Male Models Earn 75% Less Than Women

​But they do have better career longevity

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If you thought that male models had it easy, what with their beautiful faces and wonderful clothes and jet set lifestyles, then you are wrong. Dead wrong! Because it has been revealed that male models earn up to 75% less than their female counterparts.

Yesterday we learnt that the gender pay gap for women won't close until 2069, but it seems like there's the opposite problem in the modeling industry, with the boys taking home significantly less than the high-rolling ladies.

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Elizabeth Rose, a male model agent from Premier Models - who launched the careers of both Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell - discussed the growing tragedy in an interview with BBC Newsbeat: "I think it's the only industry where men get paid less than women. It's unfair for men [and] I wouldn't say it's female empowerment at all."

Take for example the world's highest paid female model Gisele Bündchen. According to Forbes, the Brazilian beauty made £34m last year. In comparison, according to the latest data compiled regarding male model incomes in 2013, the highest paid male was Sean O'Pry who made £1.15m that year.

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'The top 10 female models all make millions. Only the top three male models make over a million," she explained.

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But while female models are paid more in the fashion industry than men, they tend to have shorter careers based on their age. 

"Men have a longer career path, definitely. The male models that make the most are probably in their 30s," Rose added.

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