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The World’s Top Earning Models – No. 9 Miranda Kerr $3 Million Per Year

This Australian model is best known for being a Victoria’s Secret angel, though her profile is on the rise.

The first Australian addition to the cast of angels for Victoria’s Secret got her break as the face of Maybelline. Recently, she signed a contract with XOXO and married actor Orlando Bloom in July 2010.

Miranda Kerr has found her way up as a rising modeling superstar. That is, up to the top to garner status as one of the most recognized Victoria’s Secret Angels. The sexy Australian supermodel has come a long way since winning a model competition in 1997 at the young age of 13. Miranda Kerr is a rising angel of true beauty and will continue on that ladder of success straight up to the heavens.

From her runway breakthrough at Prada to her double hit covers for GQ and ID swinging into her impending fall and winter 2010 campaign run, Miranda Kerr is the rarest thing these days: a superstar supermodel.

   

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The World’s Top Earning Models – No. 6 Natalia Vodianova $5.5 Million Per Year

The supermodel with the fastest rise to the top of the industry is indisputably Natalia Vodianova. She continues her blue chip legacy with past work for Vuitton as well as representing Chanel beauty, even as her Calvin Euphoria fragrance contract continues its run. She will always be most wanted.

The new hire of French lingerie company Etam still works for mother Russia through her charitable foundation.

Natalia Vodianova is one of the clearest examples of rags to riches: She was raised in an impoverished family in Russia before becoming an international model. In addition to her work for Calvin Klein fragrance, Guerlain and jeweler Jacob & Co., the 27 year old signed a three year contract with Etam. She is the brand’s ambassador and will also design a collection each season. She runs the Naked Heart Foundation, a charity that raises money to provide playgrounds in Russia.

Born in Gorky USSR (now Nizhny Novgorod, Russia), Natalia Vodianova grew up in a poor district of the city with her mother and two half sisters, one of whom has cerebral palsy. As a teenager, Vodianova helped her mother sell fruit on the street and later set up her own fruit stand with a friend to help her family out of poverty. Natalia Vodianova’s father walked out on the family when Natalia was a toddler, and she did not have any further contact with him until after she had become famous.


At the age of 15, Vodianova enrolled in a modeling academy and was told she would need to learn English to succeed, and mastered the language in three months. By the age of 17, Vodianova had moved to Paris in order to continue her modeling career.



Natalia Vodianova has achieved considerable success as a runway, editorial and advertising campaign model. To date, Vodianova has walked in more than 175 runway shows for U.S. and European based designers’ ready to wear and haute couture collections, has appeared in editorial spreads in fashion magazines worldwide and has completed advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, L’Oreal, David Yurman, Marc Jacobs, Pepe Jeans, Diane Von Furstenberg, Chanel, Guerlain, and many others.


Natalia Vodianova has appeared on the cover of British Vogue seven times; the first was the September 2003 issue. She made her first appearance on the cover of the U.S. Vogue in the September 2004 edition alongside eight other models, then appeared as the solo cover subject of the July 2007 edition of the magazine. During this time period, other covers of the American Vogue have all featured non-model celebrities with only two other exceptions: models Linda Evangelista and Liya Kebede.

ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top female modeling agencies in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills representing women in print editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency has as partners fashion modeling agencies in major fashion cities such as San Francisco, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, and Sao Paulo Brazil and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

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The World’s Top Earning Models – No. 5 Alessandra Ambrosio $6 Million Per Year

Viva Alessandra Ambrosio! She is one of the few models left who knows how to use her Victoria’s Secret contract to platform herself as a multi-media star with magazine covers aplenty and gigs for Armani as well as her TV appearances to keep her market value crackling. This beautiful Brazilian girl knows how to manufacture serious cash from her superpower modeling contracts and modeling campaigns.

Another Brazilian model on the list, Alessandra Ambrosio first made her name as the spokesmodel for the Victoria’s Secret PINK line and is now one of the brand’s angels. Recently, Alessandra Ambrosio gave birth to her first child. Only three months later, she appeared on the catwalk for the Victoria’s Secret runway show. She is also on contract with European retail outlet C&A and Mexican department store Liverpool.

She is very conscious of her figure and works out with her Brazilian trainer doing the Brazilian Butt Lift, which is a mix of samba, capoeira, and aerobics.



When Alessandra Ambrosio first came to New York, Gisele Bundchen lent her apartment for two weeks and Adriana Lima helped her translate English.

She described her typical week as jetsetting from one country to another for photo shoots and in between she has some phone interviews. She still visits her family in Brazil regularly and calls Erechim, Brazil her favorite place in the world and having traveled the world has not yet convinced her otherwise.

Ambrosio’s best friend is fellow Brazilian model Ana Beatriz Barros.

On August 24, 2008, Alessandra Ambrosio and her fiancé, California businessman Jamie Mazur, had their first child, a daughter in Florianopolis, Brazil.

Alessandra is tied for 5th place with Victoria’s Secret Angel and supermodel Doutzen Kroes.

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The World’s Top Earning Models – No. 5 Doutzen Kroes $6 Million Per Year

This 25-year-old Dutch sensation was the last angel to sign with Victoria’s Secret two years ago.

Seen recently on the catwalk during fashion week for Prada, this Dutch beauty retains a lucrative contract with coveted cosmetics brand L’Oreal. Former holder of lucrative Calvin Klein Eternity and Calvin Klein White Label contracts coins a monthly column for Marie Claire.

Will the massive money jobs ever stop for the Dutch wonder called Doutzen? L’Oreal as far as the eye can see booked alongside Calvin Klein Eternity. And she still keeps her blue chip editorial stock up in magazines like Vogue and W along with high powered contracts for Calvin Klein White label with Mikael Jansson, a powerful L’Oreal contract, and fashion campaigns and/or contracts for diamond powerhouse Debeers, lingerie superpower Victoria’s Secret, and 7 for All Mankind jeans.

In February 2010, Kroes returned to the catwalk during fashion week for Prada with fellow Angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Miranda Kerr. Prada was praised by former editor-in-chief of Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire magazines in her blog for using a curvy model such as Kroes for the fashion show. 

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The World’s Top Earning Models – #4 Adriana Lima $8 Million Per Year

The new icon of Victoria’s Secret continues her rise to the top of her industry thanks to her mass sex appeal.

Thanks to her cash machine money making supermodel contracts with Maybelline and other multimillion dollar fashion brands, Adriana continues to climb to the top of her career thanks to the support of Victoria’s Secret. The Brazilian bombshell got her start as the winner of the Ford model competition “Supermodel of the Year”. She also appeared on the small screen with a guest appearance on Ugly Betty. She has a baby with her husband, basketball player Marko Jaric.

This Bahia Brazil beauty comes off with two big bonanza contracts for Maybelline and Victoria’s Secret. You can rest assured the scale of those contracts keep Adriana in the dream club of the industry’s most wanted. Plus you always want to keep it in mind that her legendary GQ cover was one of the biggest selling issues of that magazine ever! That’s what you call power beauty!

Country of origin: Brazil

To stay fit, she jumps rope and shadow boxes. She also paints watercolor canvases in her spare time and is secretly obsessed with frozen grapes and Brazilian soap operas.

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The World’s Most Highly Paid Models – #3 Kate Moss $8.5 Million Per Year

She’s no mere model anymore, or for that matter, simply an icon. Kate Moss is an industry now and quite a money machine. The impressive thing about this achievement is that she’s managed to become a financial powerhouse while remaining the absolute epitome of editorial cool.

The return of lost contracts and the success of her Topshop line marked a successful year for Moss.

The 35-year-old icon has been attacked for getting old and heavy, but regardless, she’s enjoyed remarkable success in the last year. She’s the face of Versace, Longchamp, and David Yurman, among others. Her line for British retailer Topshop, which moved stateside earlier this year, continues to do well.

Kate Moss Biography:

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Born in Britain, Kate Moss was discovered at the age of 14 by the owner of Storm Models at JFK International airport. Her big break came through a 1993 ad campaign for Calvin Klein. Now in her 30’s, Moss continues to work, commanding magazine covers, editorials, and ad campaigns. More recently Moss has also launched a line of clothing with British chain Topshop. She has a daughter, Lila with magazine publisher Jefferson Hack. Kate has been immortalized in paint by Lucien Freud, Stella Vine and in gold by Marc Quinn.

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