Supermodel Karlie Kloss stopped booking jobs after starting birth control


When it comes to supermodels, it's hard to write a list of the top faces in the industry without including Karlie Kloss.

Kloss first started making waves in the modeling world with her long legs and angular face at just 15-years-old. Quickly rising to stardom after getting discovered in her hometown of St. Louis, Kloss was consistently booked to walk in all of the major fashion shows that were put on each year and regularly appeared in editorial spreads for the likes of W magazine and Harper's Bazaar.

But recently the model has come to realize that her career has undergone rapid change.

In the October 2018 issue of Vogue, Kloss, now age 26, revealed that she recently started to lose out on modeling jobs after she began to take birth control. Experiencing a typical side effect of birth control, the model began to gain weight and went from a size 0 to a 4/6 within twelve months. "I started taking birth control, and my body became more womanly -- hips and thighs appeared," she explained.

"I started losing jobs; I wasn’t getting booked for the runway; designers stopped working with me. It felt as if my world had been turned upside down, " she continued.

While we have seen more diversity on the runways in the recent years, for example, Wednesday night's body-inclusive Savage x Fenty show that put women of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities on the catwalk, Kloss' struggle proves that the fashion industry has a long way to go when it comes to inclusivity.

See more of Karlie and her fiance, Joshua Kushner, below: