Miranda's the model hostess - With mates like these ... Miranda Kerr, driving, takes her Gunnedah friends, left to right, Vanessa Gallen, Brooke Ross and Lauren Ramien for a spin.
MODEL Miranda Kerr has swapped the bright lights of New York for the North Coast village of Valla Beach at a reunion of family and friends.
The Victoria's Secret "angel" gave The Sun-Herald an exclusive invitation to the party at the only pub in the town near Nambucca Heads.
Without a scrap of make-up and wearing a casual summer dress, Kerr looked relaxed and could not stop grinning as she sat down to a dinner of fish and chips last week.
The 24-year-old said she was loving being back in Australia. Several relatives travelled from her home town of Gunnedah for the big catch-up, but there was no sign of her rumoured boyfriend, Orlando Bloom. There is talk the actor could soon be on his way to Sydney to meet the brunette beauty.
Kerr was overhead saying, "Baby, I wish you were here with me now" in a phone conversation as she arrived at Sydney Airport.
Proving she has not let her fame go to her head, Kerr invited her three childhood best friends to her low-key party. But there was a touch of glamour when she took her mates for a spin in her convertible.