Karlie Kloss quit Victoria’s Secret over feminism

Karlie is not stepping back from her feminist morals. For years, people have associated the model with racy photos pasted across Victoria’s Secret advertisements. However, the 26-year-old suddenly decided to stop posing in obscene lingerie in 2015. At the time, she made no statement explaining her decision, but now Kloss has revealed what inspired her to walk away from the lingerie brand.

“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 told Vogue in an interview.

Moreover, Kloss was in the midst of studying feminist theory at New York University and was starting to put the lessons she learned into action. “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,” Kloss explains. Her choice to make an exit from Victoria’s Secret also served as a lesson and a testament to how far she has come in her career.