|No 10: Lara Stone - $3.2 million|
Dutch-born model Lara Stone turned heads in 2010 when she signed a lucrative exclusive deal with Calvin Klein. She continues to model for Calvin Klein's jeans, jewelry and accessories lines, though her total earnings slightly dipped this year owing to the birth of her son in May 2013. (File Photo)
A top-earning model does not require flawless genes and a lot of luck, but also needs a good business head on her shoulders.
Forbes.com recently listed the world's top 10 highest earning models for 2013, based on their editorial shoots, independent licensing ventures, spokesperson gigs and contracts from beauty and fashion companies between June 2012 and June 2013.
Victoria's Secret still cultivates much of idols in the modeling business because six in the top 10 are on the lingerie corporation's payroll as the brand's Angels.