Top 10 Best Highest Paid Models of 2016: Modeling is entirely different art when compared to acting or other types of performances. The majority of the famous actresses entered into the film industry through modeling. Modeling is one of the highest paid jobs, and that is the reason why some actors, sports personalities, singers and TV stars take modeling contracts in addition to their regular works. Many models earn a lot from the modeling career. It has now become a great way of making money, and many models command huge salaries for just one single campaign because of their personal branding. The high salary paid to the supermodels is not believable by a common man. Here is the list of 10 highest paid models of 2016.
10. Candice Swanepoel
This model is best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. Candice is one of the highest-paid models in the world. This South African supermodel began her modeling career at the age of 15. In the year 2012, she became in the 10th position on the Forbes top -earning models list. Swanepoel became the Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2010. She has also modeled for Kardashians’ 2010 swimwear line. She has worked for the advertisements like Nike, Diesel, Guess?, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, and Prabal Gurung, etc. In 2013, Candice Swanepoel was chosen to wear the “Fantasy Bra” in the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. And the 10 million dollar bra was created by Mouward.
9. Alessandra Ambrosio
The most famous model Alessandra Ambrosio was born in Erechim, Brazil. Ambrosio is a Brazilian model, and she was selected as the first spokesmodel for the company’s PINK line. At the age of 14, she became popular after participating in the Elite Model Look national competition of 1996. Now she serves as the ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This talented model started her modeling class at the age of 12. She is considered to be one of the sexiest women in the world. She has modeled for many great brands like Armani Exchange, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren and Next. Alessandra Ambrosio is one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels. In may 2007, Ambrosio was selected by the People magazine as one of the “100 Most Beautiful People in the World.”
8. Lara Stone
The Dutch model Lara Stone participated in the Elite Model Look national competition at the age of 15. She did not the win the competition but impressed the elite executives and gained many positive comments. And it was at that time she signed to the Elite Modeling Agency and from there she had no looking back. In 2006, she signed with IMG Models. She is a model very different from other models. She followed an unconventional style or look. And the New York Times’ fashion critic Cathy Horyn named her the “anti-model” in her On the Runway blog. The New York Magazine listed her in 2nd position on the Top Ten Models to Watch” for in New York Fashion Week.
7. Joan Smalls
The fashion model Joan Smalls Rodríguez was placed in the 8th position on the Forbes magazine’s “World’s Highest-Paid Models” list. She was born in Puerto Rica, and she became the first Latina model to represent Estee Lauder cosmetics. She is one of the highest-paid models in the world. Joan is a very prosperous model, and she has now presently signed up by the IMG Management. Joan Smalls Rodríguez has walked for top designers like Oscar de la Renta, Brian Reyes, Sophie Theallet, Catherine Malandrino, Stella McCartney, Jean Paul Gaultier, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, Alexander Wang, Hermès and Jason Wu. Apart from a model, she is also involved in charity programs conducted for the children and families leading lives with medical challenges. She became popular when the famous designer Riccardo Tisci picked her to walk exclusively for Givenchy Spring 2010 couture show. In the year 2016, she was considered to be the topmost model in the world.
6. Miranda Kerr
Miranda May Kerr began her modeling career at the age of 13. She rose to fame as one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels in 2007. Miranda Kerr was born in Sydney and brought up in New South Wales. This Australian model has launched her brand KORA Organics, organic skin care products. She has even written a self-help book. She started as a model at Chaay’s Modelling Agency and was received the award for the 1997 Australian National Model conducted by the Dolly magazine and Impulse fragrances. Kerr represents the Australian up-market department store chain David Jones. Her ambition was to become a nutritionist but became a great successful model. And she is often said to be one of the sexiest women in the world. Kerr was identified as one of the “100 Hottest Women of All-Time” by Men’s Health hitting the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Sophia Loren.
5. Natalia Vodianova
This famous model is nicknamed as Supernova, is a Russian model, actress, and philanthropists. She has acted in the movies like Clash of the Titans (2010), Belle du Seigneur (2012) and CQ (2001). She is one the top earning models and is estimated to have made 8.6 million dollars in a single year. Natalia Mikhailovna Vodianova is the founder of Naked Heart Foundation, a philanthropic organization. She began her career at the young age of fifteen and after two years signed with Viva Models and relocated to Paris. Recently the model.com has listed Vodianova as one of the New Supers in the modern fashion industry. She is a person who takes part in many charitable programs, and she even created a digital app which enables people to donate money.
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4. Doutzen Kroes
She is one of the professional models who came to the fashion industry relatively late. Kroes is Dutch Frisian model and actress who is the brand ambassador and the spokesperson of the brand L’Oréal Paris for above five years. She was featured on the cover of Vogue Italia in the year 2015, and that was her first breakthrough. In 2005, she was selected as the Model of The Year on Vogue.com. Reinout Oerlemans’, Nova Zembla, the first Dutch feature film in 3D released in 2011, was her first film debut. The models.com has described her as the Helen of Troy of advertising. And she is one of the New Supers. Kroes have been starred on the covers of Harper’s Bazaar, Time, Vogue, Seventeen, Elle, Marie Claire, NuméroDoutzen, Glamour, W, Avantgarde, and Dazed & Confused. Kroes is expected to have earned more than five million dollars per year since 2008. She is one of the best models who has been in the top five of best-paid models. In 2013, she appeared on the covers of four international editions of Vogue.
3. Adriana Lima
Adrian Lima is Brazilian Model, who came in the second place with the earnings of about nine million dollars in 2015. She is presently the brand ambassador of the Barcelona-based clothing brand Desigual, along with Canadian model Winnie Harlow. Lima is popularly known as the one of the Victoria’s Secret Angel. She is a runway model and has walked for the famous designers Fashion’s Night Out, Caio Gobbi, Fause Haten, Rosa Cha, Blue man, M. Officer, Luca Luca, Liverpool Fashion, Dosso Dossi, Carmen Steffens, Cía Maritima and Fause Haten, etc. In 2000, she appeared on the cover of Vogue Gioiello. From 2003 to 2010 she was the spokesmodel of the Maybelline cosmetics. She was in 4th position on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $7.3 million in one year. Lima was chosen to be one of the celebrities in the People magazine’s 100 most beautiful people in the world list.
2. Cara Delevingne
An English model and film actress, Cara Delevingne comes in the second position on our list. Cara leaving her school in 2009, signed with Storm Model Management. She began her acting career by acting in the film adaptation of Anna Karenina. Cara was the “Model of the Year” in 2012 and 2014 at the British Fashion Awards. At the age of 10, she began her modeling career.Delevingne is a talented model who has made her first catwalk appearance at the London Fashion Week in 2011. Cara Delevingne has appeared in shows for houses like Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Mulberry and Jason Wu.
1. Gisele Bündchen
Bundchen is the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. She is a famous Brazilian model, actress, and producer. Gisele Bündchen is one of the highly paid fashion models in the world. Unlike the other Brazilian models, she has acquired an international success. She was one of the Victoria’s Secret Angel from the year 2000 until mid-2007. She supports many charities like Save the Children, Red Cross and Doctors without Borders. She was nominated at the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Breakout Performance and Choice Movie Bad Guy for her supporting role in the film Taxi of 2004. Bundchen is noted by Vogue and credited her as the model who ended the “heroin chic” era of modeling. In 2007, she was the richest woman in the fashion world. Even now, her record is not broken by any other top models.