Miranda Kerr: Snapshot

Name
Miranda Kerr
Date of Birth
April 20, 1983
Birth Place
Sydney, Australia
Though she wanted to be a nutritionist, Miranda Kerr saw her life take a dramatically different turn when she won an Australian modeling contest in 1997. A move to New York City and a contract with Maybelline cemented her status, and by 2007, she was a Victoria's Secret Angel.

With her lingerie contract came lots of personal pluses, too: a relationship and marriage with hunky British actor Orlando Bloom and the couple's sweet son, Flynn.

But all good things come to an end: In 2013, Kerr, who also manages her Kora Organics beauty line, announced she and Victoria’s Secret would be parting ways and that her and Bloom had separated.

Miranda Kerr: Five Fun Facts

  1. In 2011, Miranda Kerr admitted to PEOPLE that she once permed her hair in order to look like Julia Roberts. "The perm didn't really turn out that way," she shared. "It was a trend in the '80s that I fell for."
  2. Before she hit it big, Miranda Kerr appeared on a 2006 episode of Project Runway as a nameless model, working the catwalk for finalist Daniel Vosovic's New York Fashion Week collection.
  3. Though she's traveled all over the world, staying in the finest cities and hotels, Miranda Kerr dreams of a natural lifestyle in a small town. "My ideal situation would be to live on a farm in a solar-powered house with a hammock and a vegetable patch," she told Page Six Magazine. "When this is all over, that's where I'll be."
  4. The first time Miranda Kerr saw a Victoria's Secret store was when she was a 16-year-old exchange student living in Virginia. "I was like, 'Wow! This [store] is like a wonderland,'" she recalled to New York Magazine.
  5. Miranda Kerr appeared nude and chained to a tree on a 2009 cover of Australian Rolling Stone in support of a Koala Foundation campaign. "There are only about 100,000 koalas left in Australia," she told the magazine. "It's a sad thing."

Miranda Kerr: Biography

1983

Miranda Kerr

Country Gal

Miranda Kerr is born in Sydney, Australia, and raised in the small town of Gunnedah, New South Wales, where she enjoys racing motorbikes and riding horses on her grandmother's farm with her younger brother, Matthew. "It was a very grounding thing to grow up in the country where there wasn't any pretentiousness and no one really cared what you were wearing," she tells The Daily Telegraph. "You could just be you."

1997

Miranda Kerr

Who's That Girl?

One of Kerr's friends sends her photos into a modeling contest for Dolly magazine; at just 13 years old, she's crowned the winner. "There was some stiff competition, but Miranda's photo was stunning. I've never forgotten it," judge Shonagh Walker tells The Daily Telegraph. The young teen and her family move to the bigger city of Brisbane, where Kerr finishes her studies and starts modeling for Australian swim and surfwear brand Billabong.

2004

Miranda Kerr

Making Moves

After gaining fashion fame in Australia and then Japan, Kerr moves to New York City, where she soon scores a contract with Maybelline cosmetics. "I'm trying to focus on my work and myself for once," she tells The Daily Telegraph of her rapid ascent.

Read More on Miranda Kerr's Life

Photo Credits

Top Left: Ben Trivett for People.com

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Courtesy Miranda Kerr; Peter Carrette Archive/Getty; Randy Brooke/WireImage

Edited by Julia Wang

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