LA 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.
|Kendall at the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.|
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 was in Teen Vogue in April 2010. A number of covers quickly followed, and while they were not all high fashion covers, they gained Kendall a wide audience:
China: Vogue China - July 2015
Australia: Miss Vogue - December 2012
France: Vogue France - September 2015
Italy: Vogue Italy - September 2015
Mexico: Marie Claire - March 2014
Panama: Blank - October/November 2012
UAE Harper's Bazaar - April 2013
US: American Cheerleader; Teen Prom; Looks; Raine; GenLux; Flavour Magazine; Harper's Bazarre; GQ.
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.
To illustrate how busy Kendall was in 2015, here is a list of some of her Editorials that year:
- November Vogue USA, Cosmopolitan USA
- October Vogue Paris
- September LOVE, Vogue USA, Vogue USA
- July Vogue China, Vogue USA
- April Vogue USA
- March LOVE, LOVE, Vogue India
- February Vogue USA
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 fo 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 also is popular on Youtube, and some of her videos go viral.
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.
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 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 spinoff app game from "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood."
Kendall, like most top models, is branching out into acting. She 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.