Miranda Kerr Hits the Catwalk Two Months After Baby

03/03/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Miranda Kerr Balenciaga Fashion Show
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Hot mama alert! Miranda Kerr surprised the audience at Thursday’s Balenciaga show at Paris Fashion Week, walking the runway just two months after giving birth. The 27-year-old Aussie, who welcomed son Flynn with husband Orlando Bloom on Jan. 6, modeled in Balenciaga’s Paris show for the fourth year in a row, presenting to a crowd that included her proud husband, his mom Sonia and Vogue editor Anna Wintour (baby Flynn arrived in Paris with the family the day before). Kerr posted some backstage shots on her blog Thursday, sharing pictures of her look — a black draped dress with leather details — and a last-minute makeup touch-up. Tell us: What do you think of Kerr’s return to the runway? Kate Hogan


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Lola on

I had the opposite problem – I lost weight after both of my pregnancies . . . I was ten pounds lighter than I was pre-baby both times-within a month, and I am 5’6″/135. EXCEPT I gained all of those pounds back plus 5-10 more after I quit breast feeding, both times. What is up with that? Has that happened to anyone else?

Cheryl on

Okay, Anna, get a grip. First of all, study after study has PROVEN it is not in the best interest of the BABY for mom to lose weight for months after baby comes if you are breast feeding. That baby needs nutrition, and that nutrition comes from the fat and calories a mother consumes. Second, get over yourself. There are more important things on this planet than being skinny. You belong in Hollywood with that attitude. Thirdly, there are many circumstances in which losing weight quickly just does not work – c-sections for instance. You’re not even supposed to do anything for months after a c-section. Seriously, you and anyone who thinks like you is nuts and absolutely does not have his or her priorities, in any way, in the right place.

Ashaley on

Anna!!! I love your comment. working out takes dedication and some ladies just don’t care about what they look like. Also, ladies, don’t hate on someone, because they do work out. nothing but a BUNCH of HATERS! the only thing I have against ANNA is, you spelled bologna wrong!
PS mamas, if you have the energy to shove McDonald’s down your throat either during or after pregnancy, that’s damn good salad you could have MADE yourself. oh and most of the time these women work out during their pregnancies. get the show on the road, folks!

Marky on

I’ve read all these posts and I just have to say, “you’ve got to be kidding!”. How can you defend not having lost the pregnancy weight when you child is a year old? What are you doing, sitting on your butt eating chips or french fries? I wore my pre-pregnancy clothes home from the hospital, with my 7 lb-plus baby in the car. 4 yrs later, with baby #3 in our car, I walked out of the hospital wearing my size 6 street clothes, once again, just slightly loose at the bust because I was breast-feeding. That baby never took a bottle, and I was devoted to taking care of my 3 children; for the following year, I didn’t have the opportunity to go out, I cooked their food myself (no McDonald’s, etc), did my own laundry, and cleaned my own house, played with my children and read to them, gave them my undivided attention all day. I didn’t gain weight and didn’t weigh more than I did before I got pregnant the first time–115 lbs.

What makes you think any normal (hear that?) pregnancy should be accompanied by a 60 lb. weight gain? It is not necessary and is actually dangerous most of the time.

As for the nannies, chefs, trainers, etc, most of you are sure every actress or model has; did you research that or assume that because they have money, they chose that route? Many of today’s current celebs use sitters just like most people do–when they are needed. Lots of them have no nanny until they have multiple children and are working full-time. That’s a cop-out, and if you want to be mad at me, like you were at Anna, good luck on that. You should use that energy to get that weight off and be healthy for those kids you say you love.

Beckie on

Marky and Anna seem to be part of a group of fortunate women who don’t retain baby weight. I have two friends that walked daily while pregnant and both were in pre-pregnancy clothes the day they left the hospital. I had yet another friend who was overweight and she lost 40 pounds while pregnant and gave birth to a healthy baby girl. You never know. The thing is; some people DO use it as an excuse and some start exercising when they find out they are having a baby so they DON’T gain the weight. Just be happy you have a healthy baby and if you aren’t in good health .. try your best to get that way so you can be around to enjoy your child!

Erin on

Blow it out your a** Anna!! Not all women are able to lose the weight in 6 weeks and it’s not because they are lazy!

Mim on

yes eating healthy and leading an active life are very important! i know i feel so much better and have alot more energy to be a good mom when i work out and eat right. i hope to be a good example to my kids when it comes to health, but i also want to raise my kids to be kind and NON judgemental to others! so proud of those of you who lose the baby weight and i understand the struggle of others. i was overweight after my daughter was born but with MUCH dedication to working out and eating right i was able to lose 70 pounds. I feel very proud of myself but i realize that i can be proud of myself without putting others down!

claire on

Erm, didn’t she make big statements about giving up modelling as soon as she was a mother and was gonna spend all her time raising Flynn. That lasted two months did it?

Angelica on

Come on ladies, stop attacking Anna. She is entitled to her opinion and you to yours. but it is true, If you put your mind to it, you can do it. she was not talking about difficult or dangerous pregnacies, Miranda had a swift journey!however if her comment made you all retaliate, is because the thought of laziness has crossed your mind…

Dawn on

It is hard in any case to put yourself in someone else’s shoes without knowing all the particulars. That goes for everyone, from Miranda, to Anna, to everyone else.

Anna says that there isn’t much point in holding onto baby weight, and that is true. But there are other truths that need to be acknowledged before using that statement against anyone:

1) A woman’s body naturally builds up fat during pregnancy. It is a survival mechanism to have stores of fat on hand for breastfeeding. So, women that don’t gain fat during pregnancy are probably fighting a bit of hunger…

2) More than “losing the fat,” returning to pre-partum shape (scars and weird belly buttons aside) requires intensive abdominal reknitting, so that we no longer have that “memory bump” – the one that graces some mothers for the rest of their lives. As a former ballerina and pilates instructor, I remember having a wonderfully flat tummy before, but it has taken some serious work for me to relocate my abdominal core. Operation practice-sucking-it-in! (Diastasis recti, anyone??)

3) Losing weight is always difficult. The only real way to lose weight – despite what the latest “weight loss planners” tell you when they ask for your credit card – is hunger. The more intense the hunger, the faster the weight comes off. But the side effects of hunger are… hmm… hunger!, irritability at your husband and kids, lack of energy, and hunger! With breastfeeding, it is even more difficult because dieting causes your milk supply to drop – unless you do it very, very slowly. So, sometimes, it is nice if you wait until the child is weaning, and then stay only sort of hungry for a longer amount of time. Either way, really losing weight requires courage, patience, and gentleness with yourself to get through it well. You body will resist hard against any sort of relinquishment of its padding!

I am 8 months post partum, and finally in the process of shedding the weight I put on in my first pregnancy three years ago (my second happened directly after my first starting weaning). And I am finally starting to fit into my old size 2 dresses again!

So this is what I say: losing the baby weight is good, but there is no rush as long as you keep up the faith that you WILL eventually get there!

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