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EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Karlie Kloss shows model looks in yearbook photos
The 24-year-old supermodel counts Taylor Swift as a close friend and has a direct tie to US President Donald Trump, but 10 years ago she was just a goofy high school student.

EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Karlie Kloss gives glimpses of supermodel future in Missouri high school yearbook photos

By Reporter
PUBLISHED:  20 February 2017

Karlie Kloss counts Taylor Swift as a close friend and has a direct tie to US President Donald Trump, but 10 years ago she was just a goofy high school student.

As these unearthed pictures show, with her long legs and slender frame Karlie  - was born to be a model.

The now 24-year-old Chicago native towered over her classmates in 2008 - her freshman year, when she was a 16-year-old varsity cheerleader.

Yearbook photo: Karlie Kloss is shown in a high school yearbook photo from Webster Groves High School before she became a Victoria’s Secret model

That same year she was catapulted to fame on the runways of New York and Paris, walking in at least 64 shows in her first season as a model.

The teenager was a huge hit, and immediately caught the eye of fashion bosses at the brand Chloe, and was booked to appear in adverts for top brands including Jean Paul Gaultier and Donna Karan.

As her career skyrocketed, Karlie spent less and less time in the hallways of Webster Groves High School just outside St Louis, Missouri – and finished high school via an independent learning program from wherever she was in the world.

Social media pictures by her uncle and often chaperone Keith Kloss show that in 2008, she did a stint in Paris with him and her older sister, Kristine.

Top model: The Chicago native is shown last December at the Fashion Awards in Los Angeles

Cute kid: Karlie was a cute kid from the start

Cheer team: The future supermodel stood tall among her fellow cheerleaders

There she was like any other teenager, posing gleefully at Disneyland Paris – only a few pictures, including one of her still covered in stage makeup, hint that there was a future Victoria’s Secret star in their midst.

On the rare occasions she did return to conventional classes at Webster Groves, Karlie says her transition to in-demand model was hard for her classmates to understand.

‘There was a lot of material for kids to tease me about,’ she admitted in an interview with The Sunday Times in 2015. 'I’d go come back from Paris with bleached brows. My peers didn’t read Vogue or care about fashion – to them I was a weird, tall alien.’

Paris trip: Karlie is shown during one of her first trips to France with her sister Kristine at Paris Disneyland

Family chaperone: The model’s uncle Keith looked out for her in Paris

Famous landmark: Karlie, Keith and Kristine posed in front of the Eiffel Tower

Good times: The sisters smiled while in Paris together when Karlie was a teen

Still, it’s clear that Karlie – who is the world’s eighth highest-earning model, raking in $8m in 2015 according to Forbes – managed to form treasured friendships at her suburban high school, which was also attended by sisters Kristine, Kimberley and Kariann.

In the pictures she is seen clutching the arms of girlfriends at key school social events, including the annual black and white ball.

Despite the fact that she was being dressed by the most coveted couture houses in her senior year, she was all too happy to throw on leopard print and a tutu for the annual line dance, not to mention a garish red t-shirt and gumboots on the school’s 'tacky outfit day’.

High school: Karlie and her sisters attended Webster Groves High School

Popular gal: A high school gal pal planted a kiss on Karlie’s cheek in a group photo

Fashion statement: Karlie was shown wearing a funky outfit to school

In an announcement that would shock no one, she was also decreed the school’s best dressed in her senior year – a no-brainer given that by then, she had covered countless glossy magazine covers.

She was also no slouch in the boy department.

In 2010, a yearbook picture shows her looking thrilled to be in the arms of an unidentified young gentleman on the dance floor.

Dance moves: The high school photos included a snap of Karlie dancing

Tacky outfit: Karlie dressed up for Tacky Day with her friends

And at her senior prom, she was on the arm of her childhood best friend, Gabe Smith, who insisted on paying for her ticket and picking her up in his dad’s 2007 Ford Fusion.

'It looked pretty funny because Gabe was 5'6’’ or thereabouts, and even in flats she towered over him,’ says a source. 'She didn’t care. She loves Gabe – they’re still in touch. And anyway, despite his height, he was still one of the cutest boys in school.’

These days, Karlie – who is more than just a clothes-horse with her studies at New York University and running her own Internet coding school called Koding With Klossy

Tall date: The model towered over her prom date

Teen talent: A local newspaper wrote about Karlie and her modelling career when she was a teen

She’s almost as famous for her friendship with Taylor as she is for her modelling, and is a member in good standing in Taylor’s famous 'squad’.

Karlie lives in a Manhattan condo not far from bestie Taylor, and her dad, emergency room doctor Kurt and mom Tracy, have left St Louis for Goshen, upstate New York, a mere hour’s drive from their girl.

But this doesn’t mean she’s forgotten her roots.

'She still hangs out with the small group of girls who stuck by her in high school whenever she can,’ notes a local. 'Everyone around here loves Karlie, she’s never changed. She’s such a lovely girl.’

A member of the Webster Groves High School faculty adds: 'Karlie always helps us out. She’s gotten our business students into places like Major League Baseball for class trips – no other school has ever been able to do that. She never forgot where she came from.’

No brainer: Karlie was named best dressed in high school

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Council Gajevy is CANON....(and rockin' that uniform)

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Hmm, I dunno man, my personal favorite alternative to whatever happened during that time is Megatron and his boys “surrendering” and leaving Earth, and the Autobots, based on how intelligent they sometimes were in G1, believe them and decide to spend the next 20 years building an entire space station system for human beings and develop hover boards and funky outfits etc.

Meanwhile, Megatron has this amazing plan that will supposedly end the Autobots and win the war in the Decepticon’s favor, and he tells everyone but doesn’t say what the plan exactly is, to make it a surprise, and everyone’s like “that sounds awesome, can’t wait”. But after a few years, Megatron realises that his plan sucks and he becomes insecure and nervous, but whenever he looks into the excited and more or less loyal faces of his ‘Cons, the bastard just can’t bring himself to tell them he’s got nothing.


And so they spend 20 years getting ready for this “amazing plan” that, in the end, simply turns out to be “get in the next ship you see and shoot everyone”, and when the time’s finally here, Megs is absolutely nervous that he’ll disappoint his team, but then they actually manage to kill everyone at the beginning of the movie and he gets cocky again and acts like he knew it was going to work.

And meanwhile, Wheeljack does something dumb and scientific and dies (I honestly can’t remember why he dies in the movie, I only remember him being dead without ever seeing why. If anyone can help me out here, that’d be great).

So yeah, the 20 years gap would be the Autobots being productive and careless, the Decepticons preparing for a very stupid plan, and Wheeljack being Wheeljack. That’s my take on this. And that’s why I don’t write TV shows.

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- “ But Zen!! There are live action movies made for animes! ”

- True good point he will watch those

- The way you obsess? Adorable.

- He literally loves it

- You look so good in your little cosplay that’s literally just the cutest thing?

- “ Zen i’m trying to cosplay a character who’s a cold blooded killer here. ”

- “ If looks could kill everyone would be dead whenever you walk in the room! ”

- cheesy very cheesy

- He’ll come to conventions with you and might even cosplay, but he doesn’t really know who he’s cosplaying– You picked out and made his outfit!

- Still gets a lot of compliments, it’s actually pretty fun!! He really wants to come back with you sometime if that’s okay.


- He’s never gotten too into it, well at least not to your level.

- “ What is this? ”

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- “ Is the little pony not an anime? ”

- “ No Jumin, it’s not. ”

- at least he’s trying ~

- He won’t usually come to conventions just because he’s busy a lot but he’ll ask you to take pictures for him of everything.


- YES he loves anime he’s so excited when he finds out you do too!!

- He’s such a weeb he’s so pumped

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- He’s always been a little shy so going to cons has been scary for him but if you come with him he has an amazing time

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- Welcome to the club, MC.

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- When you show up his friend is Tom is waiting!! You guys had a 3 character cosplay.

- Lots of pictures, Especially selfies with you.

- The rest of the RFA thinks it’s childish but he doesn’t care he has an amazing time with you regardless.

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