BY: GURU JAY
Right Said Fred created the I’m Too Sexy video in 1992. It was an instant hit. Now every model knows the words to I’m Too Sexy verbatim.
As you know, I study economics. Well, supermodels are the definition of high demand. There is a real talent shortage.
If you want to be a model, you need thick skin and a thin waist. You’ll get picked apart if you’re not careful. That’s why I admire models for their confidence.
Sometimes supermodels come off as arrogant. But that’s not the case. In their line of work, a strong ego is a requirement.
I admire models for their work ethic. Picture the hours of hard work that go into modeling. A model must spend countless hours in front of flashing cameras.
That’s not all. She has to count her calories. And, a model must exercise like a racehorse.
If a model tries her best, she is compensated accordingly.
Modeling agencies carefully choose the bodies that get to strut on the catwalk. If you’re too fragile, don’t apply. If you’re too sexy, then let’s go ahead and get it done.
If you are an aspiring model, don’t quit. Remember, there’s a big reward. Here are the 10 highest paid models...
10. Lara Stone
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There’s no denying the Dutch beauty Lara Stone. The blonde model is the 10th highest paid internationally. She is known for her lucrative Calvin Klein jeans contract.
In total, Lara Stone earned $3.2 million. She has a good name and is very valuable. Calvin Klein can't afford to drop her.
9. Candice Swanepoel
Candice Swanepoel is 9th with earnings totaling $3.3 million. She does work for Versace, Juicy Couture and Max Factor. At 5’10” and age 25, Candice’s stock is rising.
She’s too sexy for her skirt. Maxim named her number 1 on the Hot 100 list. If you didn’t know who Candice Swanepoel was, now you do!
8. Joan Smalls
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Joan Smalls is a steady name in the business. She’s accustomed to making lists. This time she is number 8.
The sexy supermodel tallied a total of $3.5 million. At 5’11” and age 25, Joan’s purse is fattening. If you love numbers, then you love Joan.
7. Carolyn Murphy
Model Carolyn Murphy comes in at 7th. Modeling is a lucky way celebrities make money. Click here to read more.
Carolyn made $3.6 million before taxes. She is known for dealing with Estée Lauder and Project Runway. Also, she has contracts with: Coach, Ann Taylor Loft and Carlo Pazolini.
6. Hilary Rhoda
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Hilary Rhoda made $4 million modeling. She earned it endorsing Nike, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren and Victoria’s Secret. The brunette walks to the bank with style and grace.
Hilary’s Twitter and Instagram stay active. The 27 year-old 5’11” model keeps her body of work busy. This busybody’s work ethic is the key to her success.
5. Liu Wen
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Chinese model Liu Wen made $4.3 million. At number 5, Liu is China’s finest. She’s 5’11’’ and 26 years old.
She signed a huge contract with Estée Lauder. Liu is their first Asian model ever. Read more about the model here.
4. Kate Moss
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It’s no surprise the 5’7’’ Kate Moss made 5.7 million. Kate is the Madonna of modeling. Read here for more information.
At the age of 40, Kate still dominates the business. She has signed long-term deals with Vogue Eyewear, Rimmel, Versace, and Liu-Jo. No wonder she’s loaded!
3. Adriana Lima
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The Brazilian babe is too sexy for that commercial. Bob Dylan is in awe. This is just one of Adriana's many successful ads.
2. Miranda Kerr
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Miranda Kerr is 2nd after making $7.2 million. Did you know her popularity in Asia has soared? The Australian model has signed new deals with Mango, David Jones, and Lipton.
She puts some pep in her step when she struts. You see if you stick with it like Miranda, you too can receive the big reward. Smart work pays dividends.
1. Gisele Bündchen
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It seems like Gisele Bündchen makes all the rules just to break them. No other model comes close to the $42 million Gisele pocketed. These days, she’s running down the runway.
Who doesn’t follow Gisele on Instagram? If you are a future model, you must follow Gisele. She shows you how to do it!
As I noted in Celebrity Rag Riches, you can’t go wrong with the fashion industry. Models are naturally pulled in the direction of fashion and entertainment. It’s easy to see how the industries connect.
I thought Kate Upton would make the top 10. But, I have faith in Forbes’ numbers. So, look for Kate next time.
The modeling industry is highly competitive. Dare I say it is cutthroat and ruthless? All these models make it look easy.
The fact is it takes more than sheer sexiness to make it in the modeling world. You have to possess a combination of factors. Do you have what it takes?
Don’t ever fear rejection. Where one door closes, another door opens. Remember, you must fail in order to succeed.
The top 10 highest paid models earned $82.8 million total. That’s right, Gisele Bündchen made more money than the other 9 combined. It’s not too surprising considering she owns a lingerie line. And, she's too sexy for her skirt...
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