Karlie Kloss is an American supermodel, 36-time Vogue cover girl and entrepreneur.
Raised in St. Louis, Karlie was discovered at a local charity fashion show at age 13. After walking in her first show for Calvin Klein, Karlie’s fashion career quickly took off with 64 shows booked her first full fashion week season. Since then, Karlie has walked for top designers including Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen and Versace, among others. She is currently the face of several campaigns including Express, Carolina Herrera, Adidas and Swarovski, and in 2014, was named the global ambassador for L'Oreal Paris.
Outside of modeling, Karlie’s passion and curiosity around for technology and science led her to take her first coding class in 2014 at the Flatiron School in New York City. Inspired by code’s endless possibility, Karlie founded Kode With Klossy in 2015 to engage, empower and prepare women and girls to learn code, while expanding access to coding education and opportunities. This year, Kode With Klossy is providing nearly 300 scholarships to young women and girls ages 13 to 18 to enroll in a free two-week summer coding course, growing from 21 scholarships in 2015 and 80 scholarships in 2016. In 2017, Karlie was featured on the cover of Fast Company for her work with Kode With Klossy and also appeared alongside Bill Nye in the original Netflix series ‘Bill Nye Saves The World’, where she explores different topics in science.
To combine her charitable work with her love of healthy baking, Karlie created Klossies, a vegan and gluten-free cookie line that benefits FEED and the CFDA. In 2016, TIME magazine recognized Karlie for her entrepreneurship and philanthropic work on its TIME 100 list.
Karlie shares each of these experiences modeling, coding, baking and traveling through her YouTube channel, Klossy. Through this platform, Karlie connects with her millennial audience and shares her stories and the unique stories of others.