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Miranda Kerr was surprised to land Victoria's Secret gig

11/30/2011 by Olivia Allin

Miranda Kerr might be one the most recognizable Victoria's Secret models, but she has claimed she was surprised to land the gig in the first place.

"I just remember, like, the first time I met Adriana [Lima], she was so beautiful. I was like, 'Why would they want me? I mean, look at her. She's incredible,'" Kerr told New York magazine. "And then I met Heidi and Gisele and I was like, 'What am I doing here?'"

The Australian model told New York magazine that she first saw a Victoria's Secret store when she was 16-years-old, studying abroad in Virginia. Kerr was the first Australian to land a contract with the company and modeled their junior line Pink, before moving on to swimwear and underwear.

The 28-year-old supermodel donned a $2.5 million diamond-studded bra to this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which aired on November 29 on CBS. Her husband, 34-year-old actor Orlando Bloom, cheered her on from the front row.

This year, the top lingerie brand's event featured performances from Nicki Minaj, Adam Levine, Jay-Z and Kanye West, while Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio and other models walked the runway. (See photos from the 2011 Fashion Show).

Kerr and Orlando Bloom welcomed their son Flynn in January. The couple married in July 2010.

Kerr quickly dropped most of the weight she gained during her pregnancy. About three months after Flynn was born, she showcased a slim figure in a black bikini during a Victoria's Secret photo shoot.

The model credited yoga, smoothies with "noni juice and vita mineral greens" and the skincare brand she endorses, Kora Organics, for her body's quick transformation.

In 2010, Kerr wrote a self-help book called "Treasure Yourself," where she urged women to embrace who they are instead of comparing themselves to others.

"I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness," Kerr said backstage. "Because just like a rose is beautiful, so is a sunflower, so is a peony. I mean, all flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that's like women too."

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