Kendall Jenner would like you to know that it hasn't been easy for her out there in the modeling trenches.
In the latest issue of LOVE magazine, the model explains how her name and connection to the Kardashian sisters were actually a hindrance rather than an asset when she was going to castings.
"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. 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.'"
And Kim Kardashian was right there to back her up, saying:
"She had to work extra hard to gain this respect and to fight for people to see she's serious. Marc Jacobs gave her a real shot and treated her like any other model. He believed in her and opened the door for her. Then Riccardo and Karl gave her a chance and she has proven that she is the real deal. Her hard work paid off, and that makes me so proud."
Interesting. Would Marc Jacobs have given her a shot if not for her name and the publicity that someone like Kendall would bring to his show? Especially since he had her walking down the runway topless?
We don't know. We're just asking.
Anyway, here are a few more HIGHlights from the interview!
On doing runway for Chanel: "Chanel! I did Chanel? That's not, like, normal."
On making her first portfolio: "I did it on a Word document, stuck some pictures that I had taken myself, selfies, and some that my friends had taken with the craziest effects on them."
On supermodels: "[They] were my superheroes. I thought they were just magical, with sparks flying around them."
On not wanting Kim to come to her shows: "Kim was invited to a lot of the shows that I was in. 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.'"
BURN!!! Rejected by your little sister, Kim!
That's gotta sting.
P.S. This awkward family business reminds us of that time Kim told her sisters about the Vogue cover, only to have them NOT congratulate her the way she anticipated. Kendall's reaction was priceless (and very telling). CLICK HERE in case you missed it!
[Image via LOVE Magazine]
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