Australia has been known for beautiful things
such as koala bears, kangaroo, and Nicole
Kidman. But it's most recently known beauty
from down-under is supermodel Miranda Kerr.
people know her as a angel, she is known to
be one of the most kind hearted and hardest
working model in the industry, but when you
think of angel in the modeling world you think
Victoria's Secret angel. She is the first
Australian model to walk the runways for the
Victoria's Secret fashion show.
She began life as a angel from down-under,
before becoming the international high fashion
supermodel angel. She was raised in the Australian
countryside growing up in the small rural
town Gunnedah. She spent her childhood on
her grandmothers farm as some what of a aussie
country girl racing dirt bikes and riding
horses with her younger brother.
Kerr's modeling career began at the age of
13 when she entered a modeling contest for
the Australian teen magazine Dolly and Impulse
Fragrances. She won the 1997 contest but along
with her win came a lot of media controversy
over her age and maturity. There was a backslash
of Australian conservatives that had their
eye brows raised towards the magazine for
having teenage Kerr posing in bathing suits.
the small issues sparked from the media about
the age of Kerr, she started modeling part
time for surf clothing companies such as Billabong
for their line Billabong Girls.
with a promising modeling career in her future,
Kerr made a smart choice to continue her education
and graduate from All Hallows' School before
becoming a full time model. She would then
later go on to study nutrition and health
psychology at the Academy of Natural Living.
She then moved to New York and was signed
with Next model agency. Her career as then
started to take off like every models dream
as she was soon getting booked for runway
and print campaigns for major labels such
and Betsey Johnson, Tracy Reese, Levi, Rock
and Republic, and Roberto Cavalli.
was getting modeling jobs for editorials and
ad campaign for all the major fashion magazines
then that defining moment in every supermodels
career came they land their first magazine
cover, and for Miranda that moment came when
she appeared on the cover of Italian Glamour.
That was just the start of of countless magazines
covers she would go on to.
Many of her magazine covers and print campaigns
had been for international Harper's Bazaar,
Elle, Vogue, etc. Then came the year 2006
that would to every make the name Miranda
Kerr known to every American fashionista and
guy that could name every Victoria's Secret
Angel. That year she signed lucrative cosmetics
contract with Maybelline New York and earned
her covenanted wings as a Victoria's Secret
Angel. She ended that year following in the
steps as the 80's supermodels before her when
she appeared in Kanye West and Pharrell's
music video "Number One."
following year she became the face of Clinique
Happy and the face of Arden B. Through out
the years the list of Kerr's rise to supermodel
stardom can go on and on. One of this years
biggest moments for Kerr was when just like
she raised eye brows over 10 years ago winning
that modeling contest that started her career,
this time around she raised a some more eye
brows when the 2010 Pirelli calendar launched
features a topless Miranda Kerr, Ana Beatriz,
and a few other models. The famed Pirelli
calendar comes out every year but the photos
for the 2010 calendar were shot by risqué
photographer Terry Richardson.
Kerr has a amazing career as a model, but
she has always remained a true angel. She
spends her time with charity work Wildlife
Warriors Worldwide and Children International.
She is a self proclaim health nut and practices
Nichiren Buddhism doing yoga, and meditation.
In June she posed chained to a tree for the
Australian issue of The Rolling Stone magazine
to help bring awareness to the Koala's
year she launched her organic skincare line
called Kora. She has also been working on
much anticipated wellness and awareness nutrition
book for teen girls title Treasure Yourself.
Kerr is combining her studies in psychology,
neuropathy, and nutrition along with her modeling
career to help teen girls with self-esteem
tips and health advice. Since word has got
out that she has been working on this project
many teens have been going crazing on the
Teen Vogue site and forums wanting to get
their hands on the book.
So here she is, not just a Victoria's Secret
angel, but Miranda Kerr a true angel.