Miranda Kerr has allegedly been dropped as a Victoria's Secret Angel because of her "difficult reputation."
The Australian supermodel, who is married to British actor Orlando Bloom with whom she shares two-year-old son Flynn, has been let go as one of the main faces of the lingerie brand after her $1 million, three year-contract "was not renewed."
A source told UsMagazine.com that the 29-year-old beauty "has a difficult reputation" and suggested it was the main reason she will no longer walk the company's star-studded annual catwalk show wearing a prestigious pair of angel's wings, an honor reserved for just a handful of the brand's top faces.
Another source indicated the brunette model is "not a big seller for VS," compared to its other Angels like Alessandra Ambrosio, 31, Candice Swanepoel, 24, and Adriana Lima, 31.
Miranda Kerr tries to have "fun" when she is on the runway.
The Australian beauty - best known as a model for underwear brand Victoria's Secret - admits she does get nervous when she has to parade her body in front of people, but makes an effort to enjoy herself.
"For me personally I try not to think about it too much and just try to have fun with it and have a good time. I love runway, especially Victoria's Secret runways, they're really fun, we get to express our personality and have fun up there on stage. I also like studio shoots too, they're really fun. It's like working with family."
Miranda, who is married to British hunk Orlando Bloom, particularly loves the brand's new "sexy collection" and their multi-way bra: "The new very sexy collection is great for summer. It's so versatile. There's beautiful colors. My favorite piece in the collection is the very sexy multi-way bra. You can wear it cross back, halter back, low-back. It's just a really good bra to have in your wardrobe."
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley claims she was "bullied" by modeling agents when she started out.
The Victoria's Secret beauty admitted she was more naïve when she first began working in the fashion industry and found it difficult to stand up for herself when she was feeling under pressure and overworked.
"It was hard. You can get a bit bullied. You're a child surrounded by adults and you don't have a voice. You get pushed around by agents; your needs don't matter. You say that you need a day off, or that you don't feel comfortable doing such-and-such, and people just don't listen," she said.
However, the 24-year-old model-and-actress says the power balance has shifted in her favour in recent years: "The last couple of years, things have been different. I have earned my right to be heard. All I ever wanted to do was to be part of the industry, to collaborate with people and have a voice. I love fashion, I love what I do and I have an opinion ... They treat me like I'm part of the family, not just some clothes hanger."
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Selita Ebanks was dismissed from Vogue magazine with a wave of the hand from editor Anna Wintour. The Victoria's Secret model - who has recently been lauded for her starring role in Kanye West's Runaway film - told how she once had a disastrous meeting with bosses at the fashion bible.
"I wore Timberland boots. I had on corduroy high-water flooded beige pants with a button-down plaid shirt. I was a tomboy. I remember walking in ... Trudy, from Vogue at the time, she looks at me startled and I didn't understand why. I was like, 'What up? Who am I here to meet?' I walk into the office, I got maybe two steps into the room and I look and it's amazing Ms. Anna Wintour. She goes [makes a dismissive wave] and dismisses me. Needless to say my cover did not come out, to say the least, and I have never shot Vogue magazine," she explained to MTV News.
Rather than being bitter, Selita, 27, considers her visit to the offices a learning experience. "Now that I reflect back on it the lesson is to always do your homework. Always be aware, don't just take people's word for it and walk into a room. I should've asked, 'Who am I here to see? Who will be in the room?' But this is something you live and you learn."
Akong and Katy Perry will perform at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
The “Teenage Dream” singer and the rapper will provide the musical entertainment at the annual event for the lingerie giants, which will feature a host of Victoria’s Secret Angels including Alessandra Ambrosio, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Candice Swanepoel, Chanel Iman, Erin Heatherton and Lily Aldridge.
Adriana Lima has been chosen to model this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra - decorated with a starburst design and featuring 2,000 diamonds - valued at $3 million.
Although a host of beauties will be there, it was revealed last month that Heidi Klum would no longer be working with the fashion brand. The supermodel had been with the company for 13 years but announced she was hanging up her angel wings and would not be strutting down the runway in the annual November show.
This year’s show will take place in New York on November 30th and the live broadcast will include red carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the fashion show.
Model-turned-television star Heidi Klum is quitting Victoria’s Secret.
The supermodel has been at the lingerie giant for 13 years but has now announced she is hanging up her angel wings and won’t be strutting down the runway in the annual November show.
“All good things have to come to an end. I will always love Victoria’s Secret. It has been an absolutely amazing time.”
In 2002, Heidi became the “Head Angel” and amazed everyone last year when she posed in her underwear at the show just five weeks after giving birth to her fourth child. Other Victoria’s Secret Angels include Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Heidi recently admitted she has got a “sell-by date” and said there are only certain campaigns she will sign up to now because the rest are more suited to younger girls: “Models have a sell-by date. There are certain jobs I don’t do anymore, like the young, sexy, cute things for teenagers, or even 25-year-old girls. I go in a different bracket now.”
It isn’t often that a lingerie commercial - with absolutely no words spoken in it - helps a model land a blockbuster film. So you can’t blame Victoria’s Secret for boasting a bit.
Now that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has officially replaced Megan Fox in Transformers 3, the company is free to highlight her talents.
Oh - and in case you’re wondering how Rosie came to Michael Bay’s attention, it’s because she was featured in a Victoria’s Secret ad he directed.
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Miranda Kerr is to be the new face of Jil Sander.
The Victoria’s Secret model - who is dating Orlando Bloom - says she is keen to do a “variety” of work within her career and has recently shot a campaign for the minimalist German fashion designer.
“It’s nice to have variety in my work. I don’t ever want to feel pigeon-holed. I still have more coming out this year - a Jil Sander campaign.”
The 27-year-old Australian beauty - who has already made runway appearances for Prada and Balenciaga, taken part in an avant-garde shoot for V Mag and a cover for i-D - is thought to have shot the campaign for this autumn.
Miranda - who wore Jil Sander to last year’s Metropolitan Costume Institute Gala in New York - has previously spoken about how she tries to stay in shape for her career but does indulge in the calorific treat on occasions: “I do eat healthily and am careful with my diet but not all the time. There are times when you want that piece of fried chicken. That’s my big weakness and there’s nothing wrong with that. Everything in moderation, that’s the trick.”
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