From technology and science to politics and education, the world's business podium is often overrepresented by men. We live in a man's world so it's really no wonder why even the top leaders are men. However, it kind of feels like the fashion runway remains one of the field's where women's dominance is an unchanging factor. Just wind back the clock, and you'll see that it wasn't that much different in the past either. The prestigious catwalk has always been an alluring place for any guy out there. However, it wasn't until the arrival of Charles Worth aka "the father of haute couture" that the fashion industry boomed. Since the mid-18th to the early 19th century, when fashion began its delicate reign, its podium has been dominated by fabulous women. Well, this concept might have changed a little over the years but the original idea has remained the same. Indeed, we are all always happy to see beauty at its finest. From the charming Ana Beatriz Barros to Adriana Lima, today we’re ranking the 15 most beautiful runway models who're just killing it!
15 Ana Beatriz Barros Is As Beautiful As Usual
Ana Beatriz Barros is a gorgeous Brazilian model, best known for her memorable appearances in prestigious magazines, including the world-renowned Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Born on May 29, 1982, the beautiful Ana is often referred to as one of the most charming runway models. Well, just take a close look at her fabulous smile and style, and you'll surely fall head over heels in love with her. Another success that Ana has achieved in her glamorous modelling career is her collaboration with the fashion giant Guess. Over the years, she also teamed up with other high-end fashion brands, including the fancy VS show and Jennifer Lopez's fashion line. By the way, Ana is now 33 years old, and she’s already fulfilled a great percentage of her goals.
14 Adriana Lima aka Victoria's Secret Veteran
Born on June 12, 1981, in Salvador, Brazil, Adriana Lima is easily one of the most beautiful runway models ever! Although she’s best known as one of the stunning VS angels, Adriana is actually a Brazilian actress as well. For the most part, Adriana has been associated with the world-recognized Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. However, she’s also a spokesperson for one of the top-earning cosmetics brand, namely Maybelline. As you look at her, it’s clearly no wonder that Adriana’s gift is her exotic beauty. At the age of 15, she was even dubbed the Supermodel of Brazil after winning Ford’s beauty pageant. As a matter of fact, this Brazilian beauty has been with the biggest lingerie retailer for 15 years. Indeed, this certainly makes her one of the highest-paid runway models EVER!
13 Alessandra Ambrosio Also Walked The Runway For Armani
Born on April 11, 1981, Alessandra Ambrosio is just an ideal example proving how extraordinary Brazilian women are. Her full name is Alessandra Corine Maria Ambrósio and is easily one of the prettiest women in the lucrative industry of modeling. Well, she may be best known for her longtime collaboration with the VS Fashion Show but she’s also a respected spokesperson for the lingerie retailer’s PINK line. Previously, the 36-year-old beauty walked the catwalk for many other huge brands, such as Armani and Next. However, it was only when she joined the beautiful VS team that she became a burning hot sensation across the globe. Well, it’s true – most women hate her while guys just can't stop drooling over her. Frankly, it’s hardly a mystery why it’s like this. Wherever she goes, she just has all eyes glued to her captivating smile and voluptuous figure.
12 Behati Prinsloo Is In Every Guy's Dreams
Born on May 16, 1989, in Grootfontein, Namibia, Behati Prinsloo is hands down one of the most famous and successful models in her homeland. If you haven’t noticed, Behati is also the stunning and wife of Adam Levine. Well, we’re pretty sure that you've heard of him too. As for this Namibian beauty, she actually had the amazing chance to walk the runway for a whole lot of best-selling fashion retailers. Besides, let’s not forget the fact that Behati Prinsloo has also been a significant part of the VS team. As you look at her envy-inducing figure, you probably think that she's always on some awful veggie diets. As lovely as she is, Behati has admitted her love for burgers and fries like the rest of us.
11 Candice Swanepoel Or The Angel Any Guy Dreams Of Meeting
She’s the blonde bombshell who’s definitely in the dreams of millions of guys out there. Born on October 20, 1988, Candice Swanepoel is without a doubt a stunning woman who kind of looks like a merciless heartbreaker. This blue-eyed excellence is one of the top-notch models in the industry. As a luscious top-earning model, the gorgeous South-African beauty also modelled for major fashion brands, like Christian Dior, Michael Kors, Givenchy and the list just keeps on going. Apart from her booming modelling career, this blue-eyed treasure is often dubbed one of the most attractive women alive! For example, Candice was given the prestigious N1 spot on Maxim’s 2014 list of the hottest women/models in the industry. Also, the beautiful Candice came in 8th on the Forbes best-paid runway models list. But honestly, this is the least surprising thing about her.
10 Lily Aldridge Was Featured In The Music Videos Of Top Rappers
As one of the most coveted runway models, Lily Aldridge is a gorgeous woman making guys drool all over her. Born on November 15, 1985, Lily is hands down one of the most successful fashion models the world has ever seen. The 30-year-old model also appeared on the glossy cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Honestly, it’s no secret why guys speak so highly of her. It’s almost like she’s in every fashion catalog out there! Over the years she was featured in multiple fashion endorsements, like Velvet Tees, Rag & Bone, and Proactiv. Today, she’s still one of the most coveted models whose natural beauty was also noticed by top-selling rappers, like Eminem and Snoop Dogg. Apparently, they saw exactly what top fashion brands found in her: natural beauty and charisma.
9 Elsa Hosk Walks Passionately For Fashion Giants, Like Guess
Meet another European beauty who didn’t really need much time to make the fashion world fall hard for her. She’s sweet, pretty and quite amusing – Elsa Hosk is just another stunning lady who absolutely deserves to be featured on this list. Born on November 7, 1988, this lovely Swedish model is currently a VS angel but also stormed the runway for the approval of other leading brands. Elsa Hosk had the honor to show off her modeling techniques on the runway for fashion giants, like Guess, Dolce N Gabbana - and the list just keeps expanding more and more. What’s really interesting about her past is that Elsa’s father was the one who sent pictures of her to many Swedish fashion agencies. Frankly, he really did the right thing - Elsa’s high school years were filled with offers to model even though she was only 13 at the time.
8 Jasmine Tookes And Her Love Of Sports
The first African-American runway model on this list is Jasmine Tookes. This fabulous 26-year-old lady was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. As a top American model, and a VS angel, Jasmine is also famous for her love of sports. Before becoming a model, Jasmine was actually really into gymnastics. Allegedly, she trained for at least 10 years before moving on to the lucrative business of modelling. By the way, her mother is actually a celebrity fashion stylist which could have been why Jasmine chose this similar path in life. As a kid, Jasmine was greatly inspired by the talented and gorgeous Tyra Banks. Jasmine chose to follow the right example.
7 Kendall Jenner Is A Hardworking Sweetheart
We know what you’re thinking about right now. The Kardashian/Jenner clan is really all over the place. You almost feel like they’re every step of the way. However, Kendall Jenner’s got a fine reason to be featured on this list. She’s obviously gorgeous and she’s achieved so much in her modeling career. Put simply, Kendall is now 22 years old but has already walked for some of the greatest fashion brands, including Victoria Secret. Born on November 3, 1995, Kendall Nicole Jenner has also been on the shiny covers of Vogue while acting as a brand ambassador for Estée Lauder's ad campaigns. Alongside this, Kendall made her very first appearance on Forbes 2015 list of best-earning models. Well, she was ranked №16 but who knows where she’ll be in a few years.
6 Halima Aden Or The Somali-American Model Who Loves Breaking Down Barriers Of All Kind
Finally, we’ve got the beautiful Halima Aden on this list who just loves busting stereotypes. Born on September 19, 1997, Halima Aden was actually noted for being the first Somali-American girl to participate in a beauty USA pageant with a hijab. Indeed, Halima Aden absolutely got to the semi-finals while wearing her traditional hijab.
It didn't take long before she was signed to IMG Models. Since then, the charming Halima hasn’t stopped breaking stereotypes in ways most would describe as unthinkable. As you look at her, you just can’t think of her as an ordinary fashion model. She once commented that "she's here to bust those misconceptions about women with hijabs". Indeed, she does it in the most beautiful way we can think of. Halima is a lovely young lady breaking down barriers like never before. The 19-year-old Somali-American model totally made headlines across the globe when she appeared on the fashion podium with a hijab.
5 Joan Smalls Became The 8th Highest-Paid Model In The World
Speaking of exotic looks, there’s no better example than the extraordinary Joan Smalls. She’s talented, charismatic and so attractive! No wonder she gripped the attention of the right people. Born on July 11, 1988, Joan Smalls is a gorgeous Puerto-Rican model who was ranked #8 on Forbes' "Highest-Paid Models List". Today, Joan Smalls is still one of the most beautiful women and coveted models. Just for the record, the charming Joan has been with the VS Fashion Show since 2011. Outside of her successful collaboration with the VS Fashion Show, Joan Smalls was also featured on Rihanna’s Fenty Puma Show. As lovely as she is, Joan Smalls also made the right impression on Estee Lauder Cosmetics. In 2014, Joan became the first Latina model who had the honor to represent such a top-selling beauty brand.
4 Duckie Thot Or The Youngest Model To Appear On Australia's Next Top Model
Born on Oct 23, 1995, Duckie Thot is easily one of the most beautiful and youngest models who've ever appeared on Australia’ s Next Top Model. Simply known as Duckie, the gorgeous Nyadak Thot was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. She’s also of Sudanese descent which perfectly explains her exotic looks. Although she’s a famous model, Duckie Thot is hardly the only celebrity in her big family. Duckie’s got 6 siblings, one of whom is a popular YouTube sensation. What’s really interesting about Duckie is how unexpectedly her modeling career has begun. Her sister, Nikki, wanted to participate in Australia’s Next Top Model so Duckie decided to go along with her. While Nikki was auditioning, the jury suddenly noticed the charming Duckie. It turns out that they liked her so much that they offered her to audition too. Although she wasn’t of age at the time, the sole experience of being there was what pushed her towards fashion and modeling.
3 Lais Ribeiro Worked With High-End Fashion Brands, Like Versace
Well, we’re pretty sure that you’ve heard of the stunning Lais Ribeiro. She’s that sweet and charming Brazilian model storming the catwalk for some of the greatest fashion brands out there. The 27-year-old beauty had the unique privilege to walk for top-selling fashion designers, like Versace. After giving birth to her son, Lais listened to a friend’s advice to take a try at modeling. With such a gorgeous face and perfect figure, it must have been quite easy for her to land her first modeling opportunity. In 2009, she modeled and walked for Marc Jacobs, Dolce N Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, etc. Also, there was a time when Lais was the most booked runway model with a total of 27 shows during the famous Sao Paulo Fashion Week. Alongside this, the 27-year-old beauty also modeled for the great ad campaigns of fashion titans, like Christian Dior himself.
2 Bella Hadid Is Obviously Heading Towards Icon Status
When people talk about the modern vision of modeling, Bella Hadid is probably the first name that comes to mind. She’s that exotic and beautiful fashion model who quickly became a sensation in this profitable industry. In 2014, Bella was signed to IMG Models which totally helped her show off her skills. By the end of 2016, she was already a Model of the Year. Well, it definitely seems like this girl has been picking up momentum ever since. She's just a beautiful fashion model with such a captivating presence, isn't she? Well, it's really no wonder why the biggest lingerie brands reached out to her in the first place.Outside of her mind-blowing career, Bella seems to be a really sweet person too. She often hangs out with her buddy, Candice Swanepoel,
1 Gigi Hadid Is Clearly One Of The Most Successful Models Right Now
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, does it? Well, we can’t just talk about the gorgeous Bella without thinking about her attractive sister at the same time. Gigi and Bella are definitely two girls who were born under a lucky star. Not only are they just stunning, but these two were born to storm the runway. Much like her charming sister Bella, Gigi was also signed to IMG Models in 2013 which totally contributed to her booming career. Just a few years back, the beautiful Gigi made an appearance in the prestigious TOP 50 Models Ranking. Born and raised in LA, California, Gigi and Bella are also of Dutch and Palestinian descent. Now you know why these two girls look so lovely and exotic. Just blame it on their genes.