Miranda Kerr, treasuring herself

Miranda Kerr, Victoria’s Angel goddess and absolute glamazon to sound death knell to other glamazons. With dimples. Where to start? How about Channel 9’s Today, circa 2005. Maybe it was later, earlier, the year is by-the-by, the point, readers, is this: Karl Stefanovic, interviewing MK in spring, pre-spring racing carnival, re: spring racing carnival; hair is flicking, lips are glossed, Karl’s leading questions are answered with his words, re-worded. I watch the interview. I listen. I wait… and before too long I half-smile and think to myself, she’s an idiot… Ha!

Looking back, I imagine media prep had occurred, quite extensive media prep. I remember a few key messages being delivered, but not much more. She didn’t bring any imagination to the interview, any personality, just a very polished presence.

It was empty and hollow and not even those dimples or that hair flick could save her from herself. That day, MK gave herself away, to me.

Fast forward years. We’ve got mother superior Miranda sprouting organic and wholesome and babies and Orlando. She has cultivated a very impressive persona. She’s done this well. Maybe a nod to her management team is due. I imagine their work has not been easy.

Late November two journalists published an article in New York magazine. It laid bare a side of Miranda Kerr very rarely revealed. They painted her as “less a person than a production”, showing “a strong reluctance to utter any sentences not purely banal”. It wasn’t kind. But importantly, in regards to their experience, it was true.

Firstly, it was nice to see my thoughts were shared by these two journalists and secondly and most importantly, it was an absolute refreshing, fabulous thing to read an article which dared to be honest about a celebrity. It didn’t blow smoke and fire up her  tight little toosh. It wasn’t scared of offending. It was honest and true and I am full of excitement for the fact that journalists dared to write and publishers dared to print a story that didn’t add to the production of Miranda Kerr.

And how nice to think, if left to her own devices, it’ll be Miranda Kerr who ends brand and production Kerr. It’ll be with gems like these that the card house begins to tumble down:  “I can’t feel bad about being who I am, just like the girl next to me can’t feel bad about being who she is… Because a rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose.”

And in case the journalists didn’t get the point, Miranda was on repeat:  “I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness. Because just like a rose is beautiful, so is a sunflower, so is a peony. I mean, all flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.”


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