Around this time each year, we're reminded of our status as mere mortals — yes, it's time for a fresh crop of Pirelli calendar images! In the 2014 calendar, our very own Miranda Kerr will grace the pages alongside fellow Victoria's Secret alumni Alessandra Ambrosio and Karolina Kurkova, as well as Helena Christensen, Alex Wek and Isabeli Fontana. The annual collection of images is always shot by photographers famed for their work with well-known women; it's a celebration of the female body of sorts, and it's usually veryracy. This year, the calendar's teaser images are less so — but it still packs a sexy punch. Click through to learn about the history of the Pirelli calendar, and to scope some of the beautiful pictures. Enjoy!
— Additional writing by Sophia Macpherson.