Has it ever crossed your mind who tops the list of the highest earning models? Models are popularly known of their fancy lifestyle, catwalks and working with diverse fashion designers across the globe. If you were to consider how much some of them earn and how much they are worth then one will wonder whether they picked the wrong career.
It might sound like an easy gig to some however, when it comes to it there is a lot more that is involved than what meets the eye. You have to watch your diet, exercise regularly and look fabulous round the clock. The super early wakeups, having to be on the road constantly and being scrutinized endlessly with fans and critics. It can be very hard to survive in this world of self-conscious.
The long reign of Gisele Bundchen came to an end as the worlds highest earning model when the youngest member of the Kardashian family Kendall Jenner came into the scene. Reality TV star and supermodel Kendall Jenner started off her modelling career at the age of 14 through the help of her celebrity family. Having appeared on the cover page of a Teen Vogue, she became one of the most in demand models in the world despite several setbacks she encountered on the way.
She has campaigned with all the top brands including Adidas, Fendi and La Perla and presently she is the face of Estee Lauder. She has achieved a lot in her career one of them being securing her dream job in one of Victoria’s secret show back in 2018. Jenner has over 92.1 million followers on Instagram and it is very obvious why she has made it to the number one spot as not only the highest earning model but also the riches model in the world. Any ad campaign that is shared by this celebrity will reach the highest number of social media influencers than any other outlet.
The entrepreneur and super model have been walking the runways of some of the leading designers ever since she was discovered in 2005. After loosing booking due to weight gain, she has focused on her own project known as project Kode Klossy that empowers young girls between the ages of 13 and 18 to learn how to code. The best thing about the program is that it is entirely free hence it gives the girls a chance to make real changes in their lives.
Chrissy Teigen is known for her hilarious Instagram posts and is married to the singer John Legend. She started off as a sport illustrated cover girl and has grown to appear in various covers of Glamour, Esquire, Elle and Cosmopolitan and she is currently hosting Lip Sync Battle with LL cool J. she has also appeared in numerous ads including Vita Coca, Smirnoff and she her very own domestic cooking empire.
Rosie Huntington- Whiteley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is known for her very own line of lingerie with Marks & Spencer and is also a star in popular movies like Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Mad Max: Fury Road while she catwalks in her free time. Having been in the industry for over 15 years, she is building her very own beauty website Rose Inc.
Triple-threat Delevingne has enjoyed a fair share of the limelight and has graced the covers of some of the worlds most influential fashion magazines as well as walked on top runways. Just as her career was soaring, she decided to take a break from modelling and focused on acting which is her true passion. She has appeared in several movies including; Anna Karenina, Paper Town, suicide squad and Valerian and the City of Thousands.
Gisele Bundchen enjoyed the number one spot of being the highest paid models and left the Victoria show. As much as she has retired from the runway, the bona fide super model still makes a huge paycheck through campaigns with some of her favorite brands. She is the face of Carolina Herrera VIP Rose fragrance as well as the company Arezzo and Brazilian jeweler Vivara. She is a goodwill ambassador of the United Nations Environment Programme and just recently published an autobiography.
The second half of the powerhouse sisters has gone from an A-list model to a celebrity through a several endorsements. After completing a two-year running with tommy Hilfiger and being a popular choice of the high-end brands, it is evident that she has established quite a name for herself. She has done deals with Maybelline, Reebok and has featured in an even popular Moschino x HM collection.
Bella Hadid took the world by storm when she followed on the footsteps of her sister to become one of the most powerful models and a fashion sensation. She has graced the runways of top popular shows including Ralph Lauren, Alexander Wang, and Michael Kors. She has also appeared innumerous covers of magazines and her greatest achievement is walking in Victoria’s secret show. She has over 18.6 million followers on Instagram and offer a great platform to talk about world issues.
Joan Smalls is a psychology graduate from Puerto Rico who decide to pursue a career in modelling. She made quite a remarkable name for herself by walking on some of the most high-end catwalks and was eventually dubbed the Catwalk Queen. She has done everytype of modeling from runway to automotive.
After a long break from modelling Dutch Doutzen returned to the scene with a lucrative L’Oreal endorsement and has launched the cashmere jumper line. Kroes is focused on using her voice to help the endangered species.
Modeling is a very lucrative career of choice but also very competitive and demanding. Being a modeling todays age comes with a lot of pressure. Being a model isn’t just about having a pretty face. One needs to have a voice and a platform where you can use your voice.