There are two types of models out there: models that are signed and models that are unsigned. Models that are unsigned have zero representation and zero management. Models that are signed are usually tied to a talent agency or a management firm.

Few models actually make it to the professional/agency level. If and when they do, the opportunities are limitless and so is the pay. Some of the top models in the world make seven figures working for brands like Calvin Klein, Victoria Secret, and Chanel. Nothing happens overnight, these models have been working at their craft for years. In fact, most of the top earning models are well into their 20’s and 30’s.

World’s Highest Paid Models 

Gisele Bundchen – $42 million

Miranda Kerr – $7.2 million

Adriana Lima – $6 million

Kate Moss – $5.7 million

Liu Wen – $4.3 million

Hilary Rhoda – $4.6 million

Carolyn Murphy – $3.6 million

Joan Smalls – $3.5 million

Candice Swanepoel – $3.3 million

Lara Stone – $3.2 million

We encourage all emerging models to work towards agency representation. While space is limited in the modeling industry, with the right team and tools you too can become a millionaire model.

Written by: Ashley Covarrubias | @ashleyrunway 


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