Karlie Kloss, Taylor Swift’s favorite Victoria’s Secret Angel, is busier than ever with her expanding career achievements. The 22-year-old is coming to TV screens near you, not to mention your YouTube subscription box as well. The 6-foot, 1 inch beauty launched her own Youtube channel, Klossy, just a few weeks ago and will capture her travels and experiences behind the camera. Produced and inspired by filmmaker and friend, Casey Neistat, the videos already have high quality and entertainment value.
But that’s not all the filming Karlie’s been up to recently. She will appear in a short movie as a part of Diane von Furstenberg’s fall ad campaign. The film, shot by Peter Lindbergh, is about an incognito, sultry, secret agent who transitions from day to night with the help of a handsome accomplice, her DVF Secret Agent bag, and of course, different fabulous outfits from the Diane von Furstenberg fall collection. The DVF Secret Agent bag is a new type of style; a two in one bag with interchangeable pouches in the front.
Karlie describes what it was like to act for the very first time, “It was so much fun to shoot. It felt like I was the Bond girl. I don’t know if I’d consider this acting, but if it counts, maybe I’ll send it onto the next James Bond director.”
Courtesy of Peter Lindbergh
As one of the most in demand models, Kloss is a social media icon, with 2.8 million Instagram followers.
“In this age of digital media, we all have the ability to put anything out there that we like. I get to share things about my life, my travels, my passions through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook,” she said.
When she’s not traveling around the world modeling for famous brands, Karlie can be found hanging out with friends like Taylor Swift. The pair met at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show two years ago when the pop star performed on the prestigious catwalk. The two have been BFFs ever since. “We just kind of clicked. We both enjoy baking. We have a love for cookies,” said Kloss.
Speaking of cookies, Karlie started her own vegan, gluten-free cookie line, called Karlie’s Kookies. Proceeds go towards benefiting hungry children. In addition, this summer was the first of Kode With Karlie, a program that awards scholarships to young women learning how to code. Kloss herself is learning how to code as well, as she describes in her YouTube videos. If that wasn’t enough going on, Karlie is an incoming freshman at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study this fall but hasn’t picked a major just yet. “I’ve always been entrepreneurial-minded. I’m excited to get a taste of everything.”
There’s no doubt she won’t be living in the dorms with her fellow incoming freshman.
With everything Karlie has going on in her life, it’s evident that she is a loving, good natured, and very intelligent young woman. How she’s able to get everything done is a mystery still waiting to be solved.
“She’s the new Cindy Crawford. She’s become a brand. She’s an American girl and is very much part of that dynamic. She’s from the Midwest and family plays a big part of who she is and who she’s become. She travels with her family and her sisters. Her work ethic is unlike anything you’ve seen in your life. She’s always punctual and pleasant. There are these creatures in the world, and every now and again a new one comes along. She’s the new one.”
Back to the von Furstenberg campaign, she’s gotten a lot of encouragement from the folks in charge. Trey Laird, chief executive and chief creative officer of Laird + Partners, which started the DVF campaign added, “She’s having a moment. She’s such a great model, but also more than that, a great person and smart collaborator.”
“She’s totally a DVF girl,” added von Furstenberg, “She has become this incredible woman, so strong, so ambitious about her life, but in a good way.”
When asked where she sees herself in 10 years, Kloss answered, “That’s a loaded one, I haven’t the slightest idea. I hope to be happy and healthy and continuing to challenge myself in new ways. I really love my job. I love modeling and working with designers and photographers. I hope I’m still doing my day job.”