Bündchen Retains World’s Highest-Paid Supermodel Status

Gisele Bündchen is still the queen…

The 36-year-old Brazilian bombshell maintains her status as the world’s highest-paid supermodel, according to Forbes magazine.

Gisele Bündchen

Bündchen, who announced her retirement from the runway in 2014, continued to reign over Forbes’s annual earnings list, banking $30.5 million in the year from June 2015 to May 2016, due in large part to lucrative fashion deals with brands like Chanel and Carolina Herrera, as well as sales from her own lingerie and skincare line.

Bündchen easily trumped her nearest competitor, Adriana Lima, her fellow countrywoman.

The 35-year-old Brazilian supermodel came in a distant second with $10.5 million in earnings.

Kim Kardashian‘s half-sister Kendall Jenner is tied with Karlie Kloss for third place with $10 million, while another social media favorite, Gigi Hadid, made her debut on the countdown, at No. 5, sharing the spot with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with $9 million.

Others featured in the top 20 include Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, and Lily Aldridge, and together they boast 200 million followers on Instagram.

The 20 models earned a combined $150 million between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016. The results included income from cosmetics, fragrance and other contracts and were based on interviews with managers, agents and brand executives.

Here’s a look at the Top 10 (in descending order):

10. Lara Stone (Dutch supermodel, net worth 5.5 million dollars)
9, Miranda Kerr (Australian supermodel, net worth 6 million dollars)
8. Liu Wen (China’s first supermodel, net worth 7 million)
7. Cara Delevingne (American model-turned-actor, net wort 8.5 million)
6. Gigi Hadid (Net worth, 9 million dollars)
5. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (net worth 9 million dollars)
4. Kendall Jenner (American model & reality TV star, net worth 10 million)
3. Karlie Kloss (Net worth, 10 million dollars)
2. Adriana Lima (Brazilian model, net worth 10.5 million dollars)
1. Gisele Bundchen (Brazilian supermodel, net worth 30.5 million dollars)

Lopez: This Halloween’s Best-Costumed Latina Celebrity

There’s no doubt celebrities know how to go all out for All HallowsEve. And some don’t hold back at all.

Here’s a look at the most spook-tacular Halloween costumes by Hispanic celebrities this year, including this year’s best-dressed Latina Jennifer Lopez.

Jennifer Lopez Halloween 2015

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge, who is prepping for her Las Vegas residency, was nothing short of drop dead gorgeous as a self-described “haute couture skeleton.”

Lopez and her boyfriend Casper Smart attended Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween bash in New York City.

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Halloween 2015

She may say she’s “trouble,” according to her Instagram account, but Gina Rodriguez looked like she’d found trouble in her costume.

The 31-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane the Virgin star dressed up as a broken china doll.

Gina Rodriguez Halloween 2015

It may be Halloween, but it was more like The Nightmare Before Christmas for Nicole Richie.

The 34-year-old part-Mexican American television personality and fashionista dressed up as Mr. Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town in the classic animated film from Tim Burton.

Nicole Richie Halloween 2015

It appears one costume wasn’t enough for Alessandra Ambrosio

The 34-year-old Brazilian supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel traded in her wings for horns as she donned a racy red devil costume to host her Heaven And Hell party in Los Angeles.

Alessandra Ambrosio Halloween 2015

But Ambrosio didn’t just flaunt her supermodel figure and set temperatures soaring in her red costume, she also proved to be one hot momma.

She shot a selfie of herself dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, with her son dressed as an adorable fire house dalmatian.

Alessandra Ambrosio Halloween 2015

She may be the head of The Honest Company, but Jessica Alba is claiming she invented Post-Its.

The 34-year-old half-Mexican American actress and her BFF Kelly Sawyer wore matching costumes worn by the characters on the poster for the classic chick flick Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.

Jessica Alba Halloween 2015

Fergie proved to be the cat’s meow in her Halloween costume.

The 40-year-old part-Mexican American singer and Black Eyed Peas member and her actor-husband were a match made in heaven as Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld and his beloved cat Chopette at the Casamigos Tequila Halloween party in Los Angeles Dascha Polanco.

Fergie & Josh Duhamel Halloween 2015

Dascha Polanco knows how to “work it, work it, own it.”

The Dominican actress and Orange Is the New Black star dressed up as Julia Roberts in the iconic ‘90s flick Pretty Woman in New York City.

Dascha Polanco Halloween 2015

Bündchen Tops Forbes’ List of the Highest Paid Models of 2015

Gisele Bündchen is beautiful woman on top…

The 35-year-old Brazilian supermodel and entrepreneur tops Forbes‘ annual list of the highest paid models of 2015.

Gisele Bündchen

With an income of $44 million dollars, Bündchen’s salary is a league ahead of Cara Delevingne‘s income, which at $9 million has them tied for the second spot.

Bündchen’s earnings are slightly smaller than the $47 million she earned last year. She’s been atop the rankings since 2002.

The versatile Brazilian beauty continues to clock lucrative beauty and fragrance contracts with Chanel and Carolina Herrera, supplementing those money makers with prestigious high fashion campaigns for Emilio Pucci and Balenciaga. Gisele’s Under Armour advertisement, which pictured her attacking a punch bag while social media commentary blared in the background, was perhaps the most impactful this year. Gisele has turned her name into a brand: She gets a cut of sales from the jelly sandals she designs for Brazilian shoemaker Grendene, while her line of Hope lingerie — Gisele Bündchen Intimates — also plumps up her paycheck.

But Bündchen isn’t the only Latina to make this year’s list…

Adriana Lima comes in at No. 3 on this year’s list, with a reported earnings of $9 million.

Joan Smalls comes in at No. 6, with a reported earnings report of $5.5 million.

Alessandra Ambrosio comes in at No. 8, with a reported earnings report of $5 million.

Here’s a preview of the most successful pretty people:

  1. Gisele Bundchen ($44 million)
  2. Cara Delevingne ($9 million)
  3. Adriana Lima ($9 million)
  4. Doutzen Kroes ($7.5 million)
  5. Natalia Vodianova ($7 million)
  6. Miranda Kerr ($5.5 million)
  7. Joan Smalls ($5.5 million)
  8. Lara Stone ($5 million)
  9. Alessandra Ambrosio ($5 million)
  10. Candice Swanepoel ($5 million)
  11. Karlie Kloss ($5 million)

Messi: The Top-Ranking Latino on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 List

Lionel Messi is a Latino at the top of the global earnings game…

The 28-year-old Argentine soccer star has earned the No. 13 spot on ForbesCelebrity 100, the list of the world’s highest-paid superstars of 2015.

Lionel Messi

Messi, the highest-ranking Latino on the list of the highest paid entertainers on the planet had earnings of $74 million during the reporting period.

In 2014, Spanish club Barcelona awarded Messi, a four-time FIFA player of the year, with a $9 million a year raise in his seventh contract since 2005, bringing his take home pay to $50 million a year through 2018. Messi holds records for most goals in Barca competitions, most goals in La Liga competitions, most goals scored in a calendar year and most hat tricks scored. That incredible talent is why sponsor Samsung cast him as superhero Iron Man in their ad to promote the Avengers film. It’s also why his main sponsor Adidas launched a Messi icon line of shoes and apparel, which has exceeded company sales expectations, including in the U.S.

He recently ranked as the top-ranking Latino on Forbes’ 2015 list of the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes, coming in at No. 4.

Meanwhile, Gisele Bündchen has earned the distinction of highest-ranking Latina on this year’s list.

The 34-year-old Brazilian supermodel, who has been the highest-paid model in the world since 2004, comes in at No. 46 with earnings of $44 million.

Bündchen, the world’s highest-paid model in 2014, continues to out-earn her younger counterparts. Despite rumors that she was retiring from the runway, Bündchen’s earnings have not suffered. She continues to land lucrative fragrance and beauty contracts with Carolina Herrera and Chanel, supplementing those deals with high fashion campaigns for Emilio Pucci and Balenciaga. Her Under Armour advertisement, which showed her attacking a punching bag while social media commentary blared in the background, was one of the most impactful this year. Bündchen has turned her name into a brand: she gets a cut of sales from the jelly sandals she designs for Brazilian shoemaker Grendene, while her line of Hope lingerie – Gisele Bündchen Intimates – also pumps up her paycheck.

Coming in at No. 52 is Bruno Mars, with earnings of $40 million.

The 29-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter’s recent collaboration with Mark Ronson, “Uptown Funk,” spent 14 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. It was only one of many reasons Mars solidified his place on the Celebrity 100. After being the featured musician in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Class of 2014, Mars continued to make a name for himself by completing his Moonshine Jungle tour. He’s currently working on his next album, and if it is anything like his previous studio effort, Mars can expect the awards and dollars to keep rolling in.

In all, 10 Latino/a celebrities made this year’s list, including tennis star Rafael Nadal, soccer phenom Neymar and multi-hyphenate extraordinaire Jennifer Lopez.

Here’s the complete list of Latino superstars on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list:

No. 13 Lionel Messi, $74 million
No. 46 Gisele Bündchen, $44 million
No. 52 Bruno Mars, $40 million
No. 63 Fernando Alonso, $35.5 million
No. 76 Rafael Nadal, $32.5 million
No. 82 Neymar, $31 million
No. 86 Carmelo Anthony, $30.5 million
No. 89 James Rodriguez, $29 million
No. 95 Jennifer Lopez, $28.5 million
No. 95 Sofia Vergara, $28.5 million

Bündchen: The World’s Top-Earning Model of 2014

There’s no doubt Gisele Bündchen is a top model…

The 33-year-old Brazilian supermodel has been declared the highest-earning model of 2014, according to Forbes.

Gisele Bundchen

The financial magazine estimates Bündchen’s fortune at “$47 million before taxes and fees in the last 12 months.”

It’s the eighth year in a row that Bündchen, who was named the new face of Chanel No. 5 in May, has topped the list of top-earning models.

Bündchen’s lucrative contracts with fashion brands like H&M and Chanel, as well asgigs with Pantene, have helped her build a massive empire.

Bündchen, who is married to NFL quarterback Tom Brady, far outpaced the next highest-earning models, Doutzen Kroes and Adriana Lima, whose earnings were pegged at $8 million each.

Lima, a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2000, is the lingerie giant’s longest-running model.

The two Kates — Kate Moss and Kate UptonMiranda Kerr and Liu Wen all pulled in $7 million.

Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl Upton is the highest-earning newcomer on the list.

Meanwhile, Alessandra Ambrosio comes in at No. 8 on the list. With her own clothing line and deals with H&M and Victoria’s Secret, the Brazilian supermodel raked in $5 million in 2014.

Smalls Goes Topless for V Magazine

She’s one of the modeling world’s top models… But Joan Smalls is just topless for her latest magazine cover.

The 26-year-old fashion model, ranked as the No. 1 model in the world according to models.com since September 2012, went topless for V Magazine‘s Model Mania issue, which is out on July 17.

Joan Smalls V Magazine Cover

On the cover, Smalls wears nothing but a pair of grey pants with her hand strategically covering her breasts while she touches Sean O’Pry‘s neck.

The Model Mania issue, which consists of 46 pages, features eight of the world’s hottest models, including Amanda Murphy, Emily DiDonato, Matthew Terry, and Aurelien Muller.

The photos in the magazine were shot by fashion photographer, Mario Testino. The outfits of the models were sponsored by Givenchy, Prada, Fendi, Michael Kors, Balmain, Tom Ford, Proenza Schouler, Gucci and Chanel.

Joan, who has appeared in many high-end magazine covers, has achieved an impressive modeling career, including the top spot on models.com Top 50 Models roundup. She also ranked eighth on Forbes‘ list of The World’s Highest Paid Models in 2013.

Joan, who made an appearance on Beyonce Knowles‘ music video “Yonce“, has been the first Puerto Rican model who was chosen to front the campaigns of famous brands like Gucci, Fendi and Givenchy. She also became the first Latina face for Estee Lauder.

Princess Letizia Named to Vanity Fair’s International Best-Dressed List

Kate Middleton isn’t the only best-dressed royal… Spain’s Letizia, Princess of Asturias, is giving the British royal a style run for her money.

The 40-year-old Spanish royal – the wife of Felipe, Prince of Asturias, the heir apparent to the Spanish throne – has been named to Vanity Fair‘s International Best-Dressed List of 2013.

Princess Letizia

Born Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, the former journalist and news anchor joins a stellar list of stylish celebrities, including Middleton, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Tory Burch, Victoria Beckham, LeBron James and Justin Timberlake.

Princess Letizia, known for wearing designers like Felipe Varela, Max Mara and Hugo Boss, was noted by the magazine for the blue lace Varela gown, matching heels by Margriet, and Maria Nieto hat, that she wore at the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.

But Princess Letizia isn’t the only Latina to make this year’s least…

Gisele Bündchen and her stylish husband, star NFL quarterback Tom Brady, were selected as style icons this year.

Bündchen, who called her mother her style icon, revealed that her favorite place to shop is L’Eclaireur in Paris. And her favorite accessory is Chanel’s Boy bag.

Visit VanityFair.com to see the complete list.

Hometown Héroe: Weslaco’s Wardrobe Warrior Myleen Trevino

It’s not really common to grow up and live your childhood dream. After all, most little ones say they want to be professional athletes, performers or even astronauts.

But Myleen Trevino is one of those rare exceptions… And this Jill of all trades is shooting for the stars in her quest to be fashion’s next big thing.

Myleen Trevino

“I see myself living in California… in La La Land and seeing my work on the big screen,” declares the 29-year-old Mexican American fashionista, a native of Weslaco, Texas. “I pray that I’m continuing my work as a stylist and working on major film and television projects, as well as working with A-list celebrities.”

From the moment she could dress herself Trevino says she was her own stylist. And her parents’ experiences as models would further ignite her passion for fashion.

“I started enjoying fashion at the age of 6,” recalls Trevino, who currently resides in Dallas, where she works as a stylist to stars big and small. “My parents modeled for Barbizon Modeling & Talent Agency, and I would watch home videos of them walking the runway. Watching them all Barbie- and Ken-like in their extravagant-looking clothing was so inspiring to me. I just knew I’d be involved in the fashion industry, in one way or another.”

Three years later, Trevino was learning how to sew from her grandmother, who enjoying creating garments and making quilts for her grandchildren.

Myleen Trevino's Styling Work

“My grandmother taught me how to use the sewing machine,” says Trevino, who would research the creations of designers and fashion houses like Alexander McQueen, Chanel and Max Azria. “So I started playing with fabric and making my own clothes.”

By the time Trevino reached high school, the style-savvy savant was the go-to girl for everything fashion.

“I’d give makeovers and let girls borrow my clothes, and I didn’t even care if I got my clothes back,” remembers Trevino, who appreciated the opportunity to hone her hair, makeup and dressing skills. “I really just wanted to see my style on someone else, and I was proud when they felt confident and happy with their look.”

Trevino, knowing her life’s mission, attended the Art Institute of Houston and the Art Institute of Dallas, where she studied fashion retail management and fashion design.

Myleen Trevino's Styling Work

“Fashion school helped me tremendously and really prepared me for the industry,” acknowledges Trevino. “I learned about fabrics, textures, fit and trends. Fashion is always changing and you have to keep up! You think you know everything because you dress well, but you sit in a classroom and quickly discover there’s so much more to learn.”

But Trevino didn’t just study fashion; she lived and breathed it. Throughout her high school and college years, she worked at several retail stores like Guess, Ralph Lauren, BCBG and Nordstrom.

“Retail helped put things into perspective when it came to the fashion industry,” says Trevino. “It helped me expand my knowledge base, including learning about retail concepts, styling clients and customer service.”

Myleen Trevino's Styling Work

But it would be Trevino’s fateful meeting with her school’s career placement officer that would lead her onto her current path as a stylist.

“She recommended I look into being a dresser for runway fashion shows,” says Trevino. “I ended up doing my first styling job at Houston Fashion Week, where I helped dress the runway models for Fendi.”

In no time, Trevino has managed to make a name for herself in the Lone Star State. She’s worked with La Mode Magazine, Austin Fashion Week and several brands/designers like Sharrari Swimwear and Abi Ferrin. In addition, the fashionista has had the opportunity to style celebrities like Dallas Cowboys ‪tight end Jason Witten, America’s Next Top Model contestant Hannah Jones and Survivor: Guatemala winner Danni Boatwright and singer Solange Knowles, Beyonce’s sister.

“Solange came into BCBG to shop and I had the pleasure of helping her choose outfits and accessories for some upcoming trips and events,” says Trevino. “She had a great sense of style, a sweet personality and was confident in my choices.”

Myleen Trevino's Styling Work

So what does it take to become a master wardrobe stylist? It’s all about the research, according to Trevino.

“You have to really study a person and get a sense of who they are, so that you find the right outfits for them,” says Trevino, who keeps up-to-date on the latest fashion trends by reading magazines like Vogue, Marie Claire and WWD. “I want my clients to feel comfortable, stylish, confident and happy with their look.”

And it appears that Trevino could be increasing her client list in the near future. She recently signed with On Set Management, an agency that will be helping her secure more high-profile projects like her most recent project, wardrobe styling on a catalog and website photo shoot for JCPenney corporate.

“My agent says there’s more work to come,” announces Trevino, who says growing up in a small town made her want to stand out instead of fit in. “Once I get more big name projects on my resume, I definitely will be more confident to take my skills to Los Angeles!”

Myleen Trevino's Styling Work

With her strong work ethic, determination to succeed and style savoir-fair, there’s no doubt Trevino will be moving to La La Land in the near future. And, she’ll only need a one-way ticket to get her there.

For more on this rising star, make sure to visit her website, myleenstyles.com.

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Lopez (Swim)Suits Up for Vogue

Jennifer Lopez may be the world’s most powerful celebrity… But she’s also one of the most bodtastic… And, she’s not afraid to show it!

Following up her boxing-inspired spread in V magazine, the 42-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress models five oh-so-sexy designer swimsuits in the June issue of Vogue.

Jennifer Lopez in Vogue

Shot by celebrity photographer Mario Testino, la Lopez flaunts her gorgeous games and flat stomach in the eye-catching images, including one of her soaking up the sun on a diving board, clad in a skimpy, strapless black monokini.

Lopez’s stylish swimsuits include a maroon Charlie by Matthew Zink V-neck, a strappy black Hervé Léger by Max Azria suit and looks from Chanel, Gucci and Eres.

Jennifer Lopez in Vogue

The bombshell, who recently set hearts aflutter during her recent performance of her latest single “Dance Again” on American Idol, is launching a summer tour with Enrique Iglesias after she completes her judging stint on the Fox singing competition.

“We have a lot of choreographers working with us,” she told reporters at a recent press conference, adding that designer Zuhair Murad is creating her costumes. “It’s going to be an amazing, amazing show.”

Jennifer Lopez in Vogue

Vogue’s June issue hits on newsstands on May 22.

Images courtesy of Vogue/Mario Testino.

Smalls Starring in Chanel’s Latest Ad Campaign

She’s a rising star in the modeling world… And, now Joan Smalls has landed an oh-so-coveted campaign…

The 23-year-old Puerto Rican model appears in the spring 2012 campaign from luxury label Chanel.

Joan Smalls in Chanel's Spring 2012 Campaign

Captured by the label’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld, Smalls and Saskia de Brauw appear as high fashion gymnasts in the campaign. The dynamic duo hit the beach wearing lightweight dresses and outerwear in the classically styled images shot at the Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc.

Joan Smalls in Chanel's Spring 2012 Campaign

Smalls—who recently walked the runway for designers Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg—even performs acrobatics high above the ocean.

Joan Smalls in Chanel's Spring 2012 Campaign

Don’t worry! As evidenced by the behind-the-scenes video, Smalls wasn’t exactly risking her life for Lagerfeld’s lens. But she still had to rope climb, mount a high bar and swim—all in Chanel!

Images courtesy of Chanel/Karl Lagerfeld.