Kendall Jenner was the World’s Highest Paid Model in 2018

It’s always refreshing when a story comes along that proves that sometimes good things do happen to good people, and just such a story is this: Kendall Jenner is the world’s highest-paid model in 2018.

That’s right, the plucky little underdog’s hard work has paid off, and Our Kendall has topped the list. This is especially great news for those of us who might, hypothetically, have only recently fully figured out who Kendall Jenner is, and now have to process the news that she’s a model too.

Jenner, of course, made her name not as a model, but as a Kardashian, which is kind of confusing, but these days she’s apparently queen of the catwalk, and the $22.5 million she banked in the year ending June 2018 – according to Forbes – is the proof of that particular pudding.

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That figure puts Jenner way ahead of the second placegetter, Karlie Kloss, who took home a mere $13 million, just ahead of Rose Huntington-Whitely and Chrissy Teigen, who were on $11.5 million each – though it’s not clear whether Teigen’s figure is just from modelling work or also includes cookbooks and Twitter beefs.

Either way, raise a glass to Kendall Jenner, who has proven once and for all that in spite of all the odds, stunningly beautiful, immensely wealthy people CAN make it in the modern world. Excelsior.