Karlie Kloss is one of the most famous models in the world, but revealed that her career almost collapsed after she started controlling the birth rate and gained weight.
The 26-year-old became a star of the airstrip when she was only 15 years old, but when she was already known, her changing body began to cost her modeling work.
"I started taking birth control, and my body became more feminine, hips and thighs appeared," Karlie told Vogue, explaining that she went from a size 0 to a size 4/6.
Female curves: Karlie Kloss, 26, revealed that she lost modeling jobs after she started taking contraceptives and gained weight
Then and now: the model, who became the star of the track at the age of 15, went from a size 0 to a size 4/6. Karlie appears on the track in 2008 (L) and 2018 (R)
& # 39; I started losing jobs; I was not being reserved for the track; the designers stopped working with me, "he recalled." I felt as if my world had turned upside down. "
Karlie admitted that she used to measure herself against Gisele Bündchen, but she realized that the constant comparison with the famous model was not productive.
"That's when I had a breakthrough: I realized it was time for me to do it, to embrace the things that make me what I am," he said.
On her way to self-discovery, Karlie took a coding course at the Flatiron School in New York and enrolled in classes at the University of New York.
The model, who took a break from Victoria & # 39; s Secret to continue her education, went on to create Kode with Klossy, a scholarship program for teenagers interested in technology.
Changes: Karlie said her body became more feminine, her hips and thighs appeared. She is photographed on the catwalk in 2008 (L) and at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in 2017 (R)
Focusing on her education: while dealing with the change in her career, Karlie took a coding course and enrolled in classes at the University of New York in 2015 (pictured)
New passion: the model, who took a break from Victoria & # 39; s Secret to continue her education, went on to create Kode with Klossy, a scholarship program for teenagers interested in technology
In four years, her two-week summer camp for girls aged 13 to 18 has moved from a classroom of 20 in New York to a national program that offers scholarships to 1,000 teenagers in 25 cities.
And although she once struggled to get a job, Karlie is more famous than ever. In her latest campaign for Carolina Herrera's Good Girl fragrance, she channels her best Jessica Rabbit in a sexy red dress.
It has been an exciting year for Karlie, who recently became engaged to her life-long boyfriend Josh Kushner, 33, in June.
"The proposal was romantic and sweet, we spent the weekend in the state of New York, just the two of us," he told Vogue.
Karlie waited about a month before announcing the news on social media in July, and her Instagram message got a heartfelt comment from Joshua's sister-in-law, her first daughter, Ivanka Trump.
Still at the top: Karlie channels her best Jessica Rabbit in her latest campaign for the Carolina Herrera fragrance Good Girl
Great news: Karlie announced on Instagram in July that she and her lifelong boyfriend Josh Kushner are engaged. The venture capitalist proposed marriage in the state of New York in June
New family: Karlie's publication on Instagram got a heartfelt comment from Joshua's sister-in-law, her first daughter, Ivanka Trump.
– So, very happy for you and Josh! I feel blessed to have you as a sister (!!!) Karlie and I look forward to the decades of happy memories we will create together as a family. [sic]& # 39; The White House adviser wrote.
Ivanka, 36, converted to Orthodox Judaism before marrying Jared Kushner, 39, in 2009, and after her engagement to Josh, the rumors revolved around Karlie's doing the same.
Many have also questioned how close Karlie is to Ivanka, whose father's presidency was mired in controversy.
The star of Victoria's Secret did not confirm or deny the speculations that she had become, and said she considers the approach in their relationship to be sexist.
"At the end of the day, I had to make decisions based on my own moral compass: forget what the public says, forget about social networks," he said.
Not a word: Karlie did not confirm or deny the rumors that she converted to Orthodox Judaism as Ivanka did before marrying Jared Kushner. Jared, Ivanka and Josh are photographed in 2013
Against all odds: "I've chosen to be with the man I love despite the complications," Karlie said of her relationship with Josh. The two attended the United States Open together last week
Look of love: Karlie noted that she and Josh share many of the same liberal values & # 39;
"I have chosen to be with the man I love despite the complications," he added. "It's frustrating, to be honest, that the center of attention always moves away from my career towards my relationship, I do not think the same thing happens in conversations with men."
Karlie does, however, point out that she and her fiancé Josh "share many of the same liberal values."
During the 2016 presidency, a spokesman for Josh told Esquire that the lifelong Democrat would not vote for Donald Trump, despite his brother's connection to the campaign.
Karlie, meanwhile, used her social media platform and the hashtag # # ImWithHer & # 39; to get support for Hillary Clinton.
Josh attended the March of Women as an "observer" in January of 2017, and also participated in the March for Our Lives weapon control rally in Washington, DC earlier this year.
The two have been together since they sat side by side at a friend's dinner when Karlie was only 19 years old.
"We have really grown together personally and professionally," he said. & # 39; Josh knows that I am a nerdy and curious human being. I think that's why he loves me. We have each other back. "