You’ve probably already guessed I am #TeamTaylor (we’ll leave the Kim and Taylor feud talk for another day) and I guess my affinity implies I’m also a fan of Karlie Kloss. I think I can relate to her because even though she’s gorgeous, well traveled and besties with Taylor Swift she’s a little bit nerdy (obviously I relate to the latter). Supermodels often gain a bit of a party girl persona, and while I don’t have a problem with all the hardcore bad girls out there, I can’t exactly relate. Being more of a rule follower and “good girl” myself, it’s nice to see a fellow twenty something shining in the spotlight while maintaining a sunny disposition. For further proof that Karlie is adorable check out the video she made on her 23rd birthday last August.
5 Reasons Karlie Kloss is my Woman Crush Wednesday:
She gave up being a Victoria’s Secret Angel to go to College
When given the opportunity to attend New York University Karlie gave up working as Victoria’s Secret Angel to pursue her education. Karlie is totally at the top of her career, but she has dreams outside of modeling. Clearly modeling has taken her far, she’s a household name! However, Karlie views modeling as the first of many careers she will pursue and has planned for her future accordingly. As someone who strongly values education I find Karlie’s pursuit of learning as admirable. So many people see college as simply a means to a career, but higher education is so much more. College is a place to expand your thinking, learn to think critically and explore new subjects. Though it is quite apparent Karlie doesn’t need a college education for a successful career she has demonstrated a love for learning and self growth.
She prioritizes fitness
Models are often criticized for promoting unhealthy eating habits and unrealistic body proportions. At just over six feet, Karlie’s long, lean proportions are that of a supermodel (no surprise), yet it is evident Karlie places a strong emphasis on healthy eating and exercise. The model boxes, attends group fitness classes and has taught herself to love running (even though she initially hated it). Though no one body type is right for everyone, Karlie is an incredible fitness aspiration for young girls and women alike. Be sure to check out this fun read about a writer who worked out like Karlie Kloss for a month.
She empowers girls through her Kode with Karlie Program
With a big name and potential impact, Karlie feels a responsibility to be a bit of a role model to girls. Karlie fell in love with coding after just a few classes. When she learned so few schools teach coding for young students and so few women go into coding, Karlie wanted to inspire girls to explore new possibilities. Karlie founded her program “Kode with Klossy” to give girls the opportunity to learn to code. While Karlie realizes coding isn’t for everyone she wants to help girls branch out and see if coding is right for them. Find out how girls can apply for the program here.
She supports her Friends and Family
By following Karlie on Snapchat, Instagram and her Youtube channel (aka being a Karlie stalker, like me) you’ll quickly discover how important relationships are to the star. Karlie frequently makes trips back to her hometown, St.Louis, to visit her family, cheer on the cardinals and connect with her high school friends. Karlie seems close with her three sisters and refers to her Mom as her “hero”. For being a celebrity Karlie comes across as relatively grounded with a big heart and “good head on her shoulders”. This Teen Vogue article depicts Karlie at home with her family.
She’s super Stylish on and off the Runway
Karlie has walked the runways for more top designers than I care to name. Her desirability as a model cannot be disputed! Off duty, Karlie stays street chic with a more casual style. Often spotted in leather jackets, jeans, bomber jackets and her well worn Adidas.
I’ll be honest, the more I learn about Karlie Kloss the more I love her. She just seems so genuinely sweet and relatable, and what can I say…I like people that seem real and nice! Do you like Karlie Kloss as much as I do? Who is your woman crush Wednesday?