Upon Kerr's win, local media expressed "concerned outrage" at her young age.
The controversy raised concerns about the glorification of young girls within the fashion, beauty, and entertainment industries..
there wasn't any pretentiousness and no one really cared what you were wearing.
You could just be you." Her family moved to Brisbane to allow Kerr and her brother to experience city life. Kerr studied nutrition and health psychology before pursuing modelling.
Of the press, Kerr said: "In the media at the time they were trying to cling on to anything remotely to do with paedophilia. They just made something out of nothing." Kerr signed to Chic Management's Sydney division.
Anonymous sources claimed Kerr had a "difficult reputation" and was not "a big seller for VS"; however, Kerr's camp stated she was unable to commit the necessary time to the brand.
Following her modeling success with Victoria's Secret, Kerr made a small guest appearance in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother alongside fellow Angels Adriana Lima, Marisa Miller, Alessandra Ambrosio, Heidi Klum and Selita Ebanks.
Previously better known for her Victoria's Secret status rather than her high fashion work, Balenciaga is credited for launching her high fashion modelling career when casting directors Ashley Brokaw and Nicolas Ghesquière chose her to walk exclusively for the brand's spring 2010 runway show.
Along with several other Victoria's Secret and Next agency models, Kerr was also featured in a music video for the single "Number One" by artists Kanye West and Pharrell.
joining the stable of models already signed to the lingerie giant, including Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolína Kurková, Adriana Lima, Selita Ebanks, Izabel Goulart, and Heidi Klum.
In 2007, Kerr signed on as the face of Californian fashion retailer Arden B.