Karlie Elizabeth Kloss (born August 3, 1992) is an American fashion model. Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. She was a Victoria's Secret Angel from 2013 to 2015.
Kloss was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Tracy (née Fares), a freelance art director, and Kurt Kloss, an emergency physician. Her family has Danish and German roots. She has three sisters, Kristine, and twins Kimberly and Kariann. She moved to St. Louis, with her family, in 1994. Kloss has called her classical ballet training "a beautiful thing" that taught her how to move in the modeling world and was a great training ground for her runway walk. Kloss was "discovered at a local benefit runway show".