Claim to Fame: One of the world’s top fashion models.

Neighborhood: Webster Groves

High School: Webster Groves High School, Class of 2011

Passion: Karlie is an advocate for encouraging girls to learn about computer science and careers in tech. She created “Kode with Klossy” scholarship-based summer camps in St. Louis, New York and Los Angeles to teach young women computer coding skills. Check out her blog at

More: The now 6’1” Miss Kloss was discovered when she was a 13-year-old participant in a modeling contest at St. Louis’ West County Center shopping mall. She walked her first designer runway show for Calvin Klein during her freshman year at Webster Groves High. She’s been a Victoria’s Secret Angel, the face of Target and Neiman-Marcus, and has appeared on countless magazine covers including Vogue with her BFF Taylor Swift. Her closest pals remain her sisters and her high school pals from The Lou.