She has a brother, Matthew, who is two years younger. In an interview, Kerr stated that her ancestry is mostly English, with smaller amounts of Scottish and French. She describes her early life in the Australian countryside as "very grounding You could just be you.
She graduated from All Hallows' School in Kerr studied nutrition and health psychology before pursuing modelling. She was flown to Sydney a week before her 14th birthday to shoot for the magazine. Upon Kerr's win, local media expressed "concerned outrage" at her young age. The controversy raised concerns about the glorification of young girls within the fashion, beauty, and entertainment industries.
Of the press, Kerr said: Dolly is a magazine for teenage girls, not for old men. And I was fully clothed! Doing a winter shoot! They just made something out of nothing. She received considerable commercial exposure after a series of beachwear ads predominantly for Australian surf chain Billabong , in which Kerr modelled surf brands Tigerlily , Roxy , Billabong Girls , and One Teaspoon. This increased her profile in the Australian and Asian markets, after which Kerr relocated to New York where she became co-owner of the Bowery Ballroom.
She signed a contract with cosmetics firm Maybelline New York. Along with several other Victoria's Secret and Next agency models, Kerr was also featured in a music video for the single " Number One " by artists Kanye West and Pharrell. Victoria's Secret and high fashion work Following her success with Maybelline,  Kerr became the first Australian model to be offered a contract with Victoria's Secret in Kerr's popularity continued to increase as one of the globally recognised Angels when she appeared in the Victoria's Secret , , and televised runway shows, which aired on four continents.
After debuting in their spring and summer ad campaigns, Kerr returned for their fall campaign, shot by fashion photographer Diego Uchitel. Treasure Yourself is aimed at female teenagers. Continued success In March , negotiations to renew her five-year contract with David Jones "fell through," leading to a peaceful split between the two parties.
Anonymous sources claimed Kerr had a "difficult reputation" and was not "a big seller for VS"; however, Kerr's camp stated she was unable to commit the necessary time to the brand. In response, Victoria's Secret chief marketing officer Ed Razek stated he had already invited Kerr to walk in that year's fashion show.
She then featured in high-profile campaigns for Reebok and Wonderbra. Kerr spoke of the collaboration, "I wanted it to be reflective of myself and my personality and who I am. And [Swarovski] really let me have full creative control. I knew what I wanted. I wanted it to be fine, and delicate and have meaning, and hopefully, inspiration. In March, Kerr was announced as the face of Joe Fresh 's fall campaign.
Within days, a clip of the interview uploaded onto YouTube received over 1. Kerr herself gave him her backing: Celebrity photographer Russell James stated: The US has fallen in love with her.
We love her because she has the most incredible girl-next-door look and she's also insanely beautiful. It means women are not intimidated by her looks and guys think they might be able to talk to her.
It's a fantastic combination Following an Australian Securities and Investments Commission investigation, Camilleri was found guilty on five counts of fraudulent behaviour from February to February A newspaper report claims that Kerr suffered financially "after taking her boyfriend's financial advice" but chose not to take legal action. Kerr starred in Tamarama's video clip for "Everything To Me".
The group stole luxury brand clothing and jewelery. In this case, the ringleader allegedly wanted Kerr's Victoria's Secret lingerie. I love the female body and truly appreciate the female form. I want to explore. I pray every day. I meditate every day and I do yoga. I'm not religious, I'm spiritual. And praying is something my grandmother taught me as well. To pray and be grateful, have gratitude, is a big thing for me. I like to pray and I like to meditate. Doing just three minutes of prayer and a minimum of five minutes meditation twice a day sets the tone—like an arrow so that you're hitting your target.
When I pray I always thank Mother Nature for all the beauty in the world; it's about having an attitude of gratitude. And then I pray to Christ to say, 'Thank you for this day and my family and my health,' and now that I'm older I've added, 'Please illuminate me. Please open my heart chakra. Open my aperture and uplift my consciousness so that I can be the best version of myself.