The 22-year-old has walked in four Victoria’s Secret fashion shows since 2011 and was officially illuminated as an Angel in 2013.
Ed Razek, Victoria’s Secret’s chief marketing officer and executive producer of the brand’s fashion shows, confirmed in a statement to PEOPLE that Kloss is clipping her wings. “Karlie and I met several months ago to discuss the many things she hoped to do in her life and career. As we talked, it became clear she would not have the time to fulfill her myriad commitments. Reluctantly, we agreed she would leave the brand at the end of her contract.”
“She is, without question, one of the best models ever. But she is an even better person,” Razek continued. “Her future is unlimited, and I am excited to see all the good she will do. Karlie Kloss will always be an Angel to me.”
Even though we’ll miss seeing Kloss’ blinding smile and infectious energy in the VS shows — not to mention her FOMO-inducing adorableness on the runway with Taylor Swift — this definitely isn’t the last we’ll be seeing of her.
Kloss recently told Vogue — appearing on the mag’s March cover alongside Tay — that she’ll continue working as a model full-time. “I’m incredibly ambitious and have lots of goals within my career that I’m not slowing down anytime soon," she assured us. In fact, she’s already lined up spring campaigns and ads with Kate Spade, Joe Fresh, L’Oreal Paris, and Marc Jacobs, just to name a few.
And in more news that will probably make you feel very inferior and super lazy, Kloss is planning to do all that WHILE earning her college degree. Yep, she’s been #blessed with brains AND beauty.
Kloss revealed to Vogue that she’ll be attending New York University’s School of Individualized Study next fall (fun fact: NYU alum and supermodel Christy Turlington Burns penned her recommendation letter). She said that continuing her education is “something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time.”
Judging by her friendship with notably savvy businesswoman Taylor, as well as her constant Instagram posts about Karlie’s Kookies, her health-conscious line of baked goods, we’re guessing Kloss will be taking the business world by storm in no time.