As hard as our favorite supermodels work, there’s no denying the fact that part of what makes them so super is their incredible genetic selection. Case and point: supermodel Miranda Kerr, whose recently resurfaced childhood photos are living proof that from the cradle to the covers, this Aussie babe has always been a natural-born stunner!
Today, we tip our hats to BuzzFeed for uncovering a series of old photos of the model from when she was first discovered—she won a modeling competition hosted by Dolly magazine that simultaneously skyrocketed her to modeling stardom— just in time for our weekly “Throwback Thursday” post. At the time, Miranda told the magazine that that she was “totally excited” about the shoot, and described her mom as “my hero,” among other adorable teenage statements. And yes, these snaps prove once and for all that some are just born with “it,” and Miranda is most definitely one of them. Just look at that perfect smize!
See below for a selection of our favorite vintage photos of Miranda as a consummate ’90s teen queen—baby tees, spaghetti-strap tanks and all!