Karlie Kloss is getting candid about her Victoria's Secret days! In a recent interview, the supermodel revealed why she quit working with the lingerie brand and how she wants to be perceived by the world.
Karlie, 26, who was a regular on the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show runway from 2011 to 2014 and again in 2017, talked to Vogue about why she decided to cut ties with the brand.
"The reason I decided to stop working with Victoria's Secret was I didn't feel it was an image that was truly reflective 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," she explained.
After learning about feminist theory at NYU’s Gallatin School, she ultimately decided to end her contract with Victoria's Secret.
“I think that was a pivotal moment in me stepping into my power as a feminist, being able to make my own choices and my own narrative, whether through the companies I choose to work with, or through the image I put out to the world," Karlie said.
“Looking back at my late teens and early twenties, I think I was fearful that I would lose a job or lose my position if I said I didn’t want to do something,” she admitted.
“But I did not lose out on jobs. If anything, the more I exercised the power of my voice, the more I earned respect from my peers. And I earned more respect for myself. Only now do I have the confidence to stand tall – all 6ft 2in of me – and know the power of my voice," the Project Runway host said.
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