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The Money Girls
How The Money Girls list works
There is an interesting device you can use to get an estimate on a model's money girl status. You take a list of the highest paying clients in fashion, weigh the going rates these clients pay for their contracts and then apply it against the body of models employed by those clients.

Who are the power clients? They are brands like Victoria's Secret, cosmetics giants like Estee Lauder & Lancome, as well as the many fragrance contracts and endorsement deals. Or the rare case of a clothing company (like Calvin Klein) willing to pay a model a high-six figure sum.
Alessandra Ambrosio
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Alessandra Ambrosio - Ph: Mert & Marcus for Vivara Jewelry
Ph: Mert & Marcus for Vivara Jewelry
New York:
DNA Models


London:
Models 1


Paris:
Viva Model Management


Milan:
Elite Milan


Sao Paulo:
Way Model Management


Sydney:
Priscilla's Model Management


Viva Alessandra Ambrosio! She's one of the few models left who knows how to use her VS contract to platform herself as a multi-media star with magazines covers aplenty and gigs for Armani as well as her TV appearances to keep her market value crackling. That girl knows how to work a moment.
Kate Moss
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Kate Moss - Ph. Mert & Marcus for Givenchy
Ph. Mert & Marcus for Givenchy
New York:
IMG


London:
Storm Model Management


Paris:
Marilyn Agency


Milan:
d'management group


She's no mere model anymore, or for that matter, simply an icon. Kate Moss is an industry now and quite a money machine at that. The impressive thing about this achievement is that she's managed to become a financial powerhouse while remaining the absolute epitome of editorial cool.
Arizona Muse
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Arizona Muse - Ph: Craig McDean / Estee Lauder
Ph: Craig McDean / Estee Lauder
New York:
Next Models NY


London:
Next London


Paris:
Next Paris


Milan:
Next Milan


Los Angeles:
Next LA


Sydney:
Chic Management


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


The fashion world just can’t get enough of Arizona Muse, her inch thick brows and gamine presence. Since reinventing herself with that oft-imitated signature bob, and now with an Estee Lauder fragrance launch of her own Ms. Muse has scooped up every campaign under the sun including superstar signifiers like YSL, Chloe, Fendi and Vuitton. Throw in a few well-placed covers for the likes of i-D, Dazed & Confused, Self Service and every Vogue under the sun and you have the makings of a model moment.
Arlenis Sosa
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Arlenis Sosa - Ph: Mario Testino for Lancome
Ph: Mario Testino for Lancome
London:
Models 1


Paris:
Marilyn Agency


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Barcelona:
Traffic Models


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


New York:
The Society Management


This gorgeous Dominican with the proverbial smile that lights up the room is an unstoppable fashion force and a money making machine. The Lancome contract solidifies her presence in the beauty market, while consistent work for clients like H&M, Banana Republic and Ann Taylor makes her a money girl in the truest sense.
Barbara Palvin
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Barbara Palvin - Ph: Steven Meisel for Calvin Klein
Ph: Steven Meisel for Calvin Klein
New York:
IMG


London:
IMG London


Paris:
IMG Paris


Tokyo:
Bon Image Corp.


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Sydney:
IMG Australia


From the moment she debuted on the Prada runways, it was clear Barbara Palvin was destined for greatness. The Hungarian stunner has more than proved her worth, with a client list that reads like a who's who of fashion's top tier: Chanel, Armani, L'Oreal, and Calvin Klein have all been smitten by Ms. Palvin's charms. In a few short years, Barbara has become the face of youthful, elegant beauty and that adds up to big bucks. 
Bianca Balti
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Bianca Balti - Ph: Giampaolo Sgura for Dolce & Gabbana
Ph: Giampaolo Sgura for Dolce & Gabbana
New York:
IMG


London:
Storm Model Management


Stockholm:
Stockholmsgruppen


Los Angeles:
Photo[Genics


Barcelona:
Traffic Models


Sydney:
IMG Australia


Milan:
Brave Model Management


Italian stunner Bianca is a prolific beauty campaign fixture and one of the few models to juggle multiple fragrance contracts. When you factor in the L'Oreal deal, her longstanding role as one of Dolce Gabbana's favorite faces, and her ongoing presence in ads for the best and brightest, you have the makings of a true money girl. 
Daniela De Jesus
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Daniela De Jesus - Ph: Maybelline New York
Ph: Maybelline New York
New York:
Major Model Management


Paris:
Major Paris


One of the stealth forces in the money market - Daniela consistently makes bank with high powered bookings for clients like Ralph Lauren and Express. Add in her newly minted Maybelline contract and you've a beauty who has quietly become a power player.
Erin Wasson
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Erin Wasson - Ph: Terry Richardson for Vogue Paris
Ph: Terry Richardson for Vogue Paris
New York:
IMG


London:
IMG London


Paris:
IMG Paris


Sydney:
IMG Australia


Miss Wasson has emerged out of this decade as the rarest kind of thing. A model of realness. Engaged, interesting and strong Erin Wasson has transcended being a mere mannequin to become a nurturer of new talent (Alexander Wang), a jewelry designer, a style icon and all this while still rocking through her list of contracts and campaigns. We love a long distance runner.
Frida Gustavsson
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Frida Gustavsson - Ph: Nina Ricci 2013
Ph: Nina Ricci 2013
New York:
IMG


London:
IMG London


Paris:
IMG Paris


Tokyo:
Donna Models


Sydney:
IMG Australia


Hamburg:
Mega Model Agency


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


Milan:
IMG Milano


Barcelona:
Traffic Models


Stockholm:
Stockholmsgruppen


Call it the sweet smell of success - Swedish beauty Frida makes juggling multiple fragrance contracts look easy. In addition to her role as the face of scents for Marc Jacobs, Nina Ricci and Anna Sui, Frida manages to rack up consistent work for commercial and luxury clients and a new role as a spokesperson for Maybelline.
Karlie Kloss
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Karlie Kloss - Photo: Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia December 2011
Photo: Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia December 2011
New York:
IMG


London:
IMG London


Paris:
IMG Paris


Milan:
IMG Milano


Sydney:
IMG Australia


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


Just when you think you've got Karlie Kloss figured out the beauty from St. Louis surprises you. When you thought she was just a high fashion princess Karlie comes along and scoops up every money client. When you think she's the cute girl next door she opens up and shows Vogue Italia her sexy, powerful side. Karlie's versatility and endless drive have impressed everyone in the business - you gotta love a girl who can make Anna Wintour smile - and given that clients like Dior, Donna Karan and Oscar de la Renta are clamoring for Ms. Kloss' attention, we're sure to be seeing her around for a long time coming.
Karmen Pedaru
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Karmen Pedaru - Ph: Mario Testino
Ph: Mario Testino
New York:
IMG


London:
IMG London


Paris:
IMG Paris


Milan:
Elite Milan


Sydney:
IMG Australia


Barcelona:
View Management


Hamburg:
Mega Model Agency


Stockholm:
MIKAs


Paris:
Oui Management


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


Michael Kors can't get enough of Karmen, casting the leggy Estonian beauty as the face of his brand across multiple product lines. With one of the most lucrative contracts in the business under her belt, one might think Ms. Pedaru would rest on her laurels, but she consistently racks up fragrance contracts and other lucrative work for lines like Gucci and Fendi.
Kate King
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Kate King - Ph. Dolce & Gabbana Fragrance
Ph. Dolce & Gabbana Fragrance
New York:
IMG


London:
Premier Model Management


Paris:
Elite Paris


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Milan:
d'management group


Hamburg:
Model Management


Barcelona:
Elite Barcelona


Once a Dolce girl, always a Dolce girl - Kate King is the face of all things Dolce & Gabbana from the duo’s jewelry line, to ready-to-wear and even skincare. Representing a brand across product lines is hard work, but King still finds time to grace the pages of a select lineup of independent publications.
Sigrid Agren
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Sigrid Agren - Ph: Sølve Sundsbø
Ph: Sølve Sundsbø
Paris:
Elite Paris


Milan:
Elite Milan


London:
Elite London


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Stockholm:
Elite Stockholm


Barcelona:
Elite Barcelona


Munich:
Munich Models


Stockholm:
Modellink


New York:
The Society Management


Hamburg:
Model Management


Innate elegance and limitless editorial appeal makes Sigrid the choice for fashion's most exclusive brands. As the face of Chanel Jewelry, watches, fragrance and beauty she's certainly a favorite of Karl, but appearing alongside Brad Pitt in the brand's now infamous advertising is only the beginning of the story. Sigrid makes bank via her major league contract and a host of luxe campaigns for lines like Elie Saab, Daks and Sportmax.
Anja Rubik
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Anja Rubik - PH: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Chloe Fragrance 2010
PH: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Chloe Fragrance 2010
New York:
IMG


Milan:
Next Milan


Stockholm:
MIKAs


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


Berlin:
SEEDS Management


Barcelona:
Traffic Models


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


It's not only the multiple campaigns per season, it's the consistency of a career that has always attracted the big money clientele. From the loyalty she inspired in Chloe, former OTM notable Anja is the classic case of a girl who beams both cool and a commercial cachet!
Carmen Kass
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Carmen Kass - PH: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Narciso Rodriguez For Her Fragrance Contract
PH: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Narciso Rodriguez For Her Fragrance Contract
New York:
Women Management


Milan:
Brave Model Management


London:
TESS Management


Paris:
Silent


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Stockholm:
MIKAs


Hamburg:
Mega Model Agency


Barcelona:
Uno Models


There is a feeling that fashion will always need and that is the ideal of an obscenely rich, ultra-sexy, super-woman pulsing with an almost dismissive beauty. Nobody gives that feeling better than Ms Kass and for that reason she remains one of the most bankable faces (and bodies) in the business right now. Just ask the raft of clients who continue to sign her on as being vital to their brands.
Coco Rocha
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Coco Rocha - Ph: Carter Smith for Banana Republic
Ph: Carter Smith for Banana Republic
New York:
Wilhelmina New York


London:
Models 1


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Hamburg:
Model Management


Barcelona:
Uno Models


As fashion's resident queen of social media, Coco Rocha has carved out a niche for herself as not just a model but also a full-fledged personality. Coco's coveted campaigns just keep on coming, and the Canadian beauty serves as brand ambassador for Longchamp, L'Oreal, Diesel, and Banana Republic, to name a few.
Izabel Goulart
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Izabel Goulart - Photo: Tom Munro for A/X
Photo: Tom Munro for A/X
New York:
Women Management


Milan:
Women Milan


Barcelona:
Traffic Models


Paris:
Women Management Paris


Sao Paulo:
Mega Model Brasil


Munich:
LOUISA MODELS


Izabel was a searing newcomer and everyone from mass market clients to the haute monde (e.g French Vogue, Chanel runway) had to call in for studio time. And then came the call from VS for Izabel to take her rightful place as an Angel. Brilliant casting, too! This beautiful Brazilian is exactly what sells, right this second.
Martha Hunt
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Martha Hunt - Ph. Inez and Vinoodh for Juicy Couture
Ph. Inez and Vinoodh for Juicy Couture
New York:
IMG


Paris:
IMG Paris


Milan:
IMG Milano


Sydney:
IMG Australia


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


An all-American blonde with mass appeal. Martha has put her versatile look to good use in advertising for Juicy Couture, Victoria's Secret, Express and Miu Miu, making her a girl for all seasons and a major moneymaker.