Holy feathers and lingerie! Most of this year's highest-paid models happened to work for Victoria's Secret. Six of the 10 top earners either have Angel contracts with the brand or have appeared in the company's annual, scantily clad fashion show.
So, basically, it pays to be pretty -- and nearly naked.
According to the Forbes' annual list released this week, supermodel Gisele Bundchen was the highest-earning model of 2013, making a whopping $42 million from various contracts and ad campaigns. The Brazilian wife of NFL star Tom Brady has topped the list for her seventh consecutive year and brings home more dough than her quarterback husband, who makes a mere $38.3 million a year.
The 33-year-old mother of two makes her money through endorsements and an ownership stake in the Brazilian footwear company Grendane. The former Angel's eco-friendly cosmetics company Sejaa also earns her a pretty penny, as do ad campaigns for Pantene, Oral-B and Sky HDTV, according to the mag.
Behind Bundchen, dropping into single digits, is Aussie supermodel Miranda Kerr. The 30-year-old wife of actor Orlando Bloom made a cool $7.2 million. The Victoria's Secret Angel has contracts with Australia's Qantas airline, David Jones and fast-fashion retailer Mango, Lipton Tea and P&G detergent. She also has her own skin-care line, Kora Cosmetics.