Miranda Kerr Makes A Confession In Cosmopolitan: “Models Are Some Of The Most Insecure People I’ve Ever Met!”
Miranda Kerr may be one of the most beautiful women in the world. But the stunner says the modeling business can get pretty ugly. In the November issue of Cosmopolitan, the second highest-paid model in the business opens up about the not-so-glamorous parts of her job.
“My life is more balanced than ever,” she says. “There was so much rejection in the beginning. Models are some of the most insecure people I’ve ever met. They’re constantly being told they’re not good enough. You’ve really got to practice loving yourself.”
The creator of KORA Organics believes her take-charge attitude has led to her success. “I’m a lot stronger than people think,” Miranda says. “I started my own company, invested my own money in it, and have been involved in every facet. I’m that person who says, ‘No matter what the problem is, there’s a solution.’ That’s the way my brain is wired. If someone says to me, ‘Well, that’s not possible. It can’t happen,’ I say, ‘Yes, it is. I’m going to sit here and show you that it can.’ I can take no for an answer and accept it—but if there’s a solution and I can make it work, why wouldn’t I?”
When she’s not walking the catwalk for Victoria’s Secret or running her company, the wife of actor Orlando Bloom enjoys spending time at home with her son Flynn Christopher. “Flynn says Mommy works and Daddy plays, because Daddy is in a play…so that makes sense,” Miranda says. “When I saw Orlando on Broadway in Romeo and Juliet, I was blown away. For someone to be able to learn all that and hold the energy to do it every day, six days a week—I have so much respect for him. We don’t run lines though. We keep that very separate. That would be like me asking him to teach me how to catwalk.”
So what advice does the supermodel have for other women hoping to make love bloom for themselves? “Don’t feel like you have to do and be everything,” Kerr advises. “Let the man do some things for you, because if he cares for you, he will want to. When I get home, I’m not the boss like I am at work—I slip into a more feminine role. I take everything off and put on my Stella McCartney silk robe. I’ll put on a red lip or red nails, and it lifts my mood. Sexy underwear also gives you a spark. I collect underwear from my travels. Lace, lingerie, bodysuits…they’re like souvenirs.”
For more of Miranda’s exclusive interview and fashion shoot with Cosmopolitan, click here or pick up the new issue on newsstands October 8 and watch the behind-the-scenes video from the cover shoot below. Do you think models are more insecure than normal women?