The idea that supermodels actually exist is a pretty wild one if you think about it. Women who look gorgeous no matter what outfits you put them in, and are paid exorbitant funds to walk down runways, stay still in beautiful locales, and catch the eyes of us typical schlubs; being a model must be nice. That doesn’t mean that all supermodels are created equal, though. Thankfully, we’re here to split hairs for you and decide which of the few women who have been attractive enough to become supermodels are the hottest of the hot.
We’re not exactly sure who gets to decide which women qualify for this lofty status, but it seems like the world knows it when they see it. Models who’ve earned so many high profile jobs that they’ve managed to garner a certain level of fame, supermodels are an elite crew. We’re also limiting our list to women who came to prominence after the title was coined, which means people like Twiggy or Bettina Graziani, the first huge models, did not qualify for consideration.
20 Adriana Lima
Tapped by Victoria’s Secret to become one of their angels inherently means that you are one of the most sought-after models in the world and nobody has managed to fulfill that role longer than Adriana. First signed by the world’s best-known lingerie company in the year 2000, she has never left their employ since, as of the time of this writing, sixteen years later. Additionally working with companies like Maybelline, Kia, Guess, Prada, Mac Jacobs, and so, so many others, she has appeared on covers for magazines like Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue. Possessing a glorious butt, plump lips, and beautiful boobs, she is unforgettable.
19 Gigi Hadid
One of the latest additions to the company of supermodels the world knows, Gigi and her family seem to be everywhere. The daughter of one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Yolanda Hadid, her sister Bella is also an extremely successful model but it is Gigi that takes the cake. Working for Baby Guess at the age of two, if you can call being a cute toddler "work", that relationship was restarted in 2012 when she became the face of Guess. Additionally appearing on catwalks and the covers of magazines like Vogue, Elle, Sports Illustrated and Paper Magazine, to name just a few, Gigi has an incredible resume for a woman her age. A beautiful blonde who looks great in jeans or swimwear, her fit body makes her stand out, even among women paid to look good.
18 Charlotte McKinney
A model that is just starting out, Charlotte has earned her stripes as a burgeoning supermodel due to her work in Super Bowl commercials for companies like Carls Jr. Rising to the acclaim she enjoys today, in large part to her social media following which she built on Instagram, she was profiled in Esquire, worked for Guess and was signed by Wilhelmina Models. Dubbed the next Kate Upton by many observers, her huge hooters seem to be her calling card and you’d have to be blind to not see why.
17 Laetitia Casta
A French model who gained fame after she was chosen to be the “Guess? Girl” in the early nineties, Laetitia went on to fame and fortune as a result. Tapped to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel, she found her way onto magazine covers like Rolling stone, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and even Pirelli’s Calendar, an industry publication that dates back to the sixties. She also served as L’Oreal’s spokesperson and worked for Tommy Hilfiger, XOXO, Alberta Ferretti, and Pepe Jeans. A supermodel that possesses much more bountiful breasts than the norm, she looks fantastic no matter how many clothes she is wearing.
16 Heidi Klum
Let’s just say Heidi has done a lot. A cover girl for magazines like Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Glamour, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle and many more, she is a former Victoria’s Secret Angel who hosted their fashion shows in four separate years. Also known for her an acting career, she was cast in movies like 54, Ella Enchanted and others, on top of shows like Sex and the City, Yes Dear and How I Met Your Mother. Of course, her most famous television credit came as the host and one of the judges of Project Runway, a fashion design reality show, and Germany’s Next Topmodel, both of which continue to this day. A model that looks magnificent in lingerie or swimsuits, her exquisite look reminds us of some of the greatest beauties of yore.
15 Claudia Schiffer
Compared in the appearance department to Brigitte Bardot, one of the biggest sex symbols of all time, Claudia became known around the world in the nineties. Having earned a Guinness World Record for the supermodel who has appeared on the most magazine covers, more than one-thousand, it seems like her entire life must have happened in front of a camera. In fact, she was the first model to appear on the covers of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The New York Times and People, which makes her not only a success but a groundbreaker. Blonde locks, taut belly, great cleavage, and an amazing face are just some of the traits that made her a star.
14 Elle Macpherson
Nicknamed 'The Body', due to the fact that she has appeared on more Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers than anyone else (5), she went on to create a line of skin care products with the same name. Appearing on catwalks for companies like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Nicole Miller, Elle has also worked campaigns for companies like Victoria’s Secret. The former host and executive producer of Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model, she has also acted in movies like Sirens, The Edge and Batman & Robin, on top of landing a recurring role on Friends. A dazzling woman who some wanted to see in the buff so badly that reports surfaced that some in the media were contacting her exes in hopes of finding photos, we can’t think of a better way to describe how hot she was than that.
13 Naomi Campbell
In recent years, Naomi has become more famous in some corners for her various temper flare-ups, which means some people may have forgotten how attractive this supermodel was and is. Named “the reigning mega-model of them all “ by Interview magazine in 1990, she certainly had a pretty good argument to receive the distinction. Known for frequent appearances in music videos, including George Michael’s “Freedom! 90” and Michael Jackson’s “In the Closet”. Having hit the catwalk for Gianni Versace, Azzedine Alaïa and Isaac Mizrahi, to name a few, she has been shot for magazines like Playboy and Vogue as well.
12 Alessandra Ambrosia
Someone who actually took classes in modeling at the age of twelve, she must have studied extremely hard or been some kind of prodigy. Working campaigns for Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Macy’s, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton and tons of other high-end entities, her looks are high society but still hit you on a guttural level. Finding her way onto covers for magazines like Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Marie Claire and Vogue, Alessandra went on to be a blogger for the latter company when she posted a photo of herself in one of their outfits every day for a month. Blessed with one of the most stunning faces we’ve ever seen, her body seems to be completely flawless.
11 Kathy Ireland
A model who has stared out to the world from the covers of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Forbes and Mademoiselle, we’d be happy to have more Kathy in our lives. Featured in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue thirteen years in a row, something that is mind boggling considering the amount of competition that exists, her 1989 cover shot was named the best cover ever by the publisher. An actress who received roles in Mr. Destiny, Mom and Dad Save the World, Necessary Roughness, and the underrated comedy Loaded Weapon 1, she always looked amazing on screen. Arguably the best bikini model ever born, looking at her in the swimwear that made her a household name (at least to a lot of teens) for years is a carnal experience.
10 Miranda Kerr
Starting out in the industry at thirteen, Miranda is one of the best-paid models in the world today. Working for companies like Prada, David Jones, Victoria’s Secret as an angel, PINK and Clinique, she really rose to prominence in 2007, but has still managed to have her profile grow in the years since. A veteran of magazine covers like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, for whom she appeared in the nude, and many others, she was also singled out by Victoria’s Secret to model their 2.5 million Fantasy Treasure Bra in 2011. Having some of the best legs in the industry, her butt is also something to treasure and her smaller breasts are no less amazing.
9 Christie Brinkley
Of all of the women on this list and all of the models who’ve ever found work, Christie holds the distinction of having the longest standing relationship with a cosmetics company ever. Serving as the face of CoverGirl for twenty-five years, an astounding feat, she has managed to keep her incredible looks far longer than anyone could have expected. Appearing on the cover of three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, she has been named the most attractive woman of all time by magazines like Allure, Playboy and Men’s Health. In short, there are few women in the history of the world who’ve been more desired than Christie and looking at her, we totally understand why.
8 Stephanie Seymour
Discovered when she was a finalist in the first ever Elite Model Management Look of the Year contest at sixteen, her career took off from there. Shot for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue over the years, Stephanie also appeared on the cover of magazines like Vogue and posed nude for Playboy. Working with Victoria’s Secret, her looks have gone down in history as evidenced by her inclusion in FHM’s 100 sexiest women in 2000 and she appeared on Vogue’s Millennium cover, years after her peak years. Followed even today, some recent photos that were taken with her sons because of their sexual nature were extremely controversial. Looking like perfection at her prime, she looks as alluring as ever today, as anyone who sees photos of her buxom chest in bikinis can attest.
7 Helena Christensen
A former beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe Denmark in 1986, the fact that she didn’t win Miss Universe is pretty appalling to consider while looking at her. A former cover girl who has appeared in magazines like Elle, Vogue and W, Helena was one of the first five women that Victoria’s Secret christened angels. Best remembered for her enormously sensual appearance in the music video for Chris Isaak’s song “Wicked Game” if you haven’t seen the clip and want to see something sexy we highly, highly suggest checking it out. Well, after reading the rest of this, anyway. The fact that her work in the video led to it being voted the fourth sexiest video of all time by MTV goes to prove our point. What is there not to love about this model? Her chest is superb, her face feels impossible to look away from and she looks supremely confident.
6 Chrissy Teigen
A former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl, a gig that even some of the absolute elite are not able to get, Chrissy took the modeling world by storm, seemingly out of nowhere, in 2010. Working for magazines like Maxim, Vogue, Esquire, Glamour and Cosmopolitan, in the past, she has also served as campaign fodder for companies like Nike, Skullcandy Headphones, XOXO, and far too many other to list here. Made even more famous by her multiple media appearances on shows like The Mindy Project, Inside Amy Schumer, FabLife and others, she currently serves as the co-host of the surprise hit Lip Sync Battle. Having ancestry that is part Norwegian and part Thai, her looks are all alluring.
5 Brooklyn Decker
For most of us, growing up, we thought models were the hottest people alive and then we saw the rise of Heroin Chic and concluded that may not be the case. Brooklyn renews our faith that models should be sexy, after all. Featured in pictorials for Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, FHM, Glamour and Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, she brought sexy back way before Justin Timberlake. Acting on shows like The League, New Girl and Chuck, she has also received movie roles in Battleship, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Just Go With It, where footage of her in a bikini sent tongues wagging.
4 Tyra Banks
A model that has become a brand, Tyra, despite her television success has never, for even a moment, attempted to distance herself from the business that brought her to the game. A former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model, the first African-American given the spot, she was also tapped to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel for eight years. Moving on to make a new career for herself, her role on the show Fresh Prince of Bel-Air led to movies like Higher Learning, Love Stinks and Halloween: Resurrection, which gave her even more opportunities. Her greatest success outside of modeling, though, came as the producer and principal judge of America’s Next Top Model. Looking great in dresses, lingerie or bikinis, her big breasts and dreamy hips at her prime, made sure she landed near the top of our list.
3 Kate Upton
Named the Rookie of the Year when she appeared in the 2011 edition of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, she graced its cover the following two years. Chosen by Vanity Fair, one of the longest-running and most respected magazines ever, as the subject of the one-hundredth anniversary issue’s cover model, she has become a household name. A big enough star that she has begun to receive movie roles, Kate chose to make her debut in Tower Heist and has since appeared as a hot nun in The Three Stooges and the titular character in The Other Woman. Curvier than the vast majority of women who’ve made their name as models, that has made her big breasts and sexy hips stand out amongst her peers.
2 Gisele Bundchen
All we’ve got to say is that Tom Brady is one hell of a lucky dude. Unquestionably one of the most renowned models alive today, she first topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid models in the world in 2004, a feat Gisele has accomplished again and again since (including 2015, the last year tallied to date). A former Victoria’s Secret Angel, any attempt to list the magazine covers she’s graced would be utterly foolhardy. Credited with ending the era of heroin chic, something that many observers never thought was actually attractive in the least; Gisele has a tight frame, gorgeous face, and ravishing rack.
1 Cindy Crawford
One of the original five women who were named Supermodels, way back when, Cindy’s career absolutely deserved being called out. Having likely appeared on more magazine covers than the entirety of magazines that still exist today (don’t quote us on that), Elle, People, W and many others, paid up for her services. Once named one-half of the Sexiest Couple Alive, alongside then-boyfriend Richard Gere, she has worked on campaigns for Pepsi, Clairol, and her own immensely successful company, Cindy Crawford Home Collection. A woman who seems like she might be the end result of an experiment where scientists attempt to artificially create the aesthetically perfect woman, any attempt to describe her would pale in comparison, so just look.