Model Karlie Kloss Ditches Victoria's Secret for the Smartest Reason

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Victoria's Secret Angels never fail to achieve soaring levels of fame, but Karlie Kloss is simply skyrocketing. Recognized to many as Taylor Swift's BFF and to others as the girl from this ad or that ad (she's in a gazillion!), the 22-year-old has undoubtedly achieved supermodel status. But it's official: Karlie's giving up the Victoria's Secret runway for the time being -- and for the best possible reason!

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The St. Louis native is going to be enrolling at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study this fall. According to New York magazine, she even got a letter of recommendation from alum Christy Turlington Burns. Not too shabby!

The news that Karlie is trading in her Angel wings for academia was first reported by PEOPLE.com as a rumor, but Victoria's Secret's senior creative Ed Razek released a statement that confirmed it all:

 

Well, there you have it, folks. And the general reaction to Karlie's move? Resounding applause, obviously!

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Surely, some stars may feel that having so much success makes them invincible, and why bother with a degree at all? But Karlie must realize there's immeasurable value to securing a (world-class!) education. Girl's got her priorities straight, that's for sure. The runway can wait --now, it's time to hit the books!

What do you think about Karlie quitting Victoria's Secret? Do you think she's sending an inspiring message to young women?


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