This increased her profile in the Australian and Asian markets, after which Kerr relocated to New York where she became co-owner of the Bowery Ballroom.
In New York, Kerr had a multitude of runway appearances and then signed with NEXT Model Management in early 2004. B., Heatherette, Betsey Johnson, Trelise Cooper, Jets, John Richmond, Blumarine Swimwear, Neiman Marcus, Seafolly Swimwear, Anna Molinari, Rock and Republic, Roberto Cavalli, and Ober Jeans.
From there, she was booked for runway and print campaigns for labels, including Alex Perry, Baby Phat, Lisa Ho, Voodoo Dolls, Levi's, Bettina Liano, Nicola Finetti, L. In early 2006, Kerr appeared on the TV show Project Runway, modelling clothes for contestant Daniel Vosovic's final collection.
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.
Kerr rose to prominence in 2007 as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels.
Kerr was the first Australian Victoria's Secret model and also represented the Australian department store chain David Jones.
Her January/February cover for Australian Harper's Bazaar sparked controversy, depicting a nude Kerr under the cover line "What Lies Beneath." The cover was later pulled from the national supermarket chain, Coles.
In March, Kerr was announced as the face of Joe Fresh's fall campaign.
Kerr has launched her own brand of organic skincare products, KORA Organics, and has written a self-help book.
Kerr began modelling in the fashion industry when she was 13, winning the 1997 Dolly magazine model search competition.
Upon Kerr's win, local media expressed "concerned outrage" at her young age.