Kendall Jenner is becoming a bit of a big deal in the modeling world. She’s walked the runways and appeared in campaigns for some of the biggest fashion brands on the planet, and that’s all thanks to her own talent, NOT her famous family. You see, Kendall knows you all hate the Kardashians and that they’re a joke when it comes to any serious industry, but she wasn’t going to let that stop her. She succeeded in spite of them, not because of them.
From LOVE magazine (via The Cut):
While one might think that Jenner’s name recognition helped her career, she claims the opposite is true. “I was like, ‘You know what? I want to be high fashion. I want to be taken seriously … People think that this [success] just came to me. But it didn’t. What I have has almost worked against me. I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn’t take me seriously as a model. Because of the TV show,” she adds needlessly. “I went on castings and some people weren’t feeling me because of my name. But it was great when people didn’t recognize me. I was like, ‘Thank you. Please don’t recognize me.'”
Oh, whatever. She also revealed that she basically wants her sisters nowhere around her when it comes to her work, since apparently Kim was invited to a lot of the runway shows Kendall was walking in and Kendall told her not to bother coming to see it. Actually, here’s the official quote:
“Kim was invited to a lot of the shows that I was in,” she says. “She called me before and was like, ‘Hey, I was invited to the show, I just wanted to let you know. Do you want me to come?’ and I was like, ‘No.’”
LOL, well… okay. I mean, damn. Homegirl seems intent on distancing herself from her family name – and I can see why, but that’s harsh as hell. I guess if you want to be taken seriously, however, it’s kinda necessary. But when Kim Kardashian’s own sister doesn’t want to be associated with her professionally, I think that says something…
P.S. Try something different, Kendall – tired of seeing you topless already. Old news.