The Most Successful Supermodels of All Time
Some people on this Earth are blessed with having great genes, showcasing their stunning physical features on runways and red carpets. We can’t help but be envious of supermodels’ incredible looks as we see pictures of these perfect people in magazines or online, wondering if they are actually real or not. Well, it turns out they are.
These gorgeous people have been able to cash in nicely on their good looks, securing quite a comfortable income and financial situation for themselves. Check out which of the world’s supermodels have been able to earn extremely lucrative careers to become the most successful of all time.
#70. Christy Turlington
Christy has been modeling for a long time, and she is still going at it! As of late 2019, she walked the catwalk for Marc Jacobs at one of his biggest events. In 2014, she was included in Time’s 100 Most Influential People and was called “the most beautiful woman in the world”.
But not only is she a legendary model, but she also has a skincare and activewear line and keeps herself busy with environmental and humanitarian activism.
#69. Cindy Crawford
This legend began modeling in high school and kept going until she became one of the most successful supermodels of all time. She also got a scholarship for a degree in chemical engineering, but she dropped out of university after a semester.
She walked for hundreds of brands and designers, got her pictures taken by countless photographers and even appeared in music videos and films. It was in 2000 that her career ended with her becoming a mom.
#68. Cara Delevingne
At the young age of 10, she made her debut as a model in the Italian edition of Vogue, wearing hats. And from then on, she has walked the runway for Oscar de la Renta, Fendi, Chanel and even Dolce & Gabbana.
After a while, she was offered to be one of Victoria’s secret angels. This amounted to her winning a lot of awards due to her modeling skills. She then transitioned into acting, starring in movies like Paper cities (2015) and The Suicide Squad (2016).
#67. Linda Evangelista
The Canadian supermodel, Linda Evangelista, began her career in New York in 1984. She was heralded as the first chameleon of the fashion industry since she would be able to fit in anyone’s brand.
She also cut her hair in 1988 into a sort of pixie cut and influenced the world so much that the same cut was later known as “The Evangelista.” Her cool demeanor and fresh looks awarded her thousands of runways and magazine covers.
#66. Naomi Campbell
One of the most famous supermodels in the world was also one of the first black supermodels. She faced a lot of adversities being, at times, the only model of African-American descent in a full roster of girls. But she overcame the difficulties with a lot of poise.
She was born in London and has been dimmed the queen of the catwalk since her signature strut has been in thousands of events of the most influential people in fashion. She is now one of those influential people and uses her status to help young black models
#65. Miranda Kerr
This Australian supermodel rose to fame as a Victoria’s Secret angel in 2007. She had previously been working as a model from the age of 13. But the Victoria’s Secret gig allowed her to become one of the highest-earning models, according to Forbes.
In 2014, she became the face of the clothing brand H&M. She also was present in numerous editorial spreads and walked the runway for designers like Cristian Dior, Chanel and John Galiano. Currently, she is the owner of a jewelry company.
#64. Tatjana Patitz
The German beauty achieved her supermodel status in the 1980s and was in countless magazines and walked for very famous designers. She was a Vogue protegé during the 90s and had a successful career in the fragrances industry.
However, Tatjana’s most impressive work is her activism. She has been very vocal and supportive of issues like ageism, LGBTQ+ rights and gender equality. She also is an avid environmentalist and an animal rights defender.
#63. Claudia Schiffer
She was discovered dancing in a club in Düsseldorf, Germany. Shortly after, Karl Lagerfeld took her under his wing and made her the face of Chanel and his own brand. She was studying to be a lawyer but had to drop out due to her success as a model.
Thanks to her beautiful looks and radiant charisma, she constantly appeared on the cover of several magazines, garnering her a Guinness World Record for most magazine cover appearances.
#62. Kate Moss
This troubled child’s career started with a controversial photo shoot with Marky Mark (aka Mark Whalberg in his teen years), in which they both appeared topless in a seductive position. However, the campaign catapulted Moss’s career into the stratosphere.
She came to change to the beauty standards of the era since she is quite short – 1.70 cm. – and has a gamine-like figure that was very different from the chiseled bodies from the nineties. However, she became a “grunge” icon and a successful businesswoman.
She was one of the first international supermodels from the sixties and went into history as a fashion icon. Her big eyes, gamine figure and long thick hair became an inspiration for the fashion world.
This iconic woman was only active in the modeling scene for four years. After that, she stirred into acting and hosting. She has lately appeared in Tyra Banks’ reality show America’s Next Top Model as a judge.
#60. Jerry Hall
Being a tall blonde with blue eyes is a trademark of the modeling world, but Jerry Hall took it to the next level by having one of the most interesting personalities. That feature won her the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dallas Fashion Group.
She was on dozens of magazine covers for Cosmopolitan and Vogue, and she even modeled for famous artist Andy Warhol many times. Later in her career, she transitioned into acting and appeared in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989).
#59. Tyra Banks
From model to businesswoman, Tyra Banks’ career just kept on growing after her first gig as a model at the age of 15. She had a lot of firsts as a model of African-American descent, including the first cover of Sports Illustrated and one of the longest contracts with Victoria’s secret.
She then transitioned to acting, music, entrepreneurship and hosting, as she was able to procure 24 cycles of one of the most popular reality shows of the last decades, America’s Next Top Model.
#58. Christie Brinkley
She started her career as a model in 1973 and rapidly scored an impressive 25-year contract with CoverGirl, which broke several records. She was also the only one to appear three consecutive times on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Brinkley went on to work as a photographer, illustrator, actress, writer, designer and activist for human and animal rights. She also married musician Billy Joel in 1985 and appeared in several of his videos.
#57. Elle Macpherson
She is from Australia and is somewhat of a health guru at present. But, in the past, she was one of the most successful supermodels in the industry. She broke records with five cover appearances in Sports Illustrated.
Macpherson was nicknamed “The body” by Time magazine for his healthy lifestyle and amazing figure. She is now a wellness guru and is the owner of a line of powder dietary supplements.
#56. Heidi Klum
This German-American beauty was the first German model to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and she also was the star of Marc Jacobs shows for a while and had a whole spread in Harper’s Bazaar.
She later became a member of the judge’s table for America’s Got Talent, Project Runway, and Making the Cut. In 2014, she replaced Elle Macpherson as the face of Bendon’s lingerie.
#55. Gisele Bündchen
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen is regarded as one of the highest-paid supermodels of this century. She was able to end the “heroin chic” era that Kate Moss had started and replace it with a more muscular and tanned style.
Claudia Schiffer called Gisele the only remaining supermodel in 2007. After a while, this Brazilian Victoria’s Secret Angel went on to star in films and sell her own line of clothing.
#54. Kimora Lee Simmons
She started at the age of 13 and hasn’t stopped working since. She signed with Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, which, in turn, caused Fendi, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent to take notice.
Tired of the modeling world, she turned to entrepreneurship and founded Baby Phat, a clothing company that amassed millions of dollars. She later became the president of the parent company of the line, Phat Farm. She also created a scholarship program for fashion students.
#53. Lauren Hutton
Characterized as one of the most beautiful women in the seventies, Hutton amassed a moderate fortune working as a model. She was the face of Revlon for almost a decade and appeared in many advertisements and editorial spreads.
As all iconic models do, she had a signature feature, which was her smile. It was unique at the moment because she had a gap in her teeth that she never corrected. Nowadays, she is still working as an actress, garnering more than 20 films in her resumé.
#52. Carla Bruni Sarkozy
Better known as France’s First Lady, she had been a successful supermodel before marrying President Nicolas Sarkozy. In her active years, this political model walked for major names in the fashion industry and appeared in several editorial spreads.
Now, her modeling career is behind her, but she keeps active in the music scene and in the public eye since she always shares her political views regarding France. She also has a big social media presence and has been involved in humanitarian causes.
#51. Amber Valletta
Coming from Tulsa, Oklahoma, she was always considered a tomboy. However, when she entered the world of fashion, that side of her got left in the past. She became one of the most demanded models at the time.
Nonetheless, she never lost that girl-next-door look, which gave her the co-host position in House of Fashion for MTV. She then proceeded to take on Hollywood and appeared in dozens of successful films like The Transporter and Hitch.
#50. Shalom Harlow
This forever young-looking supermodel was BFFs with Amber Valletta and co-hosted MTV’s House of Fashion together. She was sought after by a lot of designers due to her catlike appearance.
After doing thousands of campaigns and catwalks, she dedicated herself to being an actress, like her friend Valletta. She has appeared in iconic roles as a femme fatale in Vanilla Sky and How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days.
#49. Alek Wek
This amazing model was and still is an inspiration for hundreds of women who have a darker shade of skin color. Even famous actress Lupita Nyong’o remembers the first time she saw Alek on the runway and the strength she exuded.
She was born in England but has South Sudanese parents. She walked for major brands and had several photoshoots with famous photographers. Her androgynous look and resplendent skin are one of the most appraised aspects of her appearance.
#48. Jenny Shimizu
One of the most unique models on this list, Jenny Shimizu, never fit into the norm. Between her androgynous figure and the fact that she was one of the first out lesbians in the industry, she was always in the eye of public opinion.
However, she was one of the first Asian models to walk for Prada, and she also was the star of Calvin Klein and Banana Republic campaigns. After her career skyrocketed, she was romantically involved on and off-screen with none other than Angelina Jolie.
#47. Helena Christensen
Starting as a pageant contestant – she won Miss Denmark in 1986 – she was able to sneak into the fashion fold and find success in that world. She walked for Valentino, Prada and Chanel and even became Revlon’s spokesperson in 1992.
In her later years, she sparked an interest in being behind the camera instead of in the front and grew to be an amazing photographer. Nowadays, she advocates for humanitarian causes and climate change.
#46. Yasmeen Ghauri
She was born in Montreal, Canada, to a German mother and an Indian father. In spite of her father’s reservations about her career choice, she pushed through and became one of the highest-paid models of Indian descent.
She was a recurring face in Elle magazine fashion spreads, and she signed contracts with Victoria’s Secret, Valentino and Cristian Dior. She also appeared in the video “Sacrifice” by Elton John.
#45. Beverly Peele
She was born in Los Angeles and started to model at the age of 12. After appearing in the magazine Mademoiselle in 1989, she was able to walk the runway for Versace, Ralph Lauren and even Chanel.
The editorial spreads were also very present in her career, being featured in Vogue, Elle and Cosmopolitan. She amassed a total of more than 250 magazine covers throughout her career before retiring in the mid-90s.
#44. Nadja Auermann
Born in Germany, Nadja captivated the lens of several photographers. Helmut Newton, Arthur Elgort and many others enjoyed taking pictures of this blonde with blue eyes. She was the living image of the femme fatale archetype.
She did countless campaigns and walked several runways for Yves Saint Laurent, Cristian Dior and even Jean Paul Gaultier. Many magazines described her as a woman in control who oozed sex appeal.
#43. Veruschka Von Lehndorff
Born in East Prussia, Veruschka had to move to Germany after having her father killed by the Nazi party due to his involvement with the Russian resistance. She lived a few years in a labor camp in Germany.
After growing up, she moved to Florence and was discovered by photographer Ugo Mulas. Since that moment, she has become a sensation in the fashion world. Every photographer wanted to take a picture of her. She is now a successful model, actress and artist.
#42. Kristen McMenamy
The androgynous beauty started when she was18 years old. One of her early managers had suggested plastic surgery to make her more “appealing” to the masses. Thankfully, she didn’t accept.
Every designer was drawn to her unique style and looks. She walked for Versace, Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana and had hundreds of editorial spreads. As Linda Evangelista, she was known as one of the chameleons of the fashion industry.
#41. Janice Dickinson
Self-proclaimed as the first supermodel, Janice had a rough start in the world of fashion. She was told again and again that she was “much too ethnic” to be able to work in the modeling world. However, after a few years, she was photographed for high fashion magazines.
This American beauty walked the runway for the most prestigious brands, and, later in life, she became a hilarious TV personality. She was a judge in America’s Next Top Model alongside Tyra Banks and even opened a modeling agency herself in 2005.
#40. Kate Upton
A more recent addition to this list, this voluptuous blonde captivated everyone with her debut cover in Sports Illustrated. She also went viral due to a video of her using a hula-hoop expertly, which catapulted her to fame.
She later appeared in hundreds of editorial spreads for Vogue, Mademoiselle, Harper’s Bazaar and many others. After a while, she became an actress and appeared in comedies alongside Cameron Díaz and Alexandra Daddario.
#39. Evandro Soldati
Born in Brazil, Soldati came into the fashion world with a little help from his mom, who signed him up for a modeling competition that he eventually won. Now, he is regarded as one of the “world’s most successful male models” by Forbes.
He has walked runways for designers Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Abercrombie & Fitch and many more. In 2007 and 2008, he was the main model for Armani ads.
#38. Karlie Kloss
She started working at the age of 14, being photographed by David Leslie Anderson for a twelve-page spread for Scene Magazine. After that, she was wanted by every single model agency at that time.
Her classic looks were sought after by several designers, from Jean Paul Gaultier to Yves Saint Laurent. She also appeared in fashion spreads for Elle, Vanity Fair, W, Italian Vogue and many more.
#37. Armando Cabral
He was born in Guinea-Bissau, but he was raised in Portugal. He started modeling in 2001 and was signed to IMG Models in 2006. After that, his career rose to the top, and he began walking for the most famous designers.
He was in many ad campaigns and represented a lot of brands in fashion shows. However, his dream was always to launch his own brand. In 2008, he founded the footwear company, Armando Cabral.
#36. Mathias Lauridsen
He was born in the Netherlands and had a debut that many would envy. He walked the runway for the first time for none other than Marc Jacobs, and, since then, he has been photographed by high-caliber people like Steven Meisel.
His consistent work for major international brands and magazines has solidified his status as a supermodel. Besides, of course, being one of the highest-paid male models at the moment.
#35. Coco Rocha
A model with Christian values is definitely something you do not see every day, but this is the case with Coco Rocha. She was born a Jehovah’s Witness and still continues with the family tradition and earns thousands as a supermodel.
However, her Christianity has not affected her fashion work since she has walked for hundreds of designers and appeared in editorial spreads for Vogue and Marie Claire. In 2011, Rocha announced her collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld in a collection for Macy’s.
#34. Joan Smalls
She was born in Puerto Rico and went to college before becoming a model. She graduated with a degree in Psychology and has published papers, all while maintaining an incredible modeling career.
She has modeled for Givenchy, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Alexander Wang and many more. In 2011, she became one of Victoria’s Secret angels and walked that runway until 2016. She also appeared in editorials for Vogue, GQ and Glamour.
#33. Isaac Carew
Isaac’s plans were definitely not becoming a model, but sometimes plans go wrong. Luckily, this meant world recognition for the young British. However, his true passion is cooking, and it could be said that he has been steering his career in that direction.
Better known as the ex of the famous singer Dua Lipa, Carew has modeled for major brands and has appeared in a lot of magazines. But now, after going back to gastronomic school, he can finally call himself a chef.
#32. Arizona Muse
She was born in Tucson, Arizona and began modeling at the age of 18. Her career launched her into fame in 2009 with a Louis Vuitton ad campaign with David Bowie.
Since then, she has appeared in editorial spreads for Vogue in all of its nationalities, W and Dazed & Confused. In recent years, she came more into the public eye due to her decision to move to a farm and her advocacy for sustainable lifestyles and the protection of the environment.
#31. Lindsey Wixson
Like Lauren Hutton, Wixson has the distinctive feature of having a gap between her two front teeth. She also has big lips that have the “bee-stung” look. At the beginning of her career, she was rejected by several modeling agencies due to her unconventional looks.
She walked the runway for major brands, like Mulberry, Barney’s, Alexander McQueen and many others. In 2017, she retired from the world of modeling because of a broken leg and made a career out of interior design and art.
#30. Adam Senn
If you are going to be known, then you need to have a lot of titles. This seems to be the mentality of Adam Senn, who accumulates a total of four: model, actor, owner and restaurateur.
He is best known for his role as Zero, a bisexual basketball player in the series Hit the Floor. However, he has walked the runway for major names, such as Gucci, Tom Ford and Versace.
#29. Adriana Lima
This Brazilian beauty came into the limelight when she won a modeling competition Supermodel Brazil. She then moved to New York and began a successful career in modeling.
Even if she was in hundreds of runways and tons of editorial spreads for Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair, her most prominent achievement was one of the longest positions as a Victoria’s Secret angel between 1999 and 2018.
#28. Michael Bergin
This model-turned estate agent was considered the first man to achieve the title of supermodel, a title only reserved for women up until that point. He was Mark Wahlberg’s successor as the face of Calvin Klein.
He also delved into acting by starring in the hit show Baywatch alongside Pamela Anderson. After a while, he got tired of the fashion world and decided to become a real estate agent in Beverly Hills.
#27. Jean Shrimpton
This English native is considered to be one of the first supermodels in the world. She began working in the sixties and was an icon of Swinging London. Her influence was so impressive that she was able to single-handedly launch the miniskirt.
She appeared in hundreds of magazine covers and editorial spreads, from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar to Glamour and even Time. Her numerous appearances in magazines and runways ended up making her one of the “world’s highest-paid models”.
#26. Alton Mason
Guys can also be supermodels, although they have to work very hard to achieve this status. Alton Mason definitely put in the work. He started as a dancer for Puff Diddy but soon made the switch to modeling.
He became the first black male model to walk for Chanel and has walked the runway for Hugo Boss, Valentino, Versace and many others. Forbes named him one of the most promising models of 2021.
#25. Wilhelmina Cooper
Wilhelmina is a Dutch-American icon that has made a huge name for herself. She started with Ford Models but soon enough, her fame became so big that she was able to found her own modeling agency, Wilhelmina Models.
She was very vocal about models being too thin. She always encouraged her models to look more muscular and healthy because she had suffered a lot in order to meet the standards of the industry. She sadly passed away at the age of 40 but will always be remembered as an icon.
#24. Cheryl Tiegs
Tiegs is the original first supermodel. She is the first model to have surpassed the 5-figure contracts and was earning more than even the most famous movie stars at the moment. She appeared on many covers of Sports Illustrated and Time.
She also made the cover of People a couple of times. But one of her juiciest contracts was with CoverGirl, in which she netted an outstanding $1.5 million. She later switched careers and started delving into fashion design.
#23. Beverly Johnson
Born in New York, Johnson became a model during her twenties. She was studying criminal justice at university when she decided to do some modeling during summer break. She landed a gig for Glamour and started working steadily from then on.
She was the first African-American to be on the cover of Vogue and the first black woman to appear on the cover of Elle. In addition to modeling, Johnson wrote several books, appeared in TV and films and became a businesswoman.
She was known as the world’s first black supermodel and made the headlines of a lot of newspapers. She became an inspiring muse for designers Gianni Versace, Yves Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein.
She is also known for her philanthropic work and for being married to David Bowie from 1992 until he died in 2016. After distancing herself from the modeling world, she founded a cosmetics company.
#21. Mark Vanderloo
Born in the Netherlands, Vanderloo was one of the most essential male models of the 90s. He is famously remembered for walking the runway in 50 shows during a single week.
He studied History at University and was able to graduate in 1999. He also walked for Armani, Calvin Klein and many others, besides appearing in hundreds of advertisements and ad campaigns.
#20. Gigi Hadid
This young supermodel started her career when she was only two years old, doing a photoshoot for Baby Guess. After finishing high school, she signed with IMG models and began her rise to fame.
Her sister, Bella Hadid, is also a model, and they have been featured together in a couple of fashion editorials. Gigi has been a Victoria’s Secret angel since 2016 and has been a regular of Tommy Hilfiger in all his shows. She also had a daughter with singer Zayn Malik.
#19. Oliver Cheshire
He was scouted at the age of 15 by Select Model Management in 2003 and has been working since. The English model appeared in campaigns for Clavin Klein, Hollister Co, Versace and Gap.
His passion for fashion and writing garnered him a space in GQ as a column writer and a presenter position during New York’s Fashion Week. Lately, he launched his own menswear brand, Ché.
#18. Zach Miko
Like Ashley Graham, Miko had to row upstream for a while before his career launched. As a plus-sized model, opportunities do not come easy, but Miko kept on going, and now he is signed with IMG Models.
Having walked for major designers such as Dolce & Gabbana and Armani, he later transitioned into acting, appearing in movies like The Wolf of Wall Street and Invincible.
#17. Liu Wen
Dimmed as “China’s bona fide first supermodel” by The New York Times, Liu Wen started working at an early age. She achieved world recognition when she was the first Asian model to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
As well as being the first Asian spokesperson for Estée Lauder cosmetics, she also appeared in Forbes’ highest-paid models list. Liu Wen was featured in Vogue, W, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ and many more magazines.
#16. Johannes Huebl
He started modeling when he was 17 years old and fresh out of school. His career skyrocketed when he signed contracts with Hugo Boss and Ralph Lauren for their respective ad campaigns.
After marrying fashion mogul Olivia Palermo, he began to gain influence in the fashion world and launched his own brand. He is also a very accomplished photographer.
#15. Gia Carangi
A rising star in the model word who suffered a tragic end. Gia Carangi was recruited by Wilhelmina Models when she was 17 years old and attained success almost instantly. She posed for Vogue, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and many other magazines.
She also had a series of signature moves and poses that later became the standard in the world of fashion. Sadly, she started consuming drugs, and soon enough, her life spiraled out of control until her death in 1986.
#14. Ashley Graham
As a plus-size model, working in the fashion world did not come easy for her, but she pushed through and became one of the highest-paid models in the world. She was the first plus-sized model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
She also appeared on covers for Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Elle and walked the runway for many major designers who considered her a muse. Now, she is an activist advocating for body positivity and diversity in the fashion world.
#13. Jordan Barrett
Born in Australia, this cat-like surfer boy kinda guy has landed in the fashion industry with a bang. He has been an It model for years due to his exotic looks and ageless appearance, which inspired designers like Versace, Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss.
He was also named Model of the Year in 2015 by Models.com after being awarded the title “It Model of the New Era” by Vogue. Lately, he has entered the public eye more due to his marriage to Julian Casablancas, the son of a model recruiter agency.
#12. Tyson Beckford
The veteran supermodel was discovered in 1991 by an editor of the hip-hop magazine The Source and became one of the highest-paid models of the 90s. He worked for major designers, like Cristian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Ralph Lauren.
He later became an actor in popular action movies of the 90s and the 2000s and made a nice career out of hosting. Nowadays, he keeps himself busy maintaining a huge Instagram presence.
#11. Lucky Blue Smith
A precocious model, some would say, the blue-eyed blonde started at the age of 10 and was signed into an agency when he was only 12. He has walked the runway for Fendi, Chanel, Tom Ford and many more.
The Cut named him “the One Direction of male models” in 2015 because of his boyish looks. However, Smith is actually in a band called “The atomics” with his three sisters. He has previously said that music is his real passion.
#10. Brad Kroenig
This all-American boy was not interested at first in the world of modeling since his true passion was football. He even got a university scholarship because of his talents as a player. However, fashion found him and never let him go.
He walked many runways and was in ad campaigns for Fendi, Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld. He became very close friends with the last one, even naming him as a godfather for his son, Hudson. The kid always appeared walking next to Lagerfeld after all his shows.
#9. David Gandy
This sporty hunk came out of a modeling competition that was televised nationwide. Thanks to the show, he began his career as a model with Select Model Management, and it catapulted him to fame.
He became a regular muse for designers Dolce & Gabbana and became the face of the brand in 2006. Later in his career, he began writing for Vogue and GQ and became their official car reviewer.
#8. Sean O’Pry
Posting his prom pictures on his MySpace page was the best decision Sean O’Pry made because that enabled famous scouter Nolé Marin to discover him. After that, he went on to work for Calvin Klein, Versace and other major brands.
He also walked the runways for Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren and Givenchy. Besides walking and taking photographs, O’Pry appeared in several of Madonna’s video clips.
#7. Hu Bing
His career jump-started when he won the “Top Chinese Male Model” title in 1991, which enabled him to walk for major brands and to appear on billboards and magazines. He also became the spokesperson for Valentino and Toshiba.
After being in the fashion industry for a while, Bing transitioned, as many do, to television and films. However, his success in the film industry was as great as in the world of fashion.
#6. Jon Kortajarena
Having Tom Ford as a mentor is no small feat, and Spanish model Jon Kortajarena holds that honor with pride. The top designer came into his life right when he was about to quit modeling for good.
This chance encounter landed him jobs with very influential designers like Bottega Veneta, John Galliano and Dolce & Gabbana. Later, he would go back home to star in various shows and films.
#5. Marcus Schenkenberg
This Dutch boy-next-door (which is debatable) was the primary face of Calvin Klein ads for almost a decade. Of course, everyone remembers him mainly because he would often pose totally nude.
He was also famous for dating many powerful women, such as Mariah Carey, Jessica Simpson and even the likes of Pamela Anderson.
#4. Luka Sabbat
The influencer turned model has been a sort of spokesperson for Gen Z. At only 24 years old, Sabbat is one of the major outlets for fashion do’s and don’ts among the younger folks, and his rebellious attitude seems like a magnet amongst kids.
Lately, he has been getting recognition not only as a fashion icon but also as a model since he has walked for everyone, from Calvin Klein to Dolce & Gabbana.
#3. Noah Mills
This Canadian model and actor began his career in 2001, signing with Wilhelmina Models. In 2004, Mills made his debut walking for Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. He then became a household name for Lacoste and Dolce & Gabbana.
He later transitioned into acting and has played roles in films like Sex and the City 2 and television shows like Two Broke Girls and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
#2. Stephanie Seymour
This legendary supermodel revolutionized the world of fashion with her amazing figure. Deemed as having the “perfect body”, she was present on the covers of Harper’s Bazaar, Playboy and Sports Illustrated.
She also walked the runways wearing the designs of Versace, Alaïa, Victoria’s Secret and many more. In her later years, she starred in films and television. She also famously appeared in Guns N’ Roses’ November Rain video.
#1. Bella Hadid
The most successful of the Hadid sisters, Bella, has had an amazing run in her 25 years of life. She also signed with IMG Models in 2014 and has been a regular in New York’s Fashion Week, walking for Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs.
This American supermodel has appeared on the covers of Teen Vogue, Seventeen and The LOVE magazine. In her early years, she was an equestrian of national recognition and was making plans to attend the Olympics, but a diagnosis of Lyme disease made it impossible.