Miranda May Kerr was born in Sydney and raised in the small town of Gunnedah to John and Therese Kerr. Her parents later moved the family to Brisbane when she and her younger brother Matthew were teenagers. She originally aspired to become a nutritionist and later studied nutrition and health psychology after her high school graduation, but entered a magazine contest shortly before her fourteenth birthday. Kerr attended All Hallows' School, where she graduated in 2000.
Kerr began modelling for various clothing brands, runways, and print advertisements. Mostly notably, the companies she has worked for include Dolly, Tigerlily, Roxy, Billabong Girls, One Teaspoon, Victoria's Secret, Qantas, Maybelline, Vogue, and Marie Claire. Kerr relocated to New York City in 2004.
In 2007, she earned a contract with the brand ‘Victoria’s Secret’ and became the first Australian to avail this opportunity. Becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel gave an immense boost to her career in the fashion industry. She also replaced Alessandra Ambrosio as the face of ‘PINK’.For four consecutive years, she was seen on the television version of ‘Victoria’s Secret’ runway shows, which were telecast in as many as four continents.
She appeared on the July 2009 cover of the ‘Rolling Stone Australia’ magazine where she posed for a nude picture. She participated in the year’s annual fashion show of ‘Victoria’s Secret’. Her skincare products brand ‘KORA Organics’ was also created the same year. In 2012, she became the ambassador of the ‘Qantas Airways Limited’ and the same year, she entered into a contract with the fashion company ‘Samantha Thavasa’ and appeared in the endorsement of ‘Malissa’, a bag produced by this company.