connectVideoKendall Jenner wears jaw-dropping dress for the Oscars after party
Kendall Jenner left little to the imagination, while wearing a jaw-dropping dress to an after party after the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday night.
A part of one of the world’s most famous families, certainly has its advantages. But Kendall Jenner recently revealed how her association with the Kardashians hurt her when she first started modeling.
Speaking to Vogue Australia for the magazine’s cover story, Jenner, who is now the world’s highest paid supermodel, revealed how being associated with the Kardashians made it difficult for her to establish her own “brand”, as she was already seen as a reality star because of the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” the popular TV show that her family is known for.
At only 14-years-old, Jenner announced for the first time on the show that she wanted a career in modeling.
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“If this is what Kendall really wants to do then I’m on board and I get the word out,” and her mother Kris Jenner, said at the time, per Vogue Australia.
But when she first started attending casting calls, the now 23-year-old revealed she referred to herself simply as “K” or “Kendall” in order to “distinguish herself from her famous family,” the publication reported.
“But I’ve always been the person to prove that [the critics] wrong, even when I was younger,” Jenner told the publication. I’ve always been a hard worker: that’s in my blood. My parents raised my sister and me to be that way and the rest of my sisters also. Many people assumed that, because I came from a ‘name’ that makes it a lot easier for me to get to where I was, but actually it is the opposite.”
Russell James, a photographer who worked with Jenner when they first began, told the magazine that 100 percent of Kendall Jenner’s success is actually 100% Kendall.”
“She is so [expletive] motivated and disciplined in a way that people don’t get to see,” he added.
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“Genetically, they had everything to make a great model, but I told her that it was going to be so hard to do because they already have a brand,” James continued. “In some ways, the industry was especially hard for her because it is harder to rebrand than brand, so they had a incredible challenge.”
Jenner also revealed she never had a back-up plan in case her dream of modeling does not come to fruition.
“I don’t think I necessarily need to have. Everything I do, I always want to 100 percent, and know that I want to do,” she said. “When I started, I was still so young, so if he did not then I had to figure it out. I go over the bridge when I got there.”