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10 Highest Paid Supermodels 2011
Despite a down economy, supermodels are strutting their stuff, juggling endorsement deals, designing, and making more money than ever before.

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Despite a down economy, supermodels are still strutting their stuff, juggling endorsement deals, designing, and making more money than ever before. From May of 2010, the world's 10 top-earning models brought home a collective $112 million, up 30% from the year prior, according to Forbes.com. Here is the Forbes list of the 10 top earners in the industry.

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Candice Swanepoel, Model Reuters

No. 10: Candice Swanepol

$2 Million

This Victoria's Secret Angel rounds out the top ten list, with $2 million in 2011. Forbes reports her earnings come not only from Victoria's Secret, but also campaigns with high-end labels like True Religion.

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Natalia Vodianova, Model Reuters

No. 9: Natalia Vodianova

$4 Million

Forbes reports Vodianova brought in $4 million this year, due to her fragrance campaign with Guerlain.

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Carolyn Murphy, Model Reuters

No. 8: Carolyn Murphy

$4.3 Million

The face of Estee Lauder, Murphy is tied with Kate Moss as oldest model on the list at 37. Still, she banked $4.3 million, thanks to contracts with Tom Ford and Tiffany & Co., according to Forbes.

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Lara Stone, Model Reuters

No. 7: Lara Stone

$4.5 Million

Stone is new to the 2011 Forbes list, earning $4.5 million in 2011. She is the face of Calvin Klein's CkOne Collection, Forbes reports.

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Daria Werbowy, Model Reuters

No. 6: Daria Werbowy

$4.5 Million

Werbowy earned $4.5 million, thanks to her recent signing with LancĂ´me, according to Forbes.

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Alessandra Ambrosio, Model Reuters

No. 5: Alessandra Ambrosio

$5 Million

Ambrosio, also a Brazilian Victoria's Secret Angel, rounds out the top five with $5 million in earnings. Ambrosio has starred in campaigns for Colcci, Dolce & Gabana and Moschino, according to Forbes.

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Adriana Lima, Model Reuters

No. 4: Adriana Lima

$8 Million

Another Brazilian bombshell makes the top-ten list, bringing in $8 million over the past year. Forbes reports that Lima has endorsement deals with several Spanish and Brazilian clothing and lifestyle companies as a spokesperson.

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Kate Moss, Model Reuters

No. 3: Kate Moss

$14.5 Million

Kate Moss may still be walking the runway, but she has also turned herself into a designer. Moss brought in $13.5 million since May of last year, thanks to her designing deal with British retailer TopShop, Forbes reported. She is one of the oldest models on the list.

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Heidi Klum, Model Reuters

No. 2: Heidi Klum

$20 Million

To steal a trademark line from the German-born beauty on "Project Runway," "You're either in or you're out." Well, Klum is definitely "in," proving she has major staying power after ending a 13-year run with Victoria's Secret last year. Klum brought in $20 million last year. She has a reality hit with "Runway" and has a new show coming up on Lifetime called Seriously Funny Kids. She also launched a clothing line with New Balance and Amazon.com in October 2010, according to Forbes.

Gisele Bundchen, Model Reuters

No. 1: Giselle Bundchen

$45 Million

The Brazilian-born supermodel topped the list yet again, raking in $45 million this year, nearly double what she made the year earlier. Bundchen has established herself as a leading brand in her own right. Proctor & Gamble said sales of their Pantene shampoo increased by 40% in the third-quarter in Latin America after she signed on as a spokesperson, Forbes reported.

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10 Highest Paid Supermodels 2011

Despite a down economy, supermodels are strutting their stuff, juggling endorsement deals, designing, and making more money than ever before.

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