"I never thought of modeling as a serious career, just as a bit of fun. But then I thought if I'm smart about this then I can set myself up for life. It's a great way to travel, meet new people and make a lot of money in a short time."- Miranda Kerr
- Miranda Kerr
Why Is She Famous?
In addition to her gorgeous looks and sultry demeanor, Miranda Kerr reportedly breaks the supermodel stereotype by being quite friendly. Her down-to-earth qualities surely stem from her traditional upbringing, and it's hard to disrespect someone in the modeling industry who still talks to her mother on a daily basis.
Born in Sydney and raised in Brisbane, Australia, Miranda Kerr kick-started her modeling career in her early teens. Spurred on by the encouragement of her family and friends, Miranda fortuitously decided to enter the Dolly/Impulse Modelling Competition in 1997 when she was just 13 years old. She shocked everyone, including herself, when she won the competition, but she was completely surprised by the backlash that immediately followed her appearance in the Australian teen magazine Dolly.
The media quickly turned Miranda's winter-clothing pictorial into a debate regarding pedophilia and the acceptable age at which girls should start modeling. Nonetheless, Miranda gracefully handled the controversy and parlayed her newfound notoriety into a burgeoning career. Miranda Kerr spent the next several years working virtually nonstop, appearing in advertisements for companies such as Levi's and Baby Phat.
Miranda Kerr became a fixture within the pages of such illustrious publications as Elle, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, and she built a reputation as one of the most reliable and hard-working models on the scene. Miranda's profile raised exponentially when she landed a coveted gig as one of the faces of Maybelline, when she was chosen as the first Australian to model on the runway for Victoria's Secret, and when she appeared opposite Kanye West and Pharrell Williams in the music video for "Number One." Though Miranda Kerr remains active in the modeling world, she has made no secret of her desire to someday try her hand at acting. Hopefully, she'll fare better than Cindy Crawford did in Fair Game.