While every human being is beautiful, there are a few who stand out from the crowd owing to having been blessed with exceptionally attractive physical characteristics like smooth skin texture and soft facial features.
In addition to strutting on the ramp, there are several other ways in which a 'beauty with brains' can augment her income and some who have managed to prove it.
The top 10 supermodels of the world earn a princely sum of at least US$3 million (S$3.7 million) to a whopping US$45 million.
Successful millionairess models include Victoria's Secrets models Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima and Miranda Kerr, but also lesser-known models like Natalia Vodianova.
Who comes up tops?
No. 10: Candice Swanepoel
Candice Swanepoel, a Souta-African, who at 23 years of age is able to take home a package of US$3.1 million, is the youngest and also tenth in the list of ten highest paid female models in the world.
Although she is believed to enjoy frequent visibility in Victoria's Secret army, critics find her skinny to the point of being scary.
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