Kendall Jenner Strips Down for ‘Allure’ Magazine, Reveals Desire to Get Out of Kim Kardashian’s Shadow
The 19-year-old model is on the cover of the March 2015 issue, and inside the magazine she talks about growing up on camera. Plus, Jenner also reveals why she doesn’t want her sister, Kim Kardashian, to attend her runway shows. Get all of the details below!
Jenner has been famous since she was a tween and has basically grown up on camera thanks to her family’s reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. When the show first premiered in 2007, Jenner was very shy. The cameras caught everything on film, even her most embarrassing moments. Jenner revealed to Allure, “I had just started ninth grade when I got my acne. And I had braces. I wouldn’t look people in the eye. It was not a good time for me—it just killed my self-esteem. I thought when I didn’t look at someone, they couldn’t see my face.”
Over time, she’s come out of her shell and it sounds like the cameras gave her confidence. Jenner told the magazine, “I still have a hard time looking at someone when I’m talking to them, and I get nervous.” But, that changes when she gets in front of a camera. Jenner revealed, “When I started getting in front of the camera a lot, I think my confidence started to come out. It took a minute, because I had to believe in myself.”
That confidence has helped Jenner to launch a very successful modeling career. Back in September 2014, Jenner caught everyone’s attention as she walked the runway at New York Fashion Week.
While Kardashian was invited to her sister’s shows, Kendall didn’t want her to come. Now, Jenner is revealing why she doesn’t want her famous family at her shows. She told the magazine, “As selfish as this sounds, I wanted the attention to be on me for five seconds rather than my family. If they were sitting front row, it would have been all about, ‘Oh, Kim goes to Kendall’s first fashion show! I love Kim, but for a minute I wanted it to be like, ‘OK, this is [Kendall’s] thing—she’s taking it seriously.'”
The fashion world is definitely taking Jenner seriously, she just became the new face of Estee Lauder.
In addition to keeping her famous family away from her runway shows, Jenner also dropped her last name from her modeling card. So, when she goes to a casting, her card only says her first name, in hopes that people won’t recognized her and treat her like any other model.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Jenner’s magazine photo shoot!
P.S. We should also mention, the monkey in the photo shoot is Marcel from Friends!