Karlie Kloss: 'Modelling can be isolating'
Karlie Kloss admits she finds working in the highly competitive fashion industry "pretty isolating".
The Chicago-born catwalk star, who counts fellow model Jourdan Dunn and singer Taylor Swift amongst her close friends, reveals she finds it difficult to catch-up with colleagues and maintain working relationships because her commitments, and her busy career means she's always on the go.
"It’s definitely pretty isolating at times. Even if, like me, you have a lot of friends in the industry - models, photographers and make-up artists," she told Britain's Glamour magazine. "Because the longest I ever really spend in any city if probably two weeks."
Karlie, 23, added that her hectic schedule leads to her often feeling jetlagged and it can be a struggle to eat well and fit in a steady exercise routine.
But the classically trained dancer, who has scored campaigns for the likes of L'Oreal, Chanel and sportswear brand Nike, insists she really enjoys the performance aspect of walking in runway shows and posing for photographers.
"I always try to keep in mind what kind of character the designer had in mind for a show. What women he or she was trying to portray and what world is being created with the music and the clothes," shared Karlie, adding she would have loved to have worked in the "glamorous" supermodel eras of the ‘70s, the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Karlie, a student at New York University and avid computer programmer, continued to note that she doesn't like to post on her social media platforms too often as she wants to keep certain aspects of her life private.
Though she boasts 4.3million Instagram followers and 1.09million Twitter fans, Karlie asserts she finds updating her various websites "a chore".
"I’m not too critical of other people but sometimes I don’t want to say too much about myself," she said. And maybe I over think it, but I can feel that there is too much out there about personal stuff... Also it’s basically a full-time job if you’re on every platform."