azhari of the Astoria Islamic Center in Queens said;
"She’s not doing it for Islam. This is very bad.
She’s wearing a holy thing for a bad purpose."
Residents of Paris 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!!!!"
Sources who spoke to the New York Post revealed that Bundchen underwent a boob lift, staying at the clinic overnight. Apparently she wanted to fix her 'sagging' boobs with the surgery which cost around $11,000. The driver picked up the sisters the next day and took them back to the Bristol Hotel where they had been staying, and then transferred them to the exclusive Les Sources de Caudalie spa where they recovered for five days before they left Paris—incidentally carrying exactly the same backpack at the airport that the fake burka clad women had been carrying into the clinic!
News of the operation broke just a day after the NFL decided to uphold a four game suspension against Bundchen's husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his role in the Deflategate scandal.