1. Gisele Bundchen: This Brazilian beauty is a modelling powerhouse, even to those in the industry. This year, fellow model Rosie Huntington-Whitely revealed that she mirrors herself on Gisele’s style and beauty. Ranked by FORBES as the highest earning model in 2011/12, Gisele raked in a staggering $45 million this year, and remains an unmatched force within the beauty and modelling industry. She endorses some big-name brands including Pantene, Esprit, and Versace, and is a savvy business woman, heading up Ipanema flip-flops.