Here’s what the 23-year-old model had to share:
On being a role model: “I’m still wrapping my head around it; I do feel a responsibility to be an example for young women in general. That’s what Kode With Karlie is about: supporting girls to try coding even if they’re not interested in being a programmer. If I can inspire one girl to try it, I’ll be happy.”
On her love life: “I tend to be very private about this because there are so many other parts that people feel like they can have an opinion about, be it my friendships or my body image…. For me, it’s about finding someone that challenges you and makes you laugh. You want to surround yourself with people—both a partner and friends—who let you be yourself.”
On her friendship with Taylor Swift: “Taylor and I met at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show two years ago. [Model] Lily Aldridge introduced us. She was like, ‘OK, you two are kindred spirits. How have my two nice American friends never met?’ And that was it….. Our friendship is the same as yours and mine. Many of my closest friends are traveling all the time, so it takes constant effort—texting, FaceTiming—on all ends to maintain close relationships.”
For more from Karlie, visit Glamour.com.