"My life is more balanced than ever," she says in the November edition of Cosmopolitan. "There was so much rejection in the beginning. Models are some of the most insecure people I've ever met. They're constantly being told they're not good enough. You've really got to practice loving yourself."
One way she does that on a personal level is by mixing the good with the slightly bad.
"I believe in a balance and I try to live my life that way," she says in a behind-the-scenes video of her cover shoot (above). "Like, 80 percent healthy and organic and 20 percent indulgent. We're here, we're human — it's good to be able to have a little indulgence. You do the best you can and make conscious decisions."
Mrs. Orlando Bloom, who's also mom to son Flynn, soon to be 3, doesn't take on all the stresses of the day herself, either. "Let the man do some things for you," she advises, "because if he cares for you, he will want to."
Mom and Dad have a cute relationship, according to little Flynn, who says, "Mommy works and Daddy plays, because Daddy is in a play … so that makes sense," Kerr reveals. But she sounds a bit in awe of her husband when he's on stage.
"When I saw Orlando on Broadway in 'Romeo and Juliet,' I was blown away. For someone to be able to learn all that and hold the energy to do it every day, six days a week — I have so much respect for him."
She's definitely the boss at work (she started her own company, Kora Organics, and runs every facet, she says), but all that changes when she gets home.
"I slip into a more feminine role. I take everything off and put on my
Miranda Kerr lounging in a silk robe and sexy underwear — who wouldn't rush to help out around the house?