Being a top model isn't just about the exposure and getting free designer goods – some of the world's most famous models know how to make some serious coin! Just take a look at the 10 models who earned the most in the last year. The girls of Britain's Next Top Model could be making this kind of money soon ...
The Australian model, who was one of the first Victoria's Secret angels, earned $6 million in 2015. She has appeared in Project Runway All Stars and Australia's Next Top Model as a guest judge.
The only Chinese model on the list, Liu Wen was the first East Asian model to do a runway show for Victoria's Secret. On top of earning over $7 million, Wen also has 2.6 million Instagram followers.
South African Swanepoel took the top spot on Maxim's Hot 100 list in 20014. She has worked with Victoria's Secret, Stella McCartney and Chanel among others. She earned $7 million in 2015.
In the last few years, Cara has branched out from modelling to appear in films like Paper Towns and Suicide Squad. She was also featured in the music video for Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood'.
Rosie, the highest ranking Brit on the list, earned $9 million – thanks to campaigns with practically every designer under the sun, from Dolce & Gabbana to Oscar De La Renta. She also starred in the smash hit film Mad Max: Fury Road.
Daughter of former Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Yolanda Hadid, Gigi has quickly become one of the biggest models in the world – most recently gracing the cover of the very first edition of Vogue Arabia. She made $9 million in 2015, and she is sure to make even more as her star continues to rise.
As a member of the Kardashian klan, Kendall Jenner was bound to make heaps of money even if she decided to be a plumber. A cool $10 million in 2015 thanks to campaigns with Fendi and Chanel adds a sizable chunk to the billion-dollar Kardashian empire.
Karlie is known fo her unusual walk, and has been described by Tyra Banks is having "unique, atypical beauty." Kloss is also very good friends with Taylor Swift, and appeared in the video for 'Bad Blood' along with other models Cara Delevingne and Gigi Hadid. She made $10 million in 2015.
Adriana was discovered in Ford's 'Supermodel of the World' competition, but she did not win. Lima has been a Victoria's Secret Angel since 1999, and has been a spokesmodel for Maybelline since 2003. The Brazilian model added $10.5 million to her earnings.
Standing head and shoulders above her contemporaries, Gisele made a whopping $30.5 million. Over the twenty years of her professional career she has appeared in over 550 advertising campaigns and walked in over 800 fashion shows. She has also pursued an acting career, appearing in films like Taxi and The Devil Wears Prada.