Karlie Kloss: "I Felt Very Awkward and Isolated in my Early Teens"

American model Karlie Kloss has opened up on her teenage years, explaining that she went through an awkward phase and didn't feel comfortable with her body. Karlie commented that she was often teased because of her height and found it difficult to deal with: ''I felt very awkward and isolated in my early teens. I felt like Bambi. It wasn't much fun being seen as the lanky, gangly girl in school and all the teasing and jokes I had to put up with made me feel incredibly insecure.'' 

 Karlie says her body image turned around when she began modelling and she was able to accept her looks: ''It was only once I started modelling that I began to develop a better image of myself and a sense of being accepted and liked." 

 She was only 13 when she was scouted: ''I was discovered in a shopping mall in St Louis, Missouri, when I was 13. By the time I was 15, I was in New York doing Calvin Klein spring collection, then I went to Milan for Gucci. Later, I did Alexander McQueen and Chloé. After that I was kind of on my way and I started thinking seriously about modelling as a career. Before that, I was considering following in my father's footsteps and becoming a doctor.''

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