Most Paid Models 2012

The beauty delights, the beauty charms. And the beauty is sold. For how much? It depends upon how models build their careers. The restless «Forbes» magazine has compiled a list of the most highly paid models in the world 2012. Models income was calculated from May, 2011 – May, 2012.

Here is the list of most paid supermodels of 2012:

10. Candice Swanepoel
Candice Swanepoel is the first South African model, who has reached the top. She is known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. Last year Candice earned $3.1 million.


9. Carolyn Murphy
The ninth place belongs to Carolyn Murphy according to Forbes. Last year she earned $3.5 million.


8. Lara Stone
Lara Stone is famous for crossing the road to pop queen Madonna. Louis Vuitton didn’t extend the contract with the singer, because the company had found Lara Stone. Her earnings amount to $3.8 million.


7. Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr from Australia has brought her annual income to $4 million. Her real career is also connected with Victoria’s Secret.


6. Alessandra Ambrosio
Alessandra Ambrosio has recently become a mother for the second time. Maybe that’s why her earnings aren’t so high. She started her career with a Brazilian sportswear brand. Last year she earned $6.6 million.


5. Doutzen Kroes
Doutzen Kroes from the Netherlands has grown considerably. She represents Versace, L’Oreal, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana as well as Victoria’s Secret. Doutzen’s performance costs $6.9 million bucks.


4. Adriana Lima
Brazilian top model Adriana Lima is close to the first three. In 2011 she earned $7.3 million. Her success came, when Adrian turned into «an angel» of Victoria’s Secret.


3. Natalia Vodianova
Natalia Vodianova makes $8.6 million per year. But people in Russia still remember the times when Natalia was selling fruit at the market place in Nizhny Novgorod. Early in her career Natalia was paid about $150 a month. Then she became the face of Calvin Klein and her beauty was rewarded accordinally.


2. Kate Moss
Scandalous Kate Moss with her 9.2 million dollars is number two. She is one of the first models, who began receiving fabulous fees. Now she is 38 years old and almost never takes part in fashion shows. Instead she has launched a line of fashion clothes, which enjoy a great demand among buyers.


1. Gisele Bündchen
The leader of the ranking is a Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen. This fragile girl has learnt how to earn money! Her annual income makes $45 million. For one walk on the podium Giselle “takes” not less than 50 thousand. She sometimes charges even up to 250,000 dollars for one show. Her appearance in advertising campaigns can increase sales by 40%, as it once happened with Pantene shampoos.


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