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Karlie Kloss Talks Feminism, Coding, and (Maybe) a Run for the White House

Supermodel sat down with InStyle magazine for their June cover shoot.

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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)
Model Karlie Kloss attends the opening ceremony and premiere of “La Tete Haute” (“Standing Tall”) during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)

Karlie Kloss recently sat down with InStyle Magazine for a June cover shoot to talk feminism, coding, and her future career prospects. The 6’2″ supermodel certainly has her hands full: she’s more than a year into her feminist studies at New York University, and is growing her 10-city program Kode with Klossy, which is designed to inspire and recruit girls to learn coding and break into the tech world. Her love life isn’t suffering, either—she’s been dating Jared Kushner’s venture capitalist brother Joshua for nearly half a decade. Here are some interview highlights with the woman who has it all.

On feminism:

“The term ‘feminism’ means different things to different people; a lot of people throw it around without really understanding the weight of it because it is layered. Two women can identify as feminists and have wildly different ways of living their lives. I love what Maria Grazia [Chiuri] is doing at Dior. She’s such a powerhouse. Having women in leadership positions is so important. Hopefully it will happen in the White House someday.”

On whether or not she’d run for the White House herself:

“Never say never, right?”

On her favorite superhero:

“Wonder Woman, of course! First of all, she’s got great style, hair, and accessories. And I love that she’s fearless. She doesn’t need a man. She’s so independent.”

On what she spends her hard-earned cash on:

“I am very ambitious as an entrepreneur and as a businesswoman, but it doesn’t matter how much money I make. I am frugal. I spend money on experiences. I like to take amazing vacations with my loved ones. I like property. I just bought a beautiful home in St. Louis.”

On Kode with Klossy:

“I want Kode with Klossy to grow. Last summer we had three camps with 20 girls in each one. This summer we have 15 camps in 10 cities and 20 to 25 girls in each class.”

 

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