Supermodel Karlie Kloss opens up about losing modeling jobs in her teenage years after puberty.
Puberty is rough, even if you are one of the world’s most famous supermodels.
If Karlie Kloss rose to runway fame back in 2008, she was just 15 years old, but told Voguethat designers began to reject her a few years later, after her body began to develop.
“I started off with the use of birth control, and my body became more female — hips and thighs appeared,” Kloss, now 26, told the magazine.
After going from a size 0 to a size 4/6 in the course of a year, she added, “I started losing jobs; I was not booked for the job; designers don’t work for me. It felt as if my world on its head.”
While still on the first row and the red carpet fixture, Kloss now spends much of her time to teaching young women to code through its Kode with Klossy program, and said her interest in computer science started during this difficult, introspective time.
“I had always measured myself against Gisele on my side was the peak of modelling success — and that is not productive,” Kloss said. “Then I had a breakthrough: I realized that it was time for me to embrace the things that make me who I am.”
This story was previously published in the New York Post.