>> It's rare for a model to score an only-girl Teen Vogue cover —the most recent one that comes to mind is Gemma Ward's February 2006 cover for the magazine — but Karlie Kloss has done just that with the May 2010 issue of Teen Vogue. 17-year-old Kloss racked up more than more than 150,000 airline miles in the last year, scored the finale spot in Jason Wu's show for the last four seasons running — "She's my lucky closer," the designer says — and has been tapped by many as the next heir to the supermodel throne.
But Karlie is still "just Karlie," one of her friends from home in St. Louis says. She has made sweets for Teen Vogue's Amy Astley and Alexander Wang, the latter who says: "She baked me peanut butter cookies when she came in for her fittings." And she's always accompanied by an adult — her English teacher came with her to the Paris couture shows last Summer, and her Uncle Keith, who Karlie describes as a "big bodyguard" type, has traveled with her as well. "I need that support," Karlie told Teen Vogue. "I don't want to be on my own yet. I'm not ready for that."
Kloss idolizes Christy Turlington and eventually wants to get "some sort of medical degree. Something that would allow me to visit third-world countries and help children." But when it comes to what she looks for in a boyfriend, another supermodel's tastes come to mind: "If Tom Brady ever becomes single, or if he has a brother, or someone Tom Brady-ish . . ." She smiles and adds with a wink, "Don't tell Gisele."