Wake Up Call

Miranda Kerr Isn’t a “Morning Person” But Here’s Why She Wakes Up at 5 AM Every Day

Glowing from the inside out.

By Sacha Strebe

Up next, model, mother, entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Kora Organics, Miranda Kerr’s morning routine.

Miranda Kerr - Malibu Home

Okay, yes, there’s no denying her natural beauty—after all, she built a career on her looks—but aesthetics aside, it’s actually Miranda Kerr’s lit-from-within glow that attracts people to her—myself included. From the few times I’ve been lucky enough to interview Kerr throughout my media career, I can vouch for her magnetic energy. In fact, I’m convinced she exists at a higher vibration. People gravitate towards her light and she happily shares it with the world which is how she came to create her own skincare line, KORA.

The clean crusader launched her brand back in 2009 (way before clean beauty was even a buzzword) to raise awareness, educate, and democratize certified organic skincare. But it’s not just about being clean and certified organic, it’s also about creating efficacious products that deliver results (and she has the case studies and consumer reviews to prove it). It’s safe to say she’s done just that. Today, KORA is sold in 25 countries and available at Sephora stores nationwide—but Kerr is just getting started.

So, we had to know, how does the founder and CEO of a global beauty brand start her day? Read on to learn about Miranda Kerr’s morning routine and why her wake-up call is at 5 am every day.

On her wake-up call…

Between 5 and 5:30 am on weekdays and 6 am on the weekends.  I average about seven hours of sleep a night, although I wish for eight hours. 

On her morning routine… 

The last couple of weeks I’ve switched up my routine and now start my day with a Tracy Anderson workout six days a week. If I’m lucky, I get to have a shower and do my morning skincare routine also, (depending on when the kids wake up). I’ve found this is a great way to start my day and get the endorphins flowing.

To be honest, I’m not naturally a morning person but I’ve had to learn to embrace it with three kids.

When the kids wake up generally around 7 am, I get them dressed and we all eat breakfast together. Once the kids are settled, I start work for the day. I love working from home as I get to be around for my children, but I try to make sure I wrap things up by 5 pm so I can be fully present to do their winddown routine: bath, dinner, and reading together. 

On the first thing she does when she wakes up…

The first thing I do when I wake up is kiss my husband. 

Miranda Kerr morning routine

On what she always has on her nightstand…

Water, Noni Glow Sleeping Mask, and a rose quartz crystal.

On what she eats for breakfast…

I love smoothies. Right now my favorite is the Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox smoothie and I add my Noni Glow Skinfood Supplement to it.

Miranda Kerr morning routine

On her pre-work routine…

Currently, I love starting my day with the Tracy Anderson workout. When I’m done, if I have time, I dry-body brush and get into the shower. After that, I do my morning skincare routine. Then I drink my 32 ounces of celery juice. If I have time I meditate before the kids wake up.

On her morning beauty routine from start to finish…

Right now my morning routine consists of using our Milky Mushroom Gentle Cleansing Oil, followed by the Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating 2-in-1 Mask, then the Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum which contains Kakadu Plum (the highest source of naturally occurring vitamin C)—this product has been a lifesaver for brightening my pigmentation! Then I use our new Turmeric Glow Moisturizer all over my face, neck, and décolletage—it really keeps my skin glowing all day. I then apply the Noni Radiant Eye Oil and Noni Glow Face Oil as needed for a little boost of nourishment—it’s great for all skin types, especially sensitive skin, and even oily skin. Sometimes when I feel a bit puffy I will give myself a gua sha massage with my Rose Quartz Heart Facial Sculptor. It helps stimulate circulation, reduce puffiness and naturally lift and sculpt my face. I also dry-body brush right before I shower.

Miranda Kerr bathroom

On how her morning routine has changed during quarantine…

To be honest it hasn’t really. Becoming a mother is what dramatically changed my morning routine as I had to learn to get things done while they were sleeping.

On her morning media rituals…

Snapchat Discover Channel.

Miranda Kerr home

On her favorite books…

Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal by Anthony William and Power Vs Force by David R. Hawkins, M.D. Ph.D. 

On her getting-ready soundtrack…

A compilation that includes hip hop, country, and a little pop.

Miranda Kerr living room

On her favorite morning work out…

I’ve been doing the Tracy Anderson Method every morning for an hour six days a week in 90 degrees temperature and high humidity, so I’ve been sweating it out and loving it.

On her daily uniform…

My daily uniform is currently jeans and a cute top! I’m not getting as dressed up or wearing heels as much, but I still do sometimes.  

Miranda Kerr coffee table

On how she would use an one extra hour every morning…


On the two things she does every day to live a more present/mindful/joyful life…

TM Meditation and Wim Hof breathing techniques

On the one moment that defined her success…

I wouldn’t say one moment but a combination of moments: shooting with Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue, along with becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel and my first Balenciaga show.

Miranda Kerr

Sentence Finishers:

I never leave the house without… sunglasses.

If there were more hours in the day, I would… sleep

Healthiest morning habit… celery juice

Worst morning habit… checking my emails while still in bed

One thing I want to be known for is… kindness

The one thing I fear the most is… sharks

When I feel that fear, I… take a deep breath and think about how supposedly more people die annually from falling coconuts than from shark attacks.

The book I always recommend is… David Hawkins Power vs Force.

The 3 traits you need to succeed in life are… determination, kindness, and resilience.

Bath or shower? And what’s your favorite shower/bath product? KORA Organics Body Wash and goop Martini Bath Soak.