"On top of the small pay, modeling is often seen as a freelance profession if you aren't so fortunate to be Rosie Huntington-Whiteley."
For every Gisele Bundchen there are 10 more underpaid models, dying for her success. That figure is just anestimation, but the idea that many models are severely underpaid is hardly a secret. The media portrays a handful of very successful models, and makes them the poster children for what the modeling world is. In fact, there are models living from paycheck to paycheck. It is not uncommon for models to be paid in clothes, accessories, food or a small amount of money. For example, Ashley Mears, the author of "Pricing Beauty," highlighted the fact that models often receive somewhere around $150 for a full day's work.