Miranda Kerr Is Really Into Swimsuits, Not So Much Into Girl Power

Never one to let bizarre murder plots put her in a corner, Miranda Kerr has scored herself the cover of Net-A-Porter’s swimwear issue and a rather lengthy interview to accompany it.

Making us feel incredibly cheated about the slow start to summer, Kerr flaunts the boons of goji berries and coconut water in sexy separates, dreamy cover ups and one-pieces with technical mesh detailing. No nana knickers to be seen here, folks.

But if you were hoping for an inspirational girl power speech from the woman-turned-brand who birthed a 9lb 12oz human without painkillers, better not to read the article. Or not the parts when she talks, anyway. Quotes range from the expected Mirandaisms (“Be gentle with yourself, be gentle to others. Be kind to yourself, be kind to others.”) to those that sit a little less comfortably:

“If you’re really an alpha female, you don’t allow [your partner] to have the space to feel like the man in the relationship. Maybe I am too traditional, but men feel important when you ask for their help, instead of thinking you can do it all on your own.”

Guess Orlando can forget about receiving any Tom Ford man makeup for Christmas then. She continues:

“My mistake in my relationships has been to feel that I can do it all on my own: I don’t need a man. That is definitely a mistake. Women generally want to feel loved and appreciated.”

Her choice, sure – but “women generally” might argue women can’t be generalized.

Last year, Miranda was the victim of the most underminey profile ever after a bizarre quote about women and roses and sunflowers. Thing is though, she isn’t actually stupid – she knows exactly what she’s selling other women. She’s selling swimsuits and she’s selling a healthy, vanilla lifestyle. But we’d probably be wary if she walked up to us in a department store suggesting we buy the strappy bikini pictured above, and we’re equally uncomfortable about taking her relationship advice.

We’re perfectly happy oogling at her sinewy poses but when it comes to a voice, we’re Team Coco.

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