She’s one of the world’s highest-earning models, with an estimated worth of $20 million, yet Miranda Kerr doesn’t want to be defined as a model. Neither does 21-year-old Victoria’s Secret Angel Karlie Kloss.
In an interview with Net-a-Porter’s Edit magazine, Kerr, who is now a certified health practitioner, doesn’t consider being paid to stand in front of a camera her actual job.
“From my first photoshoot at 14, I never saw myself as a model,” she insists.
“If someone asks me what I do, I say, ‘I have my own skincare line.’ I don’t define myself as a model.”
Apart from her Kora Organics skincare line, Kerr has two self-help books aimed at young women, Treasure Yourself and Empower Yourself and recently debuted a rendition of Elvis Presley’s hit You’re The Boss, alongside Irish singer Bobby Fox.
I don’t think anyone would be surprised if she released a line of juice blenders or a Superfoods cookbook next.
Kloss, who is rumoured to make Forbes highest earning models list for 2014, echoed the same sentiment in an interview with Into the Gloss.
“I have never considered modeling an actual job title. I have yet to determine what my job actually is but, yeah, modeling is a fun and funny gig.”
Vogue covers aside, Kloss has a range of biscuits, Karley’s Kookies, a gluten-free collaboration with New York’s Momofuku Milk Bar. A signature line of sunglasses with Warby Parker (a US version of Specsavers), and has been studying business at Harvard.