Miranda Kerr says she refused to give Orlando Bloom her phone number

Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr, 25, told Hello! Magazine that when she first met actor Orlando Bloom, 31, she was seeing someone else and refused to give him her phone number. Bloom was persistent, and got the Australian model’s number from her publicist and called her up anyway. She eventually became single and gave the heartthrob a chance. They’re now a happy couple and it might not have worked out so well if Kerr hadn’t played hard to get. Kerr calls Bloom “gorgeous” and “a sweetheart” in the interview.

Is your relationship with Orlando public knowledge yet, Miranda?
“Oh yes. Everyone knows now, I think.”

Congratulations, because he’s a beautiful man.
“Thanks, I know. He is gorgeous, isn’t he? He really is a sweetheart.”

How did you meet?
“We were friends for a while and then it just developed into a little more.”

Is Orlando shy? Is that why it took him a while to make a move?
“He was a little bit cheeky, actually. He got my number from my agent because I wouldn’t give it to him. Then he called and said, ‘We can just be friends.’ I was like, ‘OK, then.’”

Why wouldn’t you give him your number?
“At the time I was seeing someone else.”

What does a man have to do to impress you?
“Thoughtful things impress me. Like making me a card instead of buying me a card. It sounds cheesy, I know, but it’s all about what’s inside that counts with me.”

Is that to do with your beliefs as a practicing Buddhist?
“Yes. Buddhism also opens you up to the possibilities for the earth and whatever it is you want to achieve or get in life. It’s worked for me. I’m so grateful for everything.”

[From Hello! Magazine, print edition, September 16, 2008]

Orlando has been a Buddhist for years, so it seems he’s influenced Miranda to get involved with the religion as well.

Miranda dished a little on Orlando’s underwear choice. She said he shops at her employer, Victoria’s Secret, and that “he’s got these cute little boxer shorts.”

She also told a very amusing story about her rumored feud with Paris Hilton:

“That was when I first moved to New York and did a show at Fashion Week. What happened was I had this beautiful little pink dress to wear for the show. Paris was watching from the front row but decided at the last minute that she actually wanted to be in the show. So she came in and got to pick what she wanted to wear. One of the dresses she chose was mine, so I was a little miffed but I reined myself in.

“I thought it was really funny, actually, because what happened next was like karma. Naomi Campbell turned up really late, five minutes before the end of the show. Paris was all dressed for the finale but they took the dress right off her and gave it to Naomi. So Paris was left standing there naked. You could see she was really angry about it. Naomi walked down the catwalk in it and was front page news the next day.”

[From Hello! Magazine, print edition, September 16, 2008]

Kerr is writing a self-help book for teenagers called Treasure Yourself she says it’s about “eating for your blood type and food combining,” which she says has helped her keep fit. She says that “it’s really challenging for young women to know the right things to eat” and to “concentrate on nutrition rather than… calories.”

Miranda Kerr is shown at the launch of the David Jones collection in Sydney on 8/5/08. Credit: Malcolm Ladd/ICON/Fame Pictures

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  1. elisha says:

    I’ve never heard of eating for your blood type before. Does it work? I mean, it appears it does judging by Miranda… just not sure if I can believe she does anything other than the standard supermodel diet.

  2. Arvedia says:

    From a medical viewpoint, it´s total BS. Eating with consideration is never unhealthy, though, so perhaps it doesn’t matter.

  3. CJ says:

    Eating for your blood type is kinda like the Atkins/south beach diet. Lots of veggies, fruit, meat, dairy and whole grains.

    No processed/pre packaged foods, white bread, potatoes or sugar.

    It’s pretty easy diet and not hard to stick to. Lots of choices.

    But I hope you like to cook, you have to make everyting from scratch, but you get used to it :wink:

  4. Mairead says:

    that is one beautiful couple!

  5. anony says:

    She’s adorable!

    And re: eating combining etc.. too complex it might seem but it’s not. There’s a book called ‘Fit for Life’ that has been reprinted for years, it’s awesome. Basically no processed foods, of course. The author is a veggie but says if you do eat meat try and eat sparingly. And never combine say, dairy with meat or any protein with a starch – simply b/c it takes your body a lot longer and spends all of it’s energy just digesting it. It’s really interesting. And eat nothing but fruit in the morning (up till noon) as that is when your body is still in the elimination cycle and is using energy on that. If ya eat a heavy breakfast your body has to use the energy to digest, and the elimination cycle is interrupted and the toxins stay in your system, (leading to weight gain, sluggishness. etc) Whee! Hell I lost 33 pounds using it and it was not remotely a fad diet book:))) It’s a lifestyle thing.

    OT she seems like a sweet girl

  6. KLO says:

    The “eating for your blood type” diet is pretty well known in Europe

  7. daisy424 says:

    She is beautiful.
    I would so wear those two minis. The metallic dress I would have to wear as a top though, way short. 8O

  8. Granger says:

    Okay, maybe I’m being unfair, but I’d have trouble letting my daughter read a nutrition/diet/fitness book written by a supermodel. For one thing, Miranda Kerr has probably never had to even remotely worry about her weight, because, let’s face it, she’s one of the 1% of the population who are truly, naturally thin. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t need to exercise, of course, but given her miniscule frame, she doesn’t strike me as someone who does a lot of weight training. I could be wrong, but she’s so thin that I suspect she follows the typical supermodel lifestyle of limiting calories and maybe doing a bit of cardio. And again, I’m probably being unfair when I say someone who’s naturally thin can’t teach others about being thin — but teenage girls are SO impressionable, insecure and easily influenced by the media. Any girl who struggles at all with her weight would probably try Miranda’s advice for two weeks before getting discouraged about how long it’s going to take them to look like Miranda!

  9. geronimo says:

    Granger, understand what you’re saying but young girls are going to look to celebs in any case and surely it’s better that they look to someone like this, where the focus is on nutrition and eating well, rather than the ‘I lost 10 stone in 2 weeks, so can you’ bullshit that so many other idiots come out with? Model she may be, thin she may be, but she still sounds quite grounded and practical.

  10. Diva says:

    Holy cats… 10 stone in 2 weeks??? lmao

    Where do I find THAT one???


  11. Codzilla says:

    Geronimo: Very good point.

  12. vdantev says:

    20 lbs in 2 weeks- BS !!

  13. geronimo says:

    Diva, codzilla, I may have exaggerated ever so slightly to make my point! :D

  14. Jupiter Girl says:

    Thats CLASSIC 8)

  15. kayla says:

    i did lose 20 lbs in 2 weeks but it was due from my mouth being wired shut for 2 weeks due to jaw surgery :| .It was not a fun time drinking only liquids…

  16. Sarah says:

    she’s such a liar; surely her agent told her to say that. maybe the “blood type diet” book author is one of her agent’s other clients.

    anyway, she’s dating Orlando Bloom, so we all know what kind of “diet” she’s on. I won’t get too crude here, but I used to work with OB when he was dating Bosworth. Let’s just say he likes them skinny and LOVES helping them stay that way.

  17. CiCi says:

    I work for a very big LA agency (hint: three letters in the name) and heard the exact same thing as Sarah. Was discussing it with a friend today and ended up here from a google search on the very (somewhat twisted) topic…

    I’ll keep my comment G-rated so it doesn’t get deleted, but let’s just say… yeah, it’s umm, a “raw” diet kinda thing lol.

    If you’re still drawing a blank, there’s a recent SNL digital short with Molly Sims and Jamie Lynn Sigler which features the main (only?) ingredient of that diet…

    Right when you think the fashion and entertainment industry can’t get any weirder, it does.

  18. jana says:

    Eating for your blood type DOES actually work!! Although I don’t know why she’s writing a book about it, since there already is a professionally written one (like properly researched by several scientists/nutritionists). My mom has it and when she started following it she lost a lot of weight!

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