Miranda Kerr Explains Why You (Yes, You) Probably Need "Noni Oil" In Your Life
The supermodel and founder of KORA Organics dishes on what it's like to start your career at the tender age of 13, and what she loves best about being an entrepreneur on this week's episode of Girlboss Radio.
When you hear the word "angel," chances are, the mental association that comes up for a good many of us is Miranda Kerr. She is, after all, a literal angel—the first Australian Victoria's Secret angel, to be exact.
After winning a model-search competition for the Australian teen magazine Dolly at the age of 13, Kerr's path to becoming one of the highest-earning models in the world was set in motion—something that surprised her perhaps more than anyone: "Naturally, I was a tomboy growing up. I was out there riding motorbikes and climbing trees," she tells Sophia Amoruso on this week's episode of Girlboss Radio.
But of course, it wasn't just a straight shot to the top: Kerr reminisces about her days sweeping floors and making cups of tea at her mom's friend's hair salon, the job she held as a cashier at a clothing store called Crazy Prices at age 16; and living in a house in Japan with five other aspiring models (with one bathroom between them).
Nowadays, Kerr's days look a bit different: After founding the certified organic skincare line KORA Organics in 2009, the line has blossomed into a much-coveted line stocked in Sephora stores across the country, as well as Net-a-Porter.
And the products are so effective, apparently, that she's captured some hardcore fans outside her target demographic, you might say: "Orlando was using it and he's like, 'Oh my God, my pores have minimized,'" she says of ex-husband Orlando Bloom, laughing.
Same goes for her now-husband Evan Spiegel, CEO and co-founder of Snapchat. "The [day after he used the Noni Glow Face Oil], I was like, 'Oh my God, your skin just feels amazing. I'm sorry to pat myself on the back, but I'm really proud of this,'" she tells Sophia.
With her second child arriving imminently, Kerr and Sophia take a deep dive into what it's like transitioning careers, building a company you're wildly passionate about, running a business as a new mother, and why rose quartz is pretty dang special. Check out the full episode below:
On learning to accept rejection:
“I learned from a young age that there are so many jobs you're not going to get, and you can't take that personally.”
On her lifelong passion for health and wellness:
“Health is wealth at the end of the day—cultivating that balance between the mind, the body, and the spirit.”
On the importance of cultivating self-respect:
“If you have respect for yourself, you can give that to everyone else around you.”
On the entrepreneurial journey:
"I was excited about the possibility of being able to do this myself and start from the ground up. I've made lots of mistakes along the way. Obviously, this is my business, it's my baby and I'm learning every day on how to run it effectively and efficiently... and that excites me, because I'm very much detail-oriented and I love challenges.”
Words: Deena Drewis