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Christie Brinkley vows to pay her taxes

Christie Brinkley attends the 65th Annual Tony Awards on June 12, 2011, in New York. Getty Images

(CBS/AP) Christie Brinkley vows she'll immediately repay the $531,000 she owes in back taxes. The New York Daily News recently reported the Internal Revenue Service filed a tax lien against the supermodel.

Brinkley said in a statement the lien was a "result of an error" and pledges it will be paid in full by Wednesday.

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Brinkley, 57, said she regrets not paying more attention to her accounting, noting that she's been focused on her parents, who are dealing with "serious health issues."

The model has said she considers herself "lucky to have been employed" since she was 17 years old. And between her infomercials, real estate and modeling stints, she's still raking in the bucks. According to the Daily News, she is worth an estimated $80 million.

Brinkley made her Broadway debut this year playing Roxie Hart in the musical "Chicago."

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