Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne and More Models Whose Side Hustles Have Nothing to Do with Fashion
After conquering the modeling world as a Victoria's Secret Angel and runway regular, Kloss felt her career hit a standstill. "Instead of giving up because I was not challenged anymore," she told Vogue Australia of delving into new projects, "I actually reversed it on its head and saw all the opportunities to use this as a platform to do so many other things that I am passionate about, even if I don't have anything to do with fashion." The model turned her passion for coding into Kode with Klossy, an intensive coding boot camp and scholarship program for young women interested in science and math.
As founder and CEO of Every Mother Counts — a non-profit launched in 2010 — the supermodel continues to raise awareness of the global maternal health crisis. "After enduring a complication following the delivery of my daughter, I started to learn the global estimates of pregnancy and childbirth-related complications and deaths," Turlington told Bustle. "That was the moment I knew I had to get involved in maternal healthcare."
Talk about a triple threat! Not only has Delevingne fronted magazine covers, walked down fashion runways and scored high-profile ad campaigns, she also has beefed up her acting résumé in recent years — and that's not all. The model-turned-actress just wrote her first novel, Mirror, Mirror, slated to hit bookstores this fall.
Moss is boss! The legendary supermodel continues to make a name for herself with her most recent venture. Moss, 43, launched her own eponymous talent agency in 2016. "I want to focus on managing people's careers, not just running an agency," she wrote on the company's website.
Modeling chops aside, Aboah also serves as the founder of @gurlstalk, an Instagram account that promotes feminism and the importance of female friendships.
Scott, who has walked down Prada and Victoria's Secret runways, earned her bachelor's degree in computer science — and continues to put those skills to use by creating iPhone apps in her spare time.
JOSEPHINE SKRIVER & JASMINE TOOKES
When they're not working as Victoria's Secret Angels, Skriver and Tookes are managing their joint Instagram account, JoJa — a fitness-centric space that provides fans with workouts, healthy eating tips and more. "We both really love fitness and health, and we wanted to give people a deeper look into our everyday fitness routine," Tookes said of their venture.
The supermodel is no stranger to philanthropy — at 22, she launched The Naked Heart Foundation, an organization that helps special needs kids in her native Russia. And most recently, Vodianova founded the Elbi app, which quickly turns "likes" into dollars to benefit a wide array of causes.