Breaking into modelling with no experience can be tough. You should do plenty of research, so you know how to market yourself as a model. You may want to look at modelling success stories such as the brilliant Miranda Kerr, to see how it’s done. LUXE Models chronicles Miranda’s rise to stardom.
Born in 1983, Miranda Kerr grew up in small town New South Wales, Australia. Looking to experience city life, the family later moved to Brisbane. Miranda’s life changed forever when she won the Dolly Magazine/Impulse Model Competition at aged 13. She was then flown to Sydney to take photos for the publication. These snaps drew serious media attention due to her age, getting Miranda started.
The blue-eyed brunette was eventually signed to the Sydney-based Chic Management agency. They have also represented major modelling names like Karlie Kloss and Ruby Rose over the years. With Chic’s help, Miranda soon started finding modelling work. She notably appeared in a range of beachwear ads for brands like Billabong before moving to New York to become a global name.
After moving to the Big Apple, Miranda was signed with the iconic Next Management modelling agency. Over the years, Next has represented legendary models like Anja Rubik and Abbey Lee Kershaw. Starting from 2004, the Australian started appearing in campaigns for major brands, including Roberto Cavalli and Levis. She also fronted publications like Harper’s Bazaar and Elle.
Miranda’s big global break came in 2006. She signed a lucrative contract with Maybelline New York, one of the most famous make-up brands on earth. The resulting campaign ran in several top fashion magazines, brining Miranda onto the world stage. Following this, the Australian became a Victoria’s Secret Angel, alongside the likes of Adriana Lima and Heidi Klum, cementing her superstar status.
The Australian has since worked with many brands, ranging from Chanel to Miu Miu. Miranda has also covered numerous magazines, such as GQ, FHM, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. It should come as no surprise that Miranda Kerr is now one of the world’s highest paid models. She has also launched her own skincare line, titled Kora and worked to promote environmental causes with her fame.
Talking about her commitment to modelling, Miranda was quoted by Hello Magazine saying: “I am focused on what I am doing and still feel like I have a lot to learn… I always enjoy trying new things and exploring new opportunities, so we will just have to wait and see… I believe to be successful at anything you have to give it a 100% commitment and that is what I still do to this day.”
Commit to modelling
So by Miranda’s own admission, she became a global superstar by being 100% committed to modelling. If you want to make it in this industry, take your cue from Miranda. Put the hours in and work to become a successful model. As you build up a profile, you may catch the eye of a top modelling agency, like Miranda Kerr did, allowing you to gain the support needed to find modelling jobs!