Kendall Jenner Says Famous Family Hurt Her Modelling Career: "People Didn't Take Me Seriously"
The 18 year-old beauty explains how starring in 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' made it difficult to get her foot into the modelling industry.
Kendall Jenner probably can't remember a time she wasn't famous, and there is no doubt that being a star on E!'s 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' has certainly given her a lot of opportunities, but it turns out that not everything was handed to her on a plate.
Jenner says she wasn't taken seriously at the start of her modelling career
The 18 year-old beauty is now trying to establish herself as a star on the runway modelling scene, she has already appeared on the catwalk at the Paris Fashion Week, and has modelled for the likes of Chanel and Marc Jacobs, but achieving this didn't come as easy as people may think.
Kendall recently told Love magazine, "I was like, 'You know what? I want to be high fashion. I want to be taken seriously... People think that this just came to me. But it didn't."
When she was probed about how her fame has helped her put the foot in the door in the modelling industry, Kendall explained that it was quite the opposite.
"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 said. "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.'"
Jenner has walked the runway for Chanel and Marc Jacobs
Kendall even expressed how she doesn't want any of her famous siblings to help her either, she said, "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.'"
But there is no animosity for this, in fact Kim couldn't be happier for her younger sister. "She had to work extra hard to gain this respect and to fight for people to see she's serious," Kim told Love. "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."