Karlie Kloss Explains Why She Quit Modeling For Victoria’s Secret

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Karlie Kloss is opening up about why she quitted modeling for Victoria’s Secret during her college years.

The supermodel told Vogue UK that she decided to stop modeling lingerie for the massive lingerie label because she was studying feminist thought at NYU. Many beings presupposed at the time that she quit to focus on her college tracks .

“The reason I decided to stop working with Victoria’s Secret was I didn’t feel it was an image that was truly pondering of who I am and the kind of message I want to send to young women around the world about what it means to be beautiful, ” Kloss, 26, told interviewer Elaine Weltroth in the excerpted interview.

She contributed: “I think that was a pivotal moment in me stepping into my power as a feminist, being able to shape my own choices and my own narrative, whether through the companies I choose to work with, or through the persona I put out to the world.”

Kloss began working for Victoria’s Secret in 2011 and became an Angel — the elite of the brand’s modeling and fashion runway demonstrates — two years later. She quitted in 2015, when she began her NYU studies.

But she returned to Victoria’s Secret in 2017, and has defended the brand’s fashion show in the era of the Me Too and Times Up pushes. She called the show “so relevant in the world we live in today” in a 2018 interview with The Telegraph .

“There’s something really powerful about a woman who owns her sexuality and is in charge, ” Kloss told the publication.

“A show like this celebrates that and allows all of us to be the best versions of ourselves, ” she said. “Whether it’s wearing heels, makeup or a beautiful piece of lingerie — if you are in control and entitled by yourself, it’s sexy.”

Kloss attends the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai after party on Nov. 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China.

In May 2018, Les Wexner, the CEO of L Brands — the mother company of Victoria’s Secret — announced that the fad substantiate may be leaving network television for good after its ratings plummeted to historic lows.

“Fashion is a business of change. We must progress and change to grow, ” Wexner said in a memoranda obtained by CNBC . “With that in recollection, we have decided to re-think the traditional Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Going forward we don’t belief network video is the right fit.”

Read more of Kloss’ interview at Vogue UK.

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