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For the first time in years, Gisele Bundchen is not Forbes highest-earning model in the world. 

Swooping in to take the top spot is reality TV star turned model Kendall Jenner.

Kendall reportedly earned a staggering €18.7 million in 2017 thanks to her campaign coups and her social media endorsement deals.

 

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This year, Kendall starred alongside her social-media savvy pals Bella and Gigi Hadid in campaigns for the likes of Fendi, Alexander Wang, La Perla and Estee Lauder.

She walked the runways for Alexandre Vautheir, Dior and Chanel to name but a few. 

She also promoted the likes of Addidas, DIFF Eyewear and dating app Bumble on her social media pages. 

 

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Gisele, who usually takes the crown, is in at number 2, earning a whopping €14.9 million from her editorial shoots and campaigns. 

Right after her is mum-to-be Chrissy Teigen, who earned €11.4million in 2017.

Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima came fourth on the list, with Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whitely taking the fifth spot together. 

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An advert, which was condemned by magazine readers for featuring an 'unhealthily thin' model, has been banned in the UK.

The image, which appeared in Conde Nast Traveller magazine, was subject to criticism after readers deemed the woman's appearance unhealthy – an accusation which the magazine refuted, insisting the model was naturally slim and in proportion.

However, the magazine's sister publication, Glamour, acknowledged the complaints, and the UK's Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the ad would not be permitted to appear again in its current form.

Issuing a statement on the matter, the ASA confirmed: "We acknowledged that the ad was for a travel magazine and that its focus was not supposed to be on the model or her clothes, however, we considered that the model was the focal point of the image."

"Therefore, we concluded that the ad made the model look unhealthily thin and that the ad was irresponsible."

Conde Nast Publications have been advised to ensure that future ads are 'prepared responsibly'.

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For some reason people still feel that it's okay to comment negatively on the appearances of others, despite the body positivity message reaching the ears of individuals worldwide.

This judgement can be escalated online, and Instagram model Noonie discovered this in an awful way, after a meme page stole her image and used it to slate her body. 

Using the puke emoji and the whale emoji, the cruel page said that people should leave the crop tops to 'us skinny girls,'

 

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The horrible slating has not held Noonie back, as she regrammed the post with a pretty powerful message. 

'No I don't have the flat stomach to flex in a crop top/bralette but I have a muffin top to do so.'

'I don't know why people still body shame at this point.

'It's quit pointless if you ask me.'(sic)

'It's just like making a fake profile to be someone you're not. You don't have to be skinny to rock a crop top or bralette.'

'To my ladies with stomached wear whatever the hell you want and make every feel uncomfortable.' (sic)

'As women we have to learn to build each other up instead of trying to break each other down.'

Hear, hear, crop tops and bralettes for all!

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It's bikini season, and while we cannot wait to get away on a sun holiday, there is one tumultuous task which must be completed first – bikini shopping. 

The struggle is very much real when it comes to tackling bikini shopping, as many high street stores don't seem to cater to women of all body types. 

Whether slim or plus size, bikini shopping can be a bit of a tribulation, and one curvy model has taken to Instagram to share her experience with the swimwear struggle. 

 

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British plus-size model Sonny Turner took to Instagram to share a carousal of snaps of herself in a high street bikini. 

Captioning the body positive post, Sonny wrote: 

'Changing rooms can be scary places. I am wearing the largest size from one of the most popular high street stores sells in bikinis which is 12-14.'

'High street store bikinis do not cater for women of my body type. Majority of online stores don't either.'

 

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The model outlined her list of tips for designers and high street stores so that they can cater to women over a size 12 or 14: 'No one gets it so for any upcoming designers I got some tips for you.'

'Big breasts need underwire for support for a youthful lift, we need cup sizes that correlate to bra sizes and they need to go past DD, we need cups that actually cover more than our nipple.'

'We need cups that bring our boobs together so theres not a massive gap in-between them, we need straps that aren't so tight its as though our neck is about to snap off.'

'We need bikini bottoms that don't give is wedgies when we walk, we need string bikinis that don't expose our vagina lips, we need swimsuits that fit over our hips without dragging the neck of the costume down causing neck ache.'

 

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'We deserve more choice in the selection for our body type that isn't just the generic black swimsuit with a kimono. Yes believe it or not , some of us actually want a thong bikini , the whole selection doesn't have to be highwaisted.'

'We're gonna need you to stop using models with fake boobs that aren't a real depiction of what the bra would look like on our real droopy ones. Its not fair that we cant walk wear cute swimwear just bc we are built differently.'

'We deserve to walk into a store and pay £10 for a nice bikini without breaking the bank and our body confidence – bottom line is: make clothes for all size & bodies.

 

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Sonny, who is signed to Milk London, has previously posed for body positive brand Aerie, who have shunned photoshop.

She also often posts inspirational body-pos posts to her Instagram. Hopefully the high street will take heed of Sonny's snaps and consider updating their sizing, both big and small. 

As Sonny said, 'make clothes for all sizes and bodies.'

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An email scam is doing the rounds, asking teens and young women to send on photos of themselves in bikinis.

Irish agencies, Assets and 1st Option, have both taken to social media to advise their followers that they will never scout for models in this way.

1st Option warned that the scam is targeting "children, young girls and teenagers."

As well as trying to get in contact via email, there also seems to be Snapchat accounts asking young women of the same thing.

 

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"The individual is also contacting parents of young girls through websites," 1st Option's social media pages read.

"If you are approached by anyone, saying they are from 1st Option, please report them immediately.

"We have never, nor will we ever, sign up or give modeling contracts via social media or third party websites, without meeting in person first.

"We will never contact parents of children, young girls and teenagers for photographs unless they have contacted us first."

 

Hey guys! It's been brought to our attention by another Dublin Agency that someone has been setting up fake profiles and claiming to work for them and asking people to send pictures. Where we have gone through this several times before, this issue is becoming a common thing. If you are interested in any kind of modelling, please contact an Agency directly. Do NOT send any pictures over social media! A reputable agency will not ask you to do this. Social media gives people too easy access to contact users and unfortunately this is not always for a genuine reason. If someone asks you to send pictures, please ask what agency you work for, what's the address of the agency, a contact number and then contact the agency directly. More often than not, if they are asking you to send bikini pictures, they are not who they say they are. Please be careful and if it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't! Thank you for taking the time to read x

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Assests boss, Derek Daniels, told Independent.ie that anyone who has any suspicion at all should contact the agency directly.

"People can make an appointment with reputable agencies… we hold open days. We would never ask people to send pictures via Instagram or anything else," he said.

A post on the Assest's social media pages reads: "Social media has so many benefits but unfortunately some people use it for the wrong reasons.

"A person that you may think looks completely authentic may be the complete opposite."

Be safe and beware, ladies.

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The body positivity movement has come on leaps and bounds, even in hard-to-change industries like fashion and beauty.

Fashion has become more size-inclusive, and body positive models have come forward to describe the pressures of conforming to the rigid industry standards.

One model who knows the difficulties of clothes shopping is Emily Bador, who battled with her body to maintain a typically model-esque physique, and has since embraced a healthier lifestyle. 

 

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"Wanted to get this off my chest for ages, but can we talk about how scary buying clothes is for one sec? Like no one talks about this?" she said, posting a mirror selfie to her 94,6000 Instagram followers.

"I do get that for a lot of people their weight is a big issue but personally I've never been afraid of my weight or my measurements really, because to me it kinda feels arbitrary?"

"But clothing sizes TERRIFY me. I always used to battle to get in to the smallest size possible because it made me feel good about myself, I would literally rejoice and feel on top of the world if I could fit into an XXS or UK4 (when actually they were tight as fuck and hella uncomfortable)."

 

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She went on to describe it as being "like, if i could compare myself to other people, and be smaller, it made me feel good about myself?"

"No one talks about their weight really and most people don't know their measurements, so clothing sizes were such an easy way to compare my self to others. clothes shopping would honestly give me panic attacks, changing rooms were my worst nightmare and the fact that no size was the same in any shop sent me off the wall."

"I'm finally coming to terms with the fact, i will never ever again fit into a UK 6 (US 4?), or an XS and I shouldn't berate my self for that. My body is always gonna fluctuate and change, and i no longer base my worth on what fucking clothing size i fit into."

 

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Emily is right not to base her body confidence on a label inside her jeans, and this reminder to feel comfortable no matter what that size is is an important message of positivity.

You could be a size 12 in one shop but need a 14 in another, and then somehow fit into that size 8 top in another. 

Sizing is inconsistent, but your body confidence shouldn't be. 

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

 

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Things like cellulite, stretch marks and so-called imperfections aren't often the first thing we see when we open a magazine.

However, that doesn't mean that models don't have these socially constructed flaws, it just means that they haven't chosen to showcase them in the pages of a fashion spread or in that perfectly lit Instagram bikini photo.

One model who is proud to show off her figure, cellulite be damned, is Charli Howard, who has shown off her dimples in a new post to promote her #AllWomanProject, which encourages women to embrace themselves.  

 

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"They, say do something each day that scares you, so re-posting this is mine for the day. Despite the fact I speed walk everywhere, squat, run and occasionally do @pure_barre, I'm still left with cellulite," she captioned the intimate image. 

"I went to an all-girls' boarding school and really used to envy the girls in my class who seemingly had none, and whose bodies looked, to me, nothing less than perfect." 

"Whenever I opened magazines, the models and celebrities I saw didn't have cellulite either – and if they did, they were shamed in the tabloids because of it, or knocked off their perch by nasty journalists who probably have it themselves. (Note: fuck you.)"

 

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"As a result, I felt like my cellulite was shameful, or an oddity. It wasn't until I got older and saw other women's bodies that I realised HOW BLOODY NATURAL IT IS.  It's nothing to be ashamed of. "

"Your boyfriend isn't gonna care if you have it, and if he does, dump him for his mate. Just kidding (or am I?)."

"Don't get me wrong – my cellulite isn't my favourite part of my body, nor is it something I shout from the rooftops about. But I know it doesn't make me any less ugly, or is something I need to feel embarrassed about."

 

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"So don't let it make you feel that way, either! In the words of my old pal Kendrick Lamar, 'Show me something natural like ass with some stretch marks."

Charli has previously spoken out about the intense body constraints applied to women in the fashion industry, after she penned an open letter to the industry in 2015 after being told to lose an inch off her hips despite already being slim. 

“My mental and physical health is of more importance than a number on a scale, however much you wish to emphasise this,” she wrote.

Hear, hear!

 

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Janice Dickinson is a fashion industry veteran, having began her career back in the 70s and racking up 37 Vogue covers during her career.

The supermodel was one of the most famous faces in fashion during the 80s, the golden age of supermodels.

Known for her fiery personality, Janice has a rather controversial opinion about today's models, particularly Kendall Jenner. 

 

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"We had to work on our own merit. They’re not models! They’re reality TV stars!'' said the industry veteran.

"I don’t think she’s a supermodel, I don’t. … Give me a break,"

"You think that’s supermodel? That is not a supermodel. She can’t beat me. She can’t. Apples and oranges" Janice told AfterBuzzTV's The Tomorrow Show.

It wasn't just Kendall who was in the firing line, as Janice didn't hold back when it came to discussing big sister Kim.

"Kim Kardashian made the cover of Vogue which made me want to vomit. It was crazy," she said. 

"You know modelling is extremely hard work. You have to have perfect proportions. The Kardashians do not have couture proportion," she finished.

Yikes! It looks like Janice seriously dissaproves of reality TV stars-turned-models.

However, with Kendall appearing on the list of the world's highest paid models, and raking in about €4,000,000 per year in modelling contracts, we doubt she will pay much heed. 

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If there was ever a time to don your most satirically sound ensemble, the British Fashion Awards would be it. 

As with any red carpet event, the style stakes were high, and the celebrities came out in force to prove their fashion credentials. 

There were plenty of head turning looks that got everyone talking, from feathered pyjama sets to skin tight silk. 

1. Alexa Chung

Hailed as the reigning queen of British style and the ultimate fashion it-girl, Alexa's look didn't disappoint on the red carpet.

This pale yellow, feathered pyjama set hit all of this years trend marks, and the designer's slicked back hair and signature red lip complemented the busy ensemble.

2. Gigi Hadid

Model-of-the-moment Gigi showed off her killer figure in a skin tight Versace Couture silk jumpsuit. 

The star won the International model of the year award, which isn't surprising after modelling for major brands like Victoria's Secret, Tommy Hilfiger and Vogue this year.

3. Karlie Kloss

This Victoria's Secret veteran cut a striking figure in this slim line, cut-out column dress.

While Karlie was absent from this year's show due to other commitments, the model channelled the VS vibe with glamorous waves and a cat eye flick. 

4. Mollie King

The ex-Saturdays star opted for a boho-chic look in a floral gown, but kept things autumnal with a berry toned palette. 

She also opted for a very Sienna Miller-esque beauty look, with loose waves and natural make up. 

5. Pixie Lott

Songstress Pixie went bold in the novelty accessory of the season, the tiara. 

Keeping with the regal vibe, Pixie added her tiara to a Dolce & Gabbana fishtail style gown which wouldn't look out of place at a royal ball.

6. Jenna Coleman

 

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Actress and ex-flame of Prince Harry Jenna Coleman stunned in this Erdem Spring 2017 ruffed dress.

Her dramatic liner and loose up-do contrasted perfectly with the prim and proper gown.

7. Lily Donaldson

The Victoria's Secret models were out in force at the British Fashion Awards,  and Lily Donaldson made a statement in a sheer, dusty pink dress.

The full length gown featured intricate embroidered and showed off her model figure to perfection. 

8. Olivia Palermo

The ultimate fashion insider Olivia Palermo rocked an oriental inspired dress, accentuating the statement look with maximalist earrings and an iridescent clutch.

We're not totally sold on those shoes though. 

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She's walked in all the major fashion shows and been in many famous magazines, but it looks like Suki Waterhouse has another career in mind.

The model made her singing debut last night as she shared her first single with her fans on Twitter.

Suki wrote: "I put out my 1st song today. It's called 'Brutally' & means so much to be featured in @lenadunham's #womenofthehour."

And fans really seemed to like her new path as they replied to her tweet with high praises.

One fan wrote in response: "Yay queen! So proud of you!" While another tweeted, "Suki your voice is soooo good!!!"

Well, we didn't see that coming!

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She’s already earned her Victoria Secret wings, walked for the likes of Chanel and Versace and now Stella Maxwell has been named the newest face of Max Factor.

The 25-year-old model – whose parents are from Belfast – will join Candice Swanepoel as a global ambassador for the cosmetic giant.

Speaking of the deal which will see her make her Max Factor debut as part of the brand’s 2017 campaign, Stella said: “Max Factor is such an iconic makeup brand and I love experimenting with makeup, so becoming the newest ambassador is a dream come true.”

“I remember stealing Max Factor products from my sister when I first discovered makeup and now, more than ever, I rely on the products for whatever my hectic schedule demands,” she continued.

Earlier this year the stunning blonde was named 2016’s hottest woman by Maxim magazine.

 

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She shot to fame last year as she became a Victoria Secret Angel and briefly dated singer Miley Cyrus.

 

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While Stella was actually born in Belgium before moving to New Zealand with her family, because her parents are from Northern Ireland we still like to claim her as our own!

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She’s one of Ireland’s best known faces, but that doesn’t mean Roz Purcell’s modelling career has been totally free from worry.

In a new interview with the Diary, the Tipperary native has revealed how in the past she felt pressurised to lose weight for work, but claims that these days she’s more interested in feeling well than being slim.

Speaking of her time in the States, the 26-year-old said: “When you’re in a job that’s based on aesthetics people feel they can comment on your aesthetics.  When I was modelling abroad, people would just say things to you…They would say you need to lose weight, straight up.”

 

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Since changing her career focus, Roz admits she has become less stressed about her weight.

“I had such baby fat and my eyebrows were different.”

“You learn through your makeup like using lip liner. Before, lip liner wasn't really a thing. There's a lot of different elements through the years that I have changed.”

“I don't really know how much I weigh.  I'm more about how I feel now and I'm not obsessed with weighing myself at all.  I used to be, but I've taken a step back from it.”

The Natural Born Feeder creator – who is currently dating music promotor Zach Desmond – also confessed that dealing with her sister’s leukaemia diagnosis has given her a new outlook on life.

“I used to be a really anxious person but since Rachel, I have completely changed.”

“I don’t worry about anything.  Stress is a contributor to so many different things, I completely avoid it.  I would always look for what could go wrong.  Nothing keeps me awake at night now.”

 

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