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She may have only visited Australia twice. 

But Victoria’s Secret model Karlie Kloss, 24, believes herself to be an honorary Australian.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph this week, the New York-based beauty confessed: ‘Long before I even came to Australia I feel like I was an honorary Aussie.’

'Long before I even came to Australia I feel like I was an honorary Aussie': Victoria's Secret model Karlie Kloss, 24, believes herself to be an honorary Australian
'Long before I even came to Australia I feel like I was an honorary Aussie': Victoria's Secret model Karlie Kloss, 24, believes herself to be an honorary Australian

‘Long before I even came to Australia I feel like I was an honorary Aussie’: Victoria’s Secret model Karlie Kloss, 24, believes herself to be an honorary Australian

‘It’s almost like there’s an Australian family of sorts in New York. The first people I met there were Abbey Lee (Kershaw), Cat McNeil and Dion Lee.’

She added: ‘They represent your country very well and I’ve always had a fond place in my heart for Australia.’

Taylor Swift’s bestie was this month announced as the face of David Jones’ autumn/winter 2017 campaign, and will walk the runway for the department store’s collection launch.

Two peas in a pod! Karlie is known as the glamorous best friend of pop-star Taylor Swift 
Two peas in a pod! Karlie is known as the glamorous best friend of pop-star Taylor Swift 

Two peas in a pod! Karlie is known as the glamorous best friend of pop-star Taylor Swift 

Modelling Down Under: Taylor Swift's bestie was this month announced as the face of David Jones' autumn/winter 2017 campaign, and will walk the runway for the department store's collection launch
Modelling Down Under: Taylor Swift's bestie was this month announced as the face of David Jones' autumn/winter 2017 campaign, and will walk the runway for the department store's collection launch

Modelling Down Under: Taylor Swift’s bestie was this month announced as the face of David Jones’ autumn/winter 2017 campaign, and will walk the runway for the department store’s collection launch

She will strut her stuff alongside Australian models Bridget Malcolm, Jessica Gomes and Jesinta Campbell.

Meanwhile, multi-talented Karlie has been spending her downtime launching a scholarship for women to learn computer coding.

‘Initially my interest in coding was that it was this very mysterious secret language that all these engineers and founders of tech companies knew,’ she tells The Daily Telegraph. 

Not just a pretty face! Meanwhile, multi-talented Karlie has been spending her downtime launching a scholarship for women to learn computer coding
Not just a pretty face! Meanwhile, multi-talented Karlie has been spending her downtime launching a scholarship for women to learn computer coding

Not just a pretty face! Meanwhile, multi-talented Karlie has been spending her downtime launching a scholarship for women to learn computer coding

While it feels more natural to see her on runways than banging away at computer keyboards like a seasoned hacker, Karlie is fascinated with the technological riddle.

The supermodel believes that code is the a way for businesses to create value and change.

Once the Chicago native nailed the tricky code for herself, she realised it’s potential to help women build businesses and started the Kode with Klossy scholarship. 

Kode with Klossy! The supermodel believes that code is the a way for businesses to create value and change
Kode with Klossy! The supermodel believes that code is the a way for businesses to create value and change

Kode with Klossy! The supermodel believes that code is the a way for businesses to create value and change

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