World’s Top 10 Highest Paid Models

Forbes has just released the list for the world’s highest paid models and yet, Heidi Klum is not even in the top 10.

The list named a lot of angels in the top earners, and if you’re wondering why the notable absence of Heidi Klum? She has been left out because she is regarded more as a mogul now rather than a model.

Here you are, the world’s top paid models are as below:

1) Gisele Bundchen


The Brazilian has topped the list for six years in running now. She is estimated to earn $45million (RM143.5mil) from May 2011 to May 2012, from sales of her Ipanema sandals, endorsement deals and of course, as Victoria’s Secret poster girl.

2) Kate Moss


Playing second fiddle is one of the most iconic figure of all times, synonymous with brands like Rimmel, Longchamp and Topshop among others. She earns about $9.2million (RM29.3mil), a drop from her $13.5million (RM43mil) last year.

3) Natalia Vodianova


The sweet-faced Russian stands third with $8.6million (RM27.4mil). Most notable for her humble beginnings, she earns her living modelling for high-end brands such as Guerlain, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, Versace and more.

4) Adriana Lima


Her good looks and great body has made her one of FHM’s Sexiest Women of the World. Coming in at fourth, her earnings of $7.3million (RM23.2mil) can be credited to her Victoria’s Secret gig. She is currently expecting her second child.

5) Doutzen Kroes


Yet another name who got propelled to fame by Victoria’s Secret. The busty Dutch earns $6.9million (RM22mil) from all her advertising campaigns for Prada, L’Oreal, Tiffany & Co. She is even planning to go into acting soon.

6) Alessandra Ambrosio


This Brazilian model has the face that sets hearts aflutter. Her earnings of $6.6million (RM21mil) proves she’s a sought-after name for luxurious brands like Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior and Ralph Lauren.

7) Miranda Kerr


The Aussie beauty makes her name on the list with a cool $4million (RM12.7mil). Her sexy figure, even after giving birth, is the envy of many. She’s most notable for her glamour walk as one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels.

8) Lara Stone


She’s not really your conventional model with her gap-toothed smile. Yet she earns $3.8million (RM12mil) and was ranked as the number one fashion model on modelling site, model.com. This year, the Dutch is featured as one of the Pirelli calendar girls.

9) Carolyn Murphy


An American sweetheart, her name as a model has brought her $3.5million (RM11mil) in the bank to put her on the ninth spot. Though not as widely known, she has graced the campaigns of Calvin Klein and Estee Lauder.

10) Candice Swanepoel


Hailing from South Africa, this model got her big break at 15 and has since modelled for Fendi, Chanel, DVF and others. Today, she comes in at number 10 as the youngest on the list with $3.1million (RM9.9mil).

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