Miranda Kerr not leaving Victoria's Secret, will walk fashion show runway
Miranda Kerr is not leaving Victoria's Secret, the lingerie company's president says following a magazine report, adding that the Australian supermodel will again walk the runway at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show this year.
Kerr, who turns 30 on April 20, has not commented about Us Weekly's recent article about her future with the company, which she had joined in 2005. The magazine said she was dropped as Victoria's Secret Angel, which is what the company calls its spokesmodels and that her "$1 million, three-year contract was not renewed."
"Miranda Kerr is one of the best models in the history of the business - and easily one of the most popular," Ed Razek, Victoria's Secret's pesident and chief marketing officer, said in a statement to OTRC.com." She is also a consummate professional. 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," he said. "We have no plans to stop working with her. In fact, I've already invited her to walk the runway in this year's fashion show and, happily, she's agreed."
Kerr herself has not commented. She has been keeping busy with other modeling projects, including a recent ad campaign for Spanish fashion retailer Mango.
Kerr has participated in Victoria's Secret's annual fashion show, a popular televised event that takes place in November, every year since 2007. She was absent in 2010, when she was pregnant with her and husband Orlando Bloom's son, Flynn, who was born in January 2011.
The official Victoria's Secret Facebook page continues to feature photos of Kerr to promote products. She was seen wearing a bedazzled "I Do" tank top in an image published on Thursday, April 11, that promoted a bridal lingerie collection as well as in a picture posted earlier this week, which showed her wearing a multi-way bra strapless and was used to advertise a "Free Cheeky panty" deal.
Us Weekly had quoted an unnamed source as saying: "They can still use her for catalogue, where she will get a day rate, but she doesn't have to be an Angel to do that."
Famous Victoria's Secret Angels
"America's Next Top Model" star and supermodel Tyra Banks was among the first Victoria's Secret Angels. The job helped launch her TV career. Other Victoria's Secret models who went on to pursue film and TV careers include Heidi Klum, who hosts "Project Runway," and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who starred in "Transformers 3: Revenge of the Fallen."
Klum had announced in 2010, at age 37, that she would leave Victoria's Secret after 13 years. Razek said in a statement to OTRC.com at the time: "Heidi will always be an Angel."