A tiny waistline, high cheekbones, good skin and a model's strut may be all that it takes to land a modeling contract.
But to be a supermodel, you need to have something more than that.
Aside from strutting your stuff on the runway, there are other ways to rake in the cash: branch out to TV ads, TV reality shows, come up with you own line of perfume or clothing - and if you have a pretty eventful life - maybe even a book deal!
Here's a list of the top 20 best paid models in the industry, as ranked by Models.com.
These supermodels definitely have what it takes to turn their good looks into big bucks!
20. Filippa Hamilton, 22
Hometown: Paris, France
Swedish-French beauty Filippa was first discovered on the streets of Paris when she was only 15 years old.
French photographer Marc Hispard took a good look at the towering model - and from there, Filippa had a career that most beginner models can only dream about.
At 16, she had her first major ad campaign with Ralph Lauren - and until now, she's still modeling for the label as the face behind the perfume "Romance" and the Ralph Lauren Collection.