Miranda May Kerr (born 20 April 1983) is an Australian model and businesswoman. Kerr rose to prominence in 2007, as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels. Kerr was the first Australian Victoria's Secret model and also represented the Australian department store chain David Jones. Kerr has launched her own brand of organic skincare products, KORA Organics, and has written a self-help book.
Kerr began modelling in the fashion industry when she was 13, winning the 1997 Dolly magazine model search competition. Since 2008, Kerr has consistently ranked on the Forbes list of highest earning models. Kerr was previously married to English actor Orlando Bloom, with whom she had her first son. Since 2017, she has been married to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel with whom she has two children.
Miranda Kerr was born in Sydney, and raised in Gunnedah, New South Wales. She is the daughter of John Kerr and Therese Kerr who was 17 years old when she gave birth to Miranda. She has a brother, Matthew, who is two years younger.
Kerr is of English ancestry, with smaller amounts of Scottish and French. During her childhood, Kerr "raced motorbikes and rode horses on her grandmother's farm". She describes her early life in the Australian countryside as "very grounding ... there wasn't any pretentiousness and no one really cared what you were wearing. You could just be you."
Her family moved to Brisbane, Queensland, to allow Kerr and her brother to experience city life. Kerr was initially reluctant to leave her childhood hometown, but her first boyfriend died in a car accident when they were teenagers and she said it was too painful to stay there. Kerr studied nutrition and health psychology before pursuing modelling and graduated from All Hallows' School in 2000.
At age 13, Kerr entered and won the 1997 annual Dolly magazine/Impulse model competition. She was flown to Sydney a week before her 14th birthday to shoot for the magazine.
Kerr received considerable commercial exposure after a series of beachwear ads predominantly for Australian surf chain Billabong, in which Kerr modelled surf brands Tigerlily, Roxy, Billabong Girls, and One Teaspoon. Kerr was also the brand ambassador of Australia's most recognised swimwear brand, Seafolly. After modelling in Australia and Japan, Kerr relocated to New York City, where she acquired a minority stake in the Bowery Ballroom, a music venue.
In New York City, Kerr had a slew of runway appearances in early 2004. From there, she was booked for runway and print campaigns for multiple labels such as Levi's, Betsey Johnson, Neiman Marcus, Roberto Cavalli. Kerr was also booked for print in magazines such as Elle Girl, Vogue Australia and Harper's Bazaar.
She signed a contract with American cosmetics brand Maybelline New York.
Following her success with Maybelline, Kerr became the first ever Australian Victoria's Secret Angel.
In 2008, Kerr became the new face of the fragrance Clinique Happy and signed a six-figure deal to be the new face of Australian department store David Jones. She also appeared on the cover of British Harper's Bazaar.
In June 2009, Kerr posed naked, chained to a tree, for an issue of Rolling Stone Australia, to raise awareness for the endangered koalas. In October, Kerr launched her own brand of organic skincare products, KORA Organics, with George Moskos, and became the face for the company. Kerr then released an inspirational self-esteem, self-help book, Treasure Yourself. The book is aimed at female teenagers.
Previously better known for her Victoria's Secret status rather than her high fashion work, Balenciaga is credited for launching her high fashion modelling career when casting directors Ashley Brokaw and designer Nicolas Ghesquière chose her to walk exclusively for the brand's spring 2010 runway show. It was her first fashion show for a high fashion designer.
In Jun 2010, Kerr announced her engagement to English actor Orlando Bloom with whom she started dating since late 2007, and they were married the following month.
In January 2011, Kerr became the first pregnant model for Vogue when featured in Vogue Australia, being six months pregnant at the time of the shoot.
Kerr gave birth to their son, Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom, on 6 January 2011.
In March she hit the catwalk for Balenciaga's fall 2011 ready-to-wear collection as part of Paris Fashion Week, two months after giving birth.
After walking the runaway for multiple designers like Dior, Lanvin, Chanel, John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf and Loewe at Paris Fashion Week S/S12, Kerr was chosen to present the USD$2.5 million Victoria's Secret Fantasy Treasure Bra for their fashion show in November 2011.
In January 2012, she was named ambassador for Qantas. In November, she was named the new face of high street brand Mango, replacing Kate Moss for its spring/summer 2013 campaign.
In 2013, her contract with both David Jones and Victoria Secrets terminated, but she was ranked No. 2 in Forbes 2013 list of the world's highest-paid models, with estimated earnings of USD$7.2 million, which is USD$3.2 million more and a jump of five places in the list from the previous year.
In October 2013, Kerr and Bloom announced that they had separated several months earlier, and intend to end their marriage.
That same month, Kerr was named the face of Austrian crystal house Swarovski for their fall 2013 campaign, and that December she starred in social shopping website ShopStyle's first national campaign.
In February 2014, Kerr became the face of Swedish clothing brand H&M; In July, Kerr became the face of the Escada fragrance, Joyful, attending the launch at the brand's flagship Munich store.
In July 2015, Kerr designed a jewelry line with Swarovski, having served as the face of the brand since 2013. She then appeared on the December cover of Vogue Thailand, the first Australian model to do so.
Kerr began 2016 by fronting Riccardo Tisci's Spring/Summer campaign for Givenchy, and then featured on international covers of various magazines like Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Madame Figaro and L'Officiel.
In July 2016, Kerr announced her engagement to billionaire Snapchat co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel, with whom she started dating since 2015.
In May 2017, the couple married. She wore a custom Dior wedding dress designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri that was inspired by Grace Kelly.
In July, she appeared in a video campaign for Louis Vuitton entitled Connected Journeys, celebrating the launch of the brand's Tambour Horizon smartwatch, which also featured Catherine Deneuve.
In November 2017, Kerr announced she is expecting her second child and first child with Spiegel.
On 7 May 2018, Kerr gave birth to a son named Hart Spiegel. Ten months after Hart's birth, Kerr announced her third pregnancy. She gave birth in October 2019.