The World's Top Earning Models

Things have changed a bit since the days of the supermodel and not waking up for less than $10,000 a day, but these living clothes hangers aren't doing too shabby, either. has the full report -- and a slide show ordering the fifteen top-paid glamazons.

Number one? Not Kate Moss -- she comes in at second place. Giselle takes the top honors.

But beyond the voyeur factor, the story is an interesting look at the modeling trends and why things have changed since the time of Cindy, Linda and Christie. From the story:

For most other models, things are different. Top models like those on our list still bank millions, but only once a multiyear contract is secured. The days of $10,000 runway fees are over. Top models don't even do runway. It's considered an internship process for the hundreds of anonymous 15- and 16-year-old foreign girls who swarm the runways of New York, Paris and Milan each season. They do 70 shows in six weeks and are paid about $250 an hour their first season.

A good hardworking model can make $200,000 a season. But chances are that model, once the season is over, will never be seen or heard from again.

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