Karlie Kloss Retires From Victoria’s Secret At Age 22

Posted on February 20th, 2015 at 4:21 pm
True Karlie Kloss quits Victoria's Secret Karlie Kloss is exchanging her wings for … textbooks? Yes it's true! The 22-year-old, who was discovered at 13 years old at a mall, has decided to pursue a college education. Ed Razek, Executive Producer Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, confirmed on his Instagram account Friday that the model will be leaving the sexy lingerie brand. "Karlie Kloss [and] I met several months ago to discuss the many things she hoped to do in her life and career. As we talked, it became clear she would not have the time to fulfill her myriad commitments. Reluctantly, we agreed she would leave the brand at the end of her contract," he posted. The Chief Marketing Officer for Victoria's Secret added, "Karlie is one of a kind, a very close friend, someone I truly admire and love. She is, without question, one of the best models ever. But she is an even better person. Her future is unlimited, and I am excited to see all the good she will do. Karlie Kloss will always be an Angel to me." Kloss, who is currently the fitness icon for Nike and the global ambassador for L’Oreal and even posed for Vogue’s March issue with her superstar best friend Taylor Swift, is officially enrolled in NYU as a full-time student for the upcoming Fall semester. Although Karlie is giving up her heavenly job, she told CBS This Morning she is not quitting modeling altogether. She's determined to balance her career and go to school. The Chicago native is the second VS model to leave in three months. Doutzen Kroes left at the end of last year. Razek also broke his silence on her departure, "Doutzen had a lucrative opportunity in Europe and it would have conflicted with her VS obligations." Karlie Kloss quits Victoria's Secret He added, "So, at her agencies request, we released her from contract. There was no conflict. No animosity. None of the nonsense I've read on Instagram. She had a great business opportunity, and I wanted to be fair to someone I adore and respect. That's all. I honestly believe Doutzen is one of the most stunningly beautiful people in the world. And I always will. I have told her that many times. Now you know." Reporting by Nicole Mojarro