Karlie Elizabeth Kloss (born August 3, 1992) is an American fashion model who has become a celebrity due to her appearances with celebrity friends and for Victoria's Secret. She has walked in the 2011-2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows.
Karlie is from Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, where she moved as a child. She is of Danish extraction and has three sisters. Karlie studied ballet as a girl at Caston's Ballet Academia - she credits that with helping her learn how to walk the runways - and began modelling as an amateur at a young age.
|Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne|
She was spotted while walking the runway for a local benefit.
Karlie's first cover was at the age of 14, for Scene Magazine. Elite New York signed her and brought Karlie to New York. She soon migrated to NEXT Model Management (this led to a lawsuit) and ultimate IMG Models. She debuted in 2008 at New York Fashion Week. This success immediately led her to more appearances on the runway that season in Milan and Paris, and Karlie was on her way. Aside from working as a highly prestigious contract Angel with Victoria's Secret, her highest profile jobs have been representing Coach, Louis Vuitton and L'Oreal Paris
Karlie has had many covers, here is a sample from just the United Kingdom and United States:
Karlie has a distinctive runway walk that has been called 'moody' and 'powerful.' Her list of brands is impressive, spanning Jean Paul Gaultier to Victoria's Secret PINK. She is good friends with Taylor Swift, who supposedly has a bedroom decorated with Karlie's photos at her place where Karlie can crash, and the tabloids are often full of the pair walking hand in hand through city streets. Karlie is much taller than Taylor, but when she wears flats and Taylor wears heels they are almost the same height. Karlie also hosted the 2013 MTV Movie Awards pre-show.