10:51 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 02/24/2012 03:20PM
Kate Upton take note: Kathy Ireland has gone from Sports Illustrated cover girl to richest model in the world.
Ireland, 48, was on the coveted SI swim issue cover three times in her career, and went on to launch an empire, worth an estimated $350 million, according to Forbes.
Considered the richest supermodel in the world right now by CelebrityNetWorth.com, Ireland is "a bigger licensor than the formidable Martha Stewart," Forbes notes.
Originally posted 03/08/2010 03:05PM
Kathy Ireland was the buzz of the red carpet at Sunday's Oscars – and not for good reasons. The former supermodel became a trending topic on Twitter after appearing on ABC's pre-Academy Awards red carpet special, looking somewhat awkward while interviewing celebrities.
"Dear ABC, Whoever OK'd Kathy Ireland on the red carpet... should be fired. Immediately," one viewer, @markicostello, Tweeted. Another viewer, @liliceprincess, was equally critical, Tweeting, "Kathy Ireland was posing way too much. Her hands were robotic. It was all very awkward."
For her part, Ireland answered back to her critics on her official Twitter page, often responding directly to people's comments. She maintained she wasn't on medication or drinking, and was just happy to be there.
"Laughed @ being hot topic on twitter 2night," she Tweeted. "So many misunderstood that the J.O.Y. was being invited 2 co host. Grateful to all. Thank You!"
Originally posted 04/02/2009 11:10AM
As a top model, Kathy Ireland is used to seeing pictures of herself that have been retouched to hide her flaws. But when the former Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl saw a photo taken by her son as she baked cookies at the family's Santa Barbara house recently, the raw image took her breath away.
"He said 'Mom, you look pregnant,' " Ireland tells PEOPLE in its latest issue. "I didn't recognize the person I saw. I saw someone who looked overwhelmed, overstressed, overweight, over-everything."
In her latest book, Real Solutions for Busy Moms. Ireland talks about how mothers tend to put everybody else's needs before their own. Case in point: she had put on 25 lbs. without even really realizing it.
Originally posted 08/05/2006 06:00AM
Kathy Ireland has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue three times, runs her own $1 billion clothing-and-furniture line and is the happily married mother of three – yet she faced hurdles along the way.
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