Friday, 11 January 2008

Back To Work For Miranda

She earned brownie points spending the last moments of her summer holiday with mum Therese, but Aussie supermodel Miranda Kerr jetted out of Sydney to earn more of the fashion world's folding stuff yesterday.

With her Victoria's Secret wings out of sight, the "angel'' continued to charm her way out of town, bound for New York where the 23-year-old Gunnedah gal is in hot demand.

Squeezing in a final night of pampering on Wednesday at Bondi's Ravesi's hotel - including a healthy beachside brekky with mum - Kerr flew straight back to the US fashion capital for a coveted shoot with UK Harpers Bazaar. It's a long way from the lazy days spent at Valla Beach, on the North Coast, where she has been holed up - and make-up free - with family since flying home for Christmas.

But her final moments in Oz were not without some heat, with rumours she was set to replace Jodhi Meares as host of Australia's Next Top Model quickly hosed down by her reps and Foxtel bosses.

Despite making an impressive TV debut hosting segments for a Victoria's Secret special last year, her Aussie publicist denied widespread talk she would take up the job.

Foxtel CEO Brian Walsh backed its beach babe, telling Confidential yesterday: "Jodhi has always been our only choice to host this series and we are delighted to have her as part of our talent line up.'' He added, "Miranda Kerr has never been part of the picture.''

Kerr's spokeswoman said the frantic fashionista's work schedule was "dizzy enough as it is,'' with her plans to strut her stuff on New York Fashion Week's catwalks next month and pen a healthy guide for young girls - to be titled Treasure Yourself.

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