Top 12 Highest Paid Fashion Models

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Not everyone gets to be a model. And just because you are a model, it does not mean that your life is just going to be like a modeling ramp, full of glitz and glamour. It is a serious job and when you get paid well for it, then know for sure that you are a rock star in playing it well. Well, here are some beauties who have done pretty well and are making good money in the industry.

GiseleGisele Bündchen

First on the list is the Brazilian supermodel, Gisele Bündchen. She has been listed as one of the highest paid models since 2004 and is considered as one of the richest women in the world of entertainment. Gisele’s career sky rocketed which placed her as the 89th Most Powerful Woman in the World according to Forbes magazine. In 2016, Gisele earned a total of $30,5000,000. None of it comes from her husband Tom Brady, quarterback of New England Patriots. It’s all on her!

Adriana Lima

Another Brazilian on the list is Adriana Lima. She has been the longest running model. Because of that, she was dubbed as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and the most valuable Victoria’s Secret Angel. Adriana appeared in several commercials for Super bowl, Kia Motors and Maybelline, of which she is a spokesmodel. In 2001, Adriana started her acting career in a film called The Follow. Last year, Lima earned a total of $10.5 Million.

Adriana LimaKarlie Kloss

Karlie Elizabeth Kloss, her real name, earned a total of $10,000,000. She started her career as early as 14 years old back in 2006 where she posed for a magazine in Chicago, Scene Magazine. This caught the attention of Elite Chicago who sent sheets with her poses to Elite NY. Karlie was then flown to New York, and so started her career. Aside from her modeling career, Kloss is also known for her entrepreneurship.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner was first known as television personality in E!’s reality TV show alongside her family, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She became a model in line with the movement called “The Instagirl era” or “Social Media Modeling”. In this movement, models were chosen because of their social media following. She is now placed fourth in the list of top earning models along with a total earning of $10 million. Jenner is also one of the most popular celebrities in Instagram with over 82 million followers.

Kendall JennerGigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid is a daughter of a former model, Yolanda Hadid. She is a supermodel, born and raised in Los Angeles. Gigi already had a modeling career at the age of two as a model of Guess but later stopped to finish her studies. She went back to modeling in the year 2011 and has been modeling since then as an adult this time. Gigi now ranks fifth in the list of top earning models with total earnings of $9,000,000 and is listed in the top-ranking models. She was also dubbed as the International Model of the Year in 2016 by British Fashion Council.

Rose Huntington-Whiteley

Rose is the fiancé of famous British actor Jason Statham. But even before they were an item, Rosie has already made a name for herself as a model. She is famous for being one of Victoria’s Secret Angels. Rosie also had several acting roles in popular movies like Transformers where she played Carly Spencer and another in Mad Max: Fury Road as the Splendid Angharad. She ranks sixth in the list of top earning models with a total of $9,000,000 earnings in 2016.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne has been a model since 2009. She won at the British Fashion Awards in 2012 and 2014 as the “Model of the Year”. Cara proceeded to take on an acting career in the movie Anna Karenina with a minor participation, and then moved on to take major roles in several films like Paper Towns.

Cara DelevingneCara Delevingne is one of the most remarkable personalities not only in the fashion world but in the entertainment industry at large. She has a quite active social media appearance and is known to have confessed openly that she is bisexual. Despite that, she is ranked as the seventh highest paid model and is known to have made a total of $8.5 million in 2016.

Candice Swanepoel

There are other highest paid models that made it to the top 12. On the eighth rank is Candice Swanepoel. She earned a total of $7,000,000 in 2016. She is from South Africa and also known to work with Victoria’s Secret.

Liu Wen

Next in line is Liu Wen, a Chinese fashion model who earned a total of $7,000,000 and which placed her in the ninth rank. Liu Wen is the first East Asian model to make it to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and also the first Chinese to make it to the American Vogue cover.

Miranda Kerr

Placed on the tenth spot is Miranda Kerr, an Australian model with a total earning of $6 million in 2016. She is the ex-wife of the Lord of the Rings star, Orlando Bloom.

Miranda KerrLara Stone

Lara Stone, a Dutch model, lands on the 11th rank with a total earning of $5.5 million. She has appeared in several movies which includes Absolutely Famous: The Movie and In Me.

Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova, a Russian model lands on the 12th with the same earning in 2016. Natalia is nicknamed as Supernova. She is not only a model but a philanthropist and film actress as well.

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