Karlie Elizabeth Kloss is an American fashion model. Kloss was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Tracy (née Fares), a freelance art director, and Kurt Kloss, an emergency physician. Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. She was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2013 to 2015.
In 2006, at the age of 14, Kloss posed for a cover and editorial shoot for the June issue of Scene Magazine in Chicago with Photographer David Leslie Anthony, in an editorial spread titled “Almost Famous”. Kloss, labeled her famed runway walk a “moody gait”. Molly Sims, whom she considers a mentor, told New York she thinks Kloss will still “do well at 30” because of her “classic look”.
Kloss appeared in several video segments during Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour and appeared live on stage with Swift at the performance of June 27, 2015 at London’s Hyde Park, as well as on July 11, 2015, at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
On July 21, 2015, Kloss started her own YouTube channel, called Klossy, which features weekly vlogs and Q&A videos.