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Miranda Kerr: Samantha Thavasa Ladies Tournament

Miranda Kerr: Samantha Thavasa Ladies Tournament

Miranda Kerr flashes a big smile as she arrives at the Samantha Thavasa Ladies Tournament held at the Eagle Point Golf Club on Friday (July 19) in Ami, Ibaraki, Japan.

The 30-year-old model was joined by Japanese models as they showed off the fashion company’s new collection.

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The day before, Miranda was spotted arriving at Narita International Airport after a long flight from New York City.

10+ pictures inside of Miranda Kerr at the Samantha Thavasa Ladies Tournament

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  • http://@sunshinescloset sunshinescloset

    oh i commented on the wrong story…she is beautiful

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  • Elena

    Today on Keeping Up with the Kerrdashians: Miranda Kerrdashian is big in Japan! Of course, so is this…

    http://www.japanisweird.com/weirdjapanese/popular/14722-i-m-surprised-how-clear-it-is

  • hahahla

    This is one of her contracts now. Talk about bottom of the barrel.

  • Tam

    *waves at crazy stalker*
    Asian markets are huge, and I’m sure that she is getting paid extremely well. They must love her because they keep using her.
    I’m just wondering how racist you are. You keep implying that Asian markets don’t matter. Do you moonlight by lighting crosses?
    She looks gorgeous, btw. And I guess that’s what is really bothering you.

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  • hahahla

    @Tam: lol. You’re trying to bring racism into this? But of course you always divert to other unrelated topics when you don’t have any sane argument. Go ahead and pretend you don’t know what I meant.

  • @Elena..

    How IGNORANT do you have to be to not understand that Asia is a huge market for ANY celebrity whether their actors, singers, sporting stars or models?

    That’s why you see so many celebrities going to Japan & Korea to promote their movies & records.

    There is a long list of celebrities doing commercials as well, everyone from Hugh Jackman, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Beyonce, Rihanna, Nicole Kidman, David Beckham etc etc etc.

    They do so because their paid very very well.

    What this does for Miranda is expand not only her brand but also her company, Kora Organics.

    So now Miranda has campaigns in the UK & Europe where you see her on billboards everywhere for Mango, in Australia for Qantas & the US where she is a celebrity in her own right.

    Jealous much???

  • @7/Elena..

    So according to you any celebrity going to Japan or Korea to promote anything is considered “bottom of the barrel” right???…

    Gee you should’ve let Johnny Depp know as he was just in Japan promoting his movie so I guess he didn’t realize he was “scraping” so low!

  • gine

    Are her fans here pretending the Asian market is her first choice? Everyone knows she’d rather be doing all this work in America. Her desperate attempt to be a full blown celebrity there always blows. So laughable.
    America is the must cfarged celebrity spot on the world it’s only natural an anttention ho like herself would want to snatch some of those covers and celebrity endorsements going on there. It’s good tho she now has Asia. A far cry from her Hollywood aim tho lolz

  • J

    @gine:

    I’m not MK fan but you’re assuming too much here. Celebs can get millions and millions for a few days of work in places like Japan. Would Miranda prefer to spend the same amount of time in the US earning probably a fraction of that? Not certain.

  • J

    Samantha Thavasa has a US presence and over 130 stores in Japan. They’ve hired Beyonce, the Hiltons, and Jennifer Lopez before. Victoria Beckham has a line with them. So, doubt this is a cheap contract for them. It probably pays 10 times what VS paid Miranda (which was just around $1 million per year).

  • Shay

    She looks great as usual.

  • gine

    I’m not saying the brand is cheap and what not. All I’m saying is. If she had to choose between a well known American brand and ST. She’d most likely take the American brand.
    And let’s not kid ourselves there’s no way in this planet they’re paying her more than VS used to pay her.

  • Anon

    Miranda looks beautiful. Love her dress.

  • H

    @gine:

    You obviously have no clue about fees for celebrities in US vs Japan (FACTS: a country with very high living standards, where GDP per capita is higher than the US). Victoria’s Secret was $1 million a year; Miranda has said this herself. I doubt Samantha Thavasa is less than that. Japanese companies can afford to and do pay overseas celebrities megabucks; that’s well known.

  • @9

    Johnny’s movie bombed. Badly. Super badly. Disney is trying to recover a fraction of their loses by cashing in on a market that eats EVERYTHING western up with a spoon, including things that suck like Johnny’s movie and Miranda.

  • @17

    Hmmm, someone whines about their constant insults to all things Asian being called racist. And here you are again, denegrading an entire continent.
    As someone said before, if we use your rationale, Brad Pitt sucks. As does Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Victoria and David Beckham, Bradley Cooper, Denzel Washington, Kate Miss, Naomi Campbell, etc, etc, etc.
    Do they suck, too? Or does your hypocritical little brain just cancel them out?
    Don’t you just love it when these idiot haters talk themselves into a corner? lol

  • hahahla

    You idiot. Your deranged self can’t bare the fact that it’s more than one person that see Miranda as she is. You call #17 racist too and presume we’re the same person? Dream on sista.
    And please, no need to educate on us the obvious, the Asian economy is paradise right now. Models, Karlie Kloss, Lily Donaldson and a lot more have advertised products there. Mention them when you’re trying to make examples of people working there, she’s in the same level as those people. Brad, Angelina, Naomi, those gods are in a league of their own and I’m sure they go by triple the paying rate than Miranda. Plus all those stars you mentioned, as sweet as the Asian economy is, the have bigger fish to fry in europe and america because that’s where true respect for a model is at. And lets not pretend they don’t pay them well too. Especially if you’ve already made it (just ask Kate Moss). It seems to me like Miranda is the only well known model spending majority of her days in Asia. Adriana Lima was the face of a Japanese brand a few months ago, Kate Moss also did something in Asia ages ago so did Naomi, but unlike Miranda, it doesn’t seem like that’s the only market that can accommodate them.
    And keep dreaming that dream. Only in your dreams would Samantha pay her more than Victoria. VS is one of the holy grail jobs (money wise) for a model in the world.

  • H

    @hahahla: “VS is one of the holy grail jobs (money wise) for a model in the world.”

    That is totally wrong. Most models prefer cosmetics contracts to something like VS, which is relatively small pay for a significant time commitment (at least 30 days a year). VS’s $1 million is nothing compared with a cosmetic brand contract. Kate Moss, St Tropez, 4 million.Natalia Vodianova Guerlain $4 million. the list goes on.

  • gine

    Well, then you agree Miranda is a cheap model and she’s nothing like the powerhouse image she’s trying to sell? Adrian Lima makes almost 8 million a year just by doing VS. Alessandra makes something close as well. Candice who is still relatively new at VS earned 3 million and best believe that’s VS money because before she (Candice) was an angel, she was a nobody.
    If anything you just prove that VS indeed pays the models a lot and what they pay them depends on the model’s status.

  • gine

    @H: no it doesn’t work like that. That4 million is Kate’s whole contract with them. Say she signed a two year deal with them, she will be receiving 2 million every year.
    In Miranda’s case, if she really did get 1 million every year from VS, then her contract was 3 million because an angel contract last for 3 years. They will sign another 3 years with you if they’re will to continue working with you.

  • @19

    She is extremely popular in Asia and Europe, but you think that she is a failure because she isn’t all over American television, even though back when Miranda was all over American television for VS, that meant nothing because it wasn’t Europe.
    Her main professional focus right now is expanding her business, but you think that she is a failure because she’s not spending three months a year in her underwear for VS.
    it’s ok for other models to flood the Asian market, but you think that she is a failure by repping Asian brands, because the only other things she has are multiple high fashion covers, a huge contract with Mango, huge contracts for Asian companies, and a business the is going global.
    And other models and celebrities being loved in Asia means that it is a great place to go to be paid well for appearing in advertisements, but Miranda is a failure because Asia only likes things that “suck”.
    Hmmm. Makes us wonder if you realize exactly how hypocritical you really are.
    Especially your hypocrisy about Miranda’s fans. We have always said that we are well aware that there are lots if people who dislike Miranda for any number of reasons. But there are only a select few who ‘hate’ her. Those few haters are the ones who post here. Over and over. But we know there are more than one if you here. But you haters refuse to acknowledge that Miranda has literally millions of fans. You constantly claim that there is only one fan here, or stupidly claim that anyone posting favorable comments must be her, her family, or paid pr. And looking at the posts, their time stamps, and their words, trying to deny that you haters use sock puppets is laughable.

  • @23…

    Totally agree, the “haters” are such hypocrites & full of double standards when it comes to Miranda.

    It’s one rule for her & a different set for every other model.

    No for them it’s all about putting her down & never acknowledging that she’s successful in any way.

    That’s why you can’t believe anything they say as they have zero credibility.

    Their in complete denial when it comes to her fans, she has 3.5 million followers on social media yet according to them she has “one” fan on here..lol.

  • say

    Huh, Miranda only has 3.5 million follwers on all the social media sites combined? That’s hilarious… for a “very popular model” that’s just very little. I wonder what models like Kate Upton who’s a new model have.

  • Reba

    @@Elena..: AGREED. Money is money and fame is fame. It doesn’t matter where it co,es dorm as long as it comes for celebs. Only ignorant, narrow-minded westerners believe this culture is the only one that counts.

  • lols

    Miranda’s fanatics are dwelling in hypocrisy. Remeber how they were gushing about Miranda doing high fashion when she had her 15 minutes doing Prada and another high end brand? They tried to mock any model who was unable to land high end campaigns. They tried to make it look like it’s the most important thing for a model. Now that she’s endorsing detergent, they want to redirect all their energy into defending her doing not so quality work. I’ll wait for you to name me a real celeb with caliber whom you see selling a product like detergent. Someone like Gisele Bundchen would be caught dead selling detergent, no matter how much money is in it for her.
    Oh I love you fan girls. Keep your comments coming if not anything, they make for a good laugh.

  • Reba

    I’d also like to say that those models barely look Japanese so if that is what the Asian Market values that is also saying a lot:(

  • @25

    Not sure where they got that figure. She has over 3.9 followers on twitter and instagram, alone. Way more than that if you add those millions who follow her on her facebook accounts.
    She’s popular. Once you accept that, people will stop laughing at you. Well, at least they wouldn’t laugh at you as much. LOL!

  • @27

    Huh? We never did anything of the sort. We simply reminded you haters that you called her a failure because she didn’t do high fashion, yet then still wouldn’t give her credit when she did. Pointing out your hypocrisy is NOT insulting other models.
    BTW, Ale just appeared at a promotion for Always Platinum Maxi pads in Sao Paulo. What do you think about that?

  • Henna

    Miranda Kerr has long hinted that she’d rather have more control over her own business interests. She’s not like the other VS models who are still waiting around for the big money to happen.

    Her move to work more often in major markets such as Asia/Japan is probably strategic, given that she has her own brand, Kora. Even if Samathan Thavasa pays less than VS, it’s probably giving her – and Kora – invaluable publicity and marketing power in markets like Asia which tend to be less saturated than US markets when it comes to cosmetics.Plus the Japanese LOVE Australia and Australians and Australian products/produce; the country has a really positive and untouched image in Japan, like New Zealand does.

    Haters and fans can bisch and gush all they like but an objective opinion says that models like Kerr turn into the Kathy Irelands and Elle McPhersons – mega rich models – of the future. They work for themselves, not wait around for it to happen.

  • @31

    *GASP!*
    Just what the heck do you think you’re doing?
    Who invited you and your common sense and intelligence?
    Common sense has no place here. And intelligence will just land you in an argument with bullies and ignoramuses.
    Silly girl.
    *kisses*
    *hugs*
    *throws petals at you feet*

  • dingoho

    @@Elena..: The reasons why George Clooney etc are doing commercials in Asia because they don´t want to do commercials in the Us, because that would cheapen their brand.l They don´t want American audiences to know them as the guy who advertises coffee etc.. Miranda already is a cheap brand herself which is why she is proud of promoting those asian no name designers since that´s the only jobs she gets.
    Also she is a famewhore when there´s a red carpet she will be there.

  • lol ao

    #31 you mean Gisele is going to end up like Elle and Kathy eh? Sorry that’s not just in the stars for Mirnda. Super models end up like that. Not super model wannabes and famewhores.
    And what do you mean mAjor markets? Is the US market not one of the powerhouses in the world? Is it her brand can’t take a little competition? Lets be honest here.
    Drop your fan girl gasses and take a look around.

  • Henna

    @lol ao:

    You’re an idiot. You need to travel more. I work in cosmetics marketing. The US is a declining power with huge unemployment and a huge proportion of its population that lives on fast food, reality-tv shows, and very little culture. You have too many cosmetic companies making cheap, chemical-based products in a market that’s all about a race to the bottom. No wonder the rest of the world prefers natural organic stuff or the luxury brands from Europe.

    Gisele got lucky; Brazil has a huge population like Japan. Gisele sells cheap, ugly shoes to the masses; that’s how she got rich. I’m not a ‘fan girl’ but I prefer Miranda Kerr’s approach; at least she’s shown a bit more business sense, intelligence, and taste in her products. The US is going to go downhill; Australians and Asia are the future.

    On people who put down Asia as a market as being low-brow.
    SK-II was first launched in Japan and is one of the most expensive cosmetic brands in the world. The luxury-good market (LV, Prada, etc) is focused on Japan and China (massive, massive markets) for good reason: as living standard rise, more people are enjoying luxury products.

    Fact: As of 2012, China’s shoppers account for 25 per cent of the world’s luxury spending, compared with the US at 20 per cent. Just google the Bain & Co study. So you still think the US is all that?
    So what do you say to that?!! PAWNED!

  • Henna

    p.s. Japan, with less than half of the population of the US (127 mill vs 313 mill), is the third-largest consumer of luxury goods in the world.

  • Oh oh

    “As of 2012, China’s shoppers account for 25 per cent of the world’s luxury spending, compared with the US at 20 per cent.”
    You do realize China’s population triples the US’s right? 20 % still means they’re a powerhouse. This, in common sense means the US has more people spending money on luxury goods than China. Did you miss maths classes in school?
    And I’m curious to know why all you fan gurls are putting words in people’s mouths here. NO ONE tried to put down the Asian economy. All that’s being said here is it’s far from the showbiz world Miranda’s trying to live up to. That it is not induced with celebritiy culture as the US.
    And sure you can try to ridicule Gisele’s sucess it only makes you look like the biased Miranda fan that you are. Gisele has conquered Brazil and her lingerie line has taken Turkey but storm. She doesn’t need the Asian economy.
    The Australian market is the future right? IS that why we haven’t seen any drastic improvements in Miranda’s earnings since the beginning of her brand? Most of what she earns is from other company’s products she endorses, not her try-hard brand.
    “The luxury-good market (LV, Prada, etc) is focused on Japan and China”
    Lol do you think you’re talking to kids here? They are not solely focused on Asia, they just in recent years discovered the fruitful market that is Asian and they’re taking advantage by opening more stores there. That doesn’t mean Asia is their focus. Go to New York or London or Paris and see if Prada or Gucci is still not making millions off of people. Nice try though, I like your careful choice of words.

  • Henna

    @Oh oh:

    Hey, if it that important to you, you can have it. You can’t read and you don’t want to learn. That’s what can happen when you grow up in the self-professed US of A. Good luck in the Asian century, cos you’re gonna need it! When the Chinese and Japanese decide to call it on the US debt (50 per in those two countries), your economic basket case of a country will be even more trouble!

  • Henna

    @Oh oh:

    Okay, what the heck, since I’m on hols. and it’s too easy anyway.
    “You do realize China’s population triples the US’s right?”
    - EXACTLY. thanks for pointing out my point. This means China has much, much more capacity than the US market to grow as a luxury goods market. AND NO, it’s not triple, it’s actually quadruple (You’re the one who obviosuly didn’t do maths in school).

    “NO ONE tried to put down the Asian economy. All that’s being said here is it’s far from the showbiz world Miranda’s trying to live up to. That it is not induced with celebritiy culture as the US.”
    - You failed English too, right? Miranda Kerr isn’t trying to live up to anything. I don’t know her but from her interviews she’s just a business woman. I don’t think she’s trying to live up to the US celebrity culture…and why would you want to anyway, since Kim Kardashian earns just as much as A listers…?!!!

    “The Australian market is the future right? IS that why we haven’t seen any drastic improvements in Miranda’s earnings since the beginning of her brand? Most of what she earns is from other company’s products she endorses, not her try-hard brand.”
    - Really? you have financial reports for her personal earnings? These are private, so how would you know? You’re really presumptuous!

    “They are not solely focused on Asia, they just in recent years discovered the fruitful market that is Asian and they’re taking advantage by opening more stores there. That doesn’t mean Asia is their focus. Go to New York or London or Paris and see if Prada or Gucci is still not making millions off of people. Nice try though, I like your careful choice of words.”
    - Who said they were solely focused? again, can’t read and presumptuous. You have to be kidding if you don’t think every single luxury brand has a specific, focused strategy on the mega market that is China.

  • @33

    Sooooo, George is NOT cheap, so he doesn’t do ads in the US. But Miranda IS cheap because she doesn’t do ads in the US.
    Do you not see anything wrong with that statement?
    Hypocrite
    And as far as the red carpets go, she only goes to events where she is invited, like the Stella McCartney event, or to red carpets that either she or Orlando are actively involved in. The Golden Globes, Vanity Fair, Global Green, etc. Are you just angry that they were invited to all of those A-list events? Once again making you haters look like fools?
    LOL!

  • Oh oh

    @Henna: Umm ok.. continue pretending you said anything new. You can’t even explain how the US is spending more on luxury products than China yet you act like you’re making sense. Keep contradicting yourself. If China is making 25% of the world’s luxury spending and the US 20% with their populations into consideration Americans are still spending more… Forgive me if I don’t belive the line of work tha you claim…
    And of course, you’d try to deny her position on the forbes list, if she were making 20 million or so, you’d be praising and worshiping the accuracy of the list. While everyone knows the list is not completely accurate, we know that it can’t be far off from the truth. The fact remains, you can rave about the Asian economy all you want, but the top 5 supermodel earners are all raking that money from the US and Europe without their fans ‘educating’ people on the values of the Asian market. And ironically no Asian detergent brand is paying her enough for her to be in the Top 5. Same goes for celebrities, Beyonce pulled in the big buck between last year and this year without the help of the Asian market. Those multi million dollar endorsements celebs are getting, you know, the ones they’re getting in Europe and America, you know the markets you claim are sinking ships are keeping their breads well buttered.
    And sure, they ‘”invite” her to all those events. I mean, it’s totally not her and her PR team that are putting themselves out there making sure they get an invite.
    And I’m ont even going back to the luxury brand argument. Facts remain, they make billions of profits in US and Europe, just because they now discovered China doesn’t mean they still don’t have specific marketing strategies in those markets as well.
    Bring on all the Asian advantages all you want, but had Miranda been offered the 50 million dollar pepsi contract Beyonce has in America, she’d drop the Asian market and possibly her brand faster than she can whip her hair.

  • Henna

    @Oh oh:

    “You can’t even explain how the US is spending more on luxury products than China yet you act like you’re making sense. Keep contradicting yourself. If China is making 25% of the world’s luxury spending and the US 20% with their populations into consideration Americans are still spending more… ”

    Um, you seriously cannot read (and you certainly can’t do basic maths). I didn’t claim the US is spending more; I said as a collective China accounts for 25 per cent of the world’s luxury spending, while the US accounts for 20 per cent. The point was markets/growth potential of markets, not spending power per individual. You’re very confused. It’s okay, I can see that.

    I know, it’s hard to grasp when you lack basic comprehension but a top management consulting firm (Bain & Co, often hired by top retail companies) came up with the figures so go and google the report before you try your inane line of argument.

    “And of course, you’d try to deny her position on the forbes list, if she were making 20 million or so, you’d be praising and worshiping the accuracy of the list. While everyone knows the list is not completely accurate, we know that it can’t be far off from the truth.”

    Er, sorry, but the Forbes lists are like the Oscars for movies. That’s right, they aren’t really accurate unless you can get earnings data for both private and public companies with financial documents. Otherwise I’m happy for you to show me some link that backs up your claim that Miranda earns very little.

    “The fact remains, you can rave about the Asian economy all you want, but the top 5 supermodel earners are all raking that money from the US and Europe without their fans ‘educating’ people on the values of the Asian market. And ironically no Asian detergent brand is paying her enough for her to be in the Top 5. Same goes for celebrities, Beyonce pulled in the big buck between last year and this year without the help of the Asian market. Those multi million dollar endorsements celebs are getting, you know, the ones they’re getting in Europe and America, you know the markets you claim are sinking ships are keeping their breads well buttered.”
    Didn’t say Europe was a sinking ship, but certainly ecs like Spain and Greece are pretty doomed for the next few years. Sorry, but by the general definition of “supermodel” you mean western ones anyway, so that doesn’t prove your point. Have you any idea about how much Japanese companies CAN pay their promotional hires (actors, models)? It’s millions and millions dollars, and certain capable of matching European luxury brands. But hey, if you can show me some report on how much Samanthan Thavasa is paying Miranda I’m happy to be proven wrong. You don’t know, so stop claiming that it’s a detergent brand.

    “And sure, they ‘”invite” her to all those events. I mean, it’s totally not her and her PR team that are putting themselves out there making sure they get an invite.”

    Wow ho…BS alert! Another totally unsubstantiated claim. How do you know this crap?! I dare you to put your real name up here because this is LIBEL. Go go. If you can substantiate this claim with some real information, go ahead. We will wait for you. You’re an A-class BS-hitter! Holy moly!

    “And I’m ont even going back to the luxury brand argument. Facts remain, they make billions of profits in US and Europe, just because they now discovered China doesn’t mean they still don’t have specific marketing strategies in those markets as well.”

    Again, you can’t read. DIdn’t say they didn’t have specific strategy for these markets. I said they are focused on China and Asia as mega markets for mega growth potential. This is a well known basic fact in the retail and fashion industry so you can do a bit research online if you want to get beyond your narrow-minded perspective. And by the way, it’s not just fashion or luxury, just about every type of business wants to get into Asia/has tried to get into asia because of the astronomical growth rates. BASIC economics.

    “Bring on all the Asian advantages all you want, but had Miranda been offered the 50 million dollar pepsi contract Beyonce has in America, she’d drop the Asian market and possibly her brand faster than she can whip her hair.”

    This is totally irrelevant. You just don’t get it. You’re the one claiming that Asia’s a low-paying market, so the onus is on you to back that claim up, not to bring up how much some US firm can pay its hires.

    It’s hard to be motivated by bitterness and jealousy but hey, if it makes your life more bearable you’re welcome to it! Are you some failed model who couldn’t get a local print catalogue job? Maybe therapy would help? Stop hating on Miranda; you’ve made your point (we get it, you’re an unhappy individual who goes online to put someone who hasn’t done anything against you) anyway.

  • @41

    If a PR team were all it takes to be invited to those A-list parties, absolutely every celebrity would go. You’re actually saying that she’s incredibly influential if she can put pressure to go to not one, but several A-list events and get invited.

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