Beautiful AND rich: what are lingerie supermodels’ salaries?

The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is set to heat up television screens around the world on Tuesday, November, 28. A new report from lists the highest-paid models on the VS runway each year for the past 10 years. 
•Heidi Klum was the Victoria’s Secret model with the highest yearly earnings over the past ten years, coming in at a whopping $14 million. 2009 was her last year on the Victoria’s Secret runway. 
•Doutzen Kroes reached her richest runway days with Victoria’s Secret in 2013. The following year she ended her seven-year run with Victoria’s Secret.
•In 2014, Alessandra Ambrosio dropped off the top-three list for the first time since 2009. 
•Joan Smalls made her way into the top three in her fourth year on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Her bump in income was influenced by the music videos she appeared in during 2013, including “Yoncé!” by Beyoncé.
•Although her appearance was cut last minute, still found data from newcomer Gigi Hadid who reported over $9 million in earnings last year. 
Methodology: pulled reports showing the full model lineups for each year over the past decade and compared them against Forbes’ highest paid model reports for the previous year to identify the top three models stepping on the runway with the biggest bank accounts each year for the past ten years.

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Peace of mind By Diane Ako I like to reflect on life. Sometimes it’s philosophically. Sometimes it’s humorously. For all its beauty, life is far too difficult a journey to take alone. You need the support and connection with others to help carry you along the way. Writing brings me that connection– within and without. It clarifies my thoughts and feelings. It helps me reach out to others for advice, wisdom, or feedback. Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become you. A wise yogi- Patanjali- said, “Speak what is true. Speak what is pleasant.” Let’s speak of things pleasant to one another and seek some peace of mind along the way. ABOUT Diane Ako joined Hawaii: In Real Life in October 2016. She likes being part of a community of local bloggers – people who like writing and sharing, like she does. Ako is an anchor/ reporter at Island News (KITV4 – ABC) in Honolulu. She previously anchored and reported at KHON2 (FOX) and KHNL (NBC), and at stations in California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. She freelance writes for NMG Network's magazines. In between news jobs, in 2017, she launched and ran her own p.r. company, Diane Ako PR. From 2010-2014, she headed the public relations department at Halekulani Corporation, which oversees luxury resort Halekulani and boutique hotel Waikiki Parc. She’s been blogging since 2009 – before Hawaii: IRL, she wrote for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the state’s largest daily newspaper, where her stories garnered a dozen journalism awards and an Emmy nomination. Ako has a BA in Communications from Menlo College and an MA in Political Science from University of Hawaii at Manoa. She volunteers as a board member of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, a Shinto shrine maiden at Daijingyu Temple, a citizen-scientist studying shrimp, and a yoga teacher at a senior center.

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