Miranda Kerr covers Cosmo: ‘When I get home, I’m not the boss like I am at work’

Miranda Kerr covers the November issue of Cosmopolitan – go here to see Cosmo’s story. Considering the end-of-the-year magazines are usually devoted to actresses with potential Oscar campaigns, I’m a bit bewildered why Miranda was worthy of this cover. It’s not like she’s even promoting anything specific, she’s just talking about how great she is and how much she “respects” her husband. Sure. Some highlights from the piece:

Miranda is stronger than you think: “I’m a lot stronger than people think. I started my own company, invested my own money in it, and have been involved in every facet. I’m that person who says, no matter what the problem is, there’s a solution. That’s the way my brain is wired. If someone says to me, ‘Well, that’s not possible. It can’t happen,’ I say, ‘Yes it is. I’m going to sit here and show you that it can.’ I can take no for an answer and accept it, but if there’s a solution and I can make it work, why wouldn’t I?”

Her modeling life/real life: “My life is more balanced than ever. There was so much rejection in the beginning. Models are some of the most insecure people I’ve ever met. They’re constantly being told they’re not good enough. You’ve really got to practice loving yourself.”

Orlando’s work: “Flynn says Mommy works and Daddy plays, because Daddy is in a play… so that makes sense. When I saw Orlando on Broadway in Romeo and Juliet, I was blown away. For someone to be able to learn all that and hold the energy to do it every day, six days a week – I have so much respect for him. We don’t run lines though. We keep that very separate. That would be like me asking him to teach me how to catwalk.”

On letting the man take care of you: “Don’t feel like you have to do and be everything. Let the man do some things for you, because if he cares for you, he will want to. When I get home, I’m not the boss like I am at work – I slip into a more feminine role. I take everything off and put on my Stella McCartney silk robe. I’ll put on a red lip or red nails, and it lifts my mood. Sexy underwear also gives you a spark. I collect underwear from my travels. Lace, lingerie, body suits … they’re like souvenirs.”

[From Cosmopolitan]

Miranda has talked about her ideas about gender roles before and I’ve come to conclusion that she really just doesn’t explain herself well, or maybe she just needs to add a caveat of “this is what works for me, it doesn’t work for everyone.” Because it pisses me off when she associates “being the boss” with “being un-feminine”. Like the height of femininity is having no personal, sexual or financial power. I would be more pissed off about it if I thought she was telling the truth about her life though – as it is, I think her marriage is in trouble and both Miranda and Orlando are tired of each other.

Photos courtesy of Matt Jones/Cosmopolitan.

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  1. Crabcake says:

    Honestly I cant stand her. She’s so contrived.

  2. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Yeah this is exactly the kind of vacuous, thoughtless crap I expect to hear from a model, so no surprises there.

    Very pretty girl though.

  3. aims says:

    she’s kinda blah, isn’t she?

  4. Kizzy says:

    She’s sooo boring. Beautiful. But boring.

  5. Quinn Parker says:

    For being such a successful model, her face is SO odd to me- and not in an interesting way. Just an odd shape, no real stand-out features. I don’t get her appeal.

    • Green Girl says:

      I agree. I almost always forget what she looks like, too. Like every time I see her picture, I’m like “Oh, right.”

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      Well, why do you think she is constantly flashing her boobs? It’s so you don’t notice the pumpkin head and witch nose!

    • heidi says:

      I agree, something about her face is odd and a turn off.

  6. bsh says:

    I wonder what Leo DiCaprio and Justin Beaver thought about her lingerie..

  7. magpie says:

    I’m surprised they’re still together.

  8. Ctkat1 says:

    Hmm… Natalie portman’s comments about feminism yesterday were a bit convoluted, but compared to Miranda here, ole Natalie comes across like the Harvard educated woman she is. This is the most simplistic take on gender roles ever- “I put on lingerie, a silk robe and red lipstick and voila, I’m feminine so my man will take care of me.” Blech.

  9. Lila says:

    I’ve always thought that caveat was sufficiently implied by it being an interview.

    She seems like a drama queen to me. Everytime I read an interview of hers, I’m left thinking she is definitely a my way or the highway kind of girl and way up there on the high maintenance scale.

    I think their marriage is going to last longer than people think. It has always been weird to me. I think they survive because she’s ambitious and he adores her so much that he lets her do what she wants.

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      I bet she has something on him…

    • Alexis says:

      I agree that it’ll last longer than people think. A lot of the skepticism about these two is based on stereotypes about male-female relationships. It seems like she’s a high-maintenence diva and controls the relationship mostly, so people assume he must be unhappy or that she’s cheating. But maybe they both like their relationship as it is! They remind me of Mariah Carey and her husband, but people give MC/NC a pass on a lot of stereotypical reasons to dislike relationships including age difference, income difference, and dom/sub (which I welcome, but don’t fully understand. Maybe 90s kids just really want MC to be happy?).

  10. Rita says:

    I think the marriage survives because Orlando loves his son too much to be a part time dad. Their relationship seems one of simply putting up with the situation for now. When Miranda is caught red handed with her biscuits in someone else’s cupboard, Orly will have to leave.

  11. CharlotteS says:

    She looks good in the photoshoot

  12. Franklymydear1 says:

    Anyone else find the green skort thing really unflattering?

  13. DGO says:

    I think she had her boobs done after that debacle with the enhancing VS bra she wore on some TV show that didn’t do a thing for her. People were making fun of how small and floppy her breasts were, and next thing you know, they got bigger and she started flashing them.

    • Littlewood says:

      Yes, if you look at the pictures of her in Miami in May, there was nothing there and there was a lot of teasing about it online, which she definitely reads. A couple of months later they’re firmer, bigger and she’s flashing them all over the place, girl has gotten desperate since she turned 30. And Bloom is spotted going to Burlesque shows, as soon as she’s outta town….

  14. Itwillrain says:

    My teenage daughter once named her as the only VS model who smiles a lot and doesn’t look like she’s gonna cut you. Maybe her accessibility is part of her unique appeal.

  15. jacquie109 says:

    I actually agree with her. You can run your life however you want but I know that being in charge all day is exhausting and I love going home in the evening and focusing on my husband. It makes me happy to make him happy. I don’t need to be the top in every life situation, that’s why I have a partner. We work together and while I’m a ball buster at work, I’m a 50’s house wife at home and I chose that and I love it.
    I think she gets that herself as well. It’s called equality because you can EQUALLY be whoever YOU WANT to be.

    • ontheotherhand says:

      I just don’t understand equating being feminine/non-feminine along these lines. Being an attentive spouse is great and should apply to husbands and wives. Focusing on your spouse’s needs doesn’t make you feminine or not. Being a team player doesn’t make you feminine or not. Needing some mental time off from making a millions decisions in a day doesn’t make you anything less than a normal human being.

      If being a “50’s housewife” after your day job makes you happy, that’s fine (really), but that’s not what the woman’s movement meant by “equality” – you’re talking about freedom of choice, which is different, but still important.

  16. Dawn says:

    I like her for what she is and that is basically a tall pretty girl who is very photogenic. I like her husband and I think her kid Flynn is among the cutest of all celebrity kids. So I think he needs a brother or a sister before they call it quits. And that’s it from me.

    • Littlewood says:

      He needs a brother or sister before they call it quits? You seem sure that they’ll break up but want them to bring another child in an obviously dysfunctional marriage because the first child was cute, seriously? No wonder so many kids are messed up.

  17. Alexis says:

    She’s selling herself as a sex symbol, assuming that most men prefer submissive women. Also getting paid by Stella for the reference. I get the vibe that she IS the boss at home, that is to say, the dominant person in her relationship with Bloom. Also, it’s quite possible that she is conflating submissive and feminine and it’s purely a vocabulary problem. You can be dominant and feminine. That’s arguably the image that VS sells.

  18. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    I’m surprised that Stella Mccartney would have a silk robe in her collection – isn’t that cruelty to the silk worms?

  19. bsh says:

    I think she is photogenic, and of course she has the typical model-type body (skinny, tall, no curves), but whenever I see candids of her I’m like “what’s the fuss about her?” Even though she has quite a distinctive face, I don’t find it attractive at all. With the proper makeup and hairstyle, she can trick anyone, but I bet when she goes makeup-free she’s not the doll she seems to be..

  20. Jayna says:

    Yawn. It reminds me when Kate Hudson went on about how to have a sexy marriage and flirting with others is good, blah, blah, her advice, and then they separated months later.

    News flash, Miranda. Most women would love to be catered to. You act like women don’t want that and that it’s important to “let” your man do that. I think most would “let” their husbands do that and many husbands don’t empty the dishwasher, clean out the fridge, mop the floor, on and on without a directive from the wife.

    Whatever. You have maids and assistants and nannies at home while you lay upstairs in your nightie waiting for him to draw your bath and feed you cherries.

  21. Sarah says:

    Did she steal Demi Moore’s infamous Oscar biking skort dress for the second picture? Methinks she does.

  22. Avilita says:

    She wants to be seen as the smoking hot, submissive girl-next-door that appeal to so many guys.

    That’s all.

  23. KM says:

    It cracked me up that her highest compliment for her husband, when on Broadway performing Shakespeare, is that he managed to learn his lines and then remember them for every single performance.

    Either that’s a dig worthy of Dorothy Parker, or she’s intellectually impaired.

  24. Boromir's Bytch says:

    She’s got a bad case of the smugs.

  25. Caroline says:

    She’s totally right omg…even female CEOs can’t be in charge at home all the time.

    I get what she’s saying but she’s not expressing her thoughts eloquently, it’s about achieving an appropriate balance and to have some degree of separation between professional and domestic life.