Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom: one of Hollywood's most photographed couples
Miranda Kerr and Actor Orlando Bloom at a hotel opening in Marrakech, Morocco in November 2009. Photo: Getty
There's nothing wrong with positive thinking or celebrities encouraging their fans to apply an optimistic spin when life is getting them down. But has Miranda Kerr taken the art of positive thinking too far?
Yes, she is gorgeous, has been married to Pirates of the Caribbean hunk Orlando Bloom and ignited a fire in the loins of millions of men around the world.
But has the model gone too far in telling the fitness magazine Self about an unusual ritual she enacts to blow off negativity?
During the interview Kerr snubbed talk of the issues surrounding the breakdown of her three-year marriage to Bloom and said that in really difficult times she simply “jumps for joy”.
Questioned on “challenging moments” Kerr gushed, “After a minute, I feel better and after a few minutes, I'm really happy. Everything else just drops off, it gets me out of my head and into my body, and it makes me feel present.”
She went on to say, “Everyone has challenges, but if you know your strengths and expand on them, you're going to radiate.”
Really? Breaking up is tough for anyone, and even worse when the globe is stalking you with bated breath to get the low-down on where it all went wrong. Does Kerr expect us to believe that when the chips are down she just starts fist pumping the air and leaping for joy?
To further emphasise that she was coping with the breakup, Kerr said, “Happiness is a choice we make. You can wake up and say, 'Oh, I can't believe it's so cold,' or you can say, 'Oh, wow, this is a great opportunity for me to try out my new sweater. No one can be consistently positive, but why not make the choice that makes you feel better rather than the one that drags you down?”
If you check out the supermodel's Instagram feed, among the sexy selfies there's a tonne of "love and peace-among-beings" memes that are more Deepak Chopra than Victoria's Secret.
Kerr has already written two self-help books aimed at young women, Treasure Your-self and Empower Your-self, which are due to be followed this Christmas with a book of affirmations that reiterate the teachings of Louise Hay and Wayne Dyer.
Are these a reflection of a grounded, down-to-earth, amazing role model just trying to spread some positivity and love into a tough world or is it all a marketing ploy to make the rest of us poor sods feel even worse about our everyday lives and how we handle our woes?
Is Miranda Kerr a true inspiration or just too good to be true?