She lost her fiance Michael Clarke and the $6.5 million Bondi home they shared, not to mention her $200,000 contract with Vodafone, but Lara Bingle still has money coming in - anyway.

Since splitting with Clarke in April, her one major deal - worth $250,000 a year with swimwear range Speedo - was reportedly under review.

But after returning from a two-month holiday in the US and South Africa last week, the blonde Shire-ess has revived her fortunes with a meeting at Speedo's Darlinghurst offices.

The model was snapped clutching a dossier about her future with the brand - but only for the upcoming summer, with next year still to be negotiated.

"The marketing manager from Speedo, Tiffany Scott, met with Lara Bingle for a general catch up after her return from New York," a company spokeswoman told us. "Speedo will be working with Lara for the upcoming summer 2010 Beach campaign."

Bingle's quest to go incognito with a car other than her old Aston Martin has not worked - her mum's black Audi S5 is proving a head-turner.

Source: Herald Sun
Date: 29th July 2010