Karlie Kloss has fitness and beauty advice for you!

Karlie Kloss beauty and fitness
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Karlie Kloss has fitness and beauty advice for you!
"I studied ballet for years and at an early age, I learned that being physically active really affects how you feel. Ballet teaches you how to express yourself through movement, and how to tell a story without words, which is exactly what I do on set for photo shoots. Through ballet I became aware of my muscle movement and strength and how to be more graceful. It just really helps you learn how to move and feel good in your own skin."
"I don't wear a ton of makeup if I'm going to the gym, but I do love to wear BB cream. L'Oréal Paris has a great one called Youth Code that's a nice option if you're going to a workout class with a cute boy or friends. It gives you light coverage without clogging your pores and has the SPF you need if you're running outside."

"I have so much respect for Taylor Swift and how hard she works and I'm lucky to to call her a good friend. We push each other, whether it's fitness or getting up on stage."

Bonus! Here's what Karlie had to say about T. Swift's signature beauty move: "That girl can rock a red lip like nobody else!" Try L'Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipcolour in Coral Seduction. And her own go-to? "I like the messy, slightly dirty look. But I hate greasy roots! I fake that style with dry shampoo." She likes L'Oréal Paris Blow Dry It Blow Out Longwear Spray.

"I love Jay-ZKanye WestBeyoncé, andAdele—basically all the big players out there when it comes to music. My sisters are also really good at finding new, trendy musicians and they always keep me up to date on who's who. Following their playlists keeps me cool."
"No matter what your job is—whether you're a student or you're walking in a fashion show—striving to be the best version of you is hugely important in finding your confidence."

Karlie Kloss was just a leggy teenager from St. Louis when she shyly sauntered into the Teen Vogue offices for her very first go-see. "It's like I blinked and went from being a 14-year-old girl in Teen Vogue to a L'Oréal Paris spokeswoman!" the supermodel says of her ascent. This unassuming charm made her a bit of an anomaly back when chain-smoking and can't-sit-with-us attitudes ruled the runways. She was the smiley American girl who sent homemade cookies with handwritten thank-you notes after jobs. And thanks to years spent studying ballet, she approached modeling with the health-conscious discipline of an athlete. Even before gym pics flooded Instagram, fitness was more than a hobby for Karlie-it was a way of life.

Karlie was closing runway shows for Marc by Marc Jacobs by 15, and she had the luxury of wearing Dior to prom-but industry cred didn't exempt her from having normal teenage anxieties about her body. "I wore flats with my dress because I was at least a foot taller than my date," she remembers with a laugh. "It was an insecurity I always had." Turns out, the flats didn't stunt her prom style at all: "I outlasted everyone on the dance floor!" Heels or no, Karlie has managed to perfect the most recognizable walk on the runway. She's also helped usher in a friendlier brand of American "supers." But there is one thing even the nicest girl in fashion gets territorial about: her shampoo. "Growing up in a house full of girls, everyone shares everything, but I was always very protective of my shampoo," Karlie admits. "I forced my mom to make sure I had my own special ones from L'Oréal-they were great at volumizing my fine hair." (Her go-to: L'Oréal Paris Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo.)

Reflecting on her biggest year ever-with highlights that include landing her first American Vogue cover, scoring a Nike contract, and spinning her Karlie's Kookies partnership with Momofuku Milk Bar into a thriving philanthropic initiative-Karlie ends our chat with some serious food for thought: "I always want to continue to learn. I overcame the insecurities I had as a teenager through being the best I could be. Part of that means making yourself the strongest, smartest, healthiest version of you. I think that's what gave me the confidence to be proud when I stepped out on that runway," she says. "Even if I am taller than all the boys!"

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