Being a Kardashian-Jenner seems to have its perks to us, but Kendall Jenner spoke up about the downside of the notorious name.
The Victoria Secret Angel told Vogue Australia about her parents raising her and her sisters to appreciate the value of hard work. Regardless of the fame the clan gained from older sister, Kim Kardashian, Kendall’s established career as a model didn’t come easy.
“A lot of people assumed that because I came from a ‘name’ that it was a lot easier for me to get to where I got, but actually it’s the complete opposite.”
She always prided herself as being “the person to prove critics wrong.” Even from childhood. Those people being everyone who never believed she would be able to establish her own brand separate from her eye-catching bloodline. Fast forward to today, the 23-year-old has captured the respective eyes of Adidas, Fendi, Calvin Klein, and many more fashion trailblazers.
Though it’s safe to say she’s done a successful job, Jenner continued to speak on certain insecurities as a player in the fashion industry. Specifically, being sure to stay relevant.
“Most of the time [this business] is all about new faces and it happens really fast. They kind of grab onto that person and then all of a sudden you take off and you’re doing a bunch of shows and you’re getting a bunch of jobs. So for me, it was that initial two to three seasons where I was like: ‘Oh wow, people are feeling me,’ but my goal with everything is always longevity. In this industry specifically, it can be really challenging to maintain, so it’s always a work in progress.”