Miranda Kerr can't believe career has lasted
Miranda Kerr didn't think her career would last after her first photo shoot.
The Australian model is one of the most successful faces on the planet thanks to her work with Victoria's Secret and labels such as Roberto Cavalli.
When she was 14 Miranda was shot for Dolly magazine after winning a competition with the publication, but she never expected things to take off from there.
“I’ve been doing this job for 19 years. I didn’t know it would last after the first photo shoot..." the 32-year-old star smiled to vogue.com.au. "When I meet young models on photo shoots or go into the agency and see them, I’ll say, ‘listen, being a model is not easy. There is a lot of rejection. As long as you believe in yourself and don’t take it personally, then it’s okay.’'"
Fellow Aussie beauty Catherine McNeil also spoke to the website and shared her pearls of wisdom for up and coming fashionistas. She too began her modelling path at 14 after winning a competition hosted by Girlfriend magazine. Catherine has posed in campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana and Versace as well as walking for brands including Louis Vuitton and Fendi.
"I used to find myself getting so upset about not booking a show or missing out on a job, but now I'm really not so bothered anymore," she added. "[If I could go back] I would tell myself to be a lot stronger and treat it more like the business it is.”
It wasn't just models lending their advice, as fashion designer Camilla Franks also urged readers to embrace rejection on their rise to fame and channel it into positive energy.