The Untold Truth Of Miranda Kerr

It's safe to say that Miranda Kerr is one of the most famous supermodels in the world thanks to a long and successful career that began all the way back in the early 2000s. The Australia native has achieved a lot in the industry since then, including becoming the face of major brands like Swarovski, H&M, and Reebok. She also held the coveted title of Victoria Secret Angel several times, and graced the covers of multiple high-end fashion magazines like Vogue. When it comes to her career, Kerr told Harper's Bazaar, "Modeling has given me the opportunity to travel around the world, meet incredibly creative and interesting people and invest in my own business."

In addition to running her own empire, Kerr is a hands-on mother to her three boys. Needless to say, the multi-hyphenate has a lot of plates to spin at once. Despite her days being very busy, Kerr gushed, "I feel very grateful and blessed to have three healthy sons, a wonderful husband, and that I can follow my passion for health and wellness with my company."

While Kerr has often made headlines over the years for her personal life, whether it be because of her romantic relationships with fellow celebrities or even her friendship with a certain pop star, there is so much about the self-help author that fans may not know about. So let's get to know the real woman behind the pretty face by breaking down the untold truth of Miranda Kerr.

A modeling competition changed Miranda Kerr's life

At the age of 13, a contest reshaped the trajectory of Miranda Kerr's life entirely. The future beauty mogul was raised on her grandparents' farm in the small town of Gunnedah, Australia, and led a pretty low-key childhood. "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 told Australia's Daily Telegraph.

Things took a turn when Kerr's friend entered her in the Dolly/Impulse Covergirl Competition. The supermodel's mother recalled, "I didn't want her to be a model, so I supplied photos of Miranda that showed her crooked teeth!" Crooked teeth be darned, Kerr won anyway and was featured on the cover of Dolly magazine. "I won but we didn't really know anything about fashion," she recalled to Homes To Love. Some critics apparently felt the (totally normal) cover was inappropriate for her age, but as Kerr told The Sydney Morning Herald, "Dolly is a magazine for teenage girls, not for old men. .... They just made something out of nothing."

Kerr eventually moved to the city of Brisbane and then to New York City after high school to pursue modeling, which of course turned out to be a success. However, she dished to Vogue, "I never dreamed growing up as a little country girl that I would've had the experiences that I've had in my life."

Miranda Kerr's first boyfriend died tragically

Miranda Kerr suffered a heartbreaking loss at only 16 years old when her boyfriend died in a car crash. Kerr had dated Christopher Middlebrook for two years before his death, which understandably left her devastated. She told The Edit (via The Evening Standard), "It was really a turning point. I was depressed and went to a few therapists, but then I realized the only person who could help me was myself."

It seems Kerr did help herself by focusing on the good, writing in her book "Treasure Yourself," "Chris' death taught me that the people who touch your life are always with you." She added, "I have the choice to be grateful for the time I had with him instead of dwelling on losing him." It also probably helped that Kerr's family moved out of their hometown of Gunnedah to Brisbane shortly after. She recalled to Homes to Love, "After that happened, I didn't want to go back, because he was from Gunnedah and it was too painful." The model also shared that she's remained in contact with Middlebrook's family.

When Kerr's son, Flynn, arrived, she paid tribute to Middlebrook by giving her firstborn the middle name Christopher. Kerr explained to The Daily Telegraph (via People), "After he died, I wrote him a letter that said I hoped to name my first child after him in some way."

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Victoria's Secret made Miranda Kerr famous

Early in her career, Miranda Kerr became a spokesmodel for Maybelline and appeared on covers of magazines like Harper's Bazaar, but her involvement with Victoria's Secret is what really made her a household name. Once she landed the super coveted position of Victoria Secret's Angel in 2006, her star really began to rise, and she walked in almost every one of their runway shows for the next six years.

For years, the Victoria Secret's Fashion Show was very popular — so much so, that it nabbed a prime time television time slot. Kerr happened to be one of the show's most recognized models and even got to wear the famous bejeweled $2.5 million Fantasy Treasure bra in their 2011 event. She seemingly loved doing the show too, telling Vogue UK, "The atmosphere is always electric and the girls are all really fun so it's a great show to do, one of my favorites."

That's probably why fans were shocked in 2013 when Kerr decided not to walk in that year's show. She explained, per Fashionista, "I really wanted to but... I've got another contract and commitment at the same time." Yet rumors circulated that Kerr was actually fired by Victoria's Secret, with Us Weekly claiming she wasn't a "big seller" and was difficult to work with. Kerr never returned, telling The Sydney Morning Herald, "I've reached a point in my career where I'm developing my own opportunities that are really reflective of my passions.”

Miranda Kerr is a businesswoman

Miranda Kerr wears many hats, including running a skincare line called KORA Organics, which apparently started as a pastime. She told Forbes in 2021, "I worked with organic chemists for three years developing KORA, and then we just launched at the end of 2009 in Australia. At the time, I was working crazy hours and traveling around the world." Kerr eventually realized she didn't want to spend her time promoting other people's brands as a model instead of her own, recalling to Harper's Bazaar, "I decided to give priority to my own company, and launch it internationally."

While there are tons of celebrity beauty lines out there these days, Kerr explained to Grazia that KORA will appeal to consumers seeking out organic product. She makes sure to keep it that way too by owning 95% of her company. "I really wanted to maintain the integrity of the brand," she said, adding, "I want it to be part of my legacy."

Kerr's legacy also includes her work as an author, since she's written two self-help books. When promoting her first one, "Treasure Yourself," she dished, "I was not always the confident, determined young woman you see today." She later followed that up with her 2013 book "Empower Yourself." Kerr has expanded her empire in other ways since then too, designing a tea cup collection for Royal Albert and creating her own furniture line, Miranda Kerr Home, that's available in major retailers.

Miranda Kerr co-parents with Orlando Bloom

While Miranda Kerr is certainly famous in her own right, it seems it was her relationship with "Pirates of the Caribbean" star Orlando Bloom that often kept her in the headlines after they got together in 2007. At the time though, Kerr wasn't sure she wanted to be with a celebrity. As she said on a 2011 episode of "Sunday Night" (via Digital Spy), "I was reluctant — not about him, but the idea of [him being a movie star]." The two went on to get engaged and then married in a secret ceremony in 2010, before welcoming their son, Flynn, six months later.

By 2013, the couple decided to call it quits. Per E! News, the two maintained the split was amicable in their joint statement. Yet Kerr later revealed to Elle, "When Orlando and I separated, I actually fell into a really bad depression." She knew it was the right thing to do though, telling The Edit (via Marie Claire), "We weren't bringing out the best in each other."

The two remained on good terms for Flynn. "From day one when Orlando and I decided to separate, I said ... 'we have to put Flynn's needs first, not our own,'" Kerr told Vogue. They've seemingly been able to do so, since Kerr said in 2022 that co-parenting with Bloom makes her happy. Kerr apparently doesn't even see him as an ex anymore either, telling the "Moments with Candace Parker" podcast, "He's, like, to me right now, a brother. And most of the time, an annoying brother."

Miranda Kerr's married to the Snapchat founder

Although Miranda Kerr's relationship with Orlando Bloom didn't work out, she later found love with Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, who's now her husband. The two met in 2014, a year after Kerr's divorce. She recalled to Vogue, "I was going through quite a challenging stage. I didn't really believe in love anymore." Spiegel at first thought he didn't have a change with Kerr either, but their relationship slowly blossomed. "He was so patient with me. ... And we established a nice friendship before we became boyfriend and girlfriend," Kerr said. She added, "I never even thought that this kind of love was possible. To meet someone I connected with so well."

Despite Spiegel being seven years Kerr's junior, the supermodel dished to The Edit (via E! News), "He acts like he's 50. He's not out partying." She continued, "We'd rather be at home and have dinner, go to bed early." Spiegel was apparently old fashion too, with Kerr admitting to The Times of London they were even saving sex for marriage. "My partner is very traditional," she said.

The couple went on to get married in 2016 in a small ceremony that was held in the backyard of Spiegel's Los Angeles home. A source told People, "Miranda and Evan had written vows that they shared. It was a very emotional ceremony." Kerr also famously cooked their wedding meal, telling Beauticate, "I really wanted, as his wife, to be the one to cook the first meal he ate as my husband."

The KORA Organics founder puts being a mom first

Miranda Kerr may put a lot of focus on her business and modeling, but it all pales in comparison to being a mother. She once told Vogue, "Family is my number-one priority, then work, then my company." The former face of H&M has two sons with husband Evan Spiegel, Hart, who was born in 2018, and Myles, who was born 10 months later. She also shares another son, Flynn, with her ex, Orlando Bloom, who she had in 2011. Clearly, motherhood suits her well. As she once said in Shape, "Being a mother makes me feel strong. You would do anything for your children, no matter what. There's so much strength in that."

Kerr makes it a point to give all three of her boys enough of her attention though, telling Harper's Bazaar, "When I'm with the kids, I give them my 100 per cent." While she may feel the guilt that can come with being a working mom, Kerr hopes to set a positive example for her young ones. "It's important for our children to see us have a strong work ethic and teach them the value of work and earning their own living," she said. And it sounds like she isn't opposed to the idea of adding another to their brood either. As she said in Vogue, "I feel like I'm open, so we'll see what God decides."

Miranda Kerr is into health and wellness

There's no doubt about it: Miranda Kerr is very passionate about health, wellness, and fitness. As she said to Poosh, "Wellness to me is about a holistic 360-degree view to looking after yourself emotionally, physically, and spiritually." She added, "Finding balance in all areas in my life is important—including setting aside time for myself to do things that bring me joy." In the same Poosh feature, Kerr offered up details about that balance, opening up about her elaborate skincare regimen, finding "me time," working out, and meditation. "Regular meditation helps me stay calm and centered," she shared. 

When it comes to her diet, Kerr watches what she eats but doesn't deprive herself. She told Grazia, "I make healthy choices 80 per cent of the time and then make indulgent choices 20 per cent of the time. ... I also choose organic." Kerr knows a lot about food too, telling Net-A-Porter in 2020, "I've studied nutrition and am currently doing a Coursera online course with Stanford University." She's also a certified health coach which contributes to how she takes care of herself. She told W Magazine, "Because I'm a certified life coach I'll just do my own cleanse ... A three-day green juice cleanse helps reboot my system."

The Victoria Secret Angel's net worth

With all that Miranda Kerr has going on, it's not shocking the mom-of-three has tons of money in the bank. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the supermodel is worth an impressive $60 million — and that doesn't include the billions of dollars her husband, Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, has to his name. Kerr has been making good money for years though thanks to a successful modeling career that had her work with major brands like Victoria's Secret and Swarovski. She was even named one of the world's highest-paid models several times by Forbes.

As mentioned, Kerr also made an income through partnerships with Universal Furniture and Royal Albert, as well as from books sales, especially with "Treasure Yourself" becoming a best seller in Australia. Then, there's Kerr's skincare business, KORA Organics. However she told Forbes, "All the money Kora makes I put back into the company—I still haven't taken a cent since day one."

Kerr does apparently spend her money on real estate though, considering, per Dirt, she and her husband own a $30 million Paris mansion and a Malibu beach house. They also purchased a farm in Kerr's native Australia, which their kids seemingly adore. She gushed to Vogue, "They are just loving farm life, playing in the muddy puddles as I was when I was growing up." The couple even dropped $120 million for a home in Los Angeles in 2022, and another $25 million for land next to it in order to create their dream $145 million estate.

Miranda Kerr is passionate about nature

She may be a supermodel who leads an unfathomably glamorous life now, but Miranda Kerr is still a farm girl at heart. She once told Vogue, "Simple things like picking roses from the garden with my kids brings my heart so much joy." Kerr credits her grandparents for teaching her how to garden too. "My grandpa used to always pick the vegetables from the garden and my grandma would always make them, so now I'm doing that myself," she dished.

For Kerr, being close to nature just feels natural, with her telling The Telegraph, "I really feel that my body craves to be in the mountains or by the ocean or in the countryside." She's also passionate about protecting the animals that live there, like koalas. In 2012, the supermodel even famously posed nude on the cover of Rolling Stone to bring awareness to her Koala Foundation No Tree No Me campaign. She told the outlet (via Marie Claire), "It's a sad thing – there are only about 100,000 koalas left in Australia."

That wasn't the only thing Kerr has done to make the world a better place since she also makes it a point to live sustainably. She told E! News, "Even the smallest changes can collectively make a big impact for the planet." Her business, KORA Organics, is also Climate Neutral Certified. She explained, "My commitment and vision are not only in using certified organic and ethically farmed ingredients, but also ensuring we design and implement sustainable packaging for our products."

Miranda Kerr is close friends with Katy Perry

You may be surprised to hear that Miranda Kerr is close with Katy Perry. The pop superstar and Kerr's ex-husband, Orlando Bloom, are engaged and share a child, and by all accounts, she and Kerr get along swimmingly. As Kerr recalled on InStyle's "Ladies First With Laura Brown" podcast, "We just clicked instantly so easily, like we had been friends before or something."

Time and time again, the two women have expressed support for one another on social media. Per Us Weekly, Kerr once wrote to Perry, "OMG you're amazing. Love you," under a post Perry made about returning to work after having a baby. Perry also posted about one of Kerr's KORA Organics product launches, congratulating her in the caption. Kerr's gushed about Perry in interviews too. For example, she once said in LVR Magazine, "I adore Katy and am grateful Orlando found someone he is happy with."

Yet Kerr and Perry aren't just all talk either, considering that they have spent actual time together. Kerr dished on the "Moments With Candace Parker" podcast, "We go on holidays together. We celebrate like all the important milestones together. ... I love her." They have also apparently done yoga together, which Perry posted about on Instagram while again promoting Kerr's skincare products. Perry has credited Kerr for encouraging her and Bloom's healthy lifestyle in general, dishing on Instagram Live, "I think in our modern family, she's probably the most health-conscious of everyone."

Miranda Kerr's ties to an international scam

Following her divorce from Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr linked up with Jho Low, a Malaysian financier who took the art of giving gifts to a new level. During their relationship, the billionaire had given Kerr $8 million worth in jewels, which included a 1.72-carat diamond pendant, per Harper's Bazaar.

Alas, those jewels came with a boatload of drama. In 2017, Kerr was roped into a messy investigation after Low was accused of diverting over $1 billion from government development fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad. The U.S. government had filed a civil suit and began seizing the assets that were allegedly purchased with laundered funds. That meant Kerr had to return her gifts from him. Her spokesperson told Reuters, "The transfer of the jewelry gifts from Ms. Kerr's safe deposit box in Los Angeles to government agents was completed." As of 2022, Low is a fugitive and his whereabouts are unknown

Yet there was still an issue with the transparent grand piano that Low had given Kerr, which according to The New York Times, was too big to remove from her Los Angeles home without literally knocking down walls. It was reportedly decided that the piano would remain in the home for the time being, yet it's unclear where the instrument or investigation is today. What is clear though, is that Kerr has lived quite the interesting life, both on and off the runway.