An American beauty originally from Chicago, then from St Louis Missouri, United States. Discovered at a charity fashion show in a mall in St. Louis for a friend who was battling cancer. Now based in NYC, Karlie studied ballet which explains her grace on the runway and her popularity among the designers. Close friends with fellow model Jourdan Dunn and Karmen Pedaru. Has a puppy named Joe. Partnered with Momofuku Milk Bar and started a line of cookies (Karlie's Kookies) with a portion of the proceeds going to charity. In Sept 2013 won the Best Model Social Media award, at the Fashion Media Awards.