Originally posted on May 22, 2020 @ 3:07 pm
Karlie Kloss is one of the world’s most sought after catwalk models in the fashion houses. She is a talented computer coder and a vocal libertarian who has walked for on the Runway for Victoria’s Secret Angel. But who is Karlie Kloss?
It seems like she was born to be famous and make her world. What is she currently doing and also get to know about her husband? Here’s everything you need to know about the supermodel, Karlie Kloss’s net worth, married life, and her wiki-bio.
She Hails From Chicago
Karli Kloss wasn’t born into a wealthy family. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, on August 3rd, 1992, to Tracy, a freelance director, and Kurt Kloss, a physician. When she was two years old, her family moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where she grew up.
When she was a kid, she took classes in classical ballet, which influenced her career. Karlie Elizabeth Kloss did her schooling from Webster Groves High School, in Missouri where she was a cheerleader. During her high school, she was bullied because she was grown a thick skin.
Started Modeling At an Age of 15
While studying at Webster Groves High School, she started her modeling career. At the age of 13, Karlie was scouted at a mall charity fashion show by Mother Model Management.
In 2007, Karlie Kloss walked for a professional fashion show for the first time at New York Fashion Week for Calvin Klein. When she was walking on the fashion runway, she didn’t know a single audience. She told Net-a-Porter, her trip to New York was like a Cinderella experience.
Also, she posed for the brand’s photography shot by Bruce Weber. She left Elite Model Management and signed a contract with Next management in 2008. The teen model walked for top fashion designers, including Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and Carolina Herrera. Further, she became a muse for fashion designer John Galliano and also made her appearance in Dior and John Galliano campaigns.
Karlie Kloss became a Victoria’s Secret Angel
After getting graduated from high school in May 2011, she attended her prom wearing a tangerine Dior gown. In November 2011, she made her debut as Victoria’s Secret Model. She worked along with legendary Angels Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, and Candice Swanepoel.
She also gushed about the show interview with Hollywood Life. Kloss told, it was a fantastic night for her and couldn’t believe she walked in Victoria’s Secret show.
At the show, Karlie wore giant, ten-foot wings in the opening and wore a disco ball while closing the show. Since then, she has walked many times for Victoria’s Secret as well as for numerous other fashion designers and labels, not only that she became the face of multiple ad campaigns and also featured on a host of fashion magazines.
Karlie Kloss Went Back to School in 2015
With such success, you think that Kloss was content to rest on her laurels and stick to modeling. At the time, she earned enough fortune and got to travel the world and live the high life as she likes.
Instead of sticking to modeling, she decided to got back to school and continued her education. She joined New York University. During an interview with Glamour, she was 23 and at a hectic point in her career. She wanted to do all that had left behind while she started her modeling career.
When she was asked about her study plan by Glamour, she said, she hasn’t decided her major and would be balancing her career and study. The same year, she left Victoria’s Secret and fans many assumed it was to focus on her study rather than her career.
She told British Vogue in July 2019, the reason why she stops working with Victoria’s Secret was, she didn’t feel it was an image that was truly reflective of who she was. Additionally, she wanted to send a message to young women about the meaning of beauty and the power of being as a female.
Karlie Kloss is a Judge For Bravo’s Project Runway
Project Runway has become one of the favorite show among people. It is a fashion competition reality show that premiered in 2004 on Bravo.
Supermodel Karlie Kloss took over Project Runway hosting job after former supermodel, Heidi Klum. She joined the show in 2004 as its host and one of the judges in season 1.
She became a new host of Bravo Media’s Emmy Award-winning series Project Runway in season 17, replacing an American fashion designer, Christian Siriano. In Season 18, she returned as a host with Project Runway alumnus Christian Siriano as a mentor.
Not only that, but she is also one of the Judges of Project Runway. Additionally, the model is an executive producer for the Bravo reality show.
During the latest season, contestant Tyler Neasloney eliminated over a dress from the competition. He told Tyler, they couldn’t see Kloss wearing his outfit, not even to dinner with her husband, Kushner. In an interview with Andy Cohen, Kloss said she was honored to be one of the first memes of the decade. She continued, no one s talking about the terrible dress. As a result, he went home.
— WWHL (@BravoWWHL) January 17, 2020
Karlie Kloss is an Entrepreneur
Outside of modeling, the supermodel has a passion for technology that le her first coding class in 2014. In 2015, she launched Kode With Klossy to empower the girls to learn code and become the leaders in tech.
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When I started in fashion 12 years ago I would have never in my wildest dreams imagined the journey that would follow. Powered by curiosity, fueled by mistakes, successes, and growing pains… I love the industry that enabled my career, and I am fiercely passionate about growing my business into new spaces – investing, storytelling, empowering with knowledge and inspiring through possibility. We (me and my bad ass growing team) have only just begun.
By 2018, Kode With Klossy awarded a thousand scholarships to fifty free coding camps for young ladies in 25 cities. Further, the company partnered with Tech For America to hire and recruit instructors. In addition, the supermodel is an advocate for women and girls in STEM fields.
Kloss Got Married to Businessman Joshua Kushner
Model Kloss and venture capitalist Joshua Kushner have been together for eight years. The couple began dating in 2012, but they have kept their relationship under the radar until their marriage.
After dating six years, Kloss and Kushner walked down the aisle on October 18th, 2018. The wedding ceremony attended less than 80 people, and their second western-themed wedding held after eight months at Brush Creek Ranch near the Wyoming-Colorado border.
Karlie and Joshua engaged in July 2018. Reportedly Kushner got done on one knee and asked her to marry her during a romantic weekend in upstate New York. Attendees at the Wyoming wedding included celebrity couple Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry, Mila Kunis, Ellie Goulding, and designer Diane Von Furstenberg.
Afterward, the pail flew to South Africa for their honeymoons, where they took a safari and spent time exploring outdoors.
Karlie Kloss’s Two Wedding Dresses Was Custom Dior.
To marry Joshua Kushner, the supermodel wore a custom Dior design by Maria Grazia Chiuri. She wore a lace wedding gown with style V-neckline made a sheer lace and matching sheer lace long sleeves. It has a long cathedral-style veil flowed atop the rest of her voluminous gown that featured a full skirt and billowy train.
Before that, she shared some clips of her custom Dior gown on her social accounts. On her second wedding, she wore an off-the-shoulder white dress designed by Jonathan Simkhai worth $1,600.
How Kloss and Kushner Met & their Love Story Began?
However, they haven’t cleared how and where they met. Kloss’s husband first spotted on her arm ar a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2012 after-party. The model often shares pictures of Joshua on her social profiles.
Kushner is the founder of a venture capital firm called Thrive Capital that established in 2009. In addition, the firm has invested in other companies, including Instagram, ClassPass, and Stripe.
How Much is Karle Kloss’s Net Worth?
Karlie makes millions of worth from her modeling career as well as other ventures. She’s one of the highest-paid models in the fashion industry who has a total net worth of $30 million.
Back in 2017, she was the top seventh highest-paid model in the world with an annual salary of $9 million, as per Forbes’ list. On the other hand, her husband Joshua Kushner has an incredible net worth of $800 million.
How Tall is Karlie Kloss?
The Project Runway host and Judge, Karlie have a towering height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m). The 27 years old model avoids wearing heels when she’s not working. Falt-footed, she is not taller than her husband but will heel she looks taller than him. Joshua’s height is about 6 feet 3 inches.
Social Media Presence
Being a celebrity, she has social accounts on all networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as YouTube. Her Instagram goes by “@karliekloss,” where she has whopping followers of 8.6 million.
Also, Kloss runs a YouTube Channel called Klossy and has over 787k subscribers with 51 million views. She shared her story and the stories of others on her channel. Furthermore, the former Victoria’s Secret model appeared in the original Netflix series; Bill Nye Saves the World.