Miranda Kerr Is Fashion’s Latest Underminey Profile Victim

It’s been a little while since we’ve read a truly underminey profile, and New York Magazine‘s latest piece about Miranda Kerr certainly ends that dry spell.

The weekly went backstage at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show (which airs on TV tomorrow night) to hang out with Kerr for a couple of hours. They were, to say the least, nonplussed. There’s this:

Even if her workout routine, diet, and husband, Orlando Bloom, weren’t the only things reporters ever asked about, Kerr shows a strong reluctance to utter any sentences not purely banal.

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Ouch. There’s discussion of her skincare line Kora Organics (“the very mention of which turns on her infomercial voice”), and a subtle takedown of the fashion show itself. The supermodel comes across at once self-deprecating (“I just remember, like, the first time I met Adriana [Lima], she was so beautiful. I was like, ‘Why would they want me? I mean, look at her. She’s incredible.’”) and totally oblivious:

In 2010, she wrote a self-help book called Treasure Yourself and doesn’t see how the Victoria’s Secret catalogue could possibly cause anyone self-esteem issues: “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,” she says. “Because a rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose.”

Later, backstage at the show, she repeats the sentiment like a mantra. “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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Shutting her down with her own quotes? New York, 1. Kerr, 0.

[NYM]

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