The modelling industry is a hard one to break into, but once you really make it in the industry, then you’re set for life. Models make some of the most serious coin in the entertainment world, whether it’s from international advertisement campaigns or walking for the world’s most prestigious designers. A “supermodel” is the term typically given to models that have become so popular they’ve reached the status of a celebrity. The tabloids are obsessed with figuring out the personal lives of celebs like Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Karlie Kloss, proving you don’t have to be an actress or musician to gain paparazzi attention anymore.
Given their celebrity status – and their hefty bank account to match – fans have come to expect that supermodels drive cars as luxurious as their lifestyles. For some, that’s definitely true. There are tons of models driving cars more expensive than some houses. Others even have million-dollar collections that would put a small country’s economy to shame. But on the other hand, there are some supermodels who prefer driving something simpler. Now we’re not saying these cars are cheap or poor quality – in fact, what’s a beater to a supermodel is luxurious to many people. Yet as you shall see, there are some models whose cars don’t live up to their lavish lifestyles. Check out 10 examples of supermodels who live life in the luxurious lane, and 5 who prefer not to be flashy with their rides.
15. Bougie: Gigi Loves Her Exotic Cars
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Although modelling may be her first passion, Gigi Hadid clearly has a love for exotic cars, too. The young model, who’s also a Victoria’s Secret Angel, owns an impressive collection of designer rides, including a Ferrari, a BMW M2, a Cadillac Escalade, an Audi q7, and a Range Rover. Her on-again-off-again boyfriend Zayn Malik also has an equally impressive car collection.
14. Bougie: Xenia Is Rolling Away
Xenia Tchoumitcheva is a Russian-Swiss model and influencer. She’s posed for a variety of magazines like ELLE, Vanity Fair and L'Officiel. In 2012, she was named the Swiss edition of Maxim Magazine’s "Most Beautiful Woman of the Year.” Xenia is also known for having expensive taste in cars – she frequently shows off her customized Rolls Royce Wraith, valued at aa $465,000 minimum.
13. Bougie: Naomi Makes Do With A Maserati
Naomi Campbell is one of the original supermodels. She began her iconic career in the ‘80s and has been published in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Glamour. She’s also modelled for most high-profile designers. So, it’s no surprise that Naomi’s everyday ride is a luxurious Maserati, which can reach speeds over 330 km/h. She’s living life in the fast lane!
12. Bougie: Catch Candace If You Can
Victoria’s Secret Angel Candace Swanepoel is often photographed enjoying the wind in her hair while driving her Mercedes-Benz SLS Convertible, valued at a reported $135,000. The South African native has worked with countless brands, including Givenchy, Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier, which explains her ability to afford such an impressive ride.
11. Bougie: Kylie’s Billion-Dollar Collection
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Okay, we know that Kylie Jenner is mainly into her cosmetics empire nowadays. But there was a time when the reality star was a rising supermodel alongside her older sister Kendall. Like Kenny, Kylie has an incredible car collection – perhaps the most impressive in her entire family. One of her bougiest purchases is a $250,000 Ferrari Spider.
10. Bougie: Tyra’s Got The Next Top Car Collection
Supermodel Tyra Banks, who’s also known for her iconic role as host of America’s Next Top Model, has several impressive cars to her name. But the celebrity is most frequently seen driving a Lexus SC430 around town. With her good looks, Tyra could make any car look like it’s worth a million bucks.
9. Bougie: Kate Rides To The Beach In A Benz
Kate Upton is best known for her swimsuit modelling, having graced the cover of Sports Illustrated four times. The celebrity has also tried her hand at acting in films like Tower Heist (2011) and The Other Woman (2014). Kate drives a very flash vehicle – an estimated $248,000 Mercedes-Benz SLS 6.3 AMG. She also own a Tesla Model S, valued at $110,000.
8. Bougie: Bella Earned Herself A Royce
Bella Hadid has followed in the footsteps of her famous mother and sister to pursue modelling. Now one of the most sought-after models in the industry, Bella loves showing off her lavish lifestyle via social media – including her flashy taste in cars. During a visit to Dubai, the star posted a photo of herself in a new Rolls Royce, which easily costs anywhere between $100-200,000.
7. Bougie: Keeping Up With Kendall’s Cars
Kendall Jenner’s famous family is no strangers to luxurious vehicles, so it’s no surprise the 22-year old owns several impressive rides. The reality star’s collection includes a 1965 Mustang, a Camaro GTO, an Audi convertible, and a Ferrari Spider (which matches her sister Kylie’s Spider). Oh, Kendall also own a couple Range Rovers and Land Rovers. No big deal, right?
6. Bougie: Isabeli Is A Speed Demon
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Isabeli Fontana is the proud owner of a Lamborghini Gallardo, one of the most popular models of Lamborghini ever produced. The Brazilian beauty owns the model in an eye-catching yellow colour, which can easily be noticed on the streets. Isabeli has been modelling since age 13, having worked with brands like Dolce and Gabana, Chanel, and Bulgari.
5. Beater: Alessandra’s Outfits Cost More Than Her Car
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Alessandra Ambrosio was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2004 to 2017. She’s also become one of the most well-known international models, having worked with brands like Armani Exchange and Christian Dior. Despite her career (and subsequent financial success), the model refuses to spend a lot on her car. She’s been seen driving a Volvo V70, priced around $20,000, which is worth more than some outfits she’s modelled in.
4. Beater: Rosie’s Ride Is Actually Affordable
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Model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley clearly doesn’t like to flash her wealth. The celebrity has been seen pumping gas in her Audi S5, which is a nice yet relatively inexpensive vehicle compared to other celebrity cars. This car can often be purchase for around $60,000, so you don’t necessarily need to be a millionaire like Rosie to afford it.
3. Beater: Gisele’s Ride Isn’t Rich
Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen (aka Mrs. Tom Brady) is one of the most high-profile models in the world. So, it’s rather surprising the mom-of-two hasn’t spent a fortune on her ride. The celebrity has been spotted riding a Lexus SUV, which begin around $40,000 USD and go to a high end of $70,000 USD.
2. Beater: Miranda’s Ride Is Low-Key Like Her
Miranda Kerr, a Victoria’s Secret Angel that has worked with the likes of Balenciaga, Prada, and Vogue, keeps it simple when it comes to cars. The celebrity reportedly drives an Audi S4, which may not be a beater to the average person but for celebs it’s on the low-end. This car starts around $64,000 CAD, so you don’t have to be a celebrity to put it into gear.
1. Beater: Lily Loves Her Simple Lexus
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What’s with models and Lexus? Lily Aldridge is another famous model who drives a reasonably priced Lexus. The mother-of-two was a Victoria’s Secret model from 2010 to 2018 and has modelled for Harper’s Bazaar and Sports Illustrated, among many publications. During her off-time, the star can be spotted driving a Lexus SUV valued around $60,000.