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Kendall Jenner is cat walking her way straight to the bank.
The 22 year old star is the world’s highest paid model after raking in a whopping $22 million in the 12 months leading up to June 2017, marking the first time since 2002 that someone other than Gisele Bundchen earned the top spot, according to Forbes.
Bundchen, 37, still finished second with $17.5 million which is far less than her 2016 earnings of $30.5 million.
Jenner’s eye popping income is the result of her taking home money from the TV series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” in addition to contracts with Este Lauder, Adidas and additional sponsorships. She also co headlines an original clothing line with her younger sister called Kendall + Kylie.
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Kendall is the highest paid model on the planet. (ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Jenner finished fourth on Forbes’ 2016 models list after earning $10 million.
Like Bundchen, Jenner has appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Also of note was Ashley Graham finishing 10th after taking home $5.5 million.
Jenner’s ascent to the number one spot is perhaps even more notable considering some veterans of the modeling industry have questioned the credentials of modern day models like Jenner and Gigi Hadid.
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Rebecca Romijn, for example, brushed off Jenner and Hadid as “social media stars” and argued they’re “not true supermodels” in a 2016 interview with Entertainment Tonight. Stephanie Seymour, meanwhile, contended to E! News that Jenner and Hadid “are completely different than we were,” referring to past supermodels.