New Wave Glamour, Jenner-Style
Kendall Nicole Jenner (born November 3, 1995) is a world-class beauty who has stunned the fashion world with her grace and style. Kendall is part of a new wave of fashion models, along with best chum Gigi Hadid and some other models that have surged into the ranks of the elite in recent years.
Kendall is a household name, but barely in her 20s! Victoria's Secret sees the elegant woman beneath the name and chose Kendall to participate in the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Let's peel away a bit of the mystery and find out what Kendall Jenner's all about.
Kendall was born and lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Bruce Jenner and Kris Jenner. She has a younger sister, Kylie, and eight half-siblings.
It is due to her half-siblings that Kendall gains a bit of notoriety as soon as people hear her name. They are the famous Kardashians, led by Kim, Kourtney, Khloé and Rob Kardashian. The Jenner clan and the Kardashian clan, for better or worse, are lumped together in the public mind.
Kendall actually began modelling before she became associated with the Kardashians. Wilhelmina signed her on 12 July 2009. She was working later that year.
|Kendall Jenner on the cover of Vogue, September 2016.|
Kendall was in Teen Vogue in April 2010, and from there she was off and running. Among other things, she already has accomplished the rare feat of being on the cover of Vogue USA three times within a year - not too many models have ever pulled that off:
- October Allure, Vogue Spain, Vogue Japan, Vogue Germany, Vogue Australia
- September Garage, Vogue USA
- June Harper's Bazaar USA
- April Vogue USA
- March W Korea, W Korea
- February Harper's Bazaar Thailand
- November Vogue Japan, Cosmopolitan USA
- August Vogue Japan
- July Vogue China
- March Garage
|Kendall Jenner on the October 2016 cover of Vogue Japan.|
Kendall, however, did not become famous due to her covers. She became famous because she appeared on her half-sisters' show, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."
Kendall is an avid user of social media. In fact, everyone is trying to figure out a good name for girls who become famous - or, like Kendall, build on their fame - by using social media. "Social Media Modelling" is one term coined by Harper's Bazaar.
Kendall has worked closely with Victoria's Secret photographer Russell James, and the work wasn't just for Victoria's Secret. Their work found its way into numerous high fashion magazines around the world.
Kendall has walked in New York and Paris. She is the global face of Estée Lauder.
Kendall walked Chanel's Metiers D'Art in Salzburg for Karl Lagerfeld in December 2014. It was a high honor.
Kendall had a busy 2015, culminating in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. She was so busy that she told her fans that she had been hospitalized for exhaustion in December 2015.
Kendall Jenner is not just a celebrity; she is a working model. To illustrate how busy Kendall was in 2016, here is a list of some of her spreads that year:
- October Vogue Spain, Vogue Japan, Vogue Germany, Vogue Australia, Allure
- September LOVE, Vogue USA
- June V Magazine, Harper's Bazaar USA
- April Vogue USA, Vogue USA
- March GQ UK, Photo France, Vogue USA, Vogue USA, Vanity Fair USA
- February Self Service, V Magazine
Kendall's popularity as a model is inextricably linked to her family fame and the leg up that it gives her on the modelling competition.
For instance, Time Magazine named Kendall and her sister as two of the "30 Most Influential Teens of 2014." You don't get that kind of publicity if you are an ordinary kid who gets good grades and minds their manners in Podunk.
Kendall also gets named to "Sexiest Girl" lists. She was No. 2 on FHM's annual 100 Sexiest Women in the World in April 2015.
Tumblr said that Kendall was the most reblogged model for 2015.
Kendall has two signature nail lacquers, "All Kendall-ed up," and "Kendall on the Katwalk."
Kendall has partnered with her sister to form The Kendall & Kylie Collection with PacSun.
The two Jenner girls also have the "Metal Haven by Kendall & Kylie" jewelry collection with Pascal Mouawad's Glamhouse.
|Kendall Jenner on the Vogue Paris October 2015 Cover (David Sims).|
The two girls also have a shoe and handbag line manufactured by Steve Madden for Nordstrom.
If you are sensing a theme here, you're right - the Jenners work together and keep it in the family. The two Jenner girls also have Topshop collaboration.
Kendall has her own online-only, limited-edition Kendall Jenner Shade brand of Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick.
Kendall and Kylie also have their own spin-off app game from "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood."
Kendall, like most top models, is branching out into acting.
Kendall was in an episode of "Hawaii Five-O," a voiceover for "The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange," and Kendall appeared in a music video, "Blacklight," for One Call. She also appears in "Ocean's Eight" (2018) with Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian - keeping it in the family.
Kendall's personal life is a matter of great concern to the tabloids. Some fans become a bit too fanatic at times, too. This invades Kendall's space more often than she would like.
In some well-publicized incidents, an over-eager fan and a burglar both visited Kendall's $6.5 million house in the West Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Kendall then decided that the house did not have sufficient security, so she sold it after owning it for barely a year. The thief, by the way, made off with $200,000 in jewelry in March 200,000, while the stalker was arrested after he tried to follow her up her driveway in August 2016. Sister Kylie has had similar incidents with crazed fans.
It is easy to be negative and skeptical when a famous girl makes a splash in modelling - but all you have to do is look at her work to see that the sky truly is the limit for Kendall Jenner.