Is Karlie Kloss referencing a Taylor Swift-rift in her new Elle UK profile?

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Karlie Kloss covers the March issue of Elle UK. I like Karlie a lot, but I usually find her interviews sort of boring. She’s very wholesome, or at least that’s how she wants to be seen, so the effect is that she comes across as bland. But there have been some rumors… whispers really, that Karlie might have had some kind of falling out with her BFF Taylor Swift. Part of the story is simple: Karlie and Taylor haven’t been in the same place at the same time for a while. Maybe. But others believe that the absence of BFF-photos on each other’s social media is evidence of some kind of rift. Did Taylor replace Karlie with some other tall model? Did Karlie just not appreciate the all-for-show nature of Taylor’s squad? I don’t know. But Karlie talks a bit about friendship and how she’s bad at confrontation. It feels… interesting.

On friendships: “If you have one person in your life that you connect with then you’re lucky. If you have a group of friends that you have that connection with then you’re especially lucky. If you have people in your family you have that connection with then you’ve really won the game.”

On confrontation: “I definitely don’t like negative confrontation. I’m not great at arguing. I’m not good at getting into fights. I always lose and it makes me really uncomfortable. But I guess, true relationships and friendships come with ups and downs so it’s about figuring out how to work with that.”

She doesn’t want to live online: “As transformative and wonderful as technology is at times I think being so absorbed in these online personas can make it hard to exist in the actual moment. Every industry is being transformed by technology and you either adapt or get left behind. So I think why coding has grown to be so powerful, especially for young women, is that it gives you the understanding and the skills to be a part of the change and a part of writing the future.”

Diversity in modeling: “I hope it’s not a trend, because it’s the way that women feel most beautiful, when they’re celebrating their uniqueness, their individuality.”

[From Express]

It could be that Karlie was just talking about her views and she wasn’t referencing anyone or anything specifically. But it does feel like she was talking about someone in particular, right? “Being so absorbed in these online personas” plus “I’m not great at arguing. I’m not good at getting into fights.” I feel like Karlie and Tay-Tay got into a fight, possibly about #SquadGoals and the image Taylor puts out there. Maybe I’m being too much of a gossipmonger though.

Photos courtesy of Elle UK, Getty.

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31 Responses to “Is Karlie Kloss referencing a Taylor Swift-rift in her new Elle UK profile?”

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  1. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    There’s always that moment where I’m going to make a comment and then I see a really crazy picture right at the end of the post that distracts me.

    Can someone please get a medic for Gigi Hadid’s boobs? Those poor things are suffocating! Also she seems to have taken on a Trumpish hue.

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    i didn’t think she was referencing anyone in particular. Could be wrong, of course. I’m happy to see someone her age who doesn’t want to spend every second online. She seems nice.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      I thought they were roommates so they see each other every other day, right? it’s normal for roommates to have fights, not lying my former roommate & I fought about Leo’s The Great Gatsby. We just didn’t agree about if Leo was good or not for the role of Gatsby. Roommates fight about the silliest things, it’s no big deal.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Ha! My college boyfriend and his roommate had a huge fight about whether or not it was important to know all of the state capitals.

  3. Donna Martin says:

    I honestly thought KK And TS were actually dating

    • Allie says:

      Oh, they definitely were. The video of them kissing at the 1975 concert is everything.

      • Ally8 says:

        Right? Swift’s MO after that seemed to be to organize some group photos with Kloss, and then distance herself from her. Which, if that kiss was unsolicited and unwanted, fair enough.

      • ciera says:

        Damn . If they really have broken up, Tay is totally going to have to renovate the special “Karlie” tribute room in her NY penthouse. Well, that sucks. :(

  4. Bridget says:

    The confrontation part I don’t think she was referencing anyone. But the “online personas”? That’s interesting. Because people have frequently wondered how much fun Taylor could possibly be having if everyone has to stop everything to get just the right Instagram photo. It isn’t necessarily proof of some big rift between the two of them, but it definitely speaks to a changing dynamic in their friendship.

    • ohdear says:

      I wonder if she’s talking about the entertainment world in general. Everything is so documented. I used to follow some fashion people’s instagram accounts (not models), and the need to take a picture of everything, stage everything, etc., would really take you out of the moment. And Taylor lives like that too, for marketing purposes. Karlie is in school now, so she’s been able to step away from it and see how consumed various industries can be.

  5. Little Darling says:

    Seems like she was addressing social media as a whole, and how it relates to being in the public eye. For some reason I can buy that this chick really is the pretty dorky type who would rather stay home then party.

    Milquetoast a bit, though.

  6. InvaderTak says:

    Interview is whatever, but the “fix your eyebrows, find love?” Headline has the potential to be insanely dumb. Anyone have a subscription and care to share?

  7. Rhiley says:

    All I’ve got is very few people can pull of the ensemble she is wearing the cover photo, but she does, and it is boss. I am not crazy about her “bitch face” in the photo. She looks a little like LeAnn Rimes. She would look prettier if she were smiling, but the jacket and the shirt are mesmerizing.

  8. J.Mo says:

    Someone spilled coffee on Gigi and it almost got on her boobs? What’s going on w her tan/body make-up?

  9. Tiffany says:

    Anyone that becomes involved in Swifty’s squad has a shelf life. The girl has the attention of a gnat.

  10. Lucy says:

    I like her too. She seems simple, mature, and an all-around nice girl. I can relate to the confrontation thing. I don’t know if she was referencing anyone in particular, but then again, she talks about her friendship with Taylor in most of her interviews, something that (I think) she didn’t do in this one. Huh.

  11. knower says:

    breakups are hard.

  12. Cynthia says:

    I like Karlie, and she may not be referencing her ex BFF but Taylor seems like the person who goes from 0 to 100 in any kind of relationship whether intimate or not. I mean first it was all about Karlie and she eve set up a bedroom especially for her with pictures of Karlie and the Swifts (creepy right?) and then she does petty things like that Instagram post for Karlie’s birthday. Methinks they had a falling out because Karlie saw through the Squad bullshit and finally understood that it was all about PR and supporting Taylor, never the other way.

  13. Jennifer Lapan says:

    that ELLE cover of karlie—and that jacket—are stunning. i’m not usually a huge fan (i don’t dislike her either) but that photo with the deep red color and that confident expression are doing it for me! :) #yougogirl

  14. Angie says:

    If that jacket is as rainbowy in real life, I WANT. I don’t care that I would look like a big-ass pride flag with my monster boobs. WANT WANT WANT.

  15. Veronica says:

    This is probably one of the best covers she’s done in a long time. This being said, if we’re going to talk about her being a smart woman…maybe get her on record about more of her education-related endeavors, Elle magazine?

    I don’t think she’s referencing a rift. I think they’re both just famous women who likely lead busy lives. I have a couple of girlfriends that I only see a few times a month, despite our closeness.

  16. lizzie says:

    she is the most boring looking model on the planet