Kendall Jenner ousts Gisele Bundchen as world’s top-earning mannequin


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Kendall Jenner topped an inventory on Tuesday of the world’s highest paid fashions, edging Gisele Bundchen out of the No. 1 spot for the primary time in 15 years in a rating that mirrored the rising energy of social media influencers.

FILE PHOTO: Mannequin Kendall Jenner shows a creation from the Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer season 2018 present on the Milan Trend Week in Milan, Italy, September 23, 2017. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Ashley Graham grew to become the primary plus-size lady to make the annual Forbes listing of prime incomes fashions, ranked in 10th place with an estimated earnings of $5.5 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017.

Jenner, 22, the half sister of Kim Kardashian, earned an estimated $22 million for the 12 months thanks each to her runway vogue jobs and an 84 million Instagram following that helped her launch her personal clothes line and win offers with the likes of Adidas and Estee Lauder, Forbes mentioned.

Brazil’s Bundchen, 37, who has held the highest spot since 2002, was ranked second this 12 months with an estimated $17.5 million, Forbes mentioned.

Chrissy Teigen joined the Forbes listing for the primary time, taking the no.three spot with estimated earnings of $13.5 million. Teigen, 31, the spouse of singer John Legend, can be prolific on Twitter and Instagram and has offers with manufacturers like Smirnoff to spice up her earnings from vogue.

Graham, 30, an outspoken advocate for physique activism, in 2016 grew to become the primary dimension 16 mannequin to be featured on the duvet of Sports activities Illustrated. Her vogue strains with Dressbarn, H&M and Swimsuits For All helped get her on the Forbes listing for the primary time in her 16-year modeling profession.

“With social media, there are extra alternatives to create your individual content material and use your voice,” Ivan Bart, president of IMG Fashions advised Forbes. “The celebrities are utilizing it.”

Forbes mentioned that the world’s 10 highest-paid fashions banked a cumulative $109.5 million for the 12 months, earlier than taxes and charges. It estimated earnings from earnings from cosmetics, perfume and different contracts based mostly on interviews with managers, brokers and model executives.

Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Modifying by Andrew Hay

Our Requirements:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.



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