Top 20 Swimsuit Models

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Have you ever wondered who the Top Swimsuit models are? We will discuss the popular models who have created a reputation and successful careers through modeling.

Apologies for our audacity to categorize them; they all are equally deserving and unique.

Chase Carter And Gigi Hadid In A Swimsuit
Chase Carter And Gigi Hadid In A Swimsuit (Source: Instagram)

Learn here about the top swimsuit models, including a brief introduction about them and their careers. Get yourself ready to witness some of the hottest swimsuit models.

Before we begin, the models listed here are talented and beautiful; nobody is less than anyone else. 

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Top 20 Swimsuit Models  

Rank Name Nationality
1 Kate Upton USA
2 Brooklyn Decker USA
3 Nina Agdal Denmark
4 Emily Ratajkowski UK
5 Marisa Miller USA
6 Bar Refaeli Israel
7 Elle Macpherson Australia
8 Kathy Ireland USA
9 Heidi Klum Germany
10 Christie Brinkley USA
11 Paulina Porizkova Czech Republic
12 Lucia Dvorska Slovakia
13 Petra Nemcova Czech Republic
14 Kim Cloutier Canada
15 Ana Beatriz Barros Brazil
16 Rachel Hunter  USA
17 Cindy Crawford USA
18 Rebecca Romijn USA
19 Esti Ginzburg Israel
20 Mallory Snyder USA

20. Mallory Snyder

Mallory Snyder is among the stunning glamorous American model/television personalities.

She is known for participating in MTV’s reality television program “The Real World: Paris.” 

Snyder was born on January 7, 1984, in Palatine, Illinois, to father Todd Snyder, who played professional American football in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons from 1970 to 1973.

Whereas her mother’s information is currently unavailable.

Mallory Snyder Posing In A Swimwear
Mallory Snyder Posing In A Swimwear (Source: Twitter)

As of 2024, she is 40 years old. She went to William Fremd High School and graduated in 2002.

After her return from Paris, Snyder immediately stepped into modeling, where she found success instantly.

She appeared in the 2005 and 2006 Sports Illustrated magazine’s annual swimsuit issue. Mallory was voted USA Top Model of the year in 2009.

19. Esti Ginzburg

Esther Daphna “Esti” Ginzburg-Keizman is an Israeli actress, television host, and model. 

She was born on March 6, 1990, to father Arieh “Arik” Ginzburg and mother Adrian Walter-Ginzburg in Tel Aviv, Tzahala, Israel. She is 34, as of 2024.

Her mother is an American Jewish gerontologist who immigrated to Israel, and father is an architect from a family of Ashkenazi Jewish (Polish-Jewish and Belarusian-Jewish) descent.

Ginzburg has modeled in multiple international campaigns for fashion brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry, Pull, and Bear.

She was also featured in the 2009-2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Esti Ginzburg In A White Swimsuit
Esti Ginzburg In A White Swimsuit (Source: Instagram)

Forbes Israel enlisted Ginzburg third among the top ten highest-paid Israeli models in 2013.

She married Israeli real estate investor Adi Keizman on June 8, 2012, and has two sons.

Exposure broadcasted an episode called “The Indebted Rich,” which featured several alleged Israeli victims of Keizman and Ginsburg on March 17, 2022.

They promised to build their house but never delivered the transactions.

According to her Instagram bio, as of April 2024, she is in association with APA Agency and ONE MANAGEMENT.

You can follow her on Instagram (@esti_ginzburg_), where she posts many pictures of her from the shoot.

18. Rebecca Romijn

Rebecca Alie O’Connell is an American actress and former model for whom age is just a number, as she looks like she is still in her youth. 

She was born on November 6, 1972, to father Jaap Romjin and mother Elizabeth Romjin in Berkeley, California. She is 51, as of 2024.

Romijn is also known for her appearance in the X-Men film series as Mystique.

Likewise, she has appeared in multiple Marvel & DC movies and many other famous movies.

Romjin has landed on the list of top swimsuit models and beautiful actresses.  

Moving onto her personal life, Romjin dated actor John Stamos in 1994 after meeting him at Victoria’s Secret.

Rebecca Romijn In Her Character During Shoot
Rebecca Romijn In Her Character During Shoot (Source: Instagram)

They engaged on Christmas Eve in 1997 and married on September 19, 1998, at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

However, they separated in April 2004, and the divorce was finalized on March 1, 2005.

Romijin and Jerry O’Connell started dating somewhere in 2004. They engaged in September 2005 and married in Calabasas, California, on July 14, 2007.

In 2008, they welcomed twin daughters, who are 16, as of 2024.

In 2023, she is working on two projects, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and The Real Love boat (host), in the lead role.

As of 2024, her net worth is estimated at around $20 million.

She has also dipped her fingers into business as she launched her line of jewelry in 2020. 

Romjin named the brand Charlie Dolly (named after her twin daughters) and designs the jewelry herself.

17. Cindy Crawford

Cynthia Ann Crawford is among the top American swimsuit model and lands on our list at number 17. Ann was born on February 20, 1966, to Dan Crawford and Jennifer Sue Crawford.

She is also a model, actress, and television personality. Not to forget, she was one of the most famous supermodels between the 1980s and 1990s.

Cindy was featured in multiple magazines and different fashion campaigns. 

Cindy Crawford Posing With A Hat
Cindy Crawford Posing With A Hat (Source: Instagram)

Ann was married to actor Richard Gere from 1991 to 1995. Again in 1998, she married businessman and former model Rande Gerber on May 29.

They sold their home in Trousdale estates, Beverly Hills, for a reported $13.5 million in August 2021.

The 58 years old has a net worth of $225 million as of 2024.

They have two children, a son named Presley Walker, who was born on July 2, 1999, and is 24-year-old.

And the daughter Kaia Jordan Gerber was born on September 3, 2001, and is 22-year old.

16. Rachel Hunter 

Rachel Hunter is a New Zealand-born model, actress, and host of Imagination Television’s “Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty.”

She was born on September 8, 1969, in Glenfield, a suburb of Auckland. Her parents divorced when she was still a child.

Similarly, Rachel has appeared in numerous magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, and Playboy.

She was featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice. 

Rachel Hunter In A Beautiful Dress
Rachel Hunter In A Beautiful Dress (Source: Instagram)

She dated rock musician Kip Winger but ended her relationship with him. When she was 21, she met rock star Rod Stewart, and they married after three months. 

They have two children together Renee (32) (born in 1992) and Liam (30) (born in 1994). 

However, they parted ways in January 1999, and their divorce was finalized on November 2, 2006.

After that, she dated Canadian NHL ice hockey player Sean Avery in 2004. She also had a relationship with Jarret Stoll, 13 years younger than her.

Stoll proposed to her in 2008 and was due to marry on August 14, 2009, but the wedding was called off by Stoll seven weeks before their wedding day.

Rachel is 58 years old and has a net worth of $60 million as of 2024.

15. Ana Beatriz Barros

Ana Beatriz Barros El Chiaty is a Brazilian model known for multiple appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Barros was ranked 15th on the top swimsuit models list.

She was born on May 29, 1982, to housewife Sonia and Reinato Barros, a mechanical engineer.

Ana Beatriz Barros Walking In The Runway
Ana Beatriz Barros Walking In The Runway(Source: Instagram)

Similarly, Ana also works with renowned brands such as Bebe, Victoria’s Secret, Chanel cosmetics, Jennifer Lopez’s JLO fashion line, and many more.

Without a doubt, this beautiful model was on the top list of many fans worldwide.

She married Greek-Egyptian millionaire Karim El Chiaty on the Greek island of Mykonos on July 8, 2016. They have two children, born in 2017 and 2019.

The 41-year-old has a net worth of $15 million as of 2024.

14. Kim Cloutier

The Canadian-American swimsuit, lingerie, and fashion model Kim Cloutier falls on the 14th as among the top swimsuit models in the world.   

She was born on March 25, 1987, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and is 37 as of 2024.

Cloutier is recognized for her multiple lingerie, swimsuit, and cosmetics campaigns, which she frequently shows on Instagram.

Kim Cloutier Portrait
Kim Cloutier Portrait (Source: Instagram)

She has appeared in numerous famous magazines and Canadian television shows.

Canadian media company Corus Entertainment appointed Cloutier to host its reality series “Stitched.”

As of 2023, she is in a relationship with Mark Ricketson, an actor and professional model.

Kim is also the founder of Klean cosmetics, which she has shared on her Instagram bio.

As of 2024, sources claim that her net worth is around $1 million.

13. Petra Nemcova

Petra Němcová is one of the top swimsuit models in the world.

The Czech beauty is a successful model, television host, philanthropist, and founder of the Happy Hearts Fund.

She is 44, as of 2024, as she was born on June 24, 1979.

Petra is multilingual and speaks Czech, Slovak, Polish, English, French, and Italian.

Similarly, Němcová has worked for renowned designers like Gai Mattiolo, Marina Babini, Matthew Williamson, Lolita Lempicka, Gugliemo Cappone, Yumi Katsura, and Michiko Koshino.

Petra Nemcova Posing While Sitting Casually In The Sofa
Petra Nemcova Posing While Sitting Casually In The Sofa (Source: Instagram)

Further, she gained more attention after being featured on the 2003 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover.

She was engaged to actor Jamie Belman, but they ended their relationship in 2012.

Petra also dated the Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, but in 2015, the relationship ended.

Alejandro Grimaldi and Petra were engaged in 2017 but separated in December 2018.

In 2019, Petra and Benjamin Larretche married in Sedona, Arizona.

On November 15, 2019, they welcomed their first premature baby, born 34 weeks gestation, and spent the first weeks of his life in a neonatal intensive care unit.

As of 2024, she has an estimated net worth is $13 million.

12. Lucia Dvorska

Lucia Dvorská is a Slovakian model ranked 12th on the top swimsuit models listing.

She was born on July 14, 1988, and is 35, as of 2024.

Dvorska grew up in a village (in Western Slovakia), and only succeeded after appearing in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Lucia Dvorska Posing For The Camera
Lucia Dvorska Posing For The Camera (Source: Pinterest)

Even though she appeared in a television commercial during childhood, she only started modeling at age 16. 

Dvorska took part in the 2007 reality television show, “A Model Life,” where she won a $100,000 contract with “Next” Agency.

11. Paulina Porizkova

Paulina Porizkova is a Czechoslovakian actress, model, and author. She also holds American and Swedish citizenship.

Porizkova became the first woman from Central Europe to be featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 18.

She was born on April 9, 1965, and is 59, as of 2024.

Porizkova earned the highest-pay modeling contract of $6 million with Estée Lauder in 1988.

She was one of the judging panel members of America’s Next Top Model in Cycles 10–12.

Paulina Porizkova Black And White Photoshoot
Paulina Porizkova Black And White Photoshoot (Source: Instagram)

She married Ric Ocasek, whom she met during The Cars’ music video filming on August 23, 1989.

They had two sons named Jonathan Raven Ocasek (30 )(born 4 November 1993) and Oliver (25 )(born (1999).

Porizkova announced that they had separated a year earlier in 2018. Ocasek was found dead in his home in 2019 following an unspecified surgery.

They were in their divorce process, but he had already disinherited her and two sons from his will.

In a new will alleging she had abandoned him legally significant terms before his surgery.

Her dispute with Ocasek was settled in 2021. She briefly dated screenwriter Aaron Sorkin in 2021.

As of 2024, she has a net worth of $10 million. 

10. Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley is an American model, actress, and entrepreneur ranked 10th on this listing. 

She was born on February 2, 1954, in Monroe, Michigan, to Marjorie (nee Bowling) and Herbert Hudson. As of 2024, she is 70.

This attractive model gained worldwide fame after appearing in the late 1970s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. She was the face of CoverGirl for 25 years. 

Similarly, Brinkley has appeared on over 500 magazine covers and has signed contracts with multiple influential brands.

She was romantically involved with Olivier Chandon de Brailles, heir to the Moet-Chandon Champagne fortune.

Brinkley and Chandon met at Studio 54 in New York at a party promoting a calendar. Unfortunately, Chandon died in a car crash at a private pre-season practice session car race.

Christie Brinkley Posing With Her Dog
Christie Brinkley Posing With Her Dog (Source: Instagram)

She was dating John Mellencamp in 2015; however, after a year, they announced their separation.

Brinkley survived a helicopter crash during a ski trip in Telluride, Colorado. Consequently, suffering years of hip pain, culminating in a total hip replacement in 2021.

She was married to Francois Allaux from 1973 to 1981. Then she married Billy Joel in 1985 but divorced him in 1994.

With Joel, she had a child named Alexa Ray Joel (38 ) (born on December 29, 1985). 

Her third husband was Richard Taubman, from 1994 to 1995. She had a son with Taubman; his name is Jack Paris Brinkley(28), born on June 2, 1995.

Finally, she married Peter Cook in 1996, but it did not last long, eventually divorced him in 2008. They had a daughter together named Sailor Lee Brinkley Cook(25), born on July 2, 1998.

As of 2024, her net worth is estimated at $100 million.

9. Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum is the most influential and famous figure in this listing. She is a German-American model, television host, producer, businesswoman, and, most importantly, the judge of America’s Got Talent.

She was born on June 1, 1973 to Erna Klum and Gunther Kulm in Bergisch Gladbach, West Germany. 

In her modeling career, she appeared on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover in 1998.

Heidi became the first German model to be dubbed Victoria’s Secret Angel. Klum hosted Germany’s Next Topmodel and Project Runway.

She earned an Emmy nomination in 2008 and a win in 2013 for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.

Heidi Klum Attending An Event
Heidi Klum Attending An Event (Source: Instagram)

She has six Emmy Awards nominations. In 2011, Forbes listed her as one of the “World’s Top-Earning Models.” 

That year, Klum was ranked second with $20 million in total earnings alone.

The 50 has an estimated net worth of $160 million as of 2024.

She was married to Ric Pipino from 1997 to 2002. Then she married Sean in 2005, but their relationship ended in 2014.

With Sean, she has three biological children first son born in September 2005, a second son born in November 2006, and a daughter born in October 2009.

Heidi and Tom Kaulitz have been married since 2019.

8. Kathy Ireland

Kathleen Marie Ireland is an American-born author, entrepreneur, fashion designer, philanthropist, and fashion model. 

She was a supermodel during the 1980s and 1990s and has appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues 13 times.

Kathy Ireland Posing While Looking Beautiful
Kathy Ireland Posing While Looking Beautiful (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, Kathy founded a brand marketing company, Kathy Ireland Worldwide (kiWW), in 1993.

Her successful venture made her one of the wealthiest former models in the world. 

Thus, by the end of 2015, Kathy had made around $420 million through her business.

She married physician Greg Olsen in 1988 and has three children: Erik, Lily, and Chloe.

Born on March 20, 1963, is 61, as of 2024, and has a net worth of $500 million.

7. Elle Macpherson

Eleanor Nancy Macpherson is one of the top swimsuit models in the world. The Australian is a model, businesswoman, television host, and actress.

Appearing five times in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, she was nicknamed “The Body.”

She is the founder, creative director, and primary model for Elle Macpherson Intimates, a lingerie line, and The Body, a line of skincare products.

Elle Macpherson Posing While Promoting The Product
Elle Macpherson Posing While Promoting The Product (Source: Instagram)

Elle was the host and executive producer of Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model (2010 to 2013).

She married Arpad Busson in 1996; however, they divorced in 2005 and shared two children.

As of 2024, 1964 born is 60 and has a net worth of $95 million.

6. Bar Refaeli

Bar Refaeli is the second Israeli model on the top swimsuit models list. Likewise, she is also a television host, entrepreneur, and actress.

She was born on June 4, 1985, and is 38 as of 2024.

Refaeli is regarded as one of the most internationally successful Israeli models.

Bar Refaeli In A Swimsuit Photoshoot
Bar Refaeli In A Swimsuit Photoshoot (Source: Instagram)

Refaeli was voted number one on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 list of 2012.

Furthermore, she has hosted The Israeli X Factor since 2013. According to Forbes Israel, Refaeli was the highest-paid model in Israel in 2013.

She married Adi Ezra in 2015 and has three children together, two daughters born in 2016, and 2015 and a son born in 2020.

As of 2024, she has a net worth of $30 million.

5. Marisa Miller

The American supermodel Marisa Lee Miller is famous for her modeling and occasional film acting careers.

Marisa is one of the renowned models. The talented figure also worked for Victoria’s Secret and many other exclusive companies.

She was born on August 6, 1978, and is 45 as of 2024.

Marisa Miller Posing Dyring The Shoot In A Red Bikini
Marisa Miller Posing Dyring The Shoot In A Red Bikini (Source: Instagram)

She is an influential figure dubbed the “return of the great American supermodel.”

Marisa was regarded as an s** symbol, ranking No. 1 on 2008 Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100” list. 

She married Jim Miller in 2000 but divorced him in 2002.

Later she married Griffin Guess in 2006 and has two sons named Gavin Lee Guess(11), on December 13, 2012, and Grayson Lee Bazyl Guess(8), on May 29, 2015.

As of 2024, she has a net worth of $8 million.

4. Emily Ratajkowski

Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski (32) is an American model and actress who is a sight to behold. 

She was born on June 7, 1991, to Kathleen Anne Balgley and John David “J.D.” Ratajkowski. 

As her career, Emily first appeared on the cover of the erotic magazine treats! in 2012.

She also appeared in two famous music videos (Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Maroon 5’s “Love Somebody”).

Emily Ratajkowski Attending Met Gala
Emily Ratajkowski Attending Met Gala (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, she appeared in the 2014 and 2015 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. Emily debuted professional ramp walk modeling at the New York Fashion Week in 2015.

She appeared in a Buick Super Bowl commercial during Super Bowl 50 in 2016. Emily has also been the spokesperson for popular brands such as Paco Rabanne, DKNY, Kerastase, The Frye Company, and DL1961.

She married actor and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard on February 23, 2018. They lived in the NoHo neighborhood of Manhattan and Los Angeles.

They gave birth to their son on March 8, 2021. The couple separated in July 2022 while filing for divorce in September.

On February 17, 2023, she showed off her sculpted body in a revealing animal print swim set, promoting Inamorata, her swimwear.

As of 2024, her net worth is $8 million.

Emily looked stunning on March 13, 2023, as she attended Vanity Fair Oscars.

3. Nina Agdal

Born in Denmark, Nina Brohus Agdal is a Danish model and one of the top swimsuit models. 

She was born on March 26, 1992, and is 32 as of 2024.

Despite having no modeling knowledge or background, Agdal entered the Elite Model Look competition.

Although she failed to grab the title, she signed with Elite Models Copenhagen.

Further, after completing her graduation, Agdal moved to the United States. This was when her modeling carer started.

Nina Agdal Wearing Black Dress In The Event
Nina Agdal Wearing Black Dress In The Event (Source: Instagram)

She has worked with multiple renowned brands and also appeared in various magazines.  

Agdal briefly dated Adam Levine in 2013. She was in a relationship with Max George, a member of the boy band The Wanted; however, they broke up in 2014.

She also dated Leonardo DiCaprio for about a year, and they split in 2017.

After that, Jack Brinkley-Cook and Agdal were in a relationship for four years, ending in 2021.

She has been dating YouTuber Logan Paul since 2022. As of 2024, her net worth is $12 million.

2. Brooklyn Decker

The American-born actress and model Brooklyn Danielle Decker are among the best-looking top swimsuit models.  

Ranked 2nd, Decker has worked with Victoria’s Secret, The Gap, Intimissimi, and many other famous companies.

In addition, she has played in multiple television shows and movies like Battleship, Chuck, The League, Just Go with It, and many more. 

Brooklyn Decker Sitting Casually
Brooklyn Decker Sitting Casually (Source: Instagram)

She dated American tennis player Andy Roddick in 2007 and was engaged in March 2008. They married on April 17, 2009, and live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The couple has a son, Hank (9), born in 2015, and a daughter Stevie (7), born in 2017.

As of 2024, she has a combined net worth with her husband Andy of $40 million. 

1. Kate Upton

Among many top swimsuit models from all over the world, Katherine Elizabeth Upton is indeed number one on the list.

The beauty and charm of this beautiful American model and actress are sure to enchant you at first glance.

She was born on June 10, 1992, to Shelley (nee Davis), a former Texas tennis champion, and Jeff Upton, a high school athletics director. She is 31 as of 2024.

Kate Upton Posing In A White Dress
Kate Upton Posing In A White Dress (Source: Instagram)

Appearing first in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011, she became the cover model for 2012, 2013, and 2017’s issues.

Not to forget, Upton became the subject of the 100th-anniversary Vanity Fair cover.

She has also appeared in movies such as The Other Woman, Tower Heist, The Layover, and many more.

Upton and other female celebrities’ nude photographs were leaked illegally to the internet in 2014.

In early 2014, she dated Detroit Tigers (now New York Mets) baseball pitcher Justin Verlander, and they engaged in 2016.

They married on November 4, 2017, in Tuscany, Italy, and have a daughter born on November 2018.

As of 2024, Upton has a net worth of $20 million.


From the above stunning and successful individuals, we all can see that age is just a number. Not to mention, proper exercise, diet, and routine have made some look stunning and healthy even in their fifties. 

Did you find your favorite one on the list? If not, then do mention whose your favorite one is in the comment section.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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