It is common knowledge and an obvious example sexual inequality that men get paid more than women doing the same job. One industry which the reverse is true is modeling. The gender pay gap male models and their female counterparts is gigantic. A well-known modeling agency has claimed that male models are paid as much as 75 per cent less than female models. Elizabeth Rose the UK's Premier Models said women could be paid £40,000 ($52,000) appearing a top fashion show, while men could only get £10,000 ($13,000). Ms Rose said: "I think it's the only industry where men get paid less than women. It's unfair men, [but] I wouldn't say it's female empowerment."
Rose says the situation is slowly changing and pay is getting better men. She explained that advertisers are more willing to promote men's products as men are getting more fashion. She said: "More and more, male models are being used grooming products. Men are taking a lot more care themselves. Generally, the 2000s, it's fine to take a long time doing your hair. It's fine [for men] to use moisturizer [and] wear make-up." One consolation men is that they are able to work a model for longer than women. Rose said: "Men have a longer career path, definitely. The male models that make the most are probably their 30s." Female models tend to make their money their twenties.