Karlie was discovered at the tender age of 13 during a charity fashion show in St.Louis. She was signed with Elite Model Management in 2007 and one of her first modelling gigs was for abercrombie & fitch.
She left Elite for NEXT Model Management in 2008 and with her unusual runway walk, did a total of whopping 64 shows in a single season of fashion week that year and was eventually named the Best Model in 2008 by People Magazine.
She did some campaigns for Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana to name a few and walked for designers /brand such as Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen and a lot more making her one of the most bankable models of this new generation. At the moment, she is ranked number four by models.com