Hometown: St. Louis, MO Residence: New York, NY
Karlie Kloss is an American supermodel, 40-time Vogue cover girl, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Raised in St. Louis, Karlie was discovered at a local charity fashion show in 2006. 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. A global brand ambassador for Estee Lauder, Karlie has also starred in several major international campaigns with brands that include adidas, Versace, Dior, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera and Swarovski.
In 2018, Kode With Klossy awarded 1,000 scholarships to 50 free coding camps for young women in 25 cities, nearly quadrupling its reach from 2017. Kode With Klossy also partnered with Teach For America to hire and recruit instructors, who were trained in Kode With Klossy’s curriculum to teach the summer camps. Karlie was recognized on the TIME 100 list for her philanthropic work as the founder of Kode With Klossy, and was featured on the covers of Fast Company and Forbes for her work to scale the organization.
Karlie recently joined Bravo Media’s Emmy-award winning series, Project Runway, as host and executive producer for its 17th season, set to air in spring 2019. Her media and television credits also include serving as the host of Freeform’s six-part series ‘Movie Night With Karlie Kloss’ and as a correspondent in season one and two of the Netflix original series ‘Bill Nye Saves The World.’ In addition, Karlie sits on the board of Oath serving as an advisor alongside Oath chair Serena Williams and other industry leaders. Karlie shares each of these experiences — hosting, modeling, coding, baking, traveling and more — on her YouTube channel, Klossy, which has garnered over 700,000 subscribers and over 35 million views since it launched in 2015. On Klossy, Karlie takes her followers behind-the-scenes of everything from training for her first marathon to the making of her Met Gala dress to 24 hours adventuring through Shanghai. Through her combined content platforms, Karlie has amassed over 18.2 million followers to date.