Gisele, Kendall tops Forbes highest-paid models list

New York, Aug 31 (PTI) Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen has retained her title as the world's highest-paid supermodel. 

The 36-year-old supermodel, who announced her retirement from the runway in 2014, continued to reign over Forbes magazine's annual earnings list, banking USD 30.5 million in the year from June, 2015, thanks to lucrative fashion deals with brands like Chanel and Carolina Herrera, and sales of her own lingerie and skincare line.

Gisele easily triumphed her nearest competitor, Adriana Lima - her fellow countrywoman is a distant second with USD
10.5 million.

Kim Kardashian's half-sister Kendall Jenner is tied with Karlie Kloss for third place with USD 10 million, while another social media favourite, Gigi Hadid, made her debut on the countdown, at five, sharing the spot with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with USD 9 million.

Others featured in the top 20 include Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, and Lily Aldridge, and together, the stunners earned a whopping USD 154 million over the past year, and boast 200 million followers on Instagram.

Gisele has dominated the Forbes countdown since 2002. She recently lit up the Rio Olympics in her native Brazil by
returning to the runway for a one-off appearance during the Opening Ceremony.