We are sure you have heard a lot about them, as they are the most popular and well-paid models in the world. Forget about these morbid skinny models that are so in vogue, the real models look like women and they’re proud of it.
10. Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Caroline Bündchen ( born 20 July 1980) is a Brazilian fashion model and occasional film actress and producer. She is the goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. In the late 1990s, Bündchen became the first in a wave of Brazilian models to find international success. In 1999, Vogue dubbed her “The Return of the Sexy Model”, and she was credited with ending the “heroin chic” era of modeling. Bündchen was one of Victoria’s Secret Angels from 2000 until mid-2007.
9. Claudia Schiffer
Claudia Schiffer ( born 25 August 1970) is a Germanmodel and creative director of her own clothing label. Schiffer rose to popularity and became a household name during the early 1990s as one of the world’s most successful models. In her early career, she was said to resemble Brigitte Bardot.She appeared on more than 700 magazine covers and continues to front global campaigns for luxury fashion and fragrance houses. In 2002, Forbes estimated her net worth at about US$55 million (£38 million).
8. Cindy Crawford
Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Crawford (born February 20, 1966) is an American model. Crawford is known for her trademark mole just above her lip, and has adorned hundreds of magazine covers throughout her career. Her success at modeling made her an international celebrity that has led to roles in television and film, and to work as a spokesperson. In 1995, Forbes magazine named her the highest paid model on the planet.
Kate Moss (born 16 January 1974) is an English model who rose to fame in the early 1990s as part of the heroin chic fashion trend. She is known for her waifish figure, and role in size zero fashion. She is also noted for her controversial private life, high-profile relationships, party lifestyle, and drug use. In 2007, TIME magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.In 2012, she came second on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $9.2 million in one year.
Naomi Campbell (born 22 May 1970) is an English model. Discovered at the age of 15, she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and 1990s, and she was one of six models of her generation declared “supermodels” by the fashion world.Her personal life is widely reported, particularly her relationships with prominent men—including boxer Mike Tyson and actor Robert De Niro—and several highly-publicised convictions for assault.
5. Doutzen Kroes
Doutzen Kroes ( born 23 January 1985) is a Dutch model and actress, who is a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She started working for the brand in 2004 and became an Angel in 2008. She is on contract with L’Oréal. In 2012 she came in fifth on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $6.9 million in one year.
4. Kate Upton
Katherine “Kate” Upton (born June 10, 1992)is an American model and actress, known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Upton was namedRookie of the Year following her first SI-appearance in 2011, and in 2012 and 2013 she featured as the cover model.
3. Miranda Kerr
Miranda May Kerr (born 20 April 1983) is an Australian model. Kerr rose to prominence in 2007 as one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels. She is the first Australian to participate in the Victoria’s Secret campaign and also represented Australian fashion chain David Jones. In addition, Kerr has launched her own brand of organic skincare products, Kora Organics, and released a self-help book, Treasure Yourself.
Catrinel Menghia, sometimes known as Catrinel Marlon, (born October 1, 1985, Iași) is a Romanian top fashion model who is best known for her 2006 and 2009 appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and as the face of Giorgio Armani worldwide and French lingerie purveyor Lise Charmel. At the age of 16, Menghia finished third in Ford’s”Supermodel of Romania” competition, and received the award Romania’s Model of the Year in 2002. She made her television debut at the age of 17 when she appeared in Cerceii Tai music video from the Romanian band Krypton.
1. Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima (born June 12, 1981) is a Brazilian model and actress who is best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2000, and as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2009. At the age of 15, Lima finished first in Ford’s “Supermodel of Brazil” competition, and took second place the following year in the Ford “Supermodel of the World” competition before signing with Elite Model Management in New York City. In 2012, she came in 4th on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $7.3 million in one year. She is married to Serbian basketball player Marko Jarić, with whom she has two daughters.