Today is a very special day, ladies and gents! Karlie Kloss who you might know as the face of Oscar de la Renta and Dior or from her appearances in almost every issue of Vogue since 2008 turns 19 today. She was discovered in her hometown of St. Louis six years ago, and since that fateful day she’s become not only one of the most ubiquitous faces in the fashion industry, she’s also one of the sweetest. Her killer runway walk and smoldering stare might make her seem tough, but at heart she’s a down to earth Midwestern girl who enjoys baking and ballet when she’s not jetting off to Paris for a shoot with Steven Meisel.
Instead of 19 candles, we have 19 of our favorite Karlie photos to share with you in honor of her special day. Click through to check them out, plus one bonus photo of the model with her BFF Jourdan Dunn, whose birthday is today as well!