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Miranda Kerr: The Angel We Love to Hate?

RUSSH got unashamedly patriotic for its lastest “homegrown issue,” enlisting one of Australia’s most recognisable faces to front October/November’s cover. Editor in Chief Jess Blanch dedicates the issue to everything the great southern land has to offer beyond Vegemite and other such clichés and, as both Jess and our forums agree, undoubtedly one of the best things Australia has to offer beyond vegemite is Miranda Kerr.

But it’s not only down under that Miranda is still in high demand. Last year in Paris, Miranda joined her younger Australian counterparts by working overtime on the ready-to-wear runways. The then-28-year-old kicked off her comeback in the Lanvin show before walking a string of important runways including Chanel, Stella McCartney, John Galliano, Loewe, Christian Dior, and Viktor & Rolf, showing she can pull off a ruffled metallic ball gown just as effectively as she can a pair of corseted undies à la Russh issue 48. Though this time around she took a break to amp up her workout routine in preparation for the next Victoria's Secret runway show. 

Since winning Dolly magazine’s annual modelling competition at the age of 13 Miranda has become more widely known for wearing a $2.5 million diamond-encrusted Fantasy bra than she is for being bred in the antipodes. And she’s not widely known for her smarts either, especially after having been quite effectively ripped to shreds by Amy Odell and Jada Yuan in an article for New York Magazine last year that caused baffling Miranda quotes such as "a rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose" to circulate around the Internet faster than one of Kanye West's sporadic Twitter rants.  

But at the end of the day, Miranda is a model. It's her job to look fantastic in anything she puts on, whether it's her David Jones Ambassador hat or a baggy AC/DC shirt and heavy leather tassles, and no one can deny she fails in that respect. So whether you love her or hate her, it seems she's here to stay — and in the context of Gillian Wilkins’ perpetually awesome styling, that can definitely be a good thing. 

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