Whether a professor, sorority sister, or just a wise old pal, having a mentor figure as you navigate the world of college is a life saver. The epic way how Christy Turlington helped Karlie Kloss get into college this fall proves exactly who Kloss' mentor is, as told by LuckyShops. Kloss now joins the list of supermodels that went to college, and has Turlington to thank for her new squad. Congrats on NYU, Kloss!
The gorgeous gal answered the daunting question of who to ask for a rec letter by turning to Turlington, a supermodel NYU alum. Turlington's rec letter obviously made a good impression, as she told the New York Times how her letter, "was all about my crush on Karlie in 500 words. She is going to take this education and blow it up. She’s so eager and ready and thoughtful about her next steps."
If you're worried about Kloss' future on the runway, don't. Unlike Delevingne dropping modeling to pursue other ambitions, no one has to worry about Kloss disappearing behind books forever (not like that's a bad thing!). “I want to do this job for decades," Kloss shared with the New York Times, "but I don’t want to burn myself out with it now. Going to school is part of that balance. There’s so much I want to learn.” Yeah, girl!
To help give Kloss some encouragement as she dives into her first semester, I've rounded up some supermodel babes that are also super smart and rocked college like the brilliant women they are!
1. Brooke Shields
Shields has a B.A. in French Literature from Princeton University. C'est magnifique!
2. Tyra Banks
Banks has a masters from Harvard Business School!
3. Lily Cole
The doll-faced red head graduated from Cambridge's King's College!
Before being discovered, Iman studied Political Science at prestigious Nairobi University.
5. Cameron Russell
Russell majored in Economics AND Political Science at Columbia. Hot dang.
6. Sara Ziff
Ziff graduated from Columbia with a degree in Political Science. #GoGirl