A quote from Heidi Klum states, "In fashion, one day you're in and the next you're out". Upon their release of the World's Top Earning Models list last April 30, 2008, Forbes magazine agreed to this statement. Looking to their list, I can observed that some models moved up, some down, some off, a few on.

1. Gisele Bundchen - $35 Million

After spending a year apart from Vistoria's secret, the 27-year-old Brazilian Bombshell continues to bag new contracts with Pantene and other cosmetics giant. Gisele also graces ads for Disney, Nivea, Vogue eyewear and Aquascutum. She also have her own line of Grendene sandals and Ipanema by Gisele.

2. Heidi Klum - $14 Million

The 34-year-old model and mother of three has renewed her Victoria's Secret contract, joins the hit Bravo (coming soon) reality fashion show Project Runway and Germany's version of America's Next Top Model. She designs three lines of Mouawad jewelry and a line of Jordache jeans. Heidi had new deals with Diet Coke, McDonald's, Volkswagen and Fontanis water. She's also coming out with a skincare line, In An Instant, to be marketed by powerhouse Guthy-Renker.

3. Kate Moss - $7.5 Million

The 34-year-old, Kate Moss, had ended ad campaigns with Burberry, Stella McCartney, Dior and Versace. But her retail line with British retailer Topshop, carried in 29 countries, is there to her rescue. Kate's clients include Donna Karan, Longchamp, Agent Provocateur, Yves Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli and Rimmel.

4. Adriana Lima - $7 Million

The blue-eyed beauty, 27, lost her Italian phone company Telecom Italia contract, but still holds on to her usual clients Victoria's Secret and Maybelline. She also modeled for Mexico City-based department store giant Liverpool and graced the April cover of GQ magazine. Adriana is hugely popular on the Web and in her Victoria's Secret commercials.

5. Doutzen Kroes - $6 Million

The Dutch model, Doutzen, makes the longest leap up the list this year. She represent fragrance and fashion with Calvin Klein's Eternity and White Label, cosmetics with L'Oréal and lingerie as the newest Victoria's Secret model. She's also into diamonds with De Beers.

The rest of the top 10 include:

6. Karolina Kurkova $5 Million
7. Natalia Vodianova $4.8 Million
8. Carolyn Murphy $4.5 Million
9. Daria Werbowy$3.8 Million
10. Miranda Kerr $3.5 Million
11. Gemma Ward $3 Million
12. Selita Ebanks $2.7 Million
13. Valentina Zelyaeva $2.3 Million
14. Hilary Rhoda $2 Million
15. Liya Kebede $1.5 Million

Too bad, Alessandra Ambrosio didn't make it to the list. She was on the #5 last year.


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