Supermodel, Superhero, Superhuman: Karlie Kloss on Victoria's Secret

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Supermodel, Superhero, Superhuman: Karlie Kloss on Victoria's Secret
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Karlie Kloss is a woman who wears many hats (both literally and figuratively): entrepreneur, girl boss, supermodel, role model... the list is inexhaustive. In between her time as a judge on Project Runway, and running a coding camp for girls, Karlie reveals why she left Victoria's Secret. something we've all been wondering for a while. 

At the time of her stepdown, the global icon was enrolled in New York University's Gallatin School of Individualised Study, where she was studying Feminist Theory. Over the course of her studies, she realised that there was a discrepancy between the person she was trying to become, and the image she had as one of the most recognisable ambassadors of Victoria's Secret - a brand that, er, isn't the most inclusive. The realisation was also pushed by the fact that she was a role model to so many women and girls all over the world. All the soul-searching and introspection finally culminated in her pivotal decision to retire her Angel wings (at the cost of a heavenly paycheck) in February 2015. 

Since then, Karlie has been a trailblazer in the world of entrepreneurship, running a free coding camp for girls called Kode With Klossy, earning a spot as a Judge on Project Runway, and being an activist for hunger, women empowerment, and climate change. After, all, there's a very good reason they called her a super model.

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