Retired supermodel Gisele Bundchen has reportedly disguised herself under a burqa to avoid being spotted entering a French plastic surgeon’s office.
The New York Post reports that Bundchen was spotted getting out of a chauffeured vehicle with her sister and entering the International Clinique du Parc Monceau in Paris, both were wearing distinctive black burqas.
France banned the wearing of the burqa in public places in 2010.
The Post says it has definitive proof of when snappers spotted Bundchen’s longtime chauffeur stop and drop off the women at the surgeon’s office.
Gisele in a burqa. Brady destroying his cell phone. NY Post having a field day, taking no prisoners, as usual. pic.twitter.com/mgTdTZqXOT
— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) July 29, 2015
The tabloid paper says the two underwent overnight plastic surgery procedures on July 15.
Many have been shocked by Bundchen’s actions, with some accusing the Brazilian beauty of showing a lack of religious sensitivity, given its the Muslim Holy Month or Ramadan.
“Fashion faux pas aside, its troubling that THIS is your idea of going undercover draping yourself in Muslim garb when it suits you, like the Rachel Dolezal of Islam,” The Post’s Barbara Hoffman wrote.
People around the world have also posted their shock and condemnation on social media.
“If Gisele really donned the burqa just to avoid being seen entering a plastic surgery clinic … wow. Just wow,” said Soraya N McDonald.
Bundchen has famously been vocal about her dislike of plastic surgery, telling Fox News “no way” to surgery enhancements.
“Actually, I asked my mother the very same question and she said, ‘It’s taken me 58 years for me to look like this. You think I’m going to ruin it now?'” Bundchen said.
“She looks great, so I hope I will look the same.”