Kendall Jenner was ''mute'' when she first met Karl Lagerfeld.

Though the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star is now close friends with the Chanel creative director, she suspects he first thought she was the ''biggest weirdo'' because she was overwhelmed with shyness when they were introduced.

She admitted: ''I'm really shy when I first meet someone -- and to meet him was even worse.

''He would say something to me and I would just nod. It was like meeting a crush or something -- I was mute. He probably thought I was the biggest weirdo.

''And then every time we'd see each other, it would just get better and better. Now we're totally BFFs.''

The 19-year-old beauty's modelling career is going from strength to strength and she is keen to stay on the catwalk her ''whole life''.

She said: ''I started this hoping that it would have longevity.

''I didn't come into this thinking it's going to be a fun thing that I'm going to do on the side. It's something I want to do my whole life.''

Though Kendall is usually happy with her fashion choices, she admits she can't help but wish for a different wardrobe when she sees her half-sister Kim Kardashian West.

She told the new issue of Americas Harper's Bazaar magazine: ''I really admire Kim's style. It's insane. She really knows how to work her style with her body. I think she could be a major fashion icon.

''It's so fun to be in Paris with her, but I'll walk out and be like, 'Oh, my God, I love my outfit,' and then I'll see Kim and I'll be like, 'My outfit sucks compared to yours!' ''