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.
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.”
Shutting her down with her own quotes? New York, 1. Kerr, 0.