Who is Miranda Kerr?
Miranda Kerr is a professional Australian fashion model and businesswoman who rose as Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Early life and career beginnings
Miranda is the daughter of Therese and John Kerr. She has a younger brother Mathew, and they were both raised in Gunnedah, New South Wales.
She loved racing motorbikes as a child on her grandmother’s farms in the Australian countryside. Her family moved to Brisbane, Queensland, to enable Miranda and her brother to experience city life.
Miranda attended All Hallows’ School in Brisbane, Queensland in 2000, and studied nutrition and health psychology before pursuing a career in modeling.
She began modeling at 13 and won the 1997 annual Dolly magazine competition. Her bathing suit shoot with the magazine stirred controversy with the media raising concerns about the glorification of young girls. Miranda later clarified that she was fully clothed.
In Sydney, Miranda signed to chic Management and did a series of beachwear ads for Australian surf chain Billabong which got her some commercial exposure.
Her professional career life
After modeling in Australia and Japan, she relocated to New York City and signed with Next Management. From there, she walked the runway for Roberto Cavalli, Betsey Johnson, Levi’s, Nicola Finetti, and several others.
Her good looks and confidence did not go unnoticed, making her highly sought after by notable brands.
In 2006, Miranda became the face of Pink, succeeding Alessandra Ambrosio, the beginning of Joe Fresh’s fall campaign in 2016, the face of Swedish clothing brand H&M and a video campaign for Louis Vuitton in 2017.
She proved herself as a fashion model, signing a contract with Maybelline New York and becoming the first-ever Australian Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2007.
In 2007, her career was burgeoning, and she made a guest appearance in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother alongside fellow Victoria’s Secret Angels. During this time, she signed a six-figure deal with Australian department store David Jones and appeared on British Harper’s Bazaar cover.
Miranda shot several campaigns, including a spring/summer ad campaign for XOXO, Mango, Reebok, Wonderbra, etc.
She later signed with IMG Models with her already successful career trotting more runways for brands like Prada, Balenciaga, Dior, Lanvin, Chanel, Loewe, Viktor & Rolf, John Galliano, and several others.
Miranda’s hard work and success put her in the list of highest-earning models, with Forbes ranking her No. 2 in Forbes 2013 list of the world’s highest-paid models.
Her other ventures
Miranda launched her skincare brand Kora Organics and became the company’s face in October 2009. She also released a self-help book, Treasure Yourself, which targeted female teenagers.
In 2015, she designed a jewelry line with Swarovski but had complete creative control.
Miranda’s personal life
After her failed marriage with Orlando Bloom that produced a son Flynn, she met billionaire Snapchat co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel, and they married in July 2016. She and her husband have a son named Hart Spiegel.
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