Karlie Kloss certainly doesn’t fit the mould for the usual supermodel stereotype. As well as being the face of L’Oreal Paris, ruling the catwalk and fronting every major fashion magazine on earth, Karlie has now started her own scholarship programme to help young women learn how to code.
An unexpected career move perhaps, but known for her philanthropic work (haven’t you heard of Karlie’s Kookies?) it’s not so out of the ordinary for the leggy blonde. After undertaking a two week course last summer at the Flatiron School, Karlie’s interest in technology was ignited and now she is taking that one step further.
The supermodel has funded the ‘Kode With Karlie’ scholarship which will see 20 school-aged girls across the country undertake the same coding course that she did.
In a promo video, the stunning model explained:
“Code is only going to continue to play a major role in defining our future. I think it’s crucial that young women learn to code as early as possible to ensure that we as young women have a voice and a stake in what the world looks like.”
Those hoping to take part must simply record a 60 second video of themselves explaining why they want to learn to code and Karlie will handpick the lucky winners.
Ah Karlie Kloss, what a Klever Klogs you are…
By Amy de Klerk