Miranda Kerr gave us all a glimpse at the catty world of modeling in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.
Miranda, who covers the November issue, talks about becoming the second-highest-paid model in the world—not an easy feat when you’re ensconced in an industry that thrives on not just beauty, but weaknesses too, according to the Victoria’s Secret Angel and supermodel herself.
With her sights set on taking over the organic cosmetics and beauty industry with her own skincare line, take a look at a few excerpted quotes in which she explains how she dominated the catwalk.
On modeling: “My life is more balanced than ever. 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.”
Be driven when it’s needed: “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?”
Be girlie if you want to be: “Don’t feel like you have to do and be everything. Let the man do some things for you, because if he cares for you, he will want to. 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.”
Choose a guy you respect: “Flynn says Mommy works and Daddy plays, because Daddy is in a play…so that makes sense. 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. We don’t run lines though. We keep that very separate. That would be like me asking him to teach me how to catwalk.”