ISLAMABAD: The Austrian jazz due of Elisabeth Lohninger and Walter Fischbacher captivated audience at an hour-long concert Sunday night.

Organised by the Austrian Embassy at Marriott Hotel, the performance began with A Little Bit Tricky, a light-hearted composition that invited the audience not to take things too seriously, while Moments urged listeners to enjoy the present.

Ms Lohninger’s heartfelt vocals combined with Mr Fischbacher’s warm notes shaped their performance into an elegant one, with a bit of freshness from their improvisation that was central to the power of their music.

Speaking at the concert, Austrian Ambassador Dr Brigitta Blaha said: “Austria is country known for its music. We are very excited about introducing two dynamic Austrian jazz musicians to Islamabad and look forward to sharing our passion for good music and delicious food.”

Ms Lohninger and Mr Fischbacher have been making music together for more than 20 years.

They live in New York and have toured Europe, Japan and the Middle East. The two of them have explored diverse musical avenues, written music for other projects, and developed their own artistic styles.

“Our music is for people who enjoy all different kinds of music. All the things we have encountered in our musical lives have shaped the music we produce,” Ms Lohninger told Dawn, describing the duo’s music as experimental jazz with a slight country-song exuberance.

She added that their song Because was an explanation for why the couple was still happily married, while Rooster was inspired by a rooster that did not stop crowing all day during a vacation they took to one of their favourite islands, suddenly stopped.

Sharpened with the austere but colourful lighting, the duo’s performance was taut and transfixing. Judging by the applause they received, it would be safe to say their audience was blown away.

بولی وڈ کی ’ہوا ہوائی گرل‘ سری دیوی کی 24 فروری کو ہونے والی اچانک موت سے نہ صرف بھارتی فلم انڈسٹری بلکہ دنیا بھر میں موجود ان کے کروڑوں مداح غمزدہ ہیں۔

سری دیوی 2 دن قبل دبئی کے معروف ایمیریٹس ٹاور ہوٹل میں میں مبینہ طور پر حرکت قلب بند ہونے کی وجہ سے چل بسی تھیں، وہ دبئی میں اپنے اہل خانہ کے ساتھ اپنے ہی خاندان کی ایک شادی میں شرکت کے لیے گئی تھیں۔

اگرچہ تاحال ان کی اچانک موت کی اصل وجہ کی تصدیق نہیں ہوسکی، تاہم ابتدائی طور پر یہ خبریں سامنے آئی تھیں کہ وہ حرکت قلب بند ہونے کے باعث چل بسیں۔

لیکن اب ان کے مرنے سے قبل آخری لمحات کی رپورٹس سامنے آنے کے بعد معاملہ مزید پیچیدہ ہوگیا ہے۔

سری دیوی کی زندگی کے آخری 15 منٹس کی تازہ رپورٹس سامنے آنے کے بعد یہ بھی کہا جا رہا ہے کہ ابھی یہ کہنا قبل از وقت ہے کہ ان کی موت حرکت قلب بند ہونے کی وجہ سے ہوئی۔

ٹائمز آف انڈیا کی رپورٹ کے مطابق سری دیوی کی زندگی کی آخری 15 منٹ کی رپورٹس سے پتہ چلتا ہے کہ اداکارہ کی موت باتھ روم میں نہانے کے دوران ’باتھ ٹب‘ میں ہی ہوئی۔

رپورٹس میں بتایا گیا ہے کہ سری دیوی دبئی میں بونی کپور کے بڑے بھتیجے موہت مرواہ کی شادی کی تقریب میں شوہر اور چھوٹی بیٹی خوشی کپور کے ساتھ گئی تھیں، تاہم شادی ختم ہونے کے بعد ان کے شوہر واپس ممبئی آگئے تھے، تاہم وہ 24 فروری کو دوبارہ دبئی واپس آئے۔

رپورٹس سے پتہ چلتا ہے کہ دبئی واپس آنے کے بعد بونی کپور اہلیہ سری دیوی سے ملنے کے لیے ایمیریٹس ٹاور ہوٹل گئے۔

رپورٹ میں بتایا گیا کہ بونی کپور اپنی اہلیہ کو سرپرائز دینا چاہتے تھے، اور ہندوستان سے واپس آتے ہی دونوں نے رات کا کھانا باہر جاکر کھانے کا پروگرام بنایا۔

رپورٹ بتاتی ہے کہ سری دیوی نے تیار ہونے کے لیے شوہر سے 15 منٹ مانگے، اور وہ نہانے کے لیے باتھ روم چلی گئیں۔

رپورٹ کے مطابق جب سری دیوی نے باتھ روم سے باہر آنے میں زیادہ وقت لیا تو بونی کپور نے دروازہ کھٹکھٹا کر انہیں باہر آنے کے لیے کہا، مگر اندر سے کوئی آواز نہ آئی، جس پر فلم پروڈیوسر نے کسی طرح باتھ روم کا دروازہ خود کھولا اور اہلیہ کو پانی سے بھرے باتھ ٹپ میں بے جان دیکھ کر حیران رہ گئے۔


رپورٹ سے پتہ چلتا ہے کہ ایسی صورتحال میں بونی کپور نے مدد کے لیے اپنے ایک دوست کو بلایا اور بعد میں پولیس کو بھی اطلاع دی گئی۔


ہندوستان ٹائمز نے اپنی خبر میں ٹائمز آف انڈیا کی رپورٹ کا حوالہ دیتے ہوئے بتایا کہ پولیس کو سری دیوی کے موت کی اطلاع رات 9 بجے دی گئی۔

خبر میں سری دیوی کے دیور و اداکار سنجے کپور کا حوالہ دیتے ہوئے بتایا گیا کہ انہوں نے عرب اخبار خلیج ٹائمز کو بتایا کہ وہ یہ سن کر حیران رہ گئے کہ اداکارہ کا انتقال حرکت قلب بند ہونے سے ہوا۔

انہوں نے دعویٰ کیا کہ سری دیوی کو کبھی بھی دل کے امراض کی شکایت نہیں رہی۔

دوسری جانب سری دیوی کی میت کو لانے کے لیے تیاریاں کی جا رہی ہیں، خیال کیا جا رہا ہے کہ 26 فروری کی شام تک ان کی لاش کو ممبئی لایا جائے گا۔

اگرچہ دبئی پولیس نے سری دیوی کی لاش کا طبی معائنہ 25 فروری کو ہو مکمل کرلیا تھا، تاہم لیبارٹری کی رپورٹس موصول نہ ہونے کی وجہ سے ان کی میت ورثاء کے حوالے نہیں کی گئی۔

امکان ہے کہ آج کسی وقت بھی لیبارٹری رپورٹس موصول ہونے کے بعد سری دیوی کی لاش کو ورثاء کے حوالے کیا جائے گا، جس کے فورا بعد ان کی میت ممبئی لائی جائے گی۔



VETERAN television, radio, film and theatre artist Qazi Wajid died on Sunday, bringing down the curtain on the career of one of the most versatile actors in Pakistan.

He leaves behind his wife, a daughter and grandchildren along with a large number of his admirers to mourn his death. Hospitalised for chest pain on Saturday night, the Raja of iconic TV serial Khuda ki Basti passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning.

His funeral was attended by people from different walks of life including actors Qavi Khan, Jawed Sheikh, Shakeel, Adnan Siddiqui, Behroz Sabzwari, Ayaz Khan and Shahzad Raza (the last three had accompanied him to Saudi Arabia last month) in the evening. He was buried at Eesa Nagri graveyard.

Born in Gwalior, India in 1944 (confirmed by himself in one of his final interviews though it’s widely believed that he was born in Lahore in 1930), Qazi Wajid was one of the longest-serving actors of Pakistan. He made his debut way back in the 1950s when he was a teenager and continued to act till his last breath.

He joined Radio Pakistan as a child artist in the 1950s and was part of numerous hit shows including Qazi Jee, Hamid Mian Kay Haan and the super popular Naunehal. It was in 1956 that his first film, Bedaari, was launched in which he stood out as an actor — for stammering. The film may have been lifted from the Indian hit, Jagriti, but it gave Pakistan’s entertainment industry a name to rule the screen (both films and TV) for many years to come.

In those pre-TV days, Qazi Wajid worked extensively with Ibrahim Nafees on theatre; Khwaja Moinuddin picked him from one of these performances and transformed him into an overnight star with Mirza Ghalib Bandar Road Per and Taleem-i-Baalighan, both of which were performed on PTV in the late 60s. He continued to be part of the play and performed it worldwide, most recently in Australia.

Wajid polished his skills in Radio Pakistan but it was TV where he became an indispensable actor due to his ability to play any kind of a role. In Taleem-i-Baalighan he entertained the audience as Shamsoo The Barber. The iconic TV serial Khuda Ki Basti began with his character, Raja, who was caught cheating at a card game. He played Shakeel’s father in Ankahi and was also part of the iconic Pak-Sino PTV classic Rishtay Aur Raaste while his take on journalism in Anwar Maqsood’s Aangan Terrha is still fresh.

Be it his performance on TV, film or radio, Qazi Wajid was always on top of his game. He claimed to have never played the hero in his life because the protagonist’s role didn’t provide him the margin to explore his abilities. He was the bad guy in Noor-ul-Huda Shah’s Hawwa Ki Beti who sells his daughter and played the cool dad to Marina Khan in Haseena Moin’s Dhoop Kinaray — both the roles were poles apart and proved his mantle.

The younger generation doesn’t know much about his exploits on films and theatre. He loved acting on both the platforms. Theatre was his love and his last bow came in a show he performed in Riyadh a few weeks before his death with long-time collaborators Anwar Maqsood and Behroz Sabzwari. As for films, he once told this scribe that he acted in that medium only because of his friend the late Syed Kamal; most of his films featured him alongside the Raj Kapoor lookalike.

For someone who spent most of his life entertaining people, Qazi Wajid was a modest man. Despite winning several awards — including the Pride of Performance Award — he remained active for his countless fans and didn’t hang his boots till his death, as his biggest award was finding a place in their hearts and staying there forever.

Published in Dawn, February 12th, 2018


نامور بالی ووڈ اداکارہ زائرہ وسیم کے ساتھ جہازمیں دست درازی کرنے اور انہیں جنسی طور پر ہراساں کرنے والے شخص کو ممبئی سےگرفتار کرلیا گیا۔

فلم’دنگل‘میں مسٹر پرفیکشنسٹ عامرخان کی بیٹی کا کردار اداکرنے والی 17 سالہ نامور بالی ووڈ اداکارہ زائرہ وسیم کی گزشتہ روز منظرعام پر آنے والی ویڈیو سوشل میڈیا پر بہت زیادہ وائرل ہوئی تھی جس میں انہوں نے جہاز میں اپنے ساتھ ہونے والے ناقابل برداشت واقعے کی تفصیل رو رو کر سنائی تھی۔ ویڈیو کے ذریعے زائرہ نے اپنے پیچھے بیٹھے شخص کی حرکتوں کے بارے میں بتاتے ہوئے کہا تھا کہ جب وہ سورہی تھیں تو اس شخص نے انہیں جنسی طور پر ہراساں کیا اور ان کے ساتھ دست درازی کی جب انہوں نے اس کی شکایت جہاز کے عملے سے کی تو انہوں نے اس چیز کا کوئی نوٹس نہیں لیا بالآخر وہ اپنے ساتھ ہونےوالے نارواسلوک کی ویڈیو بنانے پر مجبور ہوگئیں۔

یہ ویڈیو منظرعام پرآنے کے بعد ائیر لائن انتظامیہ اور پولیس فوری حرکت میں آگئی اور زائرہ کو پریشان کرنے والے شخص کو گرفتار کرلیا۔ بھارتی میڈیا کے مطابق جہاز میں اداکارہ کو پریشان کرنے والے 39 سالہ شخص کا نام ویکاش سچ دیو ہےاوروہ بزنس مین ہے۔ پولیس نے اسے ممبئی سے گرفتار کیا ہے۔ سینئر پولیس آفیسر لتا شیرسات کا کہنا ہے کہ تاجر کو جنسی آفنسزاور بچوں کے تحفظ کے ایکٹ کے تحت گرفتار کیا گیا ہے۔ جب کہ ڈپٹی کمشنر آف پولیس انیل کمبھارے کا کہنا ہے کہ ویکاش  کو آج عدالت میں پیش کیا جائے گا۔

دوسری جانب ائیر لائن وستارا نے اس واقعے پر معافی مانگتے ہوئے کہا ہے کہ اس واقعے کی تحقیقات کی جارہی ہیں جب کہ واقعے کی رپورٹ ایوی ایشن ریگولیٹر میں جمع کرادی گئی ہے۔

In a pivotal moment of absolute thrill, Sara (Mahira Khan) runs frantically up the stairs of her posh home, straight into her bathroom and starts to senselessly pound someone to pulp in the bathtub. The water wildly splashes up in slow motion, with a few thick spurts of blood. The pounding continues.

The poor fellow in the tub is Aami (Haroon Shahid) — her husband. And frankly speaking, he had it coming.

Aami is a music producer whose songs — such as Power Di Game, which starts the movie — rap and scream against the establishment. But behind this ever-in-vogue mindset of thrashing the government lies a very weak-willed, polio-stricken man.

Aami is constantly angry, first at his mother for not giving him the polio vaccine as a child, and then at his wife, Sara, because she was raped for three days and then delivered home without a scratch.

Shoaib Mansoor’s Verna is a pro-women film all right but with a very short-sighted, inconsiderate and amateurish point of view

Verna’s is a tricky subject to ponder by Shoaib Mansoor, a director whose film career is exclusively made up of a lot of tricky, controversial thoughts. Mansoor’s thoughts are heavy, protracted, incessant and repetitive to the point of exhaustion. There comes a time in each of his films — Khuda Kay Liye (KKL) and Bol — when one goes, ‘Enough already, we get it!’ Despite this, both KKL and Bol were intelligent and relevant works of a man who media and PR companies dub a genius, master filmmaker. Before Verna, one would be hard pressed to argue against the notion.

Running at nearly three hours, the film spotlights a very delicate topic: abduction and rape of women by powerful people whose families run the government.

Mahira Khan as the lead. This is her second film with Shoaib Mansoor
Mahira Khan as the lead. This is her second film with Shoaib Mansoor


Mansoor is vocal about a ton of social dilemmas. Firstly, he shows us our own faults for electing corrupt politicians who come with a high-and-mighty feudal mindset. Secondly, he shows us the pressure on rape victims who are dissuaded against legally pursuing justice for fear of family embarrassment. Thirdly, he shows us the importance of fighting the good fight against polio.

According to Mansoor, feeding your child a drop of the polio vaccine means they won’t grow up physically handicapped with a lack of self-confidence and turn into Haroon Shahid’s character — a man who speaks in whispers and shakes at the knees. At one point, I was afraid for the poor guy. With mounting anxiety, insecurity and disgust (a lot of it targeted at his wife), I was expecting him to turn up dead the next day. He, however, is resolute in his shamelessness and overcomes his faults by saying, “Sorry.” I think his wife forgave him because he was good-looking (Good looking people are forgiven easily, Google that fact).

Spoiler alert henceforth: If you plan to see Verna, please stop reading now, because I have an argument to make about the film’s main selling point — the revenge of the defenceless — and it cannot be made without revealing a few aspects of Mansoor’s story.

Coming back to the main topic of Verna — the rape. Judging by genre, this is the meekest rape-revenge-controversy film in the history of cinema. It is also the most amateurishly made film of the year. Mansoor makes a ton of bad decisions, starting with the cinematography. The scenes are lit by a bare-minimum of light sources and are shot with a select few lenses. As a consequence, almost all of his shots have a predictable, annoying sense of depth.

Mansoor, then, amplifies this mistake by composing his shots as if he were framing for television, which mostly limits the editing to medium shots and close-ups of the actors’ faces. On the big-screen, one can see an actor’s puffing nostrils, and quickly forget the tone of the scene.

Haroon Shahid and Mahira Khan play a couple whose marriage is strongly tested during the film
Haroon Shahid and Mahira Khan play a couple whose marriage is strongly tested during the film


Speaking of tone, for a change, yes, there is one here. It is called a monotone. Like a long, unending beep that neither goes up or down in amplitude. As if that weren’t enough, dialogue dubbing and foley (the addition of ambient sound effects) is noticeably evident. As a general rule of thumb, they shouldn’t be conspicuous.

Production design is virtually nonexistent. From the look of it, most of the film is shot in two or three houses, with furniture that was already there. The songs are pedestrian which is something I’d never expect from a Shoaib Mansoor film.

Thwarting expectations, however, is Verna’s ace in the hole. By the intermission, Sara’s character makes the most illogical decision any sane person can make.

Spoiler alert henceforth: If you plan to see Verna, please stop reading now, because I have an argument to make about the film’s main selling point — the revenge of the defenceless — and it cannot be made without revealing a few aspects of Mansoor’s story.

Mansoor hypothesises that a victim of rape who has run out of options would resort to having consensual sex with her rapist in a bid to trap him. “You can think that she was abducted for four nights instead of three,” Sara’s activist lawyer tells Aami in an effort to soothe his apprehension. Sara, then, puts on make-up and a chic black dress, and goes on a date with the man who destroyed her life (Zarrar Khan). She eats at his lush residence, laughs, fires a few incisive lines and goes to bed with him (which isn’t shown) with a slightly grim expression. The whole notion of Sara overcoming her trauma within a span of fifteen days, and then hatching a plan like this is preposterous and insensitive.

Later at a big reveal, Sara is put on the spot by lawyers, who present evidence that her night with the sex offender was consensual. Sara’s sudden, very vocal “Oh shit!” expression implies that either there is truth in the opposing lawyer’s argument or Mansoor lost control of his scene and his actors.

Verna’s pre-intermission drabness (where you hate everything and everyone on-screen) is replaced by a thoughtless plot twist designed to incite people and gain sensationalism. The question then is: do you really need to stir a ruckus to tell a strong women’s rights story?

At the time of writing this review, two days after the film’s release, the war on social media is suddenly that of men-versus-women. The consensus is that men cannot sympathise with a woman’s point of view — or her predicament. No one is arguing against the need and relevancy of such topics — they should be made — but when making a motion picture, one has to make sure that it, at least, looks and feels like a film and doesn’t take its audience for a fool.

Published in Dawn, ICON, November 26th, 2017

Shoaib Mansoor's Verna released last weekend and it hasn't exactly enjoyed glowing reviews.

Critics seem to agree that the film was overburdened with themes and wasn't able to meaningfully explore the crux of its story: all the ways Pakistani society lets down a rape survivor (Mahira Khan as Sara) and how she surmounted the odds to achieve 'justice' for herself.

Still, there's no doubting that it was a well-intentioned project. Here are some ways Verna could have been better:

Warning: Spoiler alert!

1) Verna shouldn't have created a gender divide in its characters' reactions to rape

What happens: Women like Sara are the sole bearers of the progressive messages in Verna and they push the story forward. Tasking the women alone with imparting the film’s message not only places an unfair burden on the few female protagonists, it also lumps all men under one label: bad.

In Verna no man stands up for Sara, not her father, not her husband, certainly not the authorities. The film's moral compass is provided wholly and solely by women, who lecture men on how to become better; for example, Sara's lawyer lectures Sara's husband Aami (Haroon Shahid) about how he has failed Sara.

In another instance, Sara tells Aami that it’s men who are the reason for her pain and anguish.

But is this the right way to impart a universal message? No.

What should have happened: While women are the true champions of women’s rights and empowerment, men can play a huge role in changing mindsets because of the influence and power they hold in society.

Verna could have quite easily shown even one male character supporting Sara or even pushing her agenda forward, however, that never happens, all the men are shunned and shamed for the actions of a few.

We can't help but feel that this is a missed opportunity. A strong, progressive male character could have served as a much-needed example or hero for male viewers, someone they could aspire to emulate.

Instead, by showing all men as weak or evil, Verna ends up demonising (and possibly alienating) an entire gender.

2) The unfair burden on Sara (Mahira Khan) should've been shared with another character

What happens: Sara, having been through the horrific ordeal, is surprisingly her own support and the strength of her family.

She receives no comfort from her loved ones and is constantly fighting her battles while also trying to break her family's regressive views.

Her character is overburdened with being the voice of reason. She single-handedly moves the plot forward; from planning her revenge to every strategy that she must take in order to seek justice.

With so much responsibility lumped on one character, isn't it evident that the film will seem implausible?

What should have happened: To responsibly address the trauma of rape, Sara should have had a support system that she reached out to, or just an individual she could rely on for her emotional and mental sanity.

The fact is, looking at Sara's place in society, her education and her background, we felt it was implausible that not even one person — be it a female friend, a boss, a colleague or extended family — stepped in to provide Sara moral support.

Sara's sister-in-law could have been the support Sara needed, but her character was underwritten and underplayed immensely and she was lost in the background.

Another character who had the potential to be Sara's brace was her lawyer, but yet again her character failed to rise to the occasion due to wooden acting and terrible dialogues. Instead of giving Sara advice, she was on the receiving end of Sara's plans.

Again, we felt this was a major opportunity to show a roadmap for how women (and men) organise and provide support to each other after sexual violence.

In showing Sara to be an island, Verna set up expectations that every woman is just as kickass as Sara, placing an unfair burden of recovery solely on the victim.

3) Aami shouldn't have had polio

What happens: Verna shows how Sara is deprived of her husband's support after she is raped because he is too wrapped up in his own misery at being mocked as a coward and suffering the horror of having another man lay hands on his wife.

He is out-and-out selfish and lacks moral strength, but these weaknesses of him are partly explained away by him being a polio-stricken man. Within the film's first few scenes, the film establishes that Aami is plagued by insecurity due to his disease...

What should have happened: But we ask: can't a physically healthy man also be insecure? A man's insecurity can exist for reasons other than an ailment, and the film stops short of painting Aami as a truly reprehensible man.

The film also does a disservice to polio-stricken people because it makes use of their illness as a sign of weakness. On certain occasions, Aami is told in all seriousness that he's an incomplete man or that he's weak.

If the film went on to show that Aami surmounted the odds to achieve an act of great strength, then it would have done justice to a polio-stricken man's portrayal. But that breakthrough never occurs.

It's okay for a man to remain weak or never redeem himself but if it comes at the cost of a just portrayal of a certain subsection of society, then that's a problem.

4) Shoaib Mansoor should've portrayed the legal process more accurately


What happens: The film is riddled with unrealistic depictions of court proceedings. For instance, in a key scene in the film, evidence brought by the defendant is not reviewed by the presiding judge, simply because the plaintiff's father pleaded him not to. Is it really so simple to discard evidence in court?

What should have happened: In Verna, it’s obvious that Shoaib Mansoor wanted to educate his audience. He plugs into his script facts like the 72-hour time frame for medical examination of rape victims, or the need to preserve rape evidence by not showering or discarding clothing.

So it follows that the film should accurately portray how a rape case can play out in a Pakistani court. The film presents a series of highly dramatised court scenes that only cursorily touch on a rape survivor’s hurdles to justice, like tampered evidence or attempts to slander, when it should have more comprehensively unpacked the legal loopholes that allow a rapist to get away in Pakistan.

Verna’s shallow attempt to do this makes light of both rape survivors’ ordeal and their lawyers’ efforts in court.

5) Verna shouldn't have promoted vigilante justice


What happens: When the justice system fails her, Sara takes the law into her own hands. Initially, it backfires. Then, Sara devises an even more far-fetched plot to exact revenge against her rapist. It works.

What should have happened: When writing a revenge drama, screenwriters get to exploit their viewers' willing suspension of disbelief. By the end of such films, viewers may experience a sense of catharsis after a traumatic watch, but they're not likely to interpret the film's events as a lesson in how to avenge a wrong.

So it would have been quite okay for Shoaib Mansoor's Verna to roll out as a fantastical series of events, in which lead character Sara answers the legal system's failings with a spot of vigilante justice. We’re down for some dark, gritty drama.

However, in packing his film with didactic messages, Shoaib Mansoor doesn’t allow Verna to justifiably pan out this way.

If Mansoor seeks to educate his audience in some parts of his film, this introduces the risk of the audience interpreting its more fantastical elements such as Sara's plot for revenge as a real means of recourse.

So in the film, when Sara's initial plan backfires, we felt that that’s a good thing because it sends a very important message about how dangerous it is to resort to extrajudicial measures to get justice for oneself. But then Sara succeeds in another more ambitious plan, it works and the film comes to a happy close.

This is irresponsible, at best, and dangerous, at worst, because vigilante justice is a means of recourse that can not be reasonably endorsed.

Kendall Jenner's made it to the top.

The American fashion model, who has been the face of Estée Lauder, La Perla, Adidas and Coke this year, dethroned the 15-year reigning queen Giselle Bundchan who held the top spot since 2002, reported Forbes.

Endorsements and deals aside, Kendall has also gained earnings through her family's widely popular reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and her clothing line with Kylie Jenner, Kendall + Kylie.

Giselle has now landed the second spot with $17.5 million annual earnings in 2017, and Chrissy Teigen, making her debut on the list, gained the third spot at $13.5 million. While the Hadid sisters, Gigi and Bella were on the fifth ($9.5 million) and ninth ($6 million) spot, respectively.

Ashley Graham, the first plus-size model to make it on the list, is 10th at $5.5 million per annum.

Tyra would be proud, ladies.


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