Miranda Kerr in Cosmo: “Models Are Some of the Most Insecure People I’ve Ever Met”

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By Daniel Gates


Miranda Kerr opens up to Cosmopolitan about taking control of her career but easing up while at home with husband Orlando Bloom. “My life is more balanced than ever,” she tells the magazine. “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.”

And her professional ambitions are big. Kerr explains, “I’m a lot stronger than people think. 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?” says the supermodel.

In her home life, however, Kerr is happy to loosen the reins. “Don’t feel like you have to do and be everything,” she advises. “Let the man do some things for you, because if he cares for you, he will want to.” Kerr continues, “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.”

And she and Bloom have enough mutual respect for the other’s work to keep it separate from their marriage. “Flynn says Mommy works and Daddy plays, because Daddy is in a play… so that makes sense,” says Kerr. “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.” She adds, “We don’t run lines though. We keep that very separate. That would be like me asking him to teach me how to catwalk.”

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