From lipstick diaries to vanity affairs these supermodels are the stars. They’re the best known faces on the ramp, have headlined ad campaigns, and modelled for magazines and possibly every brand in your wardrobe.
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A supermodel, actress and producer, the Brazilian model is today at the top of the fashion game across the globe. From debuting on the cover of leading fashion magazines to walking on the ramp at the Victoria’s Secret show, the long-legged beauty pooled in $47 million in the last 12 months and is the highest paid supermodel in the world right now. From being a face of the high street bestseller H&M to fashion labels Chanel and Carolina Herrera, the 34-year-old beauty also has her own lines of lingerie and fragrances.
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The Dutch supermodel, actor and new mother is second on this list, with earnings totaling $8 million in the last year. She’s got contracts with L’Oreal cosmetics and Victoria’s Secret, and has been the face for many brands like H&M , Emilio Pucci and Miu Miu, strutting her way on the ramp for them. She’s also the new face of CK’s fragrance line, making it clear why the 29-year-old model is so high on this list. Kroes, who is apparently heading to space as part of a charity drive this year , also has her very own cashmere sweater line.
Joining the Dutch beauty is this chica from Brazil, whose prolonged contract with Victoria’s Secret, has helped her immensely with with her modeling career. With earnings totalling $8 million, Lima shares second place with Kroes. Making a comeback as the face of Maybelline, she has modelled for noted designers like Giorgio Armani, Vera Wang and Valentino. While her ad campaign list includes names like Versace, BCBG, Louis Vuitton and many more, Lima was recently signed on as the face of the Spanish brand Desigual.
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She was recognised with an award for a 25-year contribution to the world of fashion at the 2013 British Fashion Awards; and her high-flying career has earned Kate Moss third place on this list, with reported earnings of $7million in the last year. While her campaign for Calvin Klein has gone down in the annals of fashion history, her association with brands like Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel and Rimmel has added to her kitty. After the success of her first apparel collection with Topshop in 2007, she launched a second line this year and was also made the face of the Stella McCartney Fall/Winter 14 line as well as jewellery designer David Yurman’s collection.
Making her debut on this list, Kate Upton’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover shoot may helped up her profile in the last year. Upton, who was once criticized for her fuller hourglass figure, is on this lest with an income of $7 million. From signing up with names like Bobbi Brown, American fashion brand Express, Sam Edelman, David Yurman and Accessorize, the 22-year-old also made it to the silver screen with a remarkable performance in The Other Woman.
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With her peaches and cream complexion, brunette Miranda Kerr has the world at her feet – and men fighting over her. Her $7million pay cheque is all thanks to Wonderbra, but in the past, she has modelled for Swarovski, H&M, Reebok, Mango and Shopstyle. Kerr also has her own beauty line, called Kora Organic, which contributes to her annual earning.
The only Asian face on this list, Liu Wen takes home an estimate of $7 million thanks to her contract with beauty brand Estee Lauder. Along with smoking hot campaigns for Calvin Klein, Tory Burch, H&M and Coach, the Asian beauty has a number of contracts in China too.
Once again a Victoria’s Secret model makes it to this millionaire list, with earnings of $5 million. Ambrosia, best known as the face of their Pink Line, has also modelled for brands like NEXT, Armani Exchange, Christian Dior and Ralph Lauren. While her appearances in sitcoms and movies got her visibility, in 2007 she was tagged as one of the Beautiful People in the World by People magazine.
Thanks to an 8-year-long association with Estee Lauder, the American beauty is in the highest paid list with earnings of $5million. Rhoda also models for local American brands and has built up an interesting portfolio of assignments.
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With earnings of $4million in the last year, the Russian came to the spotlight with a Calvin Klein campaign. Since then, she’s modelled for Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, L’Oréal, David Yurman, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Versace, Diane von Fürstenberg and Chanel.