Top 10 Worlds Highest Paid Models of 2015

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Modelling is a tough industry that keeps the people involved on their toes. But it can be highly rewarding too. If one is able to grab enough exposure and a few great deals, the industry will make you super rich. There are even rags to riches stories in this industry. Now take a look at the 10 highest paid models of 2015:

World’s Highest Paid Models of 2015.

10. Candice Swanepoel

Estimated earnings: $5 million

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Candice Susan Swanepoel is a South African model. She was spotted by a model scout at 15. She has appeared in numerous covers of Elle, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Lush etc. Swanepoel has appeared in advertisements for Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior among other. Today she is best known for modelling for a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2010. Swanepoel actively supports the charity Mother2Mother that works towards eradicating HIV from the lives of mothers and children in Africa. She’s ranked one of the most beautiful women of the year.

9. Alessandra Ambrosio

Estimated earnings: $5 million

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Alessandra Corine Ambrósio is a Brazilian model and actress. Ambrpsio had started taking modelling class at the age of 12. When she was 14, Ambrosio gained recognition after 1996 Elite Model Look national competition. Ambrosio is currently one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels and was the company’s first spokesmodel for the “PINK” line. In the past, Ambrosio is also known to have modelled for Ralph Lauren, Armani Exchange, Next, Christian Dior etc. She has appeared in numerous international magazine covers and in advertisements for eminent brands. Currently Ambrosio serves as an ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

8. Lara Stone

Estimated earnings: $5 million

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Lara Catherina Stone is a fashion model from Netherland. In 1999, she took part in the Elite Model Look at the age of 15 and managed to impress Elite executives who signed her to the Elite Modelling Agency. In 2006, there came a breakthrough when Stone signed with IMG Models worldwide. A year later she made it to the cover of Vogue Paris and was called quiet “anti-model” due to her unconventional look. Stone has been part of several reputed campaigns like Givenchy, Belstaff, H&M etc.

7. Joan Smalls

Estimated earnings: $5.5 million

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Joan Smalls Rodríguez is a fashion model from Puerto Rico, United States. After graduating from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Small moved to New York with the single goal at sight – to become a model. In 2007 She was signed by Elite Model Management then moved on to IMG Models worldwide before joining as a Givenchy. Smalls has modelled for designers and fashion houses like Fendi, Dior, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, and also for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Smalls is the first Latina model to represent Estée Lauder cosmetics in 2011.

6. Miranda Kerr

Estimated earnings: $5.5 million

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Miranda May Kerr is an Australian model and was the first Australian to participate in the Victoria’s Secret campaign in 2007. Kerr began modelling when she was 13. In 1997 she got her big break when Kerr won the nationwide model search by Dolly magazine and Impulse fragrances. Her winning stirred controversies about the effect of modelling and fashion on young girls who were the age of Miranda Kerr. Kerr is the author of a self-help book, represents an Australian department store chain called David Jones and had her own brand of organic skincare products called KORA Organics.

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