UPDATE 4/11: Victoria's Secret president and chief marketing officer Ed Razek has denied that Miranda Kerr will part ways with the brand. "Kerr is one of the best models in the history of the business - and easily one of the most popular. She is also a consummate professional. Any rumors to the contrary are simply untrue." Meanwhile, sources tell Kerr is stepping down because she could not devote enough time to the demanding brand.
You'd think Miranda Kerr would have the kind of star power Victoria's Secret would be grateful to have in their arsenal. But no. The lingerie brand is clipping the 30-year-old Angel's wings and letting her go after her $1 million, three-year contract "was not renewed," according to industry insiders. AKA she's being fired! What the heck? Totally did not see that one coming.
One source tells Us that Miranda -- who is mom to 2-year-old son Flynn with sexy movie star hubby Orlando Bloom -- "has a difficult reputation." Huh? And she's also reportedly "not a big seller for VS." But Candice Swanepoel and Alessandra Ambrosio are. Oookay. Not seeing how that works, but whatevs. Also, apparently, this doesn't necessarily her days with the brand are numbered ...
One of the sources revealed:
They can still use her for catalogue, where she will get a day rate, but she doesn't have to be an Angel to do that.
Pfft. Like I would have anything to do with their catalogue if I was Miranda Kerr right now! Really, this could be a blessing in disguise. I feel like Victoria's Secret can be a fab place for models to start, but then, at some point, they've gotta make like Heidi Klum and go onto bigger, better, less bra-centric gigs.
I could see Miranda following in models' Milla Jovovich or Claudia Schiffer's footsteps and pursuing acting. (It's not like she doesn't have a primo Hollywood hookup in her own home!) Or just going for higher-end, couture jobs. Maybe she'll want to take some time off and be a SAHM with Flynn. After all, she could very well be fed up with the modeling world and feel like its not worth the fat salary anymore. Who knows, but the world is her oyster! Well, it was before this, but now VS has gone and made it even easier on her!
Are you surprised by this news? What would you like to see Miranda go onto do?
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