Eco-Stiletto: Life Is ‘Blooming’ for Model and Eco-Entrepreneur

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By Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

You may not have known Miranda Kerr’s name before last year—when she became a paparazzi magnet by marrying Orlando Bloom a month after announcing their engagement, then confirming her pregnancy a few weeks later—but you’d certainly recognize her face. The supermodel has posed for everyone from Jil Sander to Prada, and her girl-next-door, dimpled beauty has made her a Victoria’s Secret favorite—both on the runway and off. But this model citizen really takes environmentalism to heart: Creating the KORA Organic Skincare line, supporting causes like Wildlife Warriors Worldwide—and posing naked and chained to a tree on the cover of Rolling Stone to protest the lack of a protected habitat for the endangered koala. I traded emails with Miranda from her native Australia, where she was waiting out the end of a joyous pregnancy, documented beautifully by Australian Vogue and W magazines. Miranda and Orlando welcomed their baby boy into the world on Thursday, January 6th. Part One of Four.

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff: You’re expecting a baby in January, congratulations! How are you feeling?

Miranda Kerr: I’m loving being pregnant, it has been such a wonderful experience. At this stage my back is aching more but knowing we have created a new little life and feeling that life growing and moving inside of me far outweighs any discomfort. It’s such an exciting time!

RLS: You’re probably best known for your work with Victoria’s Secret—being the first Australian to wear the wings—and you’re consistently voted one of the world’s sexiest models. With such a professional focus on your body, is it strange to watch it change shape so dramatically with the baby?

MK: It’s definitely a whole new experience but one that I am embracing. It’s fascinating to watch the baby grow and my stomach expand on a daily basis and I’m really loving it.

RLS: When did you first become interested in environmentalism?

MK: I grew up in Gunnedah, a small country town in rural New South Wales Australia, where I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by nature and organically grown produce. This really taught me to be environmentally conscious. I think it is important if we all are aware of the small changes we can make on a daily basis like recycling, using energy efficient light bulbs, eating and using organic products, taking shorter showers, etc.

RLS: What’s the biggest green change you’d like to make in your life—even if it’s impossible right now?

MK: Living in a solar powered house with a veg patch out the back.

About Rachel Sarnoff

The blog is the brainchild of Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, a former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World who was editor of Children magazine—before she had three of her own. Rachel was featured in Los Angeles and Lucky magazines and has appeared on “Today,” “Access Hollywood” and “CNN Headline News,” among others. She is a writer, consultant and pre/postnatal yoga teacher, who also helps families with Healthy Home Assessments. Rachel can also be found on HuffPo Parents, at www.MommyGreenest.com, https://www.facebook.com/MommyGreenest on Facebook, at YouTube.com/RachelSarnoff and tweeting regularly as @RachelLSarnoff.

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