Today in great moments in supermodel history, we remember the humble beginnings of Miranda Kerr. Long before she was an internationally known face and Victoria's Secret Angel, Kerr was just a 13-year-old Australian girl with dreams of stardom. So, in 1997, she did what any other model-wannabe in the pre-Internet age would do. She submitted her photos to a contest in Dolly, the Aussie teen mag that inspired Sassy.
Lo and behold, Kerr was plucked from obscurity and flown from her home base of Gunnedah, New South Wales, for the Dolly shoot that launched her career. Kerr told the magazine that she was “totally excited” about the shoot, and described her mom as "my hero," among other adorably teenage statements. And, these pics prove once and for all that Kerr's always had it: Those wide-set blue eyes and that dimple were already in full effect nearly 20 years ago. Although, we must say she's learned to smize much more effectively in the years since.