Ever wonder why celebrities are paid so much? Because they have the ability to sell! If you’re a semi-famous celeb, you’re life’s set on endorsements alone. But models, they’re a different thing altogether. They can sell just about anything and are one of the highest paid people on the planet. All they have to do is flash skin and speak (not that anyone’s listening). Here are the top 20 female models who can become incredible saleswomen:
20. Isabeli Fontana
This Brazilian beauty can charm just about anyone into a sale. At 5’ 10”, her brown hair and blue eyes will coax you into a deal.
She has the pleasure of endorsing Morena Rosa Beach, Ralph Lauren, Valentino and Victoria’s Secret.
19. Karlie Kloss
Karlie rose to the peak of her fame in 2008 when she was labeled the best model in the world. Since then, it’s been a crazy spiral upward.
She endorses several famous designers like Nina Ricci, Dolce &Gabbana and Donna Caren but according to her, there’s nothing like Victoria’s Secret.
18. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
This model cum actress from England shot to fame when she made Victoria’s Secret in 2006. She’s done many stints which include appearing nude for the 2010 Pirelli calendar and gracing the cover of Vogue soon after.
She’s had the honour of being voted the hottest model in 2011 by Maxim and has recently been spotted in talks with some of the biggest fashion names in the industry.
17. Lara Stone
Born in Netherlands, Lara made her way into modeling and is also happily married.
Currently, she endorses H&M, Just Cavalli, Hugo Boss Orange and Calvin Klein, among other big names. She’s also ranked 14th in The Money Girls.
16. Cara Delevingne
Cara was a relatively unknown name, until she featured in the Burberry project in 2011. Since then, she’s become a Burberry regular but that hasn’t stopped her from modeling for Blumarine, Chanel and Zara.
She was also the “Star Face”of the 2012-13 show season last autumn although I think she managed to push it into summer with her sizzling performance.
15. Erin Heatherton
A model from Skokie, Illinois, Erin was first spotted on a beach when she was offered the chance to model. Ever since, she’s become one of the biggest models in the world.
She became an Angel for Victoria’s Secret’s lingerie brand and even grabbed the lead angel in the “Body by Victoria” campaign.
14. Doutzen Kroes
Doutzen isranked 5th in The Money Girls and endorses Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Gucci and has even made the cover of Vogue.
But she makes sure to take time off for her husband despite her busy schedule. Talk about a humble model.
13. Candice Swanepoel
Like Charlize Theron, Candice is a model from South Africa who’s exploded on the scene. She’s most famously known for her appearances on the Victoria’s Secret fashion shows.
She’s also modeled for the Fantasy Bra in 2013 which is worth over 10 million dollars! Hmmm…what are you looking at more?
12. Alessandra Ambrosio
Alessandra is an age old model, but they say age adds grace onto one. She’s from Brazil and models for Ralph Lauren, Armani Exchange and Christian Dior. She even has her own line of swimwear in Rosa Cha.
In 2004, she became the spokes model for the Pink line of Victoria’s Secret and even took part in it in 2008, just 3 months after her pregnancy. Now that’s hot.
11. Jourdan Dunn
Here’s a beauty who isn’t part of the stereotypical model image. This British model was found in 2006 and went on to sign with Storm Model Management.
Her biggest achievement till date is walking at the Prada Fashion show, where she set many a tongues wagging.
10. Bar Refaeli
An Israeli who took the world by storm, Bar first appeared in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated in 2007 when she posed with Aerosmith.
Soon after, she took the cover and has even featured on the cover of Maxim and its list of hottest women on the planet. She’s been linked to many famous figures including Leonardo DiCaprio and Rafael Nadal.
9. Behati Prinsloo
Here’s a breath of fresh air. Behati is a Namibian fashion model who was spotted on vacation at the age of 16.
Since then, she’s worked with Sarah Doukas and has modeled for Chanel, Lacoste and Louis Vuitton among others. Currently, she has ad campaigns with Chanel, Hugo Boss and Victoria’s Secret.
8. Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr is one of the most famous models in the World. Not only is she the first Australian Model to be offered a contract by Victoria’s Secret, she’s also succeeded Gisele Bundchen as the new angel for its lingerie brand.
She has endorsements with Victoria’s Secret, Bettina Liano, Nicola Finetti, Trelise Cooper, John Richmond…to name but a few. Some women just have that X factor and she’s one of them.
7. Irina Shayk
Irina is a Russian Model who’s appeared on the swimsuit edition of the Sports Illustrated magazine for 7 years. She’s also made appearances on Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. She currently endorses Esquire, GQ and Cosmopolitan, among other famous brands and is dating Christiano Ronaldo.
You know she’s an exquisite model when one of the most expensive footballers chooses her over the others.
6. Anne Vyalitsyna
Anne is a Russian model who’s appeared in both Victoria’s Secret and the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated.
She first appeared on Victoria’s Secret in 2008and made a huge impression after kissing her then boyfriend Adam Levine from Maroon 5 on stage. She currently endorses Louis Vuitton, MuiMui and Prada among others.
5. Lily Aldridge
Just like Prinsloo, Lily started her modeling career at the age of 16 when she was photographed for Abercrombie and Fitch. She stole the Spanish version of Vogue in 2003 and hit Victoria’s Secret in 2009, where she was first recognized and admired by millions.
She later made it to the status of Angel, proving that she was worthy of a Rockstar status.
4. Brooklyn Decker
Brook first made it to the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated after auditioning for it in 2005. She quickly picked up speed and took the cover in 2010, after which she joined the line of Victoria’s Secret models.
She transitioned into Hollywood, starring in Just Go With It and What to Expect When You’re Expecting. She’s also made many appearances on TV shows and is currently married to Tennis giant Andy Roddick.
3. Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima has been a regular Victoria’s Secret model since 1999. She’s among the 5 angels who toured the world promoting Victoria’s Secret.
Although she’s in her 30’s, she continues gracing the runway with her amazing body and exquisite looks.
2. Lindsay Ellingson
Lindsay has been on Victoria’s Secret for over 5 years now and has recently made “Body of Victoria”.
She’s also featured in VS SWIM in 2010 and endorses Gucci and Calvin Klein.
1. Kate Upton
The list is topped off by an American model whose first appearance was on the swimsuit edition of the Sports Illustrated in 2011. She took the cover in 2012 and 2013 and has also been featured in the international version of Vogue, Elle, GQ, Esquire and Muse.
She’s even managed to land a few movie deals, appearing in Tower Heist, The Three Stooges and The Other Woman and endorses over 15 brands till date. Talk about a multi-talented model.