Models are the faces of the fashion industry. People might think their job is just sitting around looking pretty, but it’s a tough industry. The worrying obsession with staying thin is well-known, and in recent years horror stories about the harassment and abuse models face in everyday work have come to the surface. It takes a strong person to take on the harsh world of fashion and still deliver a gorgeous photo at any given moment. What is considered an “impressive portfolio” is still subjective, but a supermodel seems to be a model that has reached at least semi-celebrity status. In the competitive modelling field, these stars rise to the top.
1. Kendall Jenner
Kendall Nicole Jenner is an American television personality, Instagram star, socialite, and modeling sensation who shot to fame with the reality television show, ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ that airs on the ‘E!’ cable network. The show follows personal and professional lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family, including her famous half- sisters Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian and her younger sister Kylie Jenner among others. She stepped into the world of high fashion modeling after such popularity. Following an ad campaign for ‘Forever 21,’ her career in modeling skyrocketed and she walked the ramp for almost each and every luxury brand available, including ‘Prada,’ ‘Givenchy,’ ‘Fendi,’ and ‘Chanel.’ She also walked the ramps for high- end fashion designers during various fashion events like ‘Paris Fashion Week,’ ‘New York Fashion Week,’ and ‘Milan Fashion Week’ and gradually emerged as one of the most sought after fashion models. The ‘Forbes’ magazine ranked her at No. 16 in its 2015 list of top earning models, mentioning her estimated annual income as US$4 million. In 2018, Kendallwas named as the ‘world’s highest- paid model’ on the ‘Forbes’ top-earning models list. She is the brand ambassador for multimedia ad campaigns of ‘Estée Lauder’ and has featured on the covers of ‘Vogue,’ ‘Allure,’ ‘Harper’s Bazaar,’ and ‘Garage.’ She is equally popular on social media and is among the ten most followed stars on Instagram with more than 115 million followers.
One of the most beautiful girls in the world right now. Kendall comes at number 1 amongst the world’s highest- paid models. Her ‘ballet skills ‘ may have recently come under fire but hey, Kendall has netted herself $10 million during last year. We doubt she’s bothered about the haters. She’s one of the most followed girls on Instagram.
2. Gigi Hadid
Elena Noura Hadid, popularly known by her alias Gigi Hadid, is a well-known American fashion model and television personality. She became known especially after making her debut in the Top 50 Models ranking at Models.com. The British Fashion Council had named her the International Model of the Year in 2016. Her acting career began with a short movie named ‘Virgin Eyes,’ released in 2012, where she played the role of a character named Andrea. She also played a significant role on the television series ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’, for which she earned much fame. She has also been involved with several music videos. They include ‘Bad Blood’, a song by the famous American singer Taylor Swift. It was a song from her fifth studio album ‘1989’, which was released in 2014. Another one is ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ a song by Calvin Harris, a reputed Scottish disk jockey and record producer. The song was a hit and stood at number seven on the UK Singles Chart. ‘Pillowtalk’ received mixed reviews from critics. Along with Zayn, the track was co- written by Anthony Hannides, Michael Hannides, Joe Garrett, and its producer Levi Lennox. Hadid and Zayn appear in the music video where Hadid appears swinging around Zayn, later both making out and crying black tears.In 2012, Gigi was also the face of a popular American clothing brand named ‘Guess.’
At the tender age of 22, Gigi Hadid has become one of the highest-paid models with an estimated earning of $9 million. Her ascendance on the list is partly owing to deals with Maybelline, Tommy Hilfiger, BMW, and Topshop. Ranked amongst Top 50 Models at Models.com.
3. Barbara Palvin
This 25-year old doe-eyed brunette started off early and soon attracted fame and attention from the who’s who of the fashion industry as a young teenager. Through her style and photogenic-killer looks, Barbara Palvin grabbed eyeballs of major fashion houses. This Budapest-born babe is, indeed, one of the hottest models in the world, who has done catwalk shows for numerous fashion brands and has appeared on various international magazine covers. She was declared as the youngest and newest muse of L’Oreal Paris at the age of 19 years, thus joining the L’Oreal Paris family with celebrities Gwen Stefani and Claudia Schiffer. Through her fascinating personality and great sense of humor, she infused freshness and elegance, thereby being considered a promising supermodel with incredible potential to reach the sky. She has walked for Victoria’s Secret twice before, once in 2018 and once in 2012. And surprisingly, she is the first plus-size Victoria’s, Secret Angel. In a short span of time, she made a name for herself in the fashion industry and is deemed to be one of the youngest supermodels in recent times. She first walked down the runway for Prada in 2010. Since then, she has walked for a number of fashion houses including Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, and Chanel. In addition to modelling, she had a small role in the 2014 film Hercules. She played Queen Antimache, wife of Eurystheus
Palvin is heating things up in the fashion world when the Victoria’s Secret announce her as the newest addition to the VS Angels lineup, joining the ranks of supermodels like Adriana Lima and Karlie Kloss.
4. Cara DeLevigne
Cara Jocelyn Delevingne is an English fashion model and actress who stepped into the glamour world with modelling during her teens. Following school she signed with a London based model agency ‘Storm Model Management’. She appeared in shows and cat walked on ramps for many houses like ‘Burberry’, ‘Dolce & Gabbana’, ‘Moschino’, ‘Fendi’ and ‘Mulberry’ and fashion and costume designers like Jason Wu and Oscar de la Renta. She also featured on covers of various fashion magazines such as ‘Vogue’ UK, ‘Jalouse’ and ‘Love’ and advertising campaigns for brands like ‘Chanel’, ‘Zara’ and ‘H&M’.
Some might recognize her as the Enchantress from Suicide Squad, but Cara Delevingne‘s stardom flourishes on the runway. She considers one of the “new supers” on the site models.com for good reason. Ignoring a little cameo on Vogue Italia, Delevingne was scouted by Burberry and began her rise to fame in 2012. In just one year she’d walked for dozens of brands at all the Fashion Weeks and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which is incredibly impressive for a seasoned model, let alone a fresh one. Though she might never top those early years in terms of volume, her work remains impressive. She position 4th in the list of the top 10 most beautiful models in the world 2021.
In 2015 Delevingne quit modelling due to stress, she told The Times. “It didn’t make me grow at all as a human being,” Delevingne explained. “And I kind of forgot how young I was. I felt so old.” She returned in 2018, though, as she walked for Burberry again, showing off her bisexual pride. She’s continued to model, albeit not as active as before.
5. Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid is an American model. In 2016, she was voted “Model of the Year” by industry professionals for Model.com’s Model of the Year Awards. She made her New York Fashion Week debut in the fall of 2014, walking for Desigual. So, in the spring fashion weeks of 2015, Hadid walked for Tom Ford in Los Angeles and walked in the amfAR 22nd Cinema Against AIDs Gala fashion show in May.
As a teenager, Hadid was an equestrian showjumper, aspiring for the 2016 Rio Olympics. However, she gave up competing in 2013 when she, her mother, and Anwar were diagnosed with Lyme disease! This fact wasn’t announced until 2015 at a fundraising event. Hadid and her mother were at the event raising funds for research into Lyme disease’s cure and treatment. Bella has also launched her own clothing line, which is called “Robert Riley’s” to produce jeans, jackets, and other fashion pieces.
The best advice which Bella has received from her sister Gigi is that when someone rejects you, it’s not because you aren’t good or they don’t like you; it’s rather you are not the one, they are looking for. Bella’s middle name is Khair. It is a Muslim name in the Arabic language which means “Excellent”.
In the fall 2015 New York Fashion Week, she walked for Diane von Fürstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Jeremy Scott (she closed his show), and Marc Jacobs. At London, Fashion Week walked for Topshop Unique and Giles, and at Milan Fashion Week for Philipp Plein, Moschino, Missoni, and Bottega Veneta. While at Paris Fashion Week she walked for Balmain. In December 2015 she made her Chanel debut, walking for the first time in the luxury brand’s Métiers d’Art show in Rome.
6. Miranda Kerr
Miranda May Kerr known as Miranda Kerr is a wonderful and talented Australian model. Her date of birth is 20 April 1983 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. So, her present age is 37 years as in 2020.
She won a local modeling contest and realized her true calling.She then pursueda career in modeling. At the beginning of her career, she gained much popularity as a model in Australia. Miranda’s ambition to make it big in her profession encouraged her to travel to New York. This decision proved to be crucial as she went on to become one of the most popular models after visiting the USA. This beautiful lady is much-admired and popular brands often seekher for their campaigns. She has worked for brands like ‘Levi’s,’‘Reebok,’‘Rock & Republic,’‘Harper’s Bazaar,’‘Blumarine,’ and ‘Veet.’Her work with the famous lingerie brand ‘Victoria’s Secret’ became a benchmark project in her career. She follows a strict dietary and exercise regime which keeps her fit and gorgeous. She has appeared on the cover of famous magazines and has won many accolades as a model.
Kerr was the principal Australian Victoria’s Secret model and furthermore spoke to the Australian retail chain David Jones. Kerr started demonstrating in the design business when she was 13, winning the 1997 Dolly magazine model pursuit rivalry.
Since 2008, Kerr has reliably positioned on the Forbes rundown of most elevated winning models. She is the girl of Therese and John Kerr. She moved on from All Hallows’ School in 2000. Kerr examined sustenance and wellbeing brain science before seeking after displaying. So, in July 2016, Kerr reported her engagement to Spiegel, and they wedded in May 2017.
7. Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski is a 26-year-old American model- cum-actress who has gained iconic status due to her sex-appeal and fashion sense. Born with a dream to make it as an actor, Ratajkowski soon followed her passion. She rose to fame through appearances in music videos – Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Maroon 5’s “Love Somebody.” After a couple of roles as a child artist, she switched to modelling during her growing up years, and has been a sought after face ever since. What gave Ratajkowski an edge over other models was her openness to everything, even nudity. Her uninhibited attitude stems from her numerous visits to nude beaches of Europe as a child that left a profound impact on her young mind. Her appearance on the cover of an erotic magazine, in 2012, was instrumental in her bagging a role in the record-breaking music video, ‘Blurred Lines’.
Interestingly, Ratajkowski had earlier rejected the offer and only after much persuasion, she agreed to do it. The video proved to be a breakthrough for her career and made her an overnight sensation. What followed was numerous photoshoots, runway success, top rankings in beauty and fashion lists, making it to the covers of the world’s top magazines, and even big screen appearances—which was her ‘prized’ dream all along. She featured in the 2014 and 2015 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. FHM named her the fourth sexiest woman in the world. She was the cover model for the 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan. She has since gone on to feature on the covers of many prominent magazines, including several international editions of Vogue. Emily Ratajkowski made her fashion debut modelling for Marc Jacobs at 2015’s New York Fashion Week. So like Kendall Jenner, Bella Meanwhile, her bold look and fashion sense garnered her lots of followers—both on and off the social media. Ratajowski has appeared in many films, including ‘Entourage’, ‘We Are Your Friends’, ‘I Feel Pretty’ and so on; and there are many more in the loop, awaiting releases.
8. Taylor Hill
Taylor Hill was discovered when she was 14, in a barn in Granby, Colorado by Jim Jordan, an agent who is also a photographer. In 2013, started out her modelling career when she featured on Intimissimi’s catalogue. She has been in print campaigns for Forever 21.
In 2014 she modelled for H&M and walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the first time, the youngest model on their rotation at the age of 18. That year she became one of the faces of Rosa Cha with Erin Heatherton, Frida Gustavsson and Barbara Palvin. She voted “2015’s Most Promising Model” by Couturesque’s readers. In 2015, she hosted an event for Victoria’s Secret PINK. That same year she became a Victoria’s, Secret Angel. Also, she advertised Versus Versace. In August 2015, she won “Model of the Year” in social media at Fashion Media Awards. In 2016, she played a model in the film The Neon Demon and made her debut at No. 17 on Forbes’ “The World’s Top-Earning Models” list, with estimated earnings of $4 million between 2015 and 2016.
While in school, she dated Jordan Jack, who later posted their photographs on social media when she became famous. However, that was only puppy love. Currently, she is known to be dating talent agent and former model, Michael Shank. However, there is no talk of taking the relationship further at the moment. Before getting into modelling, Taylor was a gymnast and a physical fitness enthusiast. She enjoys drawing, snowboarding, music and reading in her free time. She also is an avid Crossfit trainer and occasionally practices yoga for mental wellbeing. She makes it a point to find time to visit orphanages to do social service and hopes to someday become an agent of change and a voice for the defenceless.
9. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is one among the most highly paid reality TV stars, with an estimated net worth of 40 million dollars. She gained media attention with an infamous sex tape, released just before the beginning of her reality series, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’. The reality show went on to become a massive success and Kim soon became an icon. The success of the show led to the creation of many spin-offs such as ‘Kourtney and Kim Take New York’ and ‘Kourtney and Kim Take Miami’. She has also endorsed a number of products and services and is known to be rather savvy businesswomen. Along with her sisters, Kourtney and Khloé, Kim also manages a series of retail and fashion businesses. Together, the three sisters have launched many clothing lines. She has also launched her own range of perfumes and has written a book titled, ‘Kardashian Konfidential’. She also made headlines for her 72 days marriage with basketball player Kris Humphries.
In recent years, Kardashian has focused on her own businesses by founding KKW Beauty and KKW fragrance in 2017. In 2019 she launch Skims which previously called Kimono but the name changed due to immediate backlash.
She has also become more politically active by lobbying president Donald Trump for prison reform and lobbying for Alice Marie Johnson to be granted clemency. Kardashian is also planning to become a lawyer by doing a four-year law apprenticeship that is supervised by the law firm #cut50 at which Van Jones is a partner.
When not working, Kim gives her time to charitable causes. She is a Dream Foundation ambassador which grants last wishes to terminally ill adults and does regular sales on Ebay to generate donations for the charity. She enjoys spending time with children at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and is passionate about cancer foundations since her father, the late Robert Kardashian, passed away from esophageal cancer. Kardashian recently gave a heart-felt speech about her father at Gabrielle’s Angel Foundations’ Angel Ball which supports cancer research.
10. Chanel Iman
Chanel Iman is an American model. Further, she is renowned for her work in Victoria’s Secret Angel’s.Iman started modelling with Ford Models at the age of 12 as a child model in Los Angeles, California. Furthermore, she traveled to New York in 2006 and won the third spot in Ford’s Supermodel of the World challenge. Then, she walked the runways for Burberry, Tom Ford, Gucci, Balenciaga, Max Mara, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney, DKNY. As well as, Moschino, Tommy Hilfiger, Jason Wu, Dior, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Dolce, and Gabbana, Kenzo, Hermés, Louis Vuitton. And, Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs, DSquared2, John Galliano, Bottega Veneta, manymore. She won third place in Ford’s Supermodel of the World contest. In 2000, Vogue Paris announced her as one of the main 30 models.
The model turned into a Victoria’s Secret Angel and utilized in a few of the organization’s battles in 2010. In October 2007, she showed up with her mom on a scene of the ‘Tyra Banks Show’. Moreover, she showed up as a journalist in MTV’s short recovery of ‘Place of Style’ with Bar Refaeli on March 21, 2009. Likewise, she additionally showed up in the Crackle unique film, ‘Frantic Families’.
Later, she opened a dress boutique in Culver City, California called The Red Bag with the assistance of her mom in 2010. She received the Black Reel Award designation in 2016 for ‘Dope’. Moreover, she additionally received the Teen Choice Award designation that year.
The model is a married lady. She wedded to Sterling Shepard. Further, Sterling is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants. Besides, the couple is blessed with two children. They are Cali Clay Shepard conceived in 2018 and Cassie Snow conceived on seventeenth December 2019.