Miranda Kerr, a Victoria’s Secret supermodel, the wife of Orlando Bloom, and new mom to his undoubtedly future-hunky kid, is killing me. That’s because she is just too good, like, seriously. This woman cannot be real!
She created the KORA Organic Skincare line, which offers natural and organic products, and to raise awareness for the endangered koala population she posed naked while chained to a tree for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
The 27-year-old discussed her involvement with koala preservation in part two of the four-part interview she did with EcoStiletto. In the last interview, Kerr discussed her environmentalist roots, and in this one she opens up about specific causes she is passionate about.
“My hometown of Gunnedah has one of the largest koala populations,” the model explained when asked about her Rolling Stone cover. “I was excited to be on the cover of Rolling Stone in support of preserving the koalas. Koalas are disappearing. Loss of koala habitat and koala food trees—they eat eucalyptus leaves—are the leading koala threats.”
Born and raised in Australia, Kerr is not a one trick pony and has many organizations that she lends her support to.
“The other charity that I actively support is Kids Helpline Australia, which is the only 24 hour, seven day a week service in Australia that children as young as five through to young adults up to the age of 25 can reach out to,” Kerr stated. “I am involved in their latest project Too Many Too Soon, which is aimed at reducing the alarming rate of youth suicide.”
And as many readers will likely attest, activism can start at an early age, and parents are a great tool in forming a child’s understanding of what’s important. Similarly, Kerr’s passions have been influenced by her own eco-family.
“Also, my family and I have always supported Greenpeace, which has offices in more than 40 countries around the world,” she said.
One of our favorite discoveries from the interview is that Kerr supports organic and eco-friendly farming practices, how cool!
“I also support an Australian organic garden school project, started by the Biological Farmers of Australia, which [teaches students] organic methods of gardening.” Kerr then explained, “Students gain a better understanding of how gardening and farming practices affect the environment, and how they can improve both soils and the quality of their food while working in harmony with the environment.”
You can read the exclusive interview with EcoStiletto in full here.