Karlie Kloss (born August 3, 1992) is an American fashion model. Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. She was a
Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2013 to 2015.
Kloss was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Tracy (née Fares), a freelance art director, and Kurt Kloss, an emergency physician.Her
family has Danish roots. She has three sisters, Kristine, and twins Kimberly and Kariann. She moved to St. Louis, with her family, in 1994.Kloss
has called her classical ballet training “a beautiful thing” that taught her how to move in the modeling world and was a great training ground for her
runway walk. Kloss was “discovered at a local benefit runway show”.
Kloss attended Webster Groves High School. In September 2015, Kloss enrolled in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York
Kloss is an avid coder. In April 2015, she partnered with Flatiron School and Code.org to offer a scholarship named Kode with Karlie for young girls
interested in computer science and software engineering. In collaboration with Momofuku Milk Bar, she created a special recipe called Karlie’s
Kookies, which she sold in DKNY Soho during Fashion’s Night Out in New York City, with proceeds benefiting hungry children around the world
(through FEED Projects). She calls it a “Perfect 10 Kookie”, because for every tin of cookies that is sold, 10 meals will be donated to starving
children all over the world.
Kloss is a close friend of Taylor Swift, and appeared in the singer’s music video for the single “Bad Blood” in May 2015. She and Swift appeared
together on the March 2015 cover of Vogue with an accompanying article and photo spread. Kloss is also the godmother of model Jourdan Dunn’s
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