Kendall Jenner wants to be famous without the help of her family: too late?

Kendall Jenner might only be 16 years old, but she’s already coveting the spotlight just as much as her older half-sisters on the Kardashian side of the family. Just last week, Kendall even pulled her own Twitter stunt by pretending to go blonde but then pulled a “Fooled You”-styled retraction with her brunette hair in full swing again. Of course, I’ll try not to give her a hard time because she’s so young, but then again, she’s sort of put herself out there by styling herself as a a legit bikini model at age 15. Anyway, Kendall (who has previously expressed some degree of enthusiasm towards the concept of education) has talked to People about how she’s probably going to ditch the idea of college if she makes it huge as a model. Eh…. why not? If Kendall does succeed as a model, then she’ll be miles ahead of Kim in the class department:

Her sisters might be the queens of reality TV, but Kendall Jenner is looking to carve her own path in life — through modeling.

“I’m not really thinking about college right now,” Jenner, 16, told PEOPLE Monday while trying on dresses at Rent the Runway’s Pop-up Shop at West Hollywood’s Andaz Hotel. “If my career, like, blows up and gets really big, [modeling] is what I would do.”

Though we’ve seen Kim Kardashian’s younger sis struggle with her nerves while walking the runway on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Jenner says those initial jitters are all in the past.

“I want to [walk the runway] again and again,” she said. “It was so much fun, like the adrenaline and everything was really fun.”

The budding fashionista, who calls her own style “edgy [and] girly, but colorful,” shared some of her own style tips and influences.

“I like to add color… and I think that heels make the outfit look 10 times better,” said Jenner, who often “raids” sister Kourtney’s closet. “I love Herv&eacure; L&eactute;ger dresses just because I love bandage dresses … [and] I love jumpers.”

As for showing skin both on and off the runway, the teen believes less is more.

“I think if you look cute but like, classy, even though you are showing skin, I think that’s fine,” she said. “I wouldn’t like, go crazy. I am not that kind of a person.”

[From People]

Yes, I know Kendall’s young, and she said “like” five times in the space of these interview excerpts, but it’s a difficult speech pattern to ditch once started. I just hope that Kendall does keep college as an open possibility because, if her notoriety is entirely intertwined with that of her sisters, then her modeling prospects may very well go down with the sinking ship. Certainly, the days of Kardashian Rule shall not last forever, so Kendall had better get out there and model like crazy while she still can. And get to studying for the SATs too.

Photos of Kendall and Kylie Jenner at the L.A. premiere of The Vow on 2/6 courtesy of WENN

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

33 Responses to “Kendall Jenner wants to be famous without the help of her family: too late?”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. whatthehell456 says:

    Isn’t it the job of responsible parents to point out the fact that the modeling might fall through, but if she goes to college, that’s an education she can always fall back on? Oh, right, we’re talking about the Kuntrashians. Forgot.

  2. paola says:

    one thing for sure: she has the body of a model and she looks much better than kim, khloè and kourtney all together.
    hopefully she won’t be a whore chasing boys with money, but hey, the apple never falls too far away from the we’ll have to wait and see!

  3. brin says:

    Kendall seems unlike her famewhorey older sisters, hope she stays untainted and has a career away from the rest of the k klan.
    I can’t stand that they say “like” after every other word, especially 32 year old Kim.

  4. Cherry says:

    If we really want to do this girl a huge favor, we should be boycotting her and not pay any attention to her at all. That way, she’ll grow up with the very normal and very healthy idea that ONE HAS TO EARN FAME AND FORTUNE BY, you know, hard work and actual talent, other than flashing your t&a on the red carpet and make a sex tape. But I’m afraid it’s too late for that, too.

  5. Asli says:

    Way, way waaaaaaay to late for her to ditch the Kardashion-virus.

    Question: Why can’t she model AND go to school at the same time? It’s not like modeling is some 9/17 job. And she could easily study online by scheduling her jobs and her school. Come on now. You can’t be a model forever. Or past the age of 30. Not unless you go into branding like Heidi and Tyra did. And who really wants to watch another Kardashion-fueled reality show?

  6. Lene says:

    She defiantly has the model look,and those legs omg god,I would sell me soul to have them.She could make it on her own,but she is not escaping Kris Whoredassian tentacles of doom anytime soon.

  7. Lisa says:

    She is right. You don’t need help of your parents or family to make a sex tape.

  8. Ogechi says:

    I love the Kardashian Clan. I wish her the best and hope she succeeds in her modeling career.

  9. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Lucky for her that her last name is not K, but Jenner. That may be her only saving grace besides her pretty looks. As much as it would be great for her to break away from that fam and make her own name, yes it is too late. She has been on the show for years now, her modeling contracts come only by way of her family connections -ex: runway for Avril’s show. That’s her half-brother’s gf. And her parents keep pimping her out – look who we got a 90K Range Rover for on her 16th bday! Let’s film it!! Ugh run for the hills girl…away from Kalabasas, KA.

  10. hateonit. says:

    she’s actually quite good looking and thankfully doesn’t look like the rest of the disease I mean family. she does have the body of a model. idk if she becomes a model good for her. if not well she’s doomed like the rest of the disease. lol

  11. Maya says:

    In order for her to be famous on her own merits, she’d have to have a facial reconstruction and change her entire identity and name.
    However it’s great that she hasn’t (physically) taken after her half sisters.

  12. Jacq says:

    Yeah. Right. Has anyone noticed how BAD her skin is? Her complexion looks like 10-miles of bad road. If she had a different last name and still lived in LA, she’d be your typical starving model/waitress.
    Regardless of all of that – look who her mother is. She had better want all of this anyway, cause she hasn’t ever had a choice. I don’t know if it’s cute or sad that she acts like she does.

  13. Jayna says:

    After watching the show where she was mortified by Kris’ plans for an over-the-top Sweet16 party and standing up to her mom I actually like Kendall. She seems very sweet. I hope she doesn’t become like her
    mom or a money-grubber like Kim.

  14. Dawn says:

    Nothing is real on that show so people need to stop making judgment based on it. Come on do you watch House and then ask for Dr. Chase to do your surgery when you need it? No because you know he isn’t real, and so it goes with the K-klan shows. Nothing is real. How tall is she? She looks like she is less than 5’7. I doubt that modeling will be her career but I’m sure her mama has big plans for her in other entertainment areas.

  15. Franny says:

    With those lengthy legs of hers, and those shoes, it almost looks like horse’s legs. Not in a gross Leann kind of way, but it is kind of funny. She does have great legs though – then again, she’s 16 so obviously.

  16. Franny says:

    The only thing I want to add is that although I have a college degree, and needed one to get to where I wanted to go, its not always necessary. I’m sure Kendall doesn’t want to be a nutritionist or get a PhD in English literature, so why should she waste time and money at college if that isn’t going to help with what she wants from life?

    I loved college, it was great for my development. But my family also didn’t make $65M last year, and don’t have the kind of connections that they do. Just because the rest of us here had to do it the hard traditional way doesn’t mean its for everyone.

    • ol cranky says:

      well, since its a luxury she can afford, getting an education for the sake of getting an education and expanding her worldview can only be a good thing – not that the Kardashian/Jenner family seems to respect education.

      Imagine a world in which a young girl could learn things and have conversations that go beyond pop culture and fashion/makeup trends.

  17. Mary jones says:

    Shes pretty but not “model” pretty. She will never be a super model. She will get jobs because of who her family is. And when they disappear, hopefully soon so will her so called modeling career.

  18. Erin says:

    Her head is too small for her to be a good model, I think. It would prevent her from being an actress at the least.

  19. Jackie says:

    she is tall, but far from being a model type.

    the only reason she is getting any attention at all is because of her family’s reality shows.

    there are tons of better looking girls walking down the streets of LA or NY.

  20. Assistantrachel says:

    Her sister has serious bitch face in the second picture.

  21. G says:

    You know what else makes an outfit look 10 times better? Ironing it.

    Can’t rag on her. She’s a kid. I really would be nice if she could make her way free of the K Sister Circus.

  22. Francesca says:

    She’s got the stuff. If she can stay out if the kardashian limelight she will have a chance.

  23. Meow meow says:

    Kendall Jenner will most undoubtably end up doing those acne informercials for Proactiv, that is, if she can get her mother/agent to steal it away from Avril Lavigne (her step brother’s girlfriend) Jessica Simpson ended up doing Proactiv too, and her dad managed her career as well. Yes it is going to be sad to watch Kendall fail. She should go to college just so she doesn’t talk like that for the rest of her life and repel, like, other people.

  24. Maya says:

    This is a bit off-topic – as in, not related to the modeling thing – but looking at the pictures of them at the premiere of The Vow, I’m wondering why they were invited. I mean, I know it isn’t some kind of prestigious Oscar-worthy film, but it still seems weird to invite two teenage girls who are best known as Kim Kardashian’s younger sisters. But then again, Kris Jenner is probably trying to find a way to get her family invited to the Oscars, so maybe this isn’t too surprising.

  25. Faxon415 says:

    I think her whole down to earth thing was all for show, you know she got presents for her bday they just didn’t show them(except for her car)… she named her dogs dolce and gabbana, I mean really. I am sure she is just as hollow as her sisters, how wouldn’t she be with that mother of hers. That being said, she is really pretty and I do hope she appreciates and respects herself more than her sisters who give their bodies to the highest bidder.

  26. Alice says:

    Has anyone noticed that her heels always tend to be less stripper-like than her younger sister’s heels? She also seems to have slightly more class, at least when compared to the rest.

  27. mk says:

    The mom in me wants to run up there and sew two inches on the bottom of that dress.

  28. Bjd says:

    GO TO COLLEGE, AND GET A GOOD EDUCATION! Don’t be stupid like the rest of your family! Uck.

  29. Ina says:

    She do have model height but not super model look she can’t even walk .

  30. derek says:

    Just by the way she talks you can tell that she wouldn’t succeed in college anyways. “Kendall Jenner wants to be famous without the help of her family”… what kind of statement is that – she’s famous for the sole being of her family’s existence. It’s disappointing to say that this multi-million dollar Kardashian empire started with a sex tape… A SEX TAPE! I blame the media and the people that are unaware that they’re being brain washed.