Karlie Kloss Sets Her Sights On College Degree, Begins Classes This Fall

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Karl Kloss, who turned 23 on Tuesday, is setting her sights on a college degree.

In the fall, the Victoria’s Secret Angel will begin attending classes at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individual Study.

“I didn’t want to wait until I’m 30 to continue learning and challenging myself in new ways. I am 23 and at a very busy point in my career, but I hope it’s just the beginning. I want to do it all,” Kloss told Glamour magazine.

Despite being at the top of her modeling game, Karlie Kloss says she is just like every new incoming college freshman this year — a little nervous.

“Like most kids starting college, my major is still ‘undecided,'" said Karlie. "Next year will be a big balancing act — but how exciting! I haven’t written a paper in years, so I may be calling you [referring to the interviewer, her friend Derek Blasberg] for homework help."

While her own education is her priority, the model can't help but be aware that she is a role model for girls and takes that role very seriously. In fact, Karlie Kloss so serious about encouraging young women that she set up the Kode With Karlie scholarship, which seeks to introduce young girls to the world of computer coding.

“I’m still wrapping my head around it; I do feel a responsibility to be an example for young women in general,” she said. “That’s what Kode With Karlie is about: supporting girls to try coding even if they’re not interested in being a programmer. If I can inspire one girl to try it, I’ll be happy.”

Pam Wright