In news that’s sure to break many hearts around the world, it’s been confirmed that Karlie Kloss will be stepping down as a Victoria’s Secret Angel to study at NYU’s Gallatin School.
In a move that will shock many in the fashion industry, the 22 year old beauty has made the decision to walk away from her coveted Angel role to concentrate on her studies. Karlie is one of the world’s most sought-after supermodels and is widely regarded as a down-to-earth beauty in what can often be a fickle and superficial industry.
Karlie is leaving Victoria’s Secret on very good terms. In fact, according to Victoria’s Secret Chief Marketing Officer, Ed Razek, “Karlie is one of a kind, a very close friend, someone I truly admire and love. She is, without question, one of the best models ever. But she is an even better person. Her future is unlimited, and I am excited to see all the good she will do. Karlie Kloss will always be an Angel to me.”
Karlie has worked with Victoria’s Secret since 2011 and was crowned an Angel in 2013. She is considered one of the most talented Angel’s at Victoria’s Secret and her move is sure to leave a big sparkly gap in the genetically blessed team! Mind you, we have no doubt that her fellow Angel’s, including Behati Prinsloo, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima will keep the runway looking totally gorgeous in her absence.
While the world is sure to miss one of their favourite Angel’s, we have to applaud Karlie’s bold move to leave an incredibly successful career to further her studies. That takes some mighty courage! And while it may seem like Karlie is stepping away from a life of luxury, with Taylor Swift as your bestie, an amazing New York pad and tons of lucrative contracts with the likes of Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu, Kate Spade, Loreal and Nike, we can’t see this lovely fashionista eating tinned baked beans like a broke college student just yet! Indeed, Karlie has confirmed that she will be continuing to work full-time and has told Vogue “I’m incredibly ambitious and have lots of goals within my career that I’m not slowing down anytime soon.”
Now we can all look forward to checking out Karlie’s gorgeous New York street style as she hits the books at NYU’s Gallatin School. Oh and we’re sure that this change in career will mean that she’ll have way more time to hang out with her songstress bestie Tay… we’re so jealous right now.
What do you think of Karlie Kloss hanging up her Angel’s wings? Is she your favourite Angel?