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To celebrate Women’s International Day, see which breathtakingly beautiful women made it into Forbes’ Top 10 Highest Model Earners of 2012.
1.Gisele Bündchen $45million
This is Gisele’s sixth consecutive year as the number one earner in the modeling industry! Since retiring from being a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2007, Gisele has launched her own sandal collection called “Ipanema Gisele Bundchen,” as well as her own skincare line; has endorsement deals with Esprit, Pantene, and Versace; and works in real estate! This Spring 2013 season, Gisele has starred in campaigns for Salvatore Ferragamo, Givenchy, and Versace. In February 2013, she became the face of Chanel’s new makeup range.
2.Kate Moss $9.2million
British style icon and serial cover girl Kate Moss makes it into second place. Moss has endorsement deals with Rimmel and Longchamp, was the face of Vogue Eyewear up until Fall 2012, and has brought out four perfumes. In 2012 Moss walked at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games and this year has appeared in George Michael’s music video, “White Light,” and made an appearance in Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2013 catwalk show.
3.Natalia Vodianova $8.6million
Third place goes to Russian model Natalia Vodianova. Vodianova is often seen in high fashion editorials, has fragrance campaigns with Guerlain and Calvin Klein, designs lingerie collections for Etam, and shoes for Centro. This year, Vodianova returns as the face of Stella McCartney’s Spring 2013 collection.
4.Adriana Lima $7.3million
Bombshell Adriana Lima takes fourth place! Lima’s primary revenue comes from her being a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Lima also models for Donna Karan and Mavi jeans and in early 2012 she became the only celebrity to ever star in two Super Bowl commercials in one game – Teleflora and Kia Motors – and was watched by more than 200 million viewers! This year, Lima appears in the Pirelli 2013 calendar.
5.Doutzen Kroes $6.9million
Dutch model Doutzen Kroes appearances on and off stage are unforgettable. She is a Victoria’s Secret Angel and has contracts with L’Oreal and Tiffany & Co. In January 2013, Kroes appeared in a sexy yet natural photo shoot for Vogue UK. It’s no wonder that she makes it as number five!
6. Alessandra Ambrosio $6.6million
Sexy Alessandra Ambrosio is another Victoria’s Secret Angel to make it into the top 10 highest model earners! She was the first spokes-model for the company’s PINK line and was chosen to wear Victoria’s Secret’s Fantasy Bra for 2013! Currently Ambrosio is the face of Brazilian brands Colcci and Vivari, was the cover girl for the March edition of Vogue Brazil, and is number six on the highest paid models of 2012.
7.Miranda Kerr $4million
Fabulous Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr comes in at number seven. In 2012, Kerr got to wear the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra and recently unveiled their new bra line, Fabulous. As an avid yoga fan, it comes as no surprise that Kerr was the campaign face for Reebok in 2012. Kerr also runs her own organic skincare line called KORA Organics.
8.Lara Stone $3.8million
Gap-toothed and curvy Lara Stone takes eighth place. Stone makes regular appearances in high fashion editorial shoots and in January 2013 she was on the cover of Vogue Russia and now this March she graces the cover of Vogue Australia. Stone has deals with Versace, Calvin Klein, Prada, and the automotive company Mercedes-Benz.
9.Carolyn Murphy $3.5million
Former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl, Carolyn Murphy occupies ninth place. Murphy has contracts with Ann Taylor and Tom Ford, and is the face of Estee Lauder. In January 2013, she graced the cover of Vogue Australia and currently features in Paul and Joe’s Spring 2013 campaign.
10.Candice Swanepoel $3.1million
South African model Candice Swanepoel takes final place in our top 10 model earners! The stunning Victoria’s Secret Angel also has deals with Prabal Gurung and features in Juicy Couture’s Spring 2013 campaign.