10. Bar Refaeli
Bar Refaeli is an Israeli model, television host, actress, and businesswoman. Refaeli is considered among the most internationally successful models to come from Israel. According to Forbes Israel, she was the highest paid model in Israel in 2013, ahead of the combined modeling income of other Israeli models and was no 1 in the top 100 hot list of Maxim magazine.
9. Irina Shayk
Irina Shayk is a Russian model. Shayk received international recognition in 2007 when she became the exclusive contracted face of Intimissimi lingerie. She appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and was also the first Russian model to grace its cover in 2011. Models.com ranks her at No. 8 in the world for her social media following.
8. Bianca Balti
Bianca Balti is an Italian model. Balti was first booked for the cover of L’Officiel, shot by Alexi Lubomirski. She also appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2005 and in their catalogs. In 2012 she was chosen as the new face of Dolce & Gabbana together with actress Monica Bellucci. She became the face of their Light Blue fragrance in 2013.
7. Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model and actress, best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 1999, as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics since 2003, and for her Super Bowl and Kia Motors commercials. At the age of 15, Lima won Ford’s “Supermodel of Brazil” competition and took second place the following year in the Ford “Supermodel of the World” competition before signing with Elite Model Management in New York City.
6. Nina Agdal
Nina Agdal is a Danish model. She has modeled for Billabong, Victoria’s Secret, Adore Me, Bebe Stores and Calzedonia. Agdal appeared in a 2013 Super Bowl television commercial for Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s, following in the footsteps of Kim Kardashian, Padma Lakshmi, Paris Hilton, and fellow Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model Kate Upton. In August 2016 she signed with IMG Models.
5. Candice Swanepoel
Candice Swanepoel is a South African top model, best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. In 2016, she came in 8th on the Forbes top-earning models list. In 2013, Swanepoel was named the cover model of the coveted Victoria’s Secret Swim Catalogue. She was chosen to wear the “Fantasy Bra” in the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Also, she was voted No. 36 in 2015 in FHM‘s annual “100 Sexiest Women in the World” poll and No. 1 in 2014 Maxim‘s “Hot 100 List”.
4. Lily Aldridge
Lily Aldridge is an American model. She is a Victoria’s Secret Angel and a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model, appearing as a rookie alongside Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal in 2014 for the cover of the issue’s 50th anniversary.
3. Doutzen Kroes
Doutzen Kroes is a Dutch-Frisian model and actress. She became a Victoria’s Secret Angel for the brand in 2008. She has been a brand ambassador and spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris for over 10 years. In 2014, she came in second on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $8 million in one year. She is considered one of the “New Supers” and described as “Helen of Troy of advertising” by Models.com.
2. Natalia Vodianova
Natalia Vodianova is a Russian model, philanthropist, and occasional film actress. She is well known for her rags to riches life story and for her eight-season, seven-figure contract with Calvin Klein. In 2012, she came in third on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $8.6 million in one year. By 2015, Vodianova launched the digital app “Elbi”, which allows people to donate money with a “Love Button,” create content, send messages, and vote for Charitable purposes.
1. Kate Upton
Kate Upton is an American model and actress, known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Upton was named Rookie of the Year following her first appearance in 2011 and was the cover model for 2012, 2013 and 2017 issues. She was also the subject of the 100th-anniversary Vanity Fair cover. Upton has also appeared in the films Tower Heist (2011) and The Other Woman (2014).