Orlando Bloom, the English actor famous for his Lord of the Rings elf character, is taking a wife: gorgeous 27-year-old Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr, who he's been dating since 2007. The couple recently announced they were engaged.
I'm going to go out on a limb and just say it: Orlando Bloom is a decent-looking guy, but he's much hotter in his elf persona than in real life. Sorry, but true. Kerr is definitely the stunner in this duo. I'm sure that's how many men like it but, ack, how I would hate to be married to a super-gorgeous spouse! Too much pressure to measure up. I prefer 7 or 8 on a scale of 1 to 10.
And when both of you are 10s, each one must be constantly wondering who is the better-looking one. Take the most famous hot guy-supermodel combo of late: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen. I've thought about this a lot and I've come to the conclusion that Tom is a lot prettier.
The Australian Kerr is precious. Those dimples are adorably Elle Macpherson-like, giving her sophistication a girl-next-door appeal. Besides her appearance in ads and magazine covers, you might remember her name in the news a few months back, after an Australian banker was caught viewing racy pictures of the model on his computer screen in the background where a colleague was giving a television interview. The video found its way to YouTube and became an Internet sensation, though it has since been pulled and is no longer available.
The banker's job was threatened, but a mass campaign -- supported by Kerr herself -- helped him keep his position. What a sweetie!
That Bloom is a lucky guy.
Who's better looking -- you or your spouse or partner?
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