A Victoria’s Secret angel may be losing her wings.
Miranda Kerr is being dropped from the lingerie company, industry insiders told Us Magazine. The 29-year-old is being released after her three-year, $1 million contract was not renewed. A source told the magazine that Kerr had a “difficult reputation” and another said she is “not a big seller for VS” like some of the other angels.
“They can still use her for catalogue, where she will get a day rate, but she doesn’t have to be an Angel to do that,” the first source told the magazine.
Chief Marketing Officer Ed Razek said he has invited Kerr to walk in the 2013 fashion show.
“Miranda Kerr is one of the best models in the history of the business — and easily one of the most popular,” Razek said in a statement. “She is also a consummate professional. Any rumors to the contrary are simply untrue.”
An insider told the New York Daily News that Kerr had demanded a “massive” salary from the lingerie company, and that she had been keeping an excessive number of international commitments.
This has been a rough year for the Aussie beauty. Last month, Kerr was involved in a car crash on a Los Angeles freeway. She was riding with an assistant when her car was hit by another vehicle, and it was reported that the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Kerr managed to walk away without any major injuries, but she was seen wearing a neck brace the day after the accident. The model’s husband, actor Orlando Bloom, took care of her after the crash.
Miranda Kerr began modeling when she was 13, and became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2007. She is the first Australian model to participate in the VS campaign. She also represents the Australian fashion chain David Jones.
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