Coco Chanel said, "Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress."
For two popular Victoria's Secret Angels, they're happy to wear dresses (and bikinis, bras, etc.) but not necessarily call themselves models. Despite dozens of magazine covers and international recognition, 31-year-old Miranda Kerr and 21-year-old Karlie Kloss say their modeling career isn't their identity.
"I never saw myself as a model," Kerr said in a recent interview with Net-a-Porter's Edit magazine.
"I have never considered modeling an actual job title," Kloss told Into the Gloss.
While the pair have had exceptional modeling careers, they are also both working to develop their entrepreneurial skills.
"If someone asks me what I do, I say, 'I have my own skincare line,'" said she, referring to her Kora Organics, which she launched in 2009. "I don’t define myself as a model. I like being able to find different aspects of myself. It's fun. I might as well do it while I can. It's not going to last forever."
Kerr, who has dipped her toes in everything from writing self help books to releasing her first music single, has also spent much of her time focusing on being a mother.
As for Kloss, the native Chicagoan and former ballet dancer said she's not sure what her "job" is yet, but she's dabbling in a few things, including a gluten-free cookie product and a sunglasses collection.
"I feel fortunate to have an incredible career but there is so much more that I want to do with my life," she told the Daily Mail. "Now that I am getting more and more involved in these entrepreneurial projects I think business is something that would also be fascinating."
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