Miranda May Kerr (born 20 April 1983) is an Australian model best known as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels since mid-2007. She is the first Australian to participate in the Victoria's Secret campaign, and also represents Australian fashion chains Portmans and David Jones Limited. Kerr began modeling in the fashion industry when she was 13, starting at Chaay's Modelling Agency, and soon after winning a 1997 Australian nationwide model search hosted by Dolly magazine and Impulse fragrances.
Kerr was born in Sydney, but raised in the small town of Gunnedah, New
South Wales. Her parents are Therese and John Kerr, and she has a
younger brother named Matthew. In an interview, Kerr stated she is of
English, French and Scottish descent. During her childhood, Kerr "raced
motorbikes and rode horses on her grandmother's farm." She describes
her early life in the Australian countryside as "very grounding ...
there wasn't any pretentiousness and no one really cared what you were
wearing. You could just be you." Her family moved to Brisbane to allow
Kerr and her brother to experience city life, where she graduated from
All Hallows' School in 2000. Kerr originally planned to study nutrition
at a university before pursuing modeling.