Our newest Glossy Girl of the Month is supermodel Karlie Kloss. Kloss has walked the runway for some of the world’s most renowned designers. She has graced the covers of every high fashion magazine and appeared in countless advertisements in both print and television. She is also besties with Taylor Swift and is one of the world’s most recognizable faces the world over. But, powerhouse model Karlie Kloss’ endeavors and accolades don’t stop there. This former Victoria’s Secret winged angel is more than a pretty face and killer body.
Congratulations Detroit and San Fran — you did it!! So proud of these ladies, and ALL @kodewithklossy graduates this summer! This marks our 9th camp in 2017 – and there’s more to come! So grateful to everyone, especially our teachers for bringing the magic ✨ A million thank yous to @WeWork for providing good vibes, great views and an exhilarating space to learn. To our guest speakers- you’ve inspired our students to dream big and work hard – thank you from the bottom of my heart, and the summers not over yet! ❤
At 25 years old, Karlie Kloss has both brains and beauty, lucky girl. An avid fan of computer programming, she founded Kode with Klossy to empower girls to learn coding and overall advance women in the field of technology. The organization hosts coding camps for young females and awards scholarships to women looking to enter the field of coding or advance their present careers in the industry. Kode with Klossy partners with companies to create apprenticeships for the girls. Partners include Adidas, Vice, Instagram, WeWork, and Condé Nast. In an interview with Refinery29, Kloss spoke of the organization’s ambitions. “The main goal is to strengthen the pipeline for women in tech. The ambition with the Kode With Klossy Career scholarship is to help reach women who are dedicated to putting their coding skills to use professionally to close the job gap now.” The organization now offers camps in 10 cities across the country and it recently opened its first office in New York City.
If anyone finds this way off base for a fashion model to be so interested in coding, Kloss draws the parallels between the tech and fashion industries. In an interview with Teen Vogue, she said,
“People don’t always associate fashion with tech, but the intersection of these two industries is where I found my groove. Every day, I see technology become more important to both the business and creativity of fashion. I am fascinated by how code has transformed entire industries and powers so much of the technology that we rely on everyday. I wanted to understand more about how tools and apps were developed.”
Technology isn’t Karlie Kloss’ only passion. She’s also an avid baker and teamed up with the popular New York City bakery Momofuku Milk Bar to create the Perfect 10 Kookie, a dairy-free, gluten-free cookie dubbed “fashionably wholesome.”
To further the goodness in these cookies, for every one cookie purchased, 10 school lunches are donated through FEED, an organization created by Lauren Bush Lauren in 2007 to combat hunger in the world. Karlie’s Kookies are healthy, yummy and making an impact in the world’s battle against hunger.
Karlie Kloss is undeniably beautiful and one of the world’s most successful models. But, this supermodel is taking her talents beyond the runway and making a difference in the world through coding and cookies. What other talents might this beauty still have in store for us? Karlie Kloss is one Kool Glossy Girl for sure.