With an estimated $35 million in earnings last year, Gisele Bundchen remains the highest-earning catwalk queen according to Forbes' annual list of the World's Top-Earning Models, which was made public Wednesday, April 30. The former Victoria's Secret model topped the same list last year and successfully maintains her crown with 20 other additional contracts and her appearance in ads for Disney, Nivea and Aquascutum among others.
Bundchen, according to Forbes, earned more than double the second highest paid model on the list, Germany's Heidi Klum. The "Project Runway" hostess is said to have earned $14 million during the same period. Third on the list was British supermodel Kate Moss who earned $7.5 million.
Closing out the Top 5 were Adriana Lima at No. 4 with $7 million, and Doutzen Kroes, a model from The Netherlands, at No. 5 with $6 million. Kroes is a surprise addition to the list since she makes a great leap up from her second-to-last position last year. Other Victoria's Secret beauties like Miranda Kerr and and Selita Ebanks also made enough millions to make the annual list.
Visit Forbes' official site to check out the entire list of its World's Top-Earning Models.