Karlie Kloss Answers ‘Vogue’s’ 73 Questions And Explains Why Girls Should Learn To Code

"Women are essential in forging digital progress."

In a recent installment of Vogue's "73 Questions" series, host Joe Sabia goes inside the New York office of Kode With Klossy to interview supermodel Karlie Kloss

Kloss founded Kode With Klossy in 2015 as a way to encourage girls to learn how to code, one of Kloss's own passions. The program is free, and hosts two-week summer coding camps for girls ages 13 to 18 years old. In March, the organization announced that it would more than triple its reach by starting 50 coding camps in 25 U.S. cities to teach 1,000 girls to code, CNET reports


"Before my first coding class, the idea that I could build something with code seemed nearly impossible, but after only a couple of courses, I was working with my classmates to program a small drone," Kloss writes on Kode With Klossy's website. "I realized that, just like art and fashion, code is about creativity, and that women who have these skills have the power to shape our future — and often have. Women are essential in forging digital progress and knowing how to code is the key to exploring and creating the newest frontier."

During her interview with Vogue, Kloss introduces viewers to some of the scholars in the program and shares their accomplishments in addition to answering various questions about her career, personal life, and beyond. 

For example, one of the Kode With Klossy girls explains that she's working on a "web app connecting young girls with programs and internships." 

"I was really curious about this mysterious language that was building the technology that touches my life," Kloss says when asked why she's passionate about coding. 

Sabia also notes that the Kode With Klossy program is for girls only: "Because there aren't enough young women with access to learn these skills." 

About 74 percent of girls in middle school express an interest in engineering, science, and math, Girls Who Code reports. But only 0.3 percent choose computer science as their college major.

"Researchers say many factors contribute to girls' reluctance to pursue computing as early as elementary school, including discouraging parents, inadequate resources for teachers and a lack of exposure. Studies have shown that girls imagine computer scientists as men working alone in a basement and can't relate."

But through Kloss's program, she explains, girls are winning hackathon prizes, scholarships to study at colleges across the country, building web apps, and beyond. 

After chatting about Kode With Klossy, Kloss shares who made her the most starstruck, what she would do if she weren't modeling, her role models, her favorite podcast, and more. Plus, there are even special appearances from Casey Neistat and Ashley Graham. 

Finally, Kloss wraps things up by sharing her favorite cocktail, must-have beauty products, and her hopes for her future.

In 10 years, she says, "I want to be surrounded by loved ones, and working hard, and being challenged and fulfilled by whatever it is I'm doing."

Check it all out in the video above.


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