Snack maker? Wig creator? Check out these supermodels' surprising side gigs

Although people may think most supermodels just pose for the camera, a number of top beauties have other jobs that keep them super busy — and super rich, too. From a jelly sandal collection to a line of fruit snacks, these are the surprising side gigs of the world's most in-demand models: 

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    Supermodels' surprising side gigs

    From fruit snack lines to wig collections to food TV shows, here are the surprising side jobs held by our favorite famous beauties.

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    More than just a pretty face -

    A number of the world's top models spend their days doing a lot more than just posing for the camera. From fruit snack lines to wig collections to food TV shows, here are the surprising side jobs held by our favorite famous beauties.

    Emily Ratajkowski


    Model / actress / video star

    Made famous for wearing next to nothing in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” music video, Ratajkowski (who’s been in campaigns for Forever 21, Nordstrom and others) is no newbie to acting gigs, also starring in Maroon 5’s “Somebody” music video and a 2010 episode of “iCarly.”

    Now, the London-born American beauty is taking on another acting role – this time on the big screen. Ben Affleck cast her for a highly competitive role as the “other girl’ in his upcoming movie, “Gone Girl,” set to be released in October 2014.

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    Chrissy Teigen -

    Model / cook

    You may know her as the face of ad campaigns for Gillette’s Venus and Skullcandy headphones, or for her recent marriage to singer John Legend. But the American beauty is also, surprisingly, obsessed with food.

    The half-Thai model launched her own food blog, So Delushious, to discuss and celebrate her love of good food, and has appeared in two TV specials for the Cooking Channel, “Chrissy Teigen’s Hungry,” and “Cookies and Cocktails.” She’s also a judge on MTV’s new snack-making competition show, “Snack-Off.” Next up? Teigen is partnering with Stella Artois for an online documentary series on culinary artists called “The Butcher, The Baker, The Belgian Beer Maker.”

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    Kathy Ireland -

    Model / company executive

    Since she was discovered in her teens, the Californian has graced the covers of magazines like Vogue and made an impressive 13 consecutive appearances in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.

    Now in her 50s, the model has leant her face to something entirely different – her own business empire, Kathy Ireland Worldwide. The company, which specializes in anything from flooring to sleepwear, has raked in nearly $2 billion and landed her on another impressive magazine cover – Forbes.

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    Christie Brinkley -

    Model / skincare entrepreneur / wig designer

    As the face of CoverGirl for over 25 years, it’s no surprise that the all-American Brinkley would also branch out into skincare with a collection of luxe skincare kits, Christie Brinkley Skincare.

    Yet her business ventures suggest that the 60-year-old is also concerned with beautifying the whole woman – she also has her own brand of prescription glasses, called Perspectives, and a line of wigs and hair extensions with the company Hair2Wear.

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    Gisele Bundchen -

    Model / shoe entrepreneur

    The highest paid supermodel in the business, the Brazilian beauty raked in an estimated $42 million last year. But it’s not all because of modeling contracts with companies with H&M and Chanel.

    Mrs.Tom Brady turns a nice profit from her business pursuits, including a popular jelly sandal line with Brazilian shoemaker, Grendene, a line of intimates with Hope (her native country’s version of Victoria’s Secret) and her own collection of skincare products, Sejaa Pure Skincare.

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    Kate Moss -

    Model / clothing designer / photography fan

    Though she’s better known as the face of Yves Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein, the 40-year-old British beauty famous for introducing the “waif” look to modeling now has something else up her sleeve.

    Since 2007, the model has partnered up with Topshop to introduce over a dozen of her own collections to the British retail store, with clothes in the style of her signature boho chic look. She also recently created her own retrospective photography book, “Kate: The Kate Moss Book,” that looks back on her lengthy career.

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    Miranda Kerr -

    Model / self-help author / singer

    The Australian supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret Angel has been in high demand on both the runway scene and for a number of ad campaigns, from Billabong to Wonderbra to Swarovski. But that doesn’t mean the beautiful mother can’t create demand for her own products.

    Miranda launched a line of organic skincare products, Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr, and in 2010, published her own self-esteem book targeted towards teenage girls, called “Treasure Yourself.” Just this past April, she also made a break into singing, releasing an online single of her and singer Bobby Fox performing a cover of Elvis’ “You’re The Boss.”

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    Heidi Klum -

    Model / TV producer / fruit snack lover

    The longtime Victoria’s Secret Angel has greatly profited from her 13-year relationship with the intimates company. But the German supermodel isn’t betting on her looks forever.

    Besides hosting (and partially owning) “Project Runway,” the mother of four also has a kids’ clothing partnership with Babies ‘R’ Us, a line of jewelry sold through QVC and even her own brand of fruit snacks, called Heidi’s Fruit Flirtations.

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    Alessandra Ambrosio -

    Model / swimsuit designer / clothing entrepreneur

    Like Gisele, this Brazilian supermodel knows how to market herself beyond just her appearance. The Victoria’s Secret model, who’s been on over 70 international magazine covers, knows that her name can be just as effective as her looks in selling a product.

    In 2004, she launched Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais, a successful swimsuit line, and now sells laid-back, beachy clothes through her brand Alé by Alessandra, available online and in a few California locations through Planet Blue.

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