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Supermodel Karlie Kloss Shows Coding is in Style

Karlie Kloss is already amongst the most recognizable faces in fashion.  However, the Victoria’s Secret supermodel, who counts Taylor Swift and Kate Hudson amongst her closest friends, is far from your average runway star.

Kloss’ was discovered in a mall in St.Louis at the tender age of 13 and made her debut with Calvin Klein by 15.  Since then, she’s worked with some of the world’s top designer brands including Versace, Donna Karan and Oscar De La Renta.  And that’s not including her role as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, of course.  She also features in Nike’s women’s fitness campaign and has appeared on the front page of Vogue Magazine some 32 times, the most recent alongside her best friend, Taylor-Swift.  Her skyrocketing career success lead to Forbes ranking her amongst the highest paid models last year.

Despite the career success, Karlie Kloss’ ambitious nature has continued to fuel her drive for personal growth.  Last Fall she enrolled at the prestigious New York University as a full-time student studying computer science and coding.  She recently told the UK’s Porter Magazine that if she were not modelling and living in NYC, she would be working for a tech company in San Francisco.

In an interview with Vogue Magazine she said “Coding is fascinating.  Everything around us, the world we live in today, and the future is written in code.”

Separately, she recently told Porter Magazine “…I definitely could not get a job as a coder yet. But it is something I am fascinated by, even if it is not the profession I choose. Simply having the comprehension of the way that it works, having the ability to speak that language and to be able to not only comprehend it, but write and build something – the world is built on code.”

Karlie was also supportive of Cambio.com’s (AOL’s millennial site) recent initiative, Girls Who Code, an organization devoted to encouraging more women to pursue careers in computer science.  After posting a selfie of herself coding last August, Karlie congratulated the Cambio team via Twitter. “The future of technology will be #BuiltByGirls! Congrats to the @GirlsWhoCodealumnae who rebuilt @cambio.”

Apparently Karlie was not the only superstar voicing their support for GirlsWhoCode.  Heidi Klum, Michelle Phan and Kate Walsh were among the notables all proving that while coding may be nerdy and square, it’s definitely in style.

And this of course is great news to us at SpeediMango.  Since my own 12 year old daughter is beginning to learn coding, it’s reassuring to know that her teen idols such as Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss can inspire her in more ways than one and help create the next generation of computer programming talent.  And we’re all for gender equality in tech, of course!

Posted by: Farra Majid on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 3:51 pm in LIFESTYLE