After four years with modeling agency Next (she moved there from Elite in 2008), Karlie Kloss has signed with IMG Models, WWD reports. The 20-year-old will now be working with the same manager as Gisele Bündchen. Her switch suggests that she’s planning to broaden her appeal outside of the fashion industry, most likely following the paths of other top models who have embarked on personal branding ventures like clothing and beauty lines or TV shows. Indeed, IMG senior vice president and managing director Ivan Bart insinuates that this is in the works: “Karlie has an immense and loyal following, and we welcome the opportunity to help expand her relationships through endorsements as well as our global network that reaches beyond fashion.” So, perhaps this means a Kloss bakeware line is coming soon? Or better yet, a Karlie cooking show?
Karlie Kloss. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images