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Ever wondered how much it is worth to go through the rigours of staying fit and in shape in order to walk the runway?

You don’t have to rack your head up for the answers again as Forbes’ have recently released a list of highest paid models for 2016.

Quite unsurprisingly, Gisele Bundchen remained perched atop her throne, earning a reported $30.5 million this year. According to Forbes, she has “made more money than any model since 2002.”

Bundchen leads the pack, but social media hit-girls are giving her a run for her money. Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss came in tied for third position each earning $10 million, and Forbes reports that Jenner “saw her earnings increase 150 per cent” in 2016, thanks in part to her larger-than-life social media presence.

Models like Jenner, who boast a whopping 64.8 million Instagram followers and Gigi Hadid, who at number five on the list earned $9 million and has 22.2 million followers, has harnessed that power to land campaigns, endorsements and designer collaborations.

For comparison’s sake, Bundchen has 9.8 million followers.

You can head to Forbes to see the entire report, which also includes Cara Delevingne at number seven, making $8.5 million, newcomer Jasmine Tookes at number 17, earning$4 million and Kate Moss at number 13, and earning $5 million.

If you had been wondering if being a model is a good career, well now you know, so you can start starving yourself of food for that “killer” body frame.

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Author: Dotun Obatuyi

My name is Dotun Obatuyi (Dotunoba), I hail from Osun state, a public health scientist (monitoring and evaluation specialist), my keen interests are researching, critiquing and writing feature articles on health, science and technology as well as issues around the globe.