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Karlie Kloss      

Entrepreneur, Model, Philanthropist & Founder of Kode With Klossy

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.

Outside of modeling, Karlie’s passion for technology led her to take her first coding class in 2014. Inspired by code’s creativity and endless possibility, Karlie launched Kode With Klossy in 2015 to empower girls to learn to code and become leaders in tech. Starting in 2019, the organization began hosting free two-week summer coding camps where girls aged 13 to 18 explore concepts in front-end and back-end software engineering. By the end of camp, scholars build their own app or website using programming languages including Ruby, Javascript, HTML, CSS, and beginning in 2018, Swift.

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 also joined Bravo Media’s Emmy-award winning series, Project Runway, in 2019 as host and executive producer for its 17th season. 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

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Karlie Kloss Got Rejected by Her High School Friend

Karlie Kloss tells Willy Geist on the new episode of Sunday TODAY with Willy Geist about getting rejected by her best friend in high school.

Karlie Kloss Opens Kode with Klossy 2019 Summer Camp ...

Supermodel and coder Karlie Kloss is encouraging all young women with a passion for tech to apply to Kode with Klossy's 2019 summer camp.

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