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Karlie Kloss Reveals the Secret to a Long Modeling Career (Exclusive)

Karlie Kloss Reveals the Secret to a Long Modeling Career (Exclusive)

Karlie Kloss rocks her new Joe Fresh x FLARE clothes on the cover of Flare magazine’s September 2015 issue, provided exclusively to

Here’s what the 23-year-old model had to share with the mag:

On what she thinks about when she walks a runway: “I focus on the woman I’m embodying. At an Oscar de la Renta show, I think about elegance; at Alexander Wang, it’s all about attitude and independence.”

On her secret to a long modeling career: “Being able to find a balance between your career, outside interests and personal life. My family’s support keeps me going and taking time off to spend with them is what has allowed me to stay driven.”

On her passion for coding: “It’s always fascinated me, but it’s not a subject I was taught in school. So last year, I decided to take a coding crash course I ended up LOVING it. There’s a big misconception that coding is strictly mathematical; it’s actually incredibly creative. Code runs everything around us, and young women are so important to defining the future.”

For more from Karlie, visit You can grab the magazine on Next Issue today and on newsstands August 10.

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Credit: Nino Muñoz/Flare
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  • Nan

    She’s so incredibly beautiful.

  • Nani

    She’s 23, she cant talk about “her secret to a long modeling career” That’s a question for Tyra Banks, not Karlie Kloss.

  • Leo

    Daria Werbowy is a real supermodel with luxury contracts and H&M + Lancome ads close to 10 years! Sorry Karlie!

  • Nan

    …but Daria Webowy isn’t nearly as pretty or recognizable. To be a supermodel, like Karlie, and unlike Daria, a model must have beauty, likability, recognizeability, and broad social reach.

  • Jean Morel

    Yes please 23 year old girl, tell me the secret to a long career…or come back when you’re 45, whichever.

  • Amazing Amy

    Karlie is NOT pretty. She has a too many teeth. She is also 6ft-2inches tall.

    Had it not been for Taylor Swift, she would NOT be mainstream. Daria’s career stands on its own–she doesn’t need A-list celebrity friends to get her attention.

  • mandyz

    Nan I’m sorry but Daria is gorgeous and in demand by many designers for campaigns. What she isn’t into is the social media thing and isn’t part of the young generation of models that really need to bring out personality. Daria is 31 and has already earned her modeling stripes. Karlie is a 23 yr old modeling prodigy/chameleon that started super young so she needs to bring out her personality like when they show off VS Angels which VS was how people really got to know Karlie’s personality anyways and the social media aspect. Both great models in their own right but your talking about apples vs oranges here.

  • Korinna Kintanar

    karlie has been in the industry nearly a decade now.. she had her first NYFW at 15, she started young and she’s really liked by the persons who she works with.. they admire her.. she’s proven herself even before she was friends with taylor.. and she did say in her glamour interview that she still has a long way to go..

  • Jean Morel

    Everyone has the same number of teeth…