There are thousands of models out there, but only a lucky few ever reach super model status. What is the difference between a model and a supermodel, you may ask. The word supermodel is a fairly new term coined in 1979 when Janice Dickinson called herself the worlds first supermodel. However, the concept of supermodels has actually existed since the early 1930’s. A model is a gorgeous girl who you see in catalogs and on runways. A supermodel is someone you can recognize outside of the fashion world. You know their names and often, they’ve done something other than model – host a show, write a book, star in a film. Here are some runway legends showcasing their super styles.

Gisele Bundchen and Hunter Original Rain Boot

Brazilian born model Gisele Bundchen is the top paid model in the world. She’s married to New England Patriots star, Tom Brady and she’s worth over $150 million dollars. You’d never know, though, seeing her here on her way to the gym. She rocks black sweats and a sweater, umbrella and wellingtons similar to the Hunter Original rain boot Hunter is the biggest name in rain boots and nearly every star has been spotted in a pair. Gisele is a goodwill ambassador and has scored several small movie roles in films like “Taxi” and “The Devil Wears Prada”.

Tyra Banks and Pour La Victoire Portia

Here, Tyra is seen walking the red carpet at the BET awards. Her look is silky and simple but she spices it up with some sexy shoes, similar to the Pour La Victoire Portia. The Pour La Victoire pumps share the same silky texture, platform and height. Tyra has done a lot during her 20 year career. She started modeling in 11th grade and went on to be one of the biggest names in fashion. She was the first African American woman on the covers of GQ, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and the Victoria’s Secret Catalog. In 1997, she received the VH1 award for Supermodel of the Year. She hosted and produced America’s Next Top model and her own talk show; she’s starred in over half a dozen movies, she’s tried her hand at singing and she’s written a book – she most definitely qualifies as a legend.

Elle MacPhearson and Michael Kors Jersey

The Australian model is nearly 50 and still absolutely gorgeous. Here, she’s seen on the set of an Ashton Kutcher flick wearing cuffed jeans, a long sleeve tee and glittery gold gladiator sandals similar to the Michael Kors Jersey. These Michael Kors flats came straight out of heaven for a goddess worthy look. Elle currently hosts Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model, has a hugely popular lingerie line and has been the host for numerous work out vids. Popular in the eighties, she was a top supermodel that still has a presence today – definitely a runway legend.

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