These are the hottest ladies in the world who break the bank every time they walk on the runway or post a picture on their Instagram account. From Kendall Jenner to Gigi Hadid, these top leading models have made their name on the list of the highest paid models in the world.
The list of the highest paid models in 2017 has been revealed by a leading magazine and this is for the first time when Gisele Bundchen has not topped the list. Thanks to their Instagram account that these celebrities have earned a huge amount of money through advertising and endorsement deals on the platform. The list released by the magazine is just perfect and you simply can't argue on the same.
These highest paid models in the industry are slowly breaking the stereotypes and raising the standard of fashion in the industry.
So, check out the highest paid models of 2017.
1. Kendall Jenner
The 22-year-old model, Kendall Jenner has shocked everyone by taking first place on the list. With a total income of $22 million in a year, Kendall is now the highest paid model in the world. With more than 85 million followers on the Instagram account, Jenner has cracked huge deals and advertisements by endorsing them on the platform. Apart from this, she is paid a huge amount for making an appearance on the runway.
2. Gisele Bundchen
This is for the first time since 2002 that Gisele Bundchen has not made her name in the first place. It has been a hush year for the model whose income has dipped from $30.5 million in 2016 to $17.5 million in 2017. Although Gisele had campaigned for Carolina Herrera fragrance and Arezzo shoes, she could not beat Kendall.
3. Chrissy Teigen
With a whopping amount of $13.5 million, i.e., ₹87 crores, Chrissy Teigen has marked her name to the third place on the list. She has made money through deals beyond fashion and beauty! She has partnered with several food brands and was also a former Sports Illustrated cover girl.
4. Adriana Lima
Known as the "the most valuable Victoria's Secret Angel" in 2017, Adriana Lima is at the fourth spot on the list. The model has made a whopping amount of $10.5 million, i.e., Rs. 68 crores over last year. Not to forget, her long 10-year association with Victoria's secret has helped her to make a major bank balance. Apart from this, she was also the face of Sportsmax and Marc Jacobs fragrance.
5. Gigi Hadid
Thanks to her massive Instagram following, the supermodel, Gigi Hadid has earned $9.5 million (₹61 crores ) in last year. Her collection and endorsement with several beauty brands including Maybelline and Tommy Hilfiger had bagged her the highest deals in the industry. She charged a higher amount while endorsing vogue eyewear on several platforms.
6. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
After advertising for shoemaker Ugg, Burberry fragrance, jewellery line of Nirav Modi, and starting a line of jeans with Paige, the model has minted $9.5 million (₹61 crores) in 2017. Hey, not to forget, apart from these deals Rosie has her own lingerie line, fragrance, and makeup at the British Marks and Spencer.
7. Karlie Kloss
With a whopping amount of $9 million (₹58 crores), Former Victoria's Secret angel, Karlie Kloss makes it to the seventh place on the list. She had bagged hefty deals with brands including Jean Paul Gaultier, Donna Karan, Dolce & Gabbana, Nina Ricca and many others. Earlier in 2017, she had also announced her TV show, Movie Night with Karlie Kloss, which allowed her to put some more cash into the bank account.
8. Liu Wen
First-timer on the list, Liu is the first model from East Asia to walk for the Victoria's Secret. She is also the first Asian to make the name to the list of the highest paid models in 2017. With a total income of $6.5 million (₹42 crores), Liu Wen makes her name to the right place in the right list. She has made a hell lot of money by modelling for lingerie ads for La Perla and Puma.
9. Bella Hadid
Taking inspiration from her sister, Bella has made her name to the ninth place on the list. Thanks to the fans on social media platform, which allowed Bella to earn $6 million (₹38 crores) in 2017. She has been seen posing for dozens of brands, including Nike, Nars cosmetics, Dior makeup and much more.
10. Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham has earned $5.5 million (₹35 crores) through her own line of Addition Addition Elle and many other brands. Not only this, but Ashley is the first curvy model making her name to the list of the highest paid model in 2017. She minted a huge amount of money through her own lines, including Dressbarn and Swimsuits For All, H&M, Addition Elle, plus campaigns for Lane Bryant, etc.