Being part of one of many world’s most well-known households certainly has its perks. However Kendall Jenner just lately revealed how her affiliation with the Kardashians harm her when she first began modeling.
Talking to Vogue Australia for the journal’s cowl story, Jenner, who’s now the world’s highest-paid supermodel, revealed how being related to Kardashians made it tougher for her to ascertain her personal “model,” as she was already seen as a actuality star attributable to “Maintaining Up With The Kardashians,” the favored TV present that her household is understood for.
At simply 14 years outdated, Jenner first introduced on the present that she wished to pursue a profession in modeling.
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“If that is what Kendall actually desires to do then I’m on board and I’ll get the phrase out,” her mom, Kris Jenner, mentioned on the time, per Vogue Australia.
However when she first began attending casting calls, the now 23-year-old revealed she referred to herself merely as “Okay” or “Kendall” in an effort to “distinguish herself from her well-known household,” the publication reported.
“However I’ve at all times been the individual to show [critics] mistaken, even after I was youthful,” Jenner informed the publication. I’ve at all times been a tough employee: that’s in my blood. My dad and mom raised me and my little sister to be that method and the remainder of my sisters, too. Lots of people assumed that as a result of I got here from a ‘title’ that it was quite a bit simpler for me to get to the place I obtained, however truly, it’s the exact opposite.”
Russell James, a photographer who labored with Jenner when she first began out, informed the journal that “100 % of Kendall Jenner’s success is definitely 100 % Kendall.”
“She is so [expletive] motivated and disciplined in a method that individuals don’t get to see,” he added.
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“Genetically she had every thing to be an important mannequin, however I informed her it was going to be so onerous to do as a result of she already had a model,” James continued. “In some methods, the trade was particularly harsh on her as a result of it’s tougher to rebrand than it’s to model, so she had an unimaginable problem.”
Jenner additionally revealed she by no means had a back-up plan in case her dream of modeling didn’t come to fruition.
“I don’t assume I essentially wanted to have one. Something I do, I at all times wish to be 100 % in it and know I wish to be doing it,” she mentioned. “After I began I used to be so younger, so if it didn’t work out then I used to be going to determine it out. I’d cross that bridge after I obtained there.”