Wednesday, September 9, 2015

WCW: Karlie Kloss

From runways to running to class, Karlie Kloss is on top of the world. The 23-year-old model has more than earned her title as this week's Woman Crush Wednesday. She began her modeling career at 14 and made her mark by walking 64 shows in her first season. Karlie has gone on to work with major brands such as Donna Karan, Christian Dior, Elie Saab, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta, and more. Karlie is currently the face of L'Oréal Paris and Express, and she covered the September fall fashion issue of Glamour.

Karlie is also well-known from her stint as a Victoria's Secret Angel. During her time as an Angel, she became close with now-best friend Taylor Swift. The two covered Vogue together in March, and Karlie noted that "real friends are hard to find - and Taylor's a real friend. There's nothing better." Since then, Karlie has become a permanent part of Taylor's squad, joining her for numerous appearances, whether it be surprising fans at one of Taylor's concerts or supporting each other at award shows, and was in her music video for "Bad Blood."

Karlie recently hung up her Angel wings and replaced them with a backpack. After completing a two-week course with the Harvard School of Business, she is moving to New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study as part of the computer engineering program. Karlie recently began coding and partnered with the Flatiron School to create Koding With Karlie, which was a program offering scholarships to young girls interested in pursuing computer science and software engineering. In July 2015, Karlie also began Klossy, which is a vlog and behind-the-scenes look at her life.

Karlie's giving back doesn't stop there. The smart cookie combined her love of baking with her compassion for others to create Karlie's Kookies - a special cookie that donates meals through a partnership with Momofuku Milk Bar. The Perfect 10 Cookie is her own gluten-free, vegan recipe, and the sale of each tin donates 10 meals to starving children worldwide. Karlie personally sold tins during Fashion's Night Out, and they are still available for purchase here.

It's impossible to guess what Karlie will pursue next, but we are confident that she will absolutely rock at it!

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