Life as a super model is as glamorous as it gets. The world is your oyster and doors to opportunities you never knew existed are opened up. High-profile models like Heidi Klum and Kate Moss are lucky enough to get paid to wear designer clothes at red carpet events. With their natural beauty and killer looks, most models were born to be a star. Many supermodels have become house-hold names for just modeling alone.
These beautiful ladies have the option of dating anyone they want to, and you would think they would go for men that are just as easy on the eyes as they are. However, for the ladies on this list they chose to date and even marry men that would be considered less than average on most people’s books. These men are probably some of the luckiest guys out there seeing as they are dating some of the most beautiful women on earth. How they landed such beauties is a question that comes to many people’s minds, but the models do seem rather happy with their choice of spouse. Maybe these super-models got tired of dating good-looking men and wanted to go for men that would treat them like the goddesses they are.
Below is a list of the top 11 super models that have dated below their league and the lucky men they chose to date.
11. Shannon De Lima
Shannon De Lima is one the handful of beautiful women who have been linked to Latin-singer Marc Anthony. The model first got her start at the Sambii Model Venezuela competition in 2005 and was also a featured model on the former Univision talk show, Sabado Gigante. Shannon rose to popularity when her relationship with the singer went public in 2012. They made their couple debut on the red carpet at the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas in 2014. Many were shocked at the 20 year age difference between the couple but the two seem very happy with each other.
10. Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum is the sexy-fierce model who became the first Victoria’s Secret Angel from Germany in 1999. Klum is now well recognized for her hosting ability and has an Emmy for her work on Project Runway. Although her career has led her down many paths Klum started as a model in 1992 and has been named one of the highest paid model by Forbes magazine. In 1996, she married celebrity hairstylist Ric Pipino, a rather cartoonish-looking man but the two later divorced in 2002. The supermodel was later linked to singer Seal. The two were married for nine years before their divorce in 2014. Klum’s two ex-husbands are great of example of personality winning over looks.
9. Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima is one of the hottest and highest paid supermodels of our time. She was first discovered when she was 15 after she participated in Ford’s Supermodel of the World contest. Lima is most notably recognized for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and her contract with Maybelline cosmetics. Adriana has been voted as one of the most beautiful and successful models around multiple times by various publications. Her beauty is undeniable but her dating choices can be a bit questionable. In 2009, she married basketball player Marko Jaric and he was referred to as the luckiest man on Earth by Complex. The two make an odd pair. The couple was married for five years and have two daughters together.
8. Elisabetta Gregoraci
Elisabetta Gregoracia is a fashion model from Italy. The model became notorious in 2006 when she allegedly had sex with a spokesperson in exchange for a television host. Primarily known for her looks, Gregoracia has made a career as a television host. In 2008, she married Italian business man, Flavio Briatore and the two have a child together. There is a 35 year age difference between the couple and a lot of questions come to mind regarding the relationship. Like how did Briatore manage to land a woman that is known mainly for her sex appeal? Although some may question their love, it seems as if the couple is madly in love with each other as they are not afraid to showcase their affection.
7. Anastassija Makarenko
You might recognize this model from the Bruce Willis film, A Good Day to Die Hard. 30-year-old model, Anastassija Makarenko, grabbed media attention when it was announced that she was dating retired boxer and actor, Mickey Rourke. The two have a 33-year age difference and have been dating for about six years now. Rourke claims that his relationship with the super-model has made him a changed man. He has stated that although he had no intentions of a serious relationship when he first met Anastassija, the model has taught him a lot about love and the two maintain a loving relationship together.
6. Padam Lakshmi
Padma Lakshmi has been the host on Top Chef since 2006 but she started her career as a model when was she 21. Padma was discovered while studying abroad in Madrid, Spain and has stated in the past that she was the first Indian model to work in Paris , Milan and New York and is well aware that she was used as novelty. The model-turned-TV host is also known for dating older men. In 2007 Lakshmi married author Salman Rushdie who is 23 years older than her, but the marriage only lasted two years. After the divorce, Padma was dating billionaire Teddy Forstmann who died due to complication of brain cancer. The two dated for a few years and Forstmann treated Padma’s daughter, Krishna, as if she was his own. Although Krishna is not Forstmann’s biological daughter, there was a slight chance that she could have been because Teddy and Padma began their relation while she was dating Adam Dell, who is the biological father of the young girl.
5. Claudia Schiffer
World renowned German model, Claudia Schiffer, has been married to her husband Matthew Vaughn since 2002. Many were shocked by the marriage considering Claudia was one of the most prominent models during the 1990s. Claudia’s networth is estimated to be approximately $55 million and has appeared on over 1000 magazine covers. Despite Vaughn’s stellar career in the film industry, it’s Claudia who always steals the limelight. Her gorgeous looks always overshadow her husband’s humble look. The super model always manages to turn heads wherever they may go. For the sake of their marriage, hopefully Vaughn is not the jealous type and is used to all the attention his wife receives.
4. Marissa Miller
Marissa Miller is an all American supermodel who was named Maxim’s number one hottest female around in 2008. Marissa Miller is also a Victoria Secret Model as well as the spokesperson for Harley-Davidson and the NFL. Miller’s beauty goes without question and it is obvious that the American model could date whoever she wants to. That is why it’s so surprising that she ended up marrying Griffin Guess. Although they are a good-looking pair, the two did shock some people when they begin dating. However, nothing has stopped them from showing their love to each other and the couple tied the knot in April of 2006. They have two sons together.
3. Elle Macpherson
Ella Macpherson is an Australian supermodel. She has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated a record breaking amount of times. Although her intended career was in Law, she quickly rose to fame during the 1980 and was established as the “girl next door” in Australia. She graced the cover of multiple popular magazines early on in her career. However, the magazine that helped her pave her career were her appearances on Elle. She was in every issue over the course of six years and it was during this time she married Giles Bensimon, the creative director of the fashion magazine. Although there is only a 20 year age difference between the pair, there is a big gap between their attractiveness. There’s a reason why Ella made a career appearing on magazines while Giles made his career behind the scenes of a publication.
2. Paulina Porizkova
Paulina Porizkova is a Swedish model who rose to fame in the 1980s. Declared to be the model of the decade by American Phot, Paulina continues to be one of the most prominent supermodels around. She first began her career in Paris after being discovered through her friend’s photography and quickly rising to fame. In 1984, Paulina had become the first woman from Central Europe to grace the covers of Sports Illustrated and by 1985 she had appeared on it a second time. By the late 1980s, Paulina Porizkova had become the highest paid model around, earning a salary of $6 million. A year after this achievement, Paulina married the lead singer of new wave rock band The Cars, Ric Ocasek. The supermodel has been called one of the most beautiful models of all times while Ocasek is referred to as a lucky man for marrying Paulina.
1. Kate Moss
Kate Moss was the anti-model of the 1990s. She carried a look that was distinctive of what the modeling industry was back then. She has a bad girl attitude and in 2005, she was accused of having a cocaine problem which resorted on her losing several contracts. A year after the scandal first broke out, Moss was able to recover her career and has since been listed on Forbes’s top-earning models list. Moss also appears to have a thing for guys in bands. She is currently married to Jamie Hince, the guitarist for The Kills. Before settling down wtih Hince, she was dating Jefferson Hack, and the two had a daughter together.