Super! Miranda Kerr Is Australia’s New Wonder Woman
Grazia Australia’s special edition issue features Miranda Kerr as Wonder Woman on the cover. Nerd powers… activate!
Remember the hullabaloo surrounding that failed Wonder Woman television pilot featuring Adrianne Palicki last year? Remember how terrible her costume was? Well, clearly, David E. Kelley and company should have considered going down under if they really wanted to make it work.
Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr recently returned home to pose for fashion mag Grazia Australia’s cover dressed as the Princess of the Amazons herself. The issue, which is a special edition, commemorates Australia Day, and the costume was designed by Alex Perry. Pretty badass, no?
Though dressing Miranda as Wonder Woman and wrapping her in an Australian flag was considered by some to be a controversial move, Grazia’s fashion director, Thelma McQuillan, said that they’re proud of the risk they took. “We’re a fashion magazine—and this is art,” she said. “We’re taking a risk—because Wonder Woman is a globally recognized icon and not just anyone could pull it off. But Miranda is an Australian icon herself. She’s the star who, time and time again, our readers say they most admire; a businesswoman, a wife, a mum. She is our wonder woman. And she has the presence to pull this recreation off.”
To be honest, I’m not entirely sure why the move was considered so controversial; if it’s because Wonder Woman is an American icon and heroine and Miranda is Australian, it seems like a silly controversy. Just because Wonder Woman is American doesn’t mean that women (and men!) of other nationalities can’t dress up as her. Besides, McQuillan’s explanation of why Grazia Autralia’s readers like Miranda so much is kind of an awesome justification. She totally is a wonder woman. Go Miranda. There’s a Wonder Woman inside all of us, is there not?
Here’s the finished cover:
And just for good measure, here’s a behind-the-scenes video of Miranda’s Wonder Woman shoot:
She pulls it off quite nicely, doesn’t she? All she needs is a Lasso of Truth and she’s good to go!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.