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Is Miranda Kerr Losing Her Victoria's Secret Angel Wings?

04/10/2013 at 01:52 PM ET

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Will we be seeing less of Miranda Kerr in lingerie?

According to reports, Victoria’s Secret has decided not to renew Kerr’s $1 million contract, despite the star being one of the brand’s most recognizable faces.

Though the brand won’t confirm the speculation, sources behind the scenes tell PEOPLE there’s some truth to the pervasive diva rumors. “She can be difficult at shoots and appearances. She’s not very timely,” the source says. “She’s standoffish with the rest of the girls.”

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But that wouldn’t be enough to get her the ax, the source continues. “If Miranda and Victoria’s Secret part ways it’s not because of her behavior. It’s purely contractual. She’ll be coming back for the show but it’s unclear if she’ll be in future campaigns. But she is definitely one of the most popular models and in high demand.”

For their part, Victoria’s Secret released the following statement from president and chief marketing officer Ed Razek: “Miranda 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,” he wrote. “Any rumors to the contrary are simply untrue. While her international commitments have kept her away from us more than we’d like over the past few years, she will always be an Angel to me … In fact, I’ve already invited her to walk the runway in this year’s fashion show and, happily, she’s agreed.”

Tell us: What do you think of Kerr possibly being let go? Who would you like to see be the next Victoria’s Secret Angel?

–Alex Apatoff

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Marcia on

Well, “purely contractual” means it’s her contract! If they wanted her to stay they would offer her another contract.

Jordan on

I sincerely hope that a model that rakes in $1 mill a year for just one contract/business isn’t a diva..and isn’t difficult to work with. I mean come on people….this isn’t rocket science or brain surgery….the girl isn’t curing Cancer…she walks and smiles and gets paid for just that. No one in that position has the right to be difficult in my opinion.

sarah on

while I’m no VS model, I have worked with her on a commercial and she was one of the nicest celebs that I’ve ever met. I was doing “lowly”:) background work to make my health insurance – so she had no reason to be so friendly to me or any of the background actors with me. I can’t picture her being a diva at all. She was really sweet. I also happen to be friends with the producer of that commercial and remember him talking very highly of her. I think it’s all rumors…now, wether or not she’s fighting for a better contract (for either more money or less commitment so she can do other gigs) is another story…

Guest on

She would probably be much happier if she could eat more than they allow Angels to eat!

Carole126 on

To Jordan: Her contract is actually 1million over 3yrs…slash that in half after taxes and it nearly as much as other models are getting paid millions per yr…just sayin

gutermuth on

marissa miller = best vs angel ever HANDS DOWN, not miranda kerr!

sue on

perhaps she is being replaced by Gigi Hadid, Yolanda’s daughter. Yolanda stated on twitter that Gigi was “auditioning for them last week!
YOLANDA ‏@YolandaHFoster 4 Apr
❤On our way to see Victoria Secret, fingers crossed for my Angel @GiGiHadid
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Olivia Pope on

“While her international commitments have kept her away from us more than we’d like over the past few years, she will always be an Angel to me …”

–> the quote says it all. The contract was not renewed because VS finds Miranda Kerr’s other obligations to other international brands to be distracting. Perhaps MK was representing an Australian lingerie brand?.

sam m on

Most models want more freedom to do more work. Plus shes a mom.

Lisa on

I am sure she is not worried. She can get work anywhere. And I don’t believe one word of the diva story. It’s just the media stirring up trouble.

Red Skye on

VS models contracts are usually short live and the company always replace them with some younger model.It’s the nature of the business.

fanofboardwalkempire on

I love Miranda Kerr as a VS model- say the rumors are not true!

Samantha B. on

well, I for one hope the rumors aren’t true because she is one of my favorite models period. I was hypnotized by her at the last VS show…look at that face! how can you not love her? Orlando Bloom definitely can lol…so yes I hope it’s not true, but if it is, I’m sure we’ll be seeing plenty of her everywhere else. other agencies would be idiots not to pick her up.

Anne on

I guess her hooking up with DiCaprio and (ugh!) Bieber didn’t help her reputation too much

Tuxedo on

@Anne what ?

Sherry on

I’ve worked on set with her, and three other angels as an assistant and she is an absolute DOLL! Marissa Miller, however, not so much. I find it hard to believe the diva rumors.

Anne on

Although she looks great for her age, her contract was probably not renewed due to being “over the hill” by modeling standards. It’s just the nature of the business. You’re past your prime after 25.

BBB on

I’ve always thought she was cute but never understood her being a VS model. She’s adorable, not sexy and her body is high fashion or editorial or print, pretty much anything but lingerie which demands more curves. Then again, VS angels have had subtler and subtler curves as the years go by.

susan on

I feel bad for some models. They’re told from an early age that their wonderful because of their looks, then they make gobs of money before they turn 21 and are pushed out the door at 30, max. And they spend the rest of their lives trying to stay glamorous because that’s their “only” value.

Julianna on

I for one believe the comments about her being standoffish to other models. You can see it in any group picture of VS events where Miranda has to interact with the other Angels: they all stay together and she pointedly stays apart from them, as if she doesn’t want to be a part of the group.
Plus there’s that pesky little rumor that says she wants to divorce Orli so she can try and hook up with Leo diCaprio… Where there’s smoke there’s fire after all…
I for one am glad she is no longer an Angel. I don’t relate to her at all, my favorite Angels are Adriana and Alessandra who are hard-working, sweet and very charismatic!

Alayna on

Well I am a girl and don’t really know much about Victoria Secret Models nor do I care – I just like their products. I’d much rather hots guys walk around in almost nothing than girls wear underwear, a bra and wings….

Anne on

She looks good for her age.


Let’s close the door on this broad already. She’s getting dumped by everyone these days including Bloom. He just admitted that he and Kerr were just friends and seeing other people when she got pregnant. George Moskos, Kerr’s Kora partner is Flynn’s real dad. One of Bloom’s close confidantes has come out in an article and admitted he got the raw end of a back room Hollywood business deal of a phony marriage that went askew. Miranda Kerr is known as the flash Nazi in the model world. She slept with Bieber, nuff said. Go to it. Learn the truth.

Myra on

I would like Barbara Palvin to replace her as an Victoria’s Secret angel. Barbara is million times a lot more prettier than Miranda and the rest of the Victoria’s Secret angels.

Erin on

@Julianna, the magazines say that she wanst a divorce with her child’s father to hook up with Leo therefore it must be somewhat true? By that theory Jennifer Aniston has been pregant 100 times by now! Come on, every time a female celebrity and a male celebrity even talk they are dating somehow. And I’m not saying Alessandra and Adriana aren’t sweet hardworking and charismatic (they’re my faves too, though charismatic – they all seem to lack a bit in the personality dept) but who’s to say they are, and that the other are not? End of the day you and I don’t know any of them and we make our assumptions based on their looks and their PR ladden interviews. Personally I’d stake more stock in those who have worked with them. And based on the comments of those commenting here who have worked with Miranda – she seems like a nice person regardless of tabloid rumours or photos where she may not seem to be BFFs with others.

anais on

She was recently axed from her contract with David Jones-Australia as well. Maybe its just her age and they are looking for sb new. She is really quite beautiful and lovely. I wish they would say the truth and not present her like some scum bag which i do not think she is. In interviews she’s always funny and sweet. Shame if this is true cause she’s so gorgeous.

Lizzie on

MIRANDA IS BEAUTIFUL & seems sweet & kind!! Her & her hubby’s son IS ADORABLE & CUTE!! BlessingS to her & her Fam!!

Rebecca on

I think Miranda is the most beautiful model ever!!!! I honestly don’t believe that she is getting divorced or that Orlando is not the father of flynn. People magazine is the only magazine that says the truth about celebrities. She will Always be an angel and the best!!! I don’t think its fair for them not to renew her contract with vs she is still young compared to allesandra or adriana!!!! >:(

stephanie on

I LOVE Miranda as a model and wish her the best of luck in all her future projects. If she is going to be replaced, what about Kate Upon putting the wings on?

Media on

Why is it that People Magazine allow comments from the public and all the main stream media DO NOT ALLOW comments on any real issues in this Country? An effort to suppress Australians voice like a fascist country it really is.

Andrew on

We have a mad man in N Korea threatening to nuke countries at random , and this is what we are concerned about ? we are a funny race.

Anna on

There have been so much speculation on Miranda’s “diva” ways, just because she endorses different aspects of being healthy. I, as a user of her Kora Organics line, absolutely love her contribution to society by being organic. She’s downhearted and a lovely person.

She’s the perfect balance of a working mum. She ended her contract with David Jones this year, thus freeing more of her time, so I don’t see why VS would terminate her contract too.

Miranda is one of the best Angels and completely embodies what it is to be an Angel – healthy and happy.

Ashln on

Don’t get the appeal. She has a weird baby face.

guest on

miranda kerr seems so nice and she’s got to be the cutest VS ever.the dimples just make her adorable.i hope she stays as long as heidi and tyra did.

Marky on

Informer, The Enquirer, and others of like ilk are not anything but lies. Look at Flynn’s face; he is the spitting image of Orlando Bloom! Go away, and learn to be nice for a change. Ugh, all the hate is so unattractive!

marian on

she’s one of my favourite vs model. i’m sad about it. rumors are rumors. she’s the pioneer of the PINK if i am not mistaken. this is ridiculous…

sandy on

This definitely sounds as if it is a matter of pure business. Miranda is a mo, wife, and busy traveling model and entrepreneur. I can imagine that although she would be relieved to have a commitment to VS off of her plate, I can only think that she respects and cherishes her time with them. The other “diva” rumblings sound like sour grapes from within the modeling world.

bec215 on

I opened this article to read the comments to see what sooo many women would have to say about an underware model. it is strange to me you all have a “favorite” model…. Sure she’s cute, but why is everyone so invested in whether she continues to wear a certain brand? Can someone explain?

Lisa on

Their loss! Look at her – gorgeous!

Amaryllis on

Don’t care. Just glad they’re finally making bras for women with real boobs. Wasn’t that way 20 or 30 years ago.

WalkWalkFashionBaby on

I’m sad to see her Angel contract end, but she was a fantastic Angel, maybe it’s for the best and she won’t end up awkwardly modeling in the show when she’s 40 like Heidi Klum did.

I don’t feel that Victoria’s Secret has been handling this “transition” period well. They’ve been sporadically adding new Angels and ending contracts since 2005, and none of the girls they’ve hired really have the “it-girl” factor of Adriana (Adriana is arguably the face of the brand). They’ve been attempting to parlor Candice Swanepoel into the brand’s new face but I don’t think that is working out.

I feel like anyone signed on as an Angel starting with Doutzen Kroes (who was signed on following the 2005 show) and onward doesn’t have much staying power with the brand.

I’m surprised to see Miranda go, if anything I thought with the addition of Karlie Kloss that either Erin or Lindsay would have left.

Jujagirl on

Miranda is a beautiful Angel. Would LOVE to see Gigi Hadid as the next VS Angel. She’s got the right look and an amazing body, with the height!! GO TEAM GIGI!!

carlosavs7 on

Reblogged this on carlosavs7.

Essence on

She and Candice swanepoel are my favorite but it saddens me to learn that she may be a Diva. As Jordan says, this is an easy job and how dare you act out just because you can.

velissi on

Maybe she’s pregnant or that car accident she was in forced her to think about what her priorities are- spending more time with her husband and son??

Sofi on



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