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Karlie Kloss looks pretty in pink on Valentine’s Day as she talks her computer coding camp Kode With Klossy: ‘Technology touches all of our lives’
Karlie Kloss is much more than just a pretty face and world famous supermodel. She’s a self-confessed nerd with a passion for computer coding.
The 30-year-old was dressed from head to ankle in a hot pink Carolina Herrera suit. Her slim-cut, ankle-length pants, shirt and jacket were all in the bright hue.
Karlie – who was recently spotted with Irina Shayk and Alexa Chung at New York Fashion Week – paired her on point Valentine’s Day look with a pair of nude, pointy-toed heels, small hoop earrings and a thin gold chain around her neck.
Her long dark hair was parted in the middle and loose, flowing down around her shoulders.
Taylor Swift’s ex-bestie was all smiles as she posed for the cameras on her way into New York’s CBS studios to talk about her computer coding camp, Kode with Klossy.
Pretty in pink: Karlie Kloss looked adorable in an all hot pink ensemble as she headed into CBS’ studios to talk about her computer coding camp Kode with Karlie
Nerd alert: Kloss, a self-confessed nerd was inspired to create her coding camp by the lack of female representation in tech
The model founded her computer coding camp to help girls become future leaders in tech in 2015.
The free, two week camp teaches computer coding and app building in 19 different cities in the U.S.
This year, for the first time, Kode with Klossy is going international with its expansion to London.
‘Long before I was in fashion, I’ve always always been a nerd,’ the former Victoria’s Secret Angel said. ‘And I love math and science, but coding was never something that was offered at my school.’
‘And it wasn’t until I was meeting, through my career, so many entrepreneurs, including my friend who built Instagram,’ she continued.
‘And it clicked for me one day. My friend who built Instagram had the idea and he had the technical skills to know how to build and code a product that can scale the world.’
‘So I had this ah ha moment where I said, I want to learn that and I realized, that first of all I was the only girl in the room when I went to take a coding bootcamp…and the gender gap is very real and the technology touches all of our lives.’
‘I had many young women followers on Instagram and I wanted them to have the opportunity to learn how to code and realize the potential in these spaces.’
Be the change: The model revealed that coding is a creative skillset and a problem solving skillset ‘you can create the change in the world you want to make,’ she said.
Closing the gap: ‘Long before I was in fashion, I’ve always always been a nerd,’ the former Victoria’s Secret Angel said. ‘And I love math and science, but coding was never something that was offered at my school.’
Ah ha moment: ‘I had this ah ha moment where I said, I want to learn that and I realized, that the gender gap is very real and the technology touches all of our lives.’
She went on to explain that there are opportunities in coding to work on climate change and social justice.
‘You can take your idea and bring it to life,’ Karlie said. ‘I think it’s intimidating and that’s why a lot of people self-select out. But it’s a creative skillset, it’s a problem solving skillset – you can create the change in the world you want to make.’
And while she started back in 2015 with 20 scholarships, this summer the model will offer 5,000 scholarships to girls.
Making it accessible: ‘I think it’s intimidating and that’s why a lot of people self-select out,’ the former Victoria’s Secret Angel admitted
Growth: She stared with 20 scholarships back in 2015 and this summer, the model will offer 5000 full scholarships to her coding camps
Realizing potential: Karlie explained that she wanted find a way for the young women who followed her on Instagram ‘to have the opportunity to learn how to code and realize the potential in these spaces.’