Miranda Kerr | Biography

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Miranda Kerr is one of the hottest models in the industry. She gained prominence among fans when she was appointed as an Angel by the Victoria’s Secret in 2007. She is credited as the first Aussie model to work with Victoria’s Secret. She is among the most loved Victoria’s Secret Angels and has ventured into other areas like launching a skincare brand and writing a self improvement book. The model was born on April 20, 1983.

Miranda grew up in New South Wales but she is originally from Sydney. She has English, French and even little Scottish ancestry. Living in the countryside, she grew up riding horses and racing motorbikes. She moved with her parents and little brother to Brisbane later. When she was 13, she placed first in a Dolly magazine modeling competition. In 2003, Adrian Camilleri and Miranda started dating but the relationship didn’t last very long. Adrian was charged with fraud by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and Miranda also suffered some loss. She also dated the frontman of Tamarama, Jay Lyon, in 2003 and separated in 2007. Her most talked about relationship was with the Hollywood star Orlando Bloom. They started dating in 2007 and got engaged three years later. They married after one month of being engaged and they had their first child in 2011. In late 2013, the couple separated.

The world renowned model was once aspiring to be a nutrition expert.  She studied health psychology and nutrition at All Hallows’ School and graduated in 2000. But a win at a modeling contest changed the course of her life and she dived into a career in modeling. She was signed by Chic Management in Sydney through which she appeared in a few commercials namely for brands like Billabong and Roxy. She was well received as a model which led her to move to New York. In New York, she started appearing on runways for labels like Alex Perry, Lisa Ho, Nicola Finetti, Levi’s, Betsey Johnson, Baby Phat, Neiman Marcus, Anna Molinari and L.A.M.B. while signed under NEXT Model Management. She also appeared in magazines like Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. She signed with cosmetics giant Maybelline and appeared for the brand in magazines like Cosmopolitan and CLEO also being featured in catalogues for Victoria’s Secret. In 2007, she became an Angel for Victoria’s Secret when she replaced Gisele Bundchen. As an Angel she started to star in the lingerie brand’s shows every year and gained global exposure. Her Victoria’s Secret success led her to be signed by brands like Arden B., Clinique and David Jones. By the time she signed a contract with IMG Models, she was appearing in lists of highest earning fashion models. In late 2009, she branched out her career by launching and becoming the face of KORA Organics and in 2010 published Treasure Yourself, a book for female teens. Besides Victoria’s Angel, she cat walked for Balenciaga and Prada. She is the first model to appear on Vogue while pregnant. She has campaigned with fashion brands like Mango, H&M and Reebok and has acquired a net worth of $20 million dollars.

In 2011, Miranda started following Nichiren Buddhism and since 2007 she has been practicing chanting every day. She is an avid practitioner of yoga and meditation. She likes to read well on topics of spirituality. In 2014, she revealed that she had learnt Transcendental Meditation and practices it regularly. Even though she chose to follow her modeling passion, she remains true to her roots. She is passionate about nutrition and good health and takes extra care of her gorgeous body.

Miranda Kerr is one of the most popular Australian models who was the first of her nationality to enter the Victoria’s Secret as an Angel.  Her Victoria’s Secret fame has led her to collaborate with other several luxury brands and high profile features in magazines. She has her own cosmetics brand called KORA Organics and is a published author of Treasure Yourself. Her progressively increasing net worth has made her one of the highest paid women in the modeling industry. She is admired by many for her drop dead gorgeousness and charisma.