Rumors have been circulating for a while that Victoria's Secret was cutting ties with one of its most famous Angels, Miranda Kerr. As recently as last month, reports surfaced that she'd been dropped from the upcoming Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for being "difficult."
Well, at last night's launch of Stuart Weitzman's line of 50/50 boots for Gilt, the Australian supermodel confirmed that she won't make this year's runway--but definitely not because she wasn't asked.
"They asked me to walk in the show, and I really wanted to, but I have to be in Asia that week," Kerr said sadly. "It's interesting to know that it will be the first year that I'm not there!"
Kerr, who has walked in the show every year since being named an Angel in 2007 (excepting 2010, when she was pregnant with son Flynn), said it was a tough decision. "They are my family, and we're all very close," she explained. "When I spoke to Ed [Razek, President and Chief Marketing Officer for Victoria’s Secret], he was like, 'I'm really upset that you can't be here!' but I've got another contract and commitment at the same time."
"I can't be in two places at the same time, you know?" she added.
So what's keeping Kerr too busy to don wings? Besides being a mom to Flynn, she's got another baby on her hands: her beauty line, Kora Organics, currently in serious expansion mode. "We're in over 400 stores in Australia, we launched on Net-a-Porter, and we just launched our website," Kerr told us. "So we've got a new fulfillment center in Los Angeles and Australia, which is so much more efficient for our customers and for the environment."
"It's incredible," she added proudly. "It's my baby, I really put my heart and soul into it."
Her organic products are apparently her secret to staying as gorgeous as she is, and if seeing her up close is any indication, this stuff is good. We got her to tell us what her favorite product is: "My roselip oil--I put it on every night, and when I wake up my skin looks better than it did the day before."
"And Orlando [Bloom, Kerr's husband] says to me, 'Oh Miranda, you're getting younger and younger!' which is great to hear," she added with a laugh.
Speaking of her famous hubs, he's currently starring in a Broadway production of Romeo & Juliet which will wrap in February. Even with her busy schedule, Kerr finds the time to see him play Shakespeare's famous star-crossed lover. "I've seen it five times!" she gushed. "I recommend that everyone go and check it out, it's amazing!"