Forbes released its list of male-model earnings in 2013 with Sean O'Pry topping the list at $1.5 million. Both he and Bündchen appeared in H&M's fall 2013 campaigns, but it was Bündchen's stack of Benjamins that cast a shadow over O'Pry's. In fact, his yearly earnings don't even break into the top-tax bracket of his female counterparts. Miranda Kerr is the world's second highest paid model, with a hefty $7 million. In the business of being, to quote Zoolander, "professionally good looking," women are estimated to make 148% more than men. It is perhaps the only industry where women reign.
There's a pretty hefty feminist dialogue brewing in these figures. Yes, it's awesome women make more, but they're making more based on image and objectification. On the flip side, women have more options for a career post-modeling (read: Naomi Campbell's TV shows, Lauren Hutton's activism, Brook Shields' acting career). It's a give and take, but in the meantime, let's hear it for the ladies. (The Telegraph)