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Friday, 15 November, 2002, 11:23 GMT
New York fur protesters upstage supermodel
Supermodel Gisele Buchchen surrounded by fur protesters
Gisele kept her composure as the protest occurred
Animal rights activists have crashed a fashion show in New York to protest at Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen's work for a fur company.

Several members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) mounted the catwalk with placards saying "Gisele: fur scum" before being removed by security guards.

Gisele Bunchen modelling Victoria's Secret clothes
The show went ahead despite the disturbance
The supermodel was taking part in the annual lingerie show put on by the Victoria's Secret company which only featured fake furs.

She continued posing during the incident and the camera shoot was later repeated.

Correspondents say the CBS television network is likely to delete the protest from its final tape of the event - the eight annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - which is to be broadcast next Wednesday.

Ms Bundchen has been targeted by Peta since she recently signed a modelling contract reportedly worth $500,000 with Blackglama, a leading US fur company.

When she returned to the stage for the repeat filming, the audience burst into applause.

Peta this month launched a new advertising campaign against fur, alleging cruelty to animals.

Pop star Sophie Ellis Bextor is fronting the adverts, holding the bloody carcass of an animal above the caption: "Would you like the rest of your fur coat?"

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