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Karlie Kloss Is a Top Model and Surprisingly Good Computer Coder

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Model Karlie Kloss attends the opening ceremony and premiere of "La Tete Haute" ("Standing Tall") during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)
Karlie Kloss attends the opening ceremony and premiere of “La Tete Haute” (“Standing Tall”) during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)

 

At 24, Kloss just finished third in the latest ranking of top-earning models, making $10 million in the last 12 months with clients including Victoria’s Secret, Dior, and John Galliano. Other than the indignity of watching the Cubs win a World Series — she grew up in St. Louis and maintains one of the great moments of her life was throwing out the first pitch at a Cardinals game — it’s a good time for Karlie Kloss. This year also saw her first step into acting with a role in Zoolander 2, but she still insists her real passion is computer coding.

Below, watch Kloss discuss her passion for coding and why she hopes more girls will enter the field, noting she wished that while growing up “someone would have said, ‘Just take one class.'” (The video also suggests the entire Kloss clan has absurdly good genes, as Karlie reveals three equally beautiful sisters.)

 

Kloss has put her money where her mouth is, creating the Kode With Klossy scholarship program. It offers young women access to a two-week computer camp and even a scholarship for a winner looking to kick off a tech career. Kloss says of her goals: “I think women are currently an underutilized and poorly-supported group of potential employees in an industry that has a widening gap of unfilled jobs.”

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Karlie Kloss attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Karlie Kloss attends the ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’ Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (George Pimentel/WireImage)

 

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