Most people know Miranda Kerr as Orlando Bloom’s wife. Yet this exotic beauty’s relevance in the fashion world is formidable. Her fantastic figure and angel’s face made her the first Australian to participate in the Victoria’s Secret campaign. Born in 1983, Kerr rose to prominence in 2007 and since then, her face is an icon in the fashion world.
Born in Sydney, Kerr stated that she is of English, French and Scottish descent. Her early life in a small town of Gunnedah, New South Wales, was not pretentious at all, she said. “No one really cared what you were wearing. You could just be you”. This is striking given her current high sense of fashion and style. Later on, her family moved up north to Brisbane where Kerr studied nutrition and health psychology before pursuing modelling.
Miranda’s career as a model in the fashion industry started when she was only 13 years old. In 1997, she entered and won an annual Australian nationwide model search competition hosted by Dolly magazine and Impulse fragrances. Subsequently, she was flown to Sydney to shoot for the magazine when she was only 14 years old. Popular and media scandal followed this event, given her young age.
Kerr received considerable commercial exposure after a series of ads for mostly Australian surf chain Billabong, in which Kerr modelled for Tigerlily, Roxy Billabong Girls and One Teaspoon. The success of the campaign encouraged Kerr to relocate to New York where she became co-owner of the Bowery Ballroom. Then she started brewing one success after the other.
The boom of her career took place in 2007 when Kerr became the first Australian model to be offered a contract with Victoria’s Secret to replace legendary Gisele Bündchen. Kerr signed the contract and became the first ever Australian Victoria’s Secret, becoming part of a group of top, worldwide famous models like Heidi Klum, Alessadra Ambrosio, Karolína Kurkova and Adriana Lima. This was the turning point for her career. From then, her popularity kept rising and has worked for different brands’ campaigns. As well, she has made her appearance in popular TV shows like “How I Met Your Mother”.