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The Golden Girls: Top 10 models of 2015

Models Doutzen Kroes, Joan Smalls, Lara Stone, Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn and Karlie Kloss onstage during amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Models Doutzen Kroes, Joan Smalls, Lara Stone, Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn and Karlie Kloss onstage during amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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Adriana Lima is seen backstage before the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Doutzen Kroes is like a modern-day Grace Kelly
Russian philanthropist Natalia Vodianova speaks at the summit
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Model Miranda Kerr attends the InStyle Awards at Getty Center on October 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Model Joan Smalls from Puerto Rico walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Lara Stone attending the British Fashion Awards at the London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, in London Credit: Ian West/PA Wire.
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Model Alessandra Ambrosio attends the InStyle Awards at Getty Center on October 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for InStyle)

The models who earned the most money in 2015.

1 Gisele Bundchen (35), Brazil - $44m, 6.4m Instagram followers

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Gisele Bundchen by Taschen

2 Cara Delevingne (23), England - $9m, 21.1m Instagram followers

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Cara Delevingne

3 Adriana Lima (34), Brazil - $9m, 5.6m Instagram followers

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Adriana Lima is seen backstage before the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

4 Doutzen Kroes (30), Holland - $7.5m, 3.5m Instagram followers

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Doutzen Kroes is like a modern-day Grace Kelly

5 Natalia Vodianova (33), Russia - $7m, 840,000 Instagram followers

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Russian philanthropist Natalia Vodianova speaks at the summit

6 Miranda Kerr (32), Australia - $5.5m, 7.3m Instagram followers

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Model Miranda Kerr attends the InStyle Awards at Getty Center on October 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

7 Joan Smalls (27), Puerto Rico - $5.5m, 1.2m Instagram followers

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Model Joan Smalls from Puerto Rico walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

8 Lara Stone (31), Holland - $5m, 354,000 Instagram followers

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Lara Stone attending the British Fashion Awards at the London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, in London Credit: Ian West/PA Wire.

9 Alessandra Ambrosio (34)  Brazil - 4.5m Instagram followers

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Model Alessandra Ambrosio attends the InStyle Awards at Getty Center on October 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for InStyle)

10 Karlie Kloss (23) America - 3.3m Instagram followers

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Karlie Kloss attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

THE NEWCOMER

Kendall Jenner (19) America - $4m, 39m Instagram followers — a new entry on the list this year, with a growing profile thanks to her monster social media presence.

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Model Kendall Jenner attends The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

THE UNEXPECTED ADDITION

Edita Vilkeviciute (26), Lithuania - $3.5m, 5,601 Instagram followers — a relative unknown, the Lithuanian is the face of Calvin Klein, H&M and Roberto Cavalli, but has very little social media cachet.

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Unexpected addition: Edita Vilkeviciute. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

All figures according to Forbes and models.com for 2015

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