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Linda, Naomi, Christy….Karlie?

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Photo: ImaxtreeAfter spending hours upon hours on salivating over the Spring 2011 collections, one cannot help but notice a seemingly familiar face reappearing constantly. She’s on catwalks, billboards, magazine covers and yet barely old enough to vote. Her name is Karlie Kloss, and unless you’ve had your eyes closed the past three years, you surely know the stunning face accompanying the name. Doll-like features juxtaposed with a smoldering stare—atop a six-foot frame—have catapulted the Missouri native into the elite class of Glamazons.

After debuting as a Calvin Klein exclusive for Spring 2008, Kloss has sauntered down hundreds of runways around the world (her walk is You Tube-worthy) while simultaneously appearing in ads for Hermes, Dior, Oscar de la Renta, and Givenchy among many others. However, it’s her Southern charm that enchants designers and editors across the industry. Both Alexander Wang and Teen Vogue’s Amy Astley recently raved about her homemade peanut brittle and the sweet sentiment behind making it.   

It’s this kind of normal-teenager behavior that sets Karlie apart from the rest, and enables the high school senior to live a life of balance between ordinary teen and fashion superstar. Chanel couture in the morning and physics homework at night? It’s all in a day’s work for this modern-day Supermodel.

--Alexander Channell


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Topics: fashion industry