Among the victims of the Bling Ring — the group of young people who broke into the homes of various celebrities in the Hollywood Hills between 2008 and 2009 — was Miranda Kerr. It was recently revealed that among the items the thieves stole, which included mainly clothing and jewellery, was lingerie belonging to Miranda.
"The fact that they stole the underwear just seems so weird, but it's not weird when you think about it, because they're growing up at a time when their culture is constantly telling them to be sexy," said Nancy Jo Sales, the Vanity Fair reporter who first told the story of the Bling Ring in 2010. "Everything from toys to video games to music to fashion is hypersexualised for girls. Stealing their underwear was part of a whole trend to emulate these celebrities. They don't just want expensive underwear — they want Paris Hilton's underwear."