Miranda Kerr: ‘I’m just not in a position to commit to a full Victoria’s Secret contract’

Here are some photos of Miranda Kerr at “the unveiling of the new Qantas Uniform at the Hordern Pavillion in Sydney, Australia” earlier today (or yesterday, I never know with Australia). The uniform is pretty cute, right? I would wear that coat in a heartbeat. I don’t know how much Miranda got paid to be the official “unveiler” of the uniform, but I would imagine she scored a pretty good payday.

There is a slight issue of Miranda’s branding, however. While she might have gotten a lucrative payday, does this kind of event make her look like one of the top models in the world? That’s a genuine concern these days, coming after last week’s news that Miranda is no longer one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels. The first reports indicated that Miranda was fired, although Miranda’s publicist made sure to tell everyone that Miranda chose to step down because of the time commitment VS needed. That’s the story Miranda is sticking to in a new interview:

She was said to have been let go from Victoria’s Secret for reportedly being ‘difficult’ and her expensive $1 million contract that didn’t sell enough underwear. But Miranda Kerr has denied any sort of ‘diva antics’ and has revealed the real reason behind her three year contract not being renewed.

The 29-year-old told the Sydney Morning Herald that she simply could not commit to a contract for that period of time due to her work and family commitments. The brunette beauty is married to actor Orlando Bloom, and the couple have a two-year-old son Flynn together.

‘I’m just not in a position to commit to a full contract at this time,’ she told the newspaper. ‘It’s three months at a bare minimum.’

She also said that she was surprised to hear reports claiming that she a ‘difficult reputation’.

Sources had told People.com: ‘She can be difficult at shoots and appearances. She’s not very timely. She’s standoffish with the rest of the girls.’

‘I’m sure anyone that has worked with me would agree that it’s not true,’ Miranda said in her interview with the Sydney Morning Herald.

[From The Mail]

Can I choose to believe that there are parts of all these stories that are probably correct? I believe that Miranda was probably over the Victoria’s Secret thing, and it was a huge time commitment and Miranda continues to build her brand and be one of the most sought-after models in the world. But! Being a VS Angel was part of the reason why she was so sought-after. It was part of her branding at a model. So I also kind of believe that Victoria’s Secret pushed her out and maybe didn’t offer her a new contract. I also kind of believe the stories of Miranda being somewhat “difficult”. But I believe a lot of rumors about Miranda these days. Poor Orlando!

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Amelia says:

    Qantas are snappy dressers, I’ll say that. I’m too knackered to Miranda bash today, I’m off for lunch.

    • j.eyre says:

      Australian uniforms are heads and shoulders better than most. I remember working with Versace Hotel on the Gold Coast and the entire staff was dressed in Versace (obviously but really nice stuff.) The reason I singled them out was the Dubai crew sent us the regular promotional shots looking all prim and proper and our Gold Coast sales team sent us a picture of them in their $1500 uniforms (suits), drinking fouffy drinks while lounging on floats in their pool. Man I love Australians…

      • Amelia says:

        Ah, lucky girl, getting to work on the Gold Coast. I love Oz, I’d love to go back one day . . .
        Sidenote: I checked out your website through your bright-blue name link (which I only discovered the existance of 10 minutes ago) – I LOVE your Mac(Daddy)beth post.
        How I wish this existed during my GCSEs! I reckon you could make a small fortune writing out Shakespeare recaps for hopelessly confused teenagers.

  2. Nance says:

    This hat with this hairstyle is not flattering.

  3. Lia says:

    She is clearly on the downside of her career and trying to save face. I believe the talk about her being difficult and fired. Who would choose to leave the more lucrative job for lesser known companies that require you to travel overseas when your supposed to be committed to your family. It would make more sense to keep the one major job which only requires 3 months of work and would keep you stateside.

  4. It is ME!! says:

    This makes no sense to me. She was just let go, downgraded, or replaced by David Jones, VS, Lipton, and Samantha Thavasa. Other than Qantas and Mango, and promoting her beauty line Kora, what else does she have going on? Either she is going to devote more time to Kora, or she has new contracts that are about to be announced. If we don’t hear of her getting picked up for other work in the next few weeks or months, we can assume she is focusing on Kora, or she is lying through her teeth. Time will tell.

  5. SydneySpy says:

    It was time for a QANTAS uniform update, and I guess they wanted this minger while she’s still somewhat warm. I hope the nice garms equate with better service than I received the last time I flew with them.

  6. brin says:

    Spin, spin…everybody wins!

  7. spinner says:

    Love the new uniform & I would rock the ever living out of that trench & fedora. I think Miranda doesn’t want to be type-cast as just a VS model. She is branching out & she’s got the looks to do it. Maybe I’m just biased because I think little Flynn KERR-BLOOM is the cutest little boy ever.

  8. truthful says:

    wow, that dress is cute and so is the coat, stylish!

    I beleive that they did not renew and she just pushing on.

    I would so wear that dress.

  9. Sherry says:

    I have wondered if she and Orlando are planning another baby. That would put her on “baby watch,” keep her name in the public eye and squash all those marital trouble rumors.

  10. Katie says:

    Yessss! Another Miranda post! Let the dirt/snark begin!

    I love that uniform, although I’d hate to wear it as a uniform (i.e. long periods of time and as a flight attendant). I laughed out loud at Miranda saying it’s not true that she’s standoffish. What else is a woman supposed to say?

  11. Dinah says:

    I just realized why her face is so, umm, unusual- the proportion of her lower face to the remainder is so off- prematurely foreshortened, if you will.

  12. JammySod says:

    Miranda is using the age old excuse of family commitments of why she quit VS but its a load of bull. She dragged 2 month old son Flynn round the world and back again and has done this through-out his 2 years on this planet. That excuse does not wash with me because it simply isnt true. She worked more than ever when Flynn was born and that was a time the kid needed HER more than ever but she jetted off round the world either with him or dumping him on some nanny. She was fired alright, same with DJs. Shes trying to save face but she does her usual trick of lying in the process. Get on the fail boat Miranda hon :)

    • Littlewood says:

      Exactly, people are so gullible when it comes to her, its unbelievable. She never cared about giving her child a stable environment, just two months ago she dragged him to Cancun for 3 days to attend some store opening. She hasn’t been used for VS in ages but now she doesn’t have time for them anymore? Please…

  13. bluhare says:

    She was fired because she’s an egocentric bitch. Not that it’s uncommon in the modeling world, but look at all the pap shots of her. YOu don’t see the rest of them papped like she is.

    I’m going with fired. Heidi Klum modeled for them until she was 34 and had had 87 kids!

  14. Boromir's Bytch says:

    An Australian reporter let it slip out last year that Miranda’s QANTAS gig is paid in flight vouchers, not money. I wouldn’t mind some free upgrades to First on those long flights. And she managed to get a couple of her Kora products placed in the print ads she did for the airline last year so she got some free exposure for her stuff.

    +1 on the “poor Orlando.”

  15. Lisa says:

    Well, the hat give a mascouline touch to the uniform. It’s a little eccentric, but not so bad.

  16. alex says:

    Orlando is far from an innocent guy. He is the one who got Kate Bosworth hooked on Coke.

  17. OhDear says:

    The uniforms are nice!

    I don’t believe her “time commitment” excuse, but what else is she going to say?

  18. Lulu.T.O. says:

    Bitch please
    Love the coat.

  19. andrea says:

    Her publicist sure is busy for someone whose client hasn’t scored any big new fashion deals recently to justify the “sooooo busy” excuse.

  20. Kayla says:

    Her face looks almost bloated here.

  21. Helvetica says:

    Maybe it’s because the VS people have decided Miranda is becoming an old woman now at the geriatric age of 29. After all, the new Angels are all 20 or so.

  22. ShakenNotStirred says:

    Poor Orlando? Please. This is what he gets for choosing beauty over substance.

  23. cateD says:

    It’s “tomorrow” in Australia. eg at 8am 17 April In Sydney it is 3pm the day before in Los Angeles…

  24. xxx says:

    We’re a day ahead so… tomorrow? He he he…

  25. Aud says:

    There is more to life than Victoria’s Secret. It’s such overrated underwear/lingerie anyway. She doesn’t need the money or the profile.

  26. Dredz says:

    I love Mango, but I feel like they downgraded when Kerr got hired. I adore Milla Jovovich and Kate Moss, they are the epitome of high fashion. Penelope Cruz was alright too, simply because I understand she’s Spanish. But Kerr?. Her pouting pose is so typical underwear model, it’s so not appealing.

  27. ClaireNZ says:

    I just don’t know if she pulls off that hat. Never can figure her out, she doesn’t stike me as top model, maybe a womans mag sort of model. She is terrible in the shampoo ads