Kendall Jenner is a model, Instagram star, and one of the famous siblings to have appeared on the hit reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”.
Who is Kendall Jenner?
Kendall Jenner is one of the siblings in the famous Jenner / Kardashian clan. She got a taste of success and first star stardom on the popular family TV reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. From there, Jenner launched his modeling career. Shortly after appearing in an ad campaign for Forever 21, Jenner was pushed to the high fashion runways of world top designers and the spread of magazines. In a short time, she landed a position as one of the most sought-after and highest-paid models in the fashion industry. Like her siblings, Jenner is also a powerhouse on social media and recognized as the best e-commerce influencer in the fashion industry. It has also branched out into marketing its own brands of clothing, accessories, and makeup.
Family and early occupations
Kendall Nicole Jenner was born on November 3, 1995 in Los Angeles, California to her father Chris and Olympic champion Bruce Jenner. Her father emerged as transgender in 2015 and since then has been known as Caitlyn Jenner. Her middle name is in honor of her mother’s girlfriend, Nicole Brown Simpson, who was murdered in 1994.
Jenner grew up in a wealthy Los Angeles suburb with her younger sister Kylie and four half-siblings from her mother’s first marriage to defense attorney Robert Kardashian: Kourtney, Kim, Chloe, and Rob. Her extended family also includes two half-brothers, Burt and Cassandra, from her father’s first marriage, and two half-brothers from his second marriage, Brandon and Brody. Her sister Kim is married to music superstar Kanye West.
In 2007, Jenner began appearing with her family on her hit reality TV series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and has since appeared on related affiliate programs. In 2013, Jenner participated in the Teen Choice Award for Best Reality Star with her Sisters.
Modeling and Fashion Projects
When she was 14, her mother signed with Jenner at Wilhelmina Models and began her career photographing fashion for the popular clothing chain Forever 21. More work came her way after she landed a picture in Teen Vogue and a slew of other advertising campaigns for Prominent brands primarily in Australia. Since then, Jenner has appeared in high fashion shows and campaigns wearing the likes of Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, among others. By the end of 2014, the young model had been dubbed “It”.
Jenner’s hotline continued, showing more elite runway shows for top fashion brands and scoring photos in magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, GQ and Vogue. She also bagged the Teen Choice Awards for Favorite Model in 2015 and 2016 and made it to Forbes’ list of highest-paid models, and later topped the list in both 2017 and 2018.
Outside of the modeling business, Jenner has expanded her brand name to include nail polish and jewelry lines, in addition to her sister Kylie, a collection of clothes at the popular retailer Topshop, as well as shoes and handbags at Steve Madden’s Madden Girl. In 2016, as the new face of Estée Lauder, she also announced her cosmetics line.
Jenner has been involved in acting, appearing in Hawaii Five-O in 2012 and Ocean’s 8 in 2018, as well as in music videos. She has also become a regular on award shows such as the 2016 MTV Movie Awards and is the powerhouse of social media, joining her sisters as one of the most followed people on Instagram.
Always teetering on the brink of controversy with her reality TV roots in the Kardashians, Jenner was identified and publicly mocked in April 2017 for her starring role in a Pepsi ad campaign titled “Live For Now,” in which she used the drinks to heal a split between police and protesters. The ad was criticized for underestimating the Black Lives Matters movement, and thus it was removed just a day after it first appeared. Jenner was reportedly “devastated” by the backlash, but due to her contractual agreement with Pepsi, she was unable to comment publicly on the matter.
Just two months later, Jenner faced further controversy, along with younger sister Kylie, to promote the vintage shirts through their Kendall + Kylie clothing line. The shirts contained pictures of musicians such as Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. With the faces of the sisters placed on them. Not only did they face a backlash from the public, but they also faced legal problems, as they violated copyright laws by not seeking permission to use the images. As a result, the sisters removed the shirts from their website and issued an apology.