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.
July 29, 2014 at 5:30 am by Jennifer
I try and give credit where it’s due. Kim Kardashian may have bought her looks from LA’s hottest plastic surgeon, but she’s a pretty girl and can look fantastic. Her Balmain getup to the Vogue Paris dinner held last night was… not one of those times. Kimmycakes posted several photos of herself with sister Kendall and a bunch of other models and oh man. One of these things is not like the other, eh? I’m not 6 feet tall and 90 lbs myself, but unfortunately Kim stands out like a sore thumb and these photos sorta expose her for the try-hard she is. Like, you might be rich, but you are not high fashion, girl.
Take this image, for example. Kim re-posted it because legendary photographer Mario Testino put it on his Instagram, but this to me doesn’t seem complimentary – I feel like he’s kinda making a dig at the size of her ass?
Yeah, she is unmistakable because no one else has an ass that size. That’s what he’s getting at. And sure, it’s true, and obviously she wants her ass like that so she’s got no reason to be ashamed of it/take it as negative. It just seems to me like no one in that community really takes her seriously, but she’s rich so they have to tolerate her presence. Kendall, on the other hand, is doing really well. Eh, who knows.
Here’s a few more pics of Kim with a bunch of super tall models:
July 10, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer
Kanye West must have called in some favours, because somehow, Kendall Jenner got hired to appear in a new Givenchy ad campaign – her first serious modeling gig! Sure, she’s done runway before, but there’s nothing quite like being in print, I suppose.
Surprisingly, she doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. I think the entire campaign leaves a bit to be desired and doesn’t really convey any sort of feelings or message (not saying that’s the purpose of fashion, but you know what I mean) and there are too many models in there with weird placements.
June 18, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
For some reason, someone thought it was a good idea to have Kendall and Kylie Jenner host the Much Music Awards in Canada last night… and so they did, sans bras and underwear in their “risqué” dresses, which happen to be pretty ugly, as well.
What do you think of the outfits?
June 16, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jennifer
Kylie and Kendall Jenner “wrote” a young adult novel, Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia. I put the word wrote in quotation marks because I don’t think there’s a snowball’s chance in hell of either young woman having actually written a single word. This was probably ghostwritten — hard. However, it’s still up to them to promote the book and at least pretend that they care, which is something they apparently cannot do.
Daily News describes their behavior at their book signing at the Grove in Los Angeles, California:
[...] they posed with the novel for three minutes, scowled and refused to answer questions, then sat down for their obligatory book signing with all the enthusiasm of teenagers in a summer school algebra class.
Photographers stood in awe as security staffers surrounded the pair just minutes later, declaring “the signing is over.” Barnes & Noble organizers plead in vain for the girls to fulfill their duties, but no dice.
“The whole event was a joke,” said one attendee.
“These girls are really getting ideas above their standing in life,” that insider groused. “This type of diva behavior will come back to bite them in the ass. For years they have used the media and made millions promoting themselves in media, and then they take this ridiculous step?”
The book has a 1 star rating on Amazon. Another “surprise”.
An insider wasn’t done and went on, saying,
“It is unheard of for celebrities to hold a photo call and then actually not participate in that event,” our insider fumed. “They looked foolish and it reflected very badly on their brand.”
I say, good. They (and their psycho mom) deserve nothing.
June 15, 2014 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
In today’s edition of “Why Won’t Kris Jenner Just Shut Up?”, everyone’s (least) favourite momager did an interview with the Huffington Post in which she discussed her glee over 18-year-old daughter Kendall‘s numerous topless shoots and encouraged others to appreciate how “great” she looks with no clothes on. Classic Kris!
“She’s a model and that’s really her profession. And she’s really good at what she does, and she’s just come off of a great fashion week.”
Kendall had no problem with the shoot either, Kris said, as topless shoots “come with the territory” of modeling and the 18-year-old “just wants to do a good job.”
The proud mom thinks her daughter’s model-esque proportions made the shoot particularly refined.
“She has like, the perfect body, especially one that wants to be in the modeling business,” she said. “I don’t know, I got a lot of curves and I couldn’t pull that off. But she always looks remarkable.”
But it’s Kendall’s character for which she’s most grateful.
“She’s got such a good heart, and she’s such a good kid,” she affirmed. “And she’s really so happy in her own skin. She’s not shy — it doesn’t bother her.”
Yeah, and it doesn’t bother you either because you’re used to getting attention for your daughters via them getting naked, right? First Kim’s sex tape, now this? I’ve got no problem with anyone getting naked, doing naked photo shoots, doing sex tapes, whatever – but the way this family relies on it as the ONLY interesting thing about themselves is just sad. Also, sure, your parents can be fine about you doing topless shoots or whatever because it IS part of the job – but to be publicly so ecstatic about it? Ay carumba.