NEW YORK -- Brazilian bombshell Gisele Bundchen has catwalked away with the crown of world's highest paid model, according to Forbes.
The annual list, released Thursday, covers models' earnings for the 12 months to May 1 -- with the top 10 raking in just under $100 million combined.
Bundchen easily topped the list, earning a stunning $45 million thanks to fat contracts with the likes of Versace, Esprit and Pantene.
The 31-year-old, who recently announced she is expecting a second child with husband New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, also earns a percentage of profits on products bearing her name, such as with Ipanema flip-flops.
A distant second on the list is British supermodel Kate Moss, 38, with estimated earnings of $9.2 million driven by lucrative deals with Topshop, Rimmel and Mango.
Rounding out the top trio is another model in her 30s -- Russian Natalia Vodianova with $8.6 million. The 30-year-old mother of three is the face of perfume campaigns for Calvin Klein and Guerlain and also designs her own clothing lines.
Brazilian Adriana Lima made a splash appearing in two Super Bowl television commercials this year, one for Kia and a provocative spot for Teleflora, that helped boost her earnings to $7.3 million. The 31-year-old Victoria's Secret model announced in March that she is pregnant with a second child.
Coming in at number five is Dutch model Doutzen Kroes with estimated earnings of $6.9 million on the back of contracts with Victoria's Secret, L'Oreal and Tiffany & Co.
Alessandra Ambrosio, another Brazilian, raked in $6.6 million thanks to a long-term deal with Victoria's Secret.
Aussie Miranda Kerr was the seventh highest earner with $4 million. The 29-year-old wife of Hollywood star Orlando Bloom cleaned up with a Victoria's Secret contract and also launched her own skincare range, Kora Organics.
Contracts with Versace, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Prada, and Mercedes Benz helped Dutch model Lara Stone to eighth place with $3.8 million.
Coming in ninth was American Carolyn Murphy with $3.5 million, and rounding out the top 10 was 23-year-old South African Candice Swanepoel on $3.1 million.
A long-time feature on the annual list had been Heidi Klum. However, Forbes decided that the German, who came in second spot last year with $20 million, is now more businesswoman than model and removed her from their calculations.