While every human being is beautiful, there are a few who stand out from the crowd owing to having been blessed with exceptionally attractive physical characteristics like smooth skin texture and soft facial features. Add to that a deliciously curvaceous physique, a graceful gait and some commercial intelligence all of which can be acquired with training and dedication and you stand every chance of becoming a supermodel.
Modeling and Money – A Truly Sensuous Blend
In addition to strutting on the ramp, there are several other ways in which a ‘beauty with brains’ can augment her income and some who have managed to prove it are:
Candice Swanepoel, a South-African, who at 23 years of age is able to take home a package of $3.1 million USD, is youngest as also tenth in the list of ten highest paid female models in the world. Although she is believed to enjoy frequent visibility in Victoria’s secret army, critics find her skinny to the point of being scary.
Occupying the number nine spot is Carolyn Murphy from Florida, USA, who has proved through her timeless features, skin and grace that age need not be barrier to modeling. In spite of being well into her thirties, she still advertises some of the prestigious global brands and is able to muster $3.5 million USD in her kitty.
Lara Catherine Stone broke into the list of ten highest paid female models when she added campaigns like Prada and Versace to her already envious portfolio featuring Calvin Klein. With her earnings amounting to $3.8 million USD, this Dutch beauty is just beginning to make her presence felt in a big way.
Miranda Kerr was the first Australian to have been honored with an inclusion in Victoria’s Secret Angels and has certainly never looked back since then. Currently earning $4 million USD, this fresh beauty from down under has several well-known brands under her belt and is looking forward to a gloriously lucrative walk ahead.
Alessandra Ambrosio, a gorgeous Brazilian model, stands sixth in the world with $6.6 million USD. Her presence is indicative of a ground breaking shift in the world of modeling from fashion-derived beauty to more naturally attractive features.
Doutzen Kroes is a glamorous Dutch beauty who is associated with brands like L’Oreal and Calvin Klein Eternity and considered nothing less than a wonder by her fellow countrymen courtesy her looks. With $6.9 million USD, she is at number five in this countdown.
‘Ethnic’ is what Adriana Lima is best described as and much of the $7.3 million USD that she earns is attributed to her inter-racial look because it makes her acceptable to all races worldwide.
Natalia Vodianova owes a large percentage of her earnings to fragrance brands and over a period of time has diversified to lingerie and shoes too all of which have escalated her income to a whooping $8.6 million USD.
Kate Moss continues to rake in the moolah courtesy of her numerous endorsements and now intends to add a biography to her list of accomplishments. Carrying home $9.2 million USD certainly lends an aura of class and this model has plenty of it.
Topping the countdown is Brazilian Gisele Bundchen who earns $45 million USD from her profession which includes walking the ramp, modeling for as many as twenty international brands and posing for magazines.
LookHunting has also published an overview of the highest paid male models of 2013. All stated incomes are approximate estimates for the year 2013, no guarantees given.