In pics: The world's best paid male models

Last updated 05:00 10/10/2013

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While NZ $1.81 million is certainly nothing to sniff at, it's a far cry from $52 million: a whole $50 million-difference of a far cry in fact.

That $50 million is the difference between what Gisele Bundchen - this year's highest paid female model - and what the top-earning male model (you'll have to click through the gallery to find out who it is) brought in during the 2012-2013 financial year.

So, from September 2012-September 2013, the 10 top-earning male models made NZ $9.65 million, while the top women earned $100 million. That's in large part thanks to Brazilian model Bundchen's many businesses in her home country, but the fact remains that being "professionally good looking" - thanks Zoolander - is one of the few businesses where it pays to be a girl.

According to the U.S. Census Bureay, women still earned 0.77 US cents for every dollar than men did in 2012, but according to PayScale.com female models earn 148 per cent more than their male counterparts. 

Check out the top 10 highest-earning female models here.

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