Models have the best of both worlds. They work as hard as they play, all while looking gorgeous while the rest of us try our daily best to look like a fraction of what they look like when they wake up. They are a breed of desirably unreal bodies and skin, and they're major influences in fashion trends.
And who are the most influential models of all time? We have a list below:
Karlie Kloss, 19:
She's the newest up and coming supermodel in the high-fashion world. Her runway walk is dubbed the "moody gait"and she caused an outrage over her racy Italian Vogue shoot earlier this year.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 25:
The Victoria's Secret model began her career as an actress in the film Transformers, but shortly thereafter, nabbed a deal with Burberry.
Gemma Ward, 24:
Gemma may have single-handedly influenced the "baby doll/alien" model look. She became fashion's sweetheart in a matter of months, landing campaigns for Calvin Klein and Valentino.
Elle Macpherson, 49:
This supermodel is well-known for her record five cover appearances on Sports Illustrated and more.
Karolína Kurková, 28:
Anna Wintour called her the "next supermodel." With that sort of endorsement, Karolina's career is only moving forward.
Milla Jovovich, 26:
She's has landed over 100 magazine covers and the coveted title of Miuccia Prada's muse.
Miranda Kerr, 29:
is arguably the most well-known Victoria's Secret Angel. Maybelline granted this model campaign success, also ranking among the world's highest paid models to date.
Kate Moss, 38:
Her heroin-chic look became highly publicized with a well-known ad campaign for Calvin Klein Jeans, even with her petite 5ft 6in height.
Christy Turlington, 43:
Christy is best known for representing Calvin Klein for 20 years. She's also given back in many ways, such as her campaign Every Mother Counts.
Tyra Banks, 38:
You would recognize this face anywhere. As one of the most famous supermodels in the world, she was the first African American to be on the covers of Sports Illustrated and GQ, as well as Victoria's Secret, not to mention going on to pursue a TV career in America's Next Top Model and her very own talk show.
Isabella Rossellini, 60:
Isabella was a hit during her 14-year run as Lancôme's model. The Italian beauty then went on to become an actress, filmmaker, philanthropist and author!
Adriana Lima, 31:
The Brazilian beauty has been a Victoria's Secret Angel since 2000, and she was the winner of Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil" contest.
Claudia Schiffer, 41:
She was one of the most famous supermodels in her day and has graced over 700 covers of Vogue.
Selita Ebanks, 29:
She has worked with notable fashion houses from Neiman Marcus and Ralph Lauren to Sports Illustrated and Victoria's Secret as an infamous angel.
Naomi Campbell, 42:
Naomi was declared the "reigning supermodel of them all" by Interview magazine. She has been featured in campaigns of the world's greatest supermodels for Vogue and Vanity Fair.
Linda Evangelista, 47:
Linda has been featured on over 600 magazine covers and is the muse of famed fashion photographer Steven Meisel. Brooklyn Decker, 25:
The voluptuous model was a Sports Illustrated and Victoria's Secret swimsuit model. But her career took a turn when she landed a role in Just Go With It. She most recently starred in Expect When You're Expecting.
Kate Upton, 20:
The American girl-next-door was named Rookie of the Year in 2011 and 2012 for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She's also been named the cover model for 2012. This girl is showing no signs of stopping.
Chanel Iman, 21:
This exotique beauty is half Korean and half African American. A favorite of designers and editors, she remains on top of the field with deals as a Victoria's Secret angel, starred in a huge amount of editorials and fronted numerous magazines.