Much like Peyton Manning winning a Super Bowl or Phil Mickelson taking down a major or four, it had to happen sometime.
No, Alex Ovechkin did not finally play 20 minutes in a hockey game. More importantly, Table favorite Miranda Kerr was finally chosen to headline the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and don the famous “million-dollar bra” in the process.
The bra is actually being touted as worth $2.5 million, but you know what they say about a piece of clothing: after the first million bucks, the rest spends easier. I’m not going to get into specifics, but the bra was blue and Miranda looked great. She seemed excited to finally headline after being in the mix for over four years, but not nearly as excited as her husband, Orlando Bloom.
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Other favorites to “wear the title” last night included the Brazilian As, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio, and South African fast-tracker Candice Swanepoel, who appears to be at least even with all of her older colleagues in terms of ad space. Ambrosio entered the night with Kerr as the most popular angels never to have worn the big one, and closed the night as the clear-cut “best never.” Lima would have become only the second person to sport the big jewels three times (Heidi Klum in 1999, 2001, ’03), but last night she was passed over for a more deserving Kerr.
The reasons I dig Miranda Kerr are many, but you can read her wikipedia page if you’re really that interested. Of note, she is 28 (and a half) years old and hails from the fantastic town of Sydney, Australia. Two things to consider before I close with the image from last night: 1) Kerr gave birth to a child this year; and 2) Orlando Bloom probably owes all of this to J.R.R. Tolkein. The professor!
Miranda Kerr behind-the-scenes with the $2.5 million bra before the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Since we track this stuff and treat it as a legitimate sport, it is worth noting that Miranda Kerr placed 44th in the 2011 edition of FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World, and came close to the trophy in AskMen.com’s 2011 edition of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women, coming in 5th.
What it looked like on the runway.