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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Top 10 highest paid Models of 2012

FG10 brings you Forbes' list of the top 10 highest paid models in the world!! Don't we all wish we were models!! Enjoy the figures :-)

10. Candice Swanepoel
Made: $3.1 million 
How: The youngest model on the list, Swanepoel maintains the position she held last year. The 23-year-old South African continues to represent Victoria's Secret as well as brands like Prabal Gurung and Rag & Bone. She also regularly walks in runway shows during Paris, New York and Milan Fashion Weeks.

9. Carolyn Murphy
Made: $3.5 million
How: Slipping down one place from last year, Murphy still pulled in a hefty sum through contracts with Ann Taylor Loft and Tom Ford, among others. She has also been the face of Estee Lauder since 2001.

8. Lara Stone
Made: $3.8 million 
How: Dutch model Stone, who is married to British comedian David Walliams, has deals with some of fashion's biggest hitters - Versace, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and Prada, as well as automotive company Mercedes Benz. She regularly appears in high fashion editorial shoots.

7. Miranda Kerr
Made: $4 million 
How: The Australian wife of Orlando Bloom makes her first appearance on the list this year. She has lucrative deals with Victoria's Secret, for whom she holds the coveted poisition of an Angel, as well as various other brands like Reebok. She also runs her own organic skincare line called Kora Oragnics, which launched in 2009.

6. Alessandra Ambrosio
Made: $6.6 million 
How: Through her deals with Victoria's Secret and Brazilian brands Colcci and Vivari. She gave birth to her second child, a boy named Noah, in May, and is determined to be back in shape for the opening of Victoria's Secret's first London store in July. She replaces Daria Werbowy, who does not appear in this year's list, in sixth position.

5. Doutzen Kroes
Made: $6.9 million 
How: The 27-year-old Dutch model makes her debut appearance in Forbes' top 10 - shunting Alessandra Ambrosio down a place from last year - thanks to her contracts with Victoria's Secret, L'Oreal and Tiffany & Co.

4. Adriana Lima
Made: $7.3 million 
How: The majority of Lima's earnings come from her work as a Victoria's Secret Angel, which she became in 2000. Earlier this year she appeared in two Super Bowl commercials for which she would have received sizeable sums. She also models for Donna Karan and Mavi jeans. She maintains the position she held in last year's list.

3. Natalia Vodianova
Made: $8.6 million 
How: The baby-faced Russian model regularly appears in high fashion editorials, on catwalks and currently features in campaigns for Guerlain and Calvin Klein fragrances. She is also founder of the Naked Heart Foundation which builds play areas in dowtrodden areas of Russia. She has shot up from ninth place in last year's list.

2. Kate Moss
Made: $9.2 million
How: Style icon Moss has managed to bump herself up one place this year thanks to her deals with Rimmel, Longchamp, Mango and Vogue Eyewear. She rarely appears on the catwalk anymore - although she did make an appearance at Louis Vuitton's spring/summer 2012 show - but still regularly graces the covers and pages of the world's biggest fashion publications. She also has a number of perfumes from which she continues to receive income. Despite turning 38 earlier this year she remains one of the world's most in demand models.

1. Gisele Bündchen
Made: $45 million 
How: Bündchen is the world's highest paid model by a country mile. Currently rumoured to be expecting her second child with husband Tom Brady, she holds onto her first place spot for the sixth consecutive year, equalling her earnings from the previous year. She currently holds endorsemant deals with Pantene, Esprit and Versace, and also has her own line of sandals named Ipanema. Bündchen and Brady were named the world's highest paid celebrity couple last year.

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