Supermodel Miranda Kerr swears leech facials are the key to her flawless skin
... and she keeps them as pets too
Fact No.1: Miranda Kerr is 34.
How is that possible?
Fact No.2: According to the model and entrepreneur, her secret to looking a solid ten years younger is leeches.
Yup, speaking at friend Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest Goop-hosted health and wellness conference, the Victoria’s Secret model revealed the secrets to maintaining her ever-youthful supermodel skin. Now, we’d forgive you for thinking that plump complexion is down to the regular A-list arsenal of crazy expensive serums or weekly laser treatments, but no, the Kora skincare line founder is all about leech facials.
Sorry, what? Explaining to the bemused Goop audience, Kerr said, ‘It’s adventurous. Health is wealth. They’ve been doing leech therapy for thousands of years.’ Which is kind of true…
So what does a leech facial involve?
Well, if you know anything about leeches you’ll know a good amount of old school blood sucking is involved. First, live leeches are placed on your face, then the blood they consume is spread over it like a mask to help tighten your skin and leave you looking younger than ever. Not one for the faint of heart…
Our favourite part about the whole situation? Post-facial Miranda takes the leeches home. Yes, really. ‘I kept the leeches, they’re in my koi pond. You’re not allowed to reuse them and if you don’t take them home then she kills them and I didn’t like that idea.’
Could leeches be the new Insta pet du jour? It all sounds a little extreme to us. Even vaginal steaming advocate Gwyneth Paltrow thinks her pal’s penchant for the gory facial is a bit out there, saying, ‘Wow. I thought I was batshit crazy.’
We’re not saying anything…
From: ELLE UK