Karlie Kloss cut ties with Victoria’s Secret after becoming a feminist

Karlie Kloss chose to cut ties with Victoria’s Secret after realising the brand doesn’t align with her feminist views.The model made her debut appearance in a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2011, and was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2013 until 201…

Karlie Kloss chose to cut ties with Victoria’s Secret after realising the brand doesn’t align with her feminist views.

The model made her debut appearance in a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2011, and was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2013 until 2015, though took a two-year hiatus to study at New York University, before appearing in the U.S. lingerie company’s 2017 spectacle held in Shanghai, China in 2017.

However, Karlie has now indicated that she won’t be returning for any further campaigns or shows, as the gig doesn’t “reflect” the message she wants to send to young women.

“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 said in an interview for the August 2019 issue of British Vogue. “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.”

In the wide-ranging chat, Karlie also opened up about finding confidence, various upcoming projects, her entry into the world of TV via her job as the new host of fashion competition programme Project Runway, as well as her decision to convert to Judaism in the lead-up to her marriage to Joshua Kushner, 34, last October.

“Changing part of who you are for someone else can be seen as weak. But you know what? Actually, if you’ve been through what I’ve experienced, it requires you to be anything but weak. It requires me to be stronger and self-loving and resilient. I really did not take this lightly,” the 26-year-old commented. “It was only after many years of studying and talking with my family and friends and soul searching that I made the decision to fully embrace Judaism in my life and start planning for a future with the man I chose to marry.”

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Dylan Sprouse learned Mandarin Chinese for new movie

Dylan Sprouse dropped 30 pounds and learned to speak Mandarin for his latest film.The former child actor, who found fame with his twin brother Cole on Disney Channel show The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Adam Sandler movie Big Daddy, made a return to …

Dylan Sprouse dropped 30 pounds and learned to speak Mandarin for his latest film.

The former child actor, who found fame with his twin brother Cole on Disney Channel show The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Adam Sandler movie Big Daddy, made a return to acting last year (17), with horror flick Dismissed.

His next project is China-produced movie Turandot, directed by Xiaolong Zheng.

Deadline announced his casting on Tuesday (29May18), with Dylan adding some more details to his 4.5 million Twitter followers.

“Proud to announce my participation in the huge Chinese fantasy romance movie, Turandot as Prince Calaf! Between losing 30lbs from combat training and speaking exclusively mandarin, this is a huge leap for me, read more here,” he wrote with a link to Deadline’s story.

The 25-year-old plays Calaf, a character who risks his life in an attempt to free Princess Turandot, played by Chinese actress Guan Xiaotong, who is cursed by a mysterious power emanating from three Mazovian bracelets that were given to her as birthday gifts.

While answering three riddles, one for each bracelet, Calaf inadvertently uncovers his own extraordinary past.

The film, an adaptation of Giacomo Puccini’s opera of the same name, is in pre-production.

Like his brother Cole, Dylan enjoyed a long break from acting after The Suite Life wrapped in 2011. Both brothers enrolled in New York University, graduating in archaeology and video game design respectively.

Cole made his screen return a year before Dylan, in hit TV drama Riverdale, with both Sprouses now firmly back in the acting game.

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Karlie Kloss creates coding-inspired luggage with Away

Karlie Kloss has teamed up with Away Luggage on a collection inspired by the coders at her Kode With Klossy organisation.Model Karlie founded Kode With Klossy, a nonprofit organisation empowering girls to learn to code and lead in technology, in 2015.T…

Karlie Kloss has teamed up with Away Luggage on a collection inspired by the coders at her Kode With Klossy organisation.

Model Karlie founded Kode With Klossy, a nonprofit organisation empowering girls to learn to code and lead in technology, in 2015.

The runway star is a keen coder herself, and even quit her job as a Victoria’s Secret Angel to study at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and she’s taking her love for all things tech to a new level with her latest collaboration.

“We collaborated with Kode With Klossy to create modern travel essentials inspired by the changing digital landscape and the community of young girls coding, collaborating, and building a new future in tech,” Away’s website states.

The Away x Kode With Klossy line, which launched on Thursday (12Apr18), remakes two carry-ons and two travel cases in two new aptly named colours, Pixel (a deep purple) and Gigabyte (a forest green). There is also a new limited edition backpack and a storage Cube Case on offer, both crafted out of vegan leather.

All sales from Karlie’s line will help support her philanthropic venture, with the money raised helping to fund the monthly scholarships and free summer coding programmes Kode With Klossy offers.

“#AwayxKodeWithKlossy launches in-store and online TOMORROW! It’s SO SURREAL to see the Kode With Klossy scholars on billboards representing products they inspired!!! For every @Away x @KodeWithKlossy product purchased, YOU help fund comp sci edu (computer science education) for young women all over the U.S.!” Karlie tweeted.

The model was present at a special launch event in New York on Thursday. Later that night she swapped her business suit for a glam pink dress as she attended the Swarovski Times Square store party. The 25-year-old is the face of the sparkly jewellery company.

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