Runway models, we see them on posters, stores, TV, and especially social media. From finding success in the industry at 13-years-old to 27-years-old, these models bring their unique and beautiful looks to social media around the world. These models are the top stars on social media but often come from surprising backgrounds. So, stick around and get to know about the modeling world and the women who run it!
Top 10 Runway Models on Instagram You Should Be Following
By Harrison Loew
Starting her career with her debut in Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kendall Jenner has been in the spotlight of media for most of her life. She started her modeling career a few years later with Forever 21 where her striking figure carried her to fame in the international modeling community. Now working with companies such as Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, and Givenchy, Kendall Jenner is one of the most famous runway models. In 2016 she was dubbed Forbes highest paid model and has recently earned the title again. Kendall has made a name for herself in the community and is our first pick on this list!
Born in 1995, Gigi Hadid found her spotlight when her mother was a former Real Housewife of Beverly Hills. At the age of 17, Gigi started her modeling career and dropped out of high school. Now working with Tom Ford and Versace, Gigi has made a name for herself in the modeling community with her sister, Bella Hadid, right by her side. In 2017, the Hadid sisters modeled for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and later became the first sisters to both be featured on Forbes top paid models list. Now a Global Brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger, Gigi’s career is shining brightly in the international community.
Stopping in at the no. 2 spot, Cara Delevingne started her modeling career at the age of 15 when she quit school to sign with Storm Model Management. In 2011 she had her breakout moment with Burberry’s newest campaign. From there, she cataloged her every move on social media and built up a following of 41 million on Instagram. Now she models for Mulberry, Chanel, Burberry, and Jason Wu as she leads the industry as one of the few openly bi-sexual models.
Bella Hadid has had a successful modeling career since 2014. But, before then Bella was a nationally acclaimed and ranked equestrian before she discovered her future in modeling. Now, she works with premier companies such as New York Fashion Week. Named the Model of the Year in 2016, Bella has made a name for herself in the international modeling community. Now, she is a top model for Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, and Marc Jacobs as a top model.
Starting her modeling career as a young teen, Chrissy found her success in a 2010 debut of Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition. In 2013, she made her way to the reality TV business where she started in Model Employee. Now as a model for Italian Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour, Chrissy has made her way into a top spot among TV personalities and models.
Emily began her career at the age of 14 where she found moderate success as a model. Then in 2013, she made her appearance on Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” smash hit music video. From there she caught the attention of top modeling agencies around the country. In 2014 and 2015, she was featured in Sports Illustrated and in 2016 made her modeling debut with Marc Jacobs during New York Fashion Week. Now she models for top brands such as Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. Her career in modeling has been highlighted by social media success and bubbly personality which has led to even more modeling fortune!
Gisele’s fashion success started in 1997 when she moved to New York to pursue her modeling career. By 2000 she has signed a 25 million dollar deal with Victoria’s Secret and became the highest paid model in the United States. By 2007 she was the highest paid model in the world and married Professional Football star, Tom Brady. Since then she has paired up with Vogue and continued her modeling and fashion career.
Alexis started her career with Seventeen Magazine at the age of 14 after signing with Nous Model Agency. Since then she has worked with companies like Forever 21, Tobi, Us Rags, Puma, Fox Head, and Calvin Klein. Alexis is one of the best social media models and continues her success through platforms like Instagram and Tumblr. Her most famous work includes Calvin Klein’s “Put it on, Take it off” ad which was published in 2015 and brought Alexis to the top of social media and modeling worlds.
At 15 years old, Candice was swept into the modeling industry after being discovered shopping at a flea market. Since 2007 she has made her fame with Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated. In 2013 she became the face of Sports Illustrated and became a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Now in 2018, she has released her own clothing line called Tropic Of C which features a swimsuit line inspired by her time with Sport’s Illustrated.
Miranda Started her modeling career in her early teens after she was discovered in a small town just outside of Sydney Australia. In 2007, she got her first major modeling job as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. In 2010 she started working for Vogue as their first pregnant model. By 2013 she was the no. 5 highest paid model. In 2016 she started working for H&M and Louis Vuitton where she continued to grow her presence in the modeling industry!
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