They are tall, lovely, sexy and beautiful. They are also immensely rich. These models have attracted stares and second glances because of their looks and figures; now, they will also get envious admiration for the fortune they have collected in addition to their fame. Here now is a list of the top 10 richest models in 2013.
10. Lara Stone – $3.2 million
Lara Stone is a model from the Netherlands. Born in the tiny Holland town of Mierlo, she has a British father and a Dutch mother. She was discovered while riding the metro in Paris during a family vacation in 2014. She then joined the Elite Model Look competition in 1999 at the age of 15. She did not win, but she did enough to impress the executives of the agency. She was signed to a contract by the Elite Modeling Agency. In 2006, she transferred to IMG Models. She has since modeled for Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Fendi, Max Mara, Chanel, Diesel, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney and Balmain. She has served as the face of Prada’s perfume and of Calvin Klein. She is now married and has a child.
9. Candice Swanepoel – $3.3 million
Candice Swanepoel is a model from South Africa. She was born in Mooi River, a small town located in Natal Province. She was discovered while shopping at the flea market in Durban when she was only 15 years old. She has since become extremely popular because of her work with Victoria’s Secret, where she has appeared as the cover model for the Swim Catalogue. She has also appeared in advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren and Versace. She is fluent in Afrikaans and Portuguese.
8. Joan Smalls – $3.5 million
Joan Smalls is a model from Puerto Rico. She is the first Latina face of Estee Lauder. She served as a co-host in the MTV fashion series called House of Style. She was also in the Ricky Martin music video for “It’s Alright.” She has modeled for Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Lacoste, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and Versace.
7. Carolyn Murphy – $3.6 million
Carolyn Murphy is a model from the United States. She attended a modeling school in Florida when she was only 16 years old. She then modeled within the state, and also had stints in Japan and Paris. She was then featured in campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Max Mara and Calvin Klein. She has appeared in advertisements for Estee Lauder, Missoni, Versace and Tiffany & Co. She was on the cover of the 2005 swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated magazine. She also served as host of the reality competition Project Runway All Stars. She now has a daughter.
6. Hilary Rhoda – $4 million
Hilary Rhoda is a model from the United States. She started out in advertisements for Hollister and Abercrombie, before being featured by Max Mara. She has also appeared for brands like Balenciaga, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Donna Karan, Gucci and Ralph Lauren. She has also appeared in catalogues for Victoria’s Secret and in the swimsuit editions of Sports Illustrated. She has also served as the face of Estee Lauder.
5. Liu Wen – $4.3 million
Liu Wen is a model from China. She is generally considered as the first supermodel from China. She is also the first model from East Asia to feature in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. She is also the first model from Asia to become a spokesmodel for Estee Lauder. Wen actually started out losing a model competition called New Silk Road World Model Contest. Her persistence paid off, however, as she soon got noticed by the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Viktor and Rolf.
4. Kate Moss – $5.7 million
Kate Moss is a model from England. She became popular back in the 1990’s when her waif figure and size zero clothes made her a leading light in the heroin chic era of fashion. She was discovered when she was only 14 years in New York’s airport after a vacation in the Bahamas. She served as the anti-model of the era, a complete contrast to the curvy figures of then-supermodels Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Elle Macpherson. She has appeared for Bulgari, Calvin Klein, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana.
3. Adriana Lima – $6 million
Adriana Lima is a model from Brazil. She started out when she was only 15 years old when she won the Supermodel of Brazil competition. She then took second place in the Supermodel of the World contest the following year. She has appeared for Louis Vuitton, Versace, Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, and Givenchy. She also appeared in the 2005 Pirelli calendar. She is best known as the spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2009. She has also been a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2000.
2. Miranda Kerr – $7.2 million
Miranda Kerr is a model from Australia. She started out when she was only 13 years old when she won the Dolly Magazine Impulse Model Competition. She appeared as a model for several surf brands, including Billabong, Tigerlily, Roxy and One Teaspoon. She then moved to New York where she modeled for baby Phat, Levi’s, Betsey Johnson, Jets, Blumarine, Neiman Marcus and Roberto Cavalli. She was featured in the 2006 finale of the reality competition Project Runway. She then joined Victoria’s Secret in 2007, becoming the first Australian model to become an Angel. She also became the face of PINK. She is married to actor Orlando Bloom.
1. Gisele Bundchen – $42 million
Gisele Bundchen is a model from Brazil. She was the first in the wave of Brazilian supermodels that have ruled the modeling world. She came in during the height of the heroin chic era in the 90’s, helping end the period by being featured as the return of the sexy model. She was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2000 to 2007. She has appeared in films like The Devil Wears Prada and television shows like The O.C. She is married to New England quarterback Tom Brady.
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