Models are allegedly quitting Victoria's Secret over crappy payBeyond all of the glitz and glamour, Victoria's Secret models are pretty upset that they aren't getting paid fairly. Most recently, Karlie Koss and Doutzen Kroes have recently quit as Victoria's Secret Angels. Page six reports that despite the company announcement that it was due to work conflicts it was apparently due to the lack of money Victoria's Secret was willing to pay their models.
"The money isn't what it used to be," a source told Page Six. "Older contracts like Alessandra Ambrosio were in the millions, now they're like $100,000."
Money per model has shrunk as the company has hired a larger stable of Angels to walk in their splashy shows and make global appearances. "There used to be just four angels," a source said. "Now there's about eight."
The ladies also have to commit 50 days a year or more to VS, which prohibits them from participating in bigger, better fashion and fragrance campaigns.
The CMO of Victoria Secret recently commented on the two models leaving the industry on his Instagram account.
After I posted the news about @karliekloss leaving VS I got a number of texts asking me why I hadn't said anything about Doutzen @doutzen leaving at the end of last year. Fair question. The simple answer is I should have. Doutzen had a lucrative opportunity in Europe and it would have conflicted with her VS obligations. So, at her agencies request, we released her from contract. There was no conflict. No animosity. None of the nonsense I've read on Instagram. She had a great business opportunity, and I wanted to be fair to someone I adore and respect. That's all. I honestly believe Doutzen is one of the most stunningly beautiful people in the world. And I always will. I have told her that many times. Now you know.
According to Nova 100, the top models on Victoria's Secret bring in over two million dollars a year with Doutzen Kroes racking in $8 million/year before quitting VS.
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