Karlie Kloss Shedding Her Victoria's Secret Angel Wings

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Karlie Kloss is bidding adieu to Victoria's Secret and shedding her Angel wings in favor of a different lifestyle. So what's behind such a monumental decision?

One source claims it's because of her boyfriend, Joshua Kushner. Karlie Kloss met Kushner at a Victoria's Secret party back in 2012. It seems he was instrumental in urging her not to resign for her Angel wings when her contract expired.

Another source, however, says that's not true at all--claiming Karlie Kloss turned in her Angel wings to concentrate on college. She will soon be a student at NYU, and felt that renewing her contract with Victoria's Secret wouldn't allow her the time she needs to get an education.

Karlie Kloss will reportedly start classes this coming fall at NYU’s Gallatin School. This by no means indicates she is giving up her modeling career, however. She will still work for Nike, L’Oréal Paris, Joe Fresh and Kate Spade. She walked in Tom Ford's show for New York Fashion Week on Saturday.

Karlie Kloss has made news in recent weeks for hanging out with Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Kendall Jenner, and for covering Vogue with Taylor Swift.

The New York Post tried contacting both Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner regarding the first rumor about Karlie ditching her Angel wings, but they received no reply.

People magazine received a statement from Ed Razek at Victoria's Secret, who confirmed that Karlie Kloss is in fact turning in those Angel wings.

“Karlie 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,” he said in the statement. “Reluctantly, we agreed she would leave the brand at the end of her contract. 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.”

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.