Karlie Kloss isn't trying to prove the world wrong with her coding skills
Karlie Kloss doesn’t feel the need to dispel the “false stereotypes” that surround models.
The stunning fashion star is one of many models breaking the mould, and as well as having a successful campaign and catwalk career, Karlie is also a keen computer coder and app developer.
The model was recently named as the face of Adidas by Stella McCartney, but alongside her new appointment she’s found time to launch a two-week academy giving young women the chance to learn how to code.
“Since the day I started modelling, there have always been false stereotypes. But I’m not here to prove the world wrong. I just want to be the best version of myself,” she told Britain’s Grazia magazine.
“I recognise that I am in a position to influence other people, and I do not take that lightly. I want to use my influence to inspire people to push themselves. In two weeks we’re completely changing these young ladies’ knowledge of technology. A lot of them leave transformed. That, to me, is a success.”
Talking about her new Adidas job, 23-year-old Karlie calls the appointment “an honour”, with the first images recently dropping. For the campaign Karlie shows off her athletic figure in number of sporty clothes and poses. Mixing up sports bras, Lycra leggings and trainers, Stella has praised the model for being “a true Adidas by Stella McCartney woman”.
When asked what the future holds, Karlie shared her ambitions to continue helping others.
“I want to use my platform to reach my voice further and wider, keep building my career and reach and be able to make a positive impact in many ways,” she smiled to Grazia.