What Is the Average Model Height Anyway?

Historically, models are known to be tall. In some cases, very tall by most standards. For instance, Karlie Kloss and Elle Macpherson are famously in the 6-feet-and-over club. But what does it really take to make it as a model, at least as far as height goes? We took a closer look.

We surveyed the stature of 40 of the top models we talk about the most. That includes everyone from the Hadids to VS Angels to the icons referred to simply as Kate and Naomi—no last names needed here—in our quest to discover what the average height across the board. And in some good news for the (slightly) more petite women who aspire to model one day themselves, the median number is below 72 inches.

Forty photogenic, runway-walking, magazine-covering, selfie-taking style stars later, and the average model height, according to our calculations, is 5'9.5". Was this number close to your guess?

Click in below to see how each of these stars stacked up and how we reached our final conclusion.

Kendall Jenner

Photo:

@kendalljenner

Height: 5'10.5"

Miranda Kerr

Photo:

@mirandakerr

Height: 5'9"

Jourdan Dunn

Photo:

@jourdandunn

Height: 5'11"

Gigi Hadid

Photo:

@gigihadid

Height: 5'10.5"

Cindy Crawford

Photo:

@cindycrawford

Height: 5'9"

Ashley Graham

Photo:

@theashleygraham

Height: 5'9"

Bella Hadid

Photo:

@bellahadid

Height: 5'9"

Karlie Kloss

Photo:

@karliekloss

Height: 5'11"

Elle Macpherson

Photo:

@ellemacphersonofficial

Height: 6'0"

Joan Smalls

Photo:

@joansmalls

Height: 5'10.5"

Barbara Palvin

Photo:

@realbarbarapalvin

Height: 5'9"

Doutzen Kroes

Photo:

@doutzen

Height: 5'10"

Josephine Skriver

Photo:

@josephineskriver

Height: 5'11"

Adriana Lima

Photo:

@adrianalima

Height: 5'10"

Christy Turlington

Photo:

@cturlington

Height: 5'10"

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Photo:

@rosiehw

Height: 5'9"

Lily Aldridge

Photo:

@lilyaldridge

Height: 5'9"

Lily Donaldson

Photo:

@lilydonaldson

Height: 5'10.5"

Liu Wen

Photo:

@liuwenlw

Height: 5'10"

Behati Prinsloo

Photo:

@behatiprinsloo

Height: 5'11"

Martha Hunt

Photo:

@marthahunt

Height: 5'10.5"

Jasmine Tookes

Photo:

@jastookes

Height: 5'9"

Emily Ratajkowski

Photo:

@emrata

Height: 5'7"

Milla Jovovich

Photo:

@millajovovich

Height: 5'8"

Taylor Hill

Photo:

@taylor_hill

Height: 5'10.5"

Chrissy Teigen

Photo:

@chrissyteigen

Height: 5'8.5"

Candice Swanepoel

Photo:

@angelcandices

Height: 5'10"

Alek Wek

Photo:

@msalekwek

Height: 5'11"

Chanel Iman

Photo:

@chaneliman

Height: 5'10.5"

Devon Windsor

Photo:

@devwindsor

Height: 5'11"

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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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