Kendall Jenner, 17, covers Miss Vogue: surprisingly tasteful and not that bad?

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner covers the December issue of Miss Vogue, which is the third issue of the Vogue Australia offshoot. As I glanced through these photos, I noticed that Kendall looks remarkably “unKardashian,” and I don’t mean that in the sense that she’s tall and leggy (which is, aesthetically speaking, different than her sister and cousins) but that she looks remarkably tasteful. The styling here is quite good, and it’s almost easy to forget that Kendall is essentially a reality mini-star who is coasting on the neverending waves of Kim’s magic butt implants.

Still, Kendall looks good here, right? She’s now 17 years old, and this shoot is much more preferable than her 15-year-old bikini spread that came off as pretty skeevy or the 16-year-old swimsuit shoot that was largely photoshopped to look like Mila Kunis. While Kendall will probably never be able to pull off high fashion, she seems like she’d make a pretty decent runway model. Those legs go on for miles.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Mind you, I still think it was a mistake for Kendall to quit high school last year to focus on her budding career. At the very least, she should have gotten a tutor to get her through senior year. College isn’t always necessary these days (and often costs more than it’s worth), but graduating high school should be a must for all.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Photos courtesy of Miss Vogue – Vogue Australia

 

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  1. Ms Kay says:

    Hmmm take off the Miss Vogue and she looks like any of the ASOS.com teen models…

    As for the 3rd pic, if they tried the fan to make her look windy, well fail it looks like straw hair.

  2. Ms Kay says:

    Hmmm take off the Miss Vogue and she looks like any of the ASOS.com teen models…

    As for the 3rd pic, if they tried the fan to make her look windy, well fail it looks like straw hair.

  3. oliveo says:

    Really pretty… in the first 2-3 pics I think she looks like Khloe. But girl, ya gotta get educated!

  4. cmc says:

    Wow. That girl is absolutely gorgeous. I hope the fact that she’s a Kardashian doesn’t get in the way of what could be a legitimate modeling career. I know being a Kardashian opens many doors- but it equally slams doors shut in her face.

    I don’t watch the show- what’s this one like? Is she vapid like Kim or funny like Khloe or boring as dirt like Kourtney?

    • brin says:

      From the little I’ve seen she seems the most “normal” and least “famewhorish” of the klan. She is also a Jenner so there is some hope for her.

    • Amea says:

      She’s not really a Kardashian–she’s a Jenner, and if I was her I would try to shed the Kardashian association from my public persona as fast as I could. Behind the scenes, use it to your advantage (aka use Pimp Mama to get connections) but career-wise, have nothing to do with that. It’s sad because I know once Kim’s celebrity finally fades, everyone else in this family will fade out as well, despite what true talents they may have.

    • Mrsgarrett11 says:

      We all forget that she’s not a kardashian she is a Jenner lol .. I feel bad that some media calls her a kardashian when she’s absolutely not

      • ZenB!tch says:

        She may not be a KarTRASHian but she is a whatever Kris’ maiden name is just like all her sisters. She has the same “KarTRASHian” face which actually has nothing to do with Robert.

        Kourtney is the only one who looks like Robert. I think Kim did at some point but she tweked herself into the spitting image of her mama and Klhoe is not a KarTRASHian either.

        Her face ruins this shoot for me. She is pretty but she looks like Mama Kris which to me is a turn off. I’m sure Kris was pretty as a young woman, too. Pretty horrid.

  5. the original bellaluna says:

    Just you wait. PMK will have her at her plastic surgeon’s office on her 18 birthday (it’s a GIFT!) and she’ll become a cookie-cutter carbon-copy of Lardassian, Kourtney, and PMK.

    It’s in the stars, dahling!

  6. Vespwr Lynf says:

    Those shoes…they’re horrid. Yes, she’s cute, BUT she is not unique, if you go to a latin american country you’ll find a million Kendall look alikes. Talking from experience. Looks like Kris (sp?)Jenner is now pimpin’ the youngest ones.

  7. boobytrap says:

    legs for days….

    she is gorgeous.

    • nada says:

      She does look exactly like a little girl that got into her mother’s closet.
      Especially in the last photo – standing sideways, with her feet SEEMING 5 numbers TOO SMALL for the shoes!

      (BTW, who organized that shoot that they did not notice how horrible these shoes looked on her? Professional, my ass)

      And her face does resemble her horrid mother’s, A LOT. Kinda ruins the pics for me. But that aside, she is pretty but nothing spectacular. She looks tall and skinny (not hard to pull off while wearing 8” heels), she had no time to develop skin problems yet, and she has nice skin tone and regular features. Pretty – but gorgeous? No Way! I do not believe she has any future in modeling industry, other than catalog work. Maybe should not have given up on that education so soon….

  8. serena says:

    I think she’s too young to do these kind of photoshoots. Look, I’m fine with her being a model etc, but not being over-exposed and sexualized like the last pictures.

  9. KellyinSeattle says:

    I feel as if 17 is too young to be on the cover of Vogue. As someone already mentioned, go to school!! The other Jenner daughter must’ve given up on modeling as she wasn’t as “beautiful”, but I feel Kendall shouldn’t be encouraged right now. She has great legs, I’ll give her that, but she has a lot of growing up to do first, and it probably won’t occur as long as she’s in the Kardashian clan.

    • emmie_a says:

      Well technically it’s not Vogue – it’s a the younger version of Vogue… I’m glad the younger sister isn’t included in these pics. I’d read that their momager was trying to sell them as a package deal but Kendall is model material and the other sister isn’t.

  10. alys says:

    She seems to have the right look and attitude to make a go of modeling, I agree she is stunning in these photos.

    Good for her.

    Tasteful and understated, perhaps the other family members can learn from her…

  11. Happy21 says:

    I think she is really pretty but I think if she had what it took to be a serious, serious model the big Fashion houses would have been knocking down her door a year ago. Most high paid, big name models don’t have to use their names to get modeling jobs, it’s in the looks.

    Nonetheless I wish her luck. I foresee a future of advertising campaigns for shops, not the runway.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Yeah, I feel the same way…if she was going to be a high fashion model she would have already been doing runway shows and the like. I think she’ll be doing more commercial stuff in the long run but she is really pretty nonetheless and I would kill for those legs!

      Now let’s just hope that PMK can keep her hands off!

  12. LeslieM says:

    Quitting high school? How much time can all this picture taking take? She could at least be tutored. No excuse.

  13. Dawn says:

    I don’t like the Kardashians, not one of them. And so I will look at this girl as a Jenner who unfortunately has a pimp for a mother and a father who seems to have lost his backbone. The pictures are better than some and not as good as others but she does have some nice legs. At any rate I think the fact that she has some talent for modeling already puts her years ahead of her less talented half-sisters. It is a shame that she does not seem to want an education however because smart and pretty is always better than just pretty in my opinion.

  14. Maris says:

    She is pretty and has a model like phisique. But, she can not fill the supermodel role and she has not enought merits to be on the cover of any vogue issue. Neither of the Kartrashian klan, for that matter

  15. faithmobile says:

    She didn’t quit school,there is a whole episode regarding their choice to home-school. I think public high school is over rATed, why should we have to be humiliated and shamed into being like everyone else for an education. She is thriving and being productive- also the more time she spends away from her family the better for her soul.

  16. TrustMeOnThis says:

    There is nothing tasteful whatsoever about parading a 17 year old around like this. She should be in school! This is what we are telling teens they should look like?

    • themummy says:

      I get what you’re saying (and I think the photo shoot and the Kardashians are horrid), but your school comment doesn’t make sense. This could have been shot on a weekend, during evening hours, and she’s homeschooled, so her schedule is flexible. That said…I agree with you.

  17. Jess says:

    She’s pretty much the only case of nepotism in the modeling world that I actually buy. She can go all the way. In a few years I see her strutting down the runway with the angel wings on. She’s healthy, easily recognizable, and approachable. She’ll do well in commercial modelling. Not sure about high fashion.

  18. JudyK says:

    OMG, enough of this. Let her enjoy being a kid.
    She.is.just.a.kid.

    I despise Kris Jenner.

  19. RobN says:

    So there’s a problem with the Fanning girl wearing a strapless dress, but a dress cut down to this girl’s ass is perfectly fine and tasteful?

  20. Eleonor says:

    I really like the last photo. She is gorgeus, but she’s got Kris Jenner face, I can’t stand that. Nothing personal.

    • BengalCat2000 says:

      @ Elenor, I agree. I just can’t get past the Kris face. She has great legs, skin, hair etc. Guess I’m biased b/c I can’t stand her family, but I see prettier girls than her going to class at the local University. jmo

    • ZenB!tch says:

      Same here… I already commented above but I just can’t get past the Kris face and the Kris face is what makes the KarTRASHians for me.

      That they go by Robert’s name is just unfortunate for his surviving relatives. He may have been an a-hole lawyer but he had nothing to do with this.

  21. Bowers says:

    Regardless of her family, the girl looks good.

  22. Gabrielle says:

    Most models are the same age as this.

    • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

      …Or even younger!!! Try 13 or 14!!! I dont get all the hate on her pics and such cuz I think she looks amazing. I totally think she can/will do high fashion or commecial modeling easily. I bet she will be a VS model as well. I love her shoot. It was tasteful and interesting and sophisticated enough for teen vouge.

  23. Mary says:

    In that 3rd pic, she looks like Victoria Bekham. Pretty sure I didn’t spell that right :)

  24. KellyinSeattle says:

    In the last pic – her shoes look three sizes too big, like she’s playing dress up. Unfortunately, she reminds me of Kris in the face, too. That’s kind of a deal breaker for me, but I don’t want people to dislike her for being a Jenner/Kardashian. The Kardashians have proved to be a nightmare, but I hope that the Jenners will be better; but I’m not holding my breath.

  25. Bobita. says:

    You say Kendall “quit high school” while it’s stated in your link that she’s home schooled.

    Home school doesn’t mean you’re a drop out.

  26. dorothy says:

    Personally I think that of all the deplorable things Kris has done, letting a young girl decide to quit school is by far the most damaging. She’s a pretty girl now, and will get contract’s because of her name, but the 15 minutes will stop just as quickly as it started. What then?

  27. wiffie says:

    Cousins? Bedhead, are you referring to Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney? Because they are also Kendall’s sisters- granted, half sisters, but definitely not cousins. I don’t even know who their cousins are. She looks great though… Definitely got Bruce’s side’s body type-the long lanky runner’s body, and not the thick, curvy Kardashian genes.

  28. I think Kendall is beautiful and has a chance at a legitimate modeling career, but to me Kim is still the only Kardashian with star quality. I don’t like her at all and much prefer the other sisters’ personalities but she’s the one with the “it” factor.

  29. The Original Original says:

    In the last picture her shoes look two sizes too big

  30. themummy says:

    She’s pretty and tall and thin enough to pull off modeling…but she’s no model, and if she wasn’t a Kardashian I doubt she’d ever have had a cold chance in hell at a vogue cover or any magazine spread for that matter.

  31. Kellie says:

    I’m not Kardashian fan. I feel like people are giving her a hard time because of her family. She is not the first teenager to pursue modeling full time. She is not the first teenager to have a full time tutor and leave school.

    I do feel sorry for the other sister Kylie. She doesnt get half the attention and it would be nice if she got a clue, stayed in school and went on to pursure a college education or any profession the complete opposite of her family business.

    • GoodCapone@yahoo.com says:

      Kris pimped Kylie with her, thinking she’s also model material but she wasn’t cut out for it.

      I agree with you. If she had any brain power up there, she’d take the hint and move on. Modeling is not for her; she should do something more productive with her life.

  32. WendyNerd says:

    Whatever my feelings on Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kris, Scott and the others, I don’t hold anything against Kendall or Kylie. I remember when the show first started and they were just kids. It’s not their fault their sister had a sex tape or their mother is basically a pimp. They’re pretty girls and they were kind of raised in this PR machine throughout their adolescence. I just hope they get the chance to do something productive with their lives.

  33. G says:

    That’s because she’s a tall, lanky and beautiful JENNER not a short plastic botox injected KarTRASHian.

  34. Chinadoll13 says:

    In the 1st pic her face resembles her sister Khloe in a way. In the other pics she looks like her grandma Kris’s mother when she was younger. She looks pretty.

  35. carlino altoviti says:

    She has her father’s figure , Bruce jenner may not have a super brain, but he was a wonderful athlete.

  36. PinkG says:

    Regardless, she is still offspring of Kris Jenner.

  37. Dinah says:

    I am shocked that I am saying this, but she totally like a young Ali McGraw in the dress w/ hat pics. Look!

    http://bleubirdvintage.typepad.com/.a/6a00e554f1ae9388330115709cee07970b-800wi

  38. Paige says:

    She is stunning. Hope she can have a legit modeling career.

  39. Mew says:

    She’s something totally different from what’s usually attached to that family circle.. Some of her pictures remind me though of Ali Lohan’s pics.

  40. Nev says:

    allllll of the top models starting at 14ish….that’s how they are trained in the fashion biz…she’s 17 and is tutored.

  41. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    She’s a pretty girl but not any prettier then about 80% of girls her age and size…..You give the other 80 percent the same makeup artists cloths and photo shopping and you wouldn’t think shes that stunning as someone said….She has No Spark ! that something that says look at me that really beautiful girls and women have. She will get work of course but it will be on her Name not her face….

  42. Denise says:

    ‘…sister and cousins’? Aren’t Kim et al her half-sisters or am I being daft and missing something?

  43. A James says:

    She is pretty, but at 17 she should be doing other things. If her mom is her manager like the other three girls then she has no hope of ever staying out of the tabloids

  44. african woman says:

    good looks but those shoes

  45. MyCatLovesTV says:

    Nobody hates the fact that the Kardashians are famous more than I do but I gotta give the girl her props. She is very pretty with that long, lanky look that her 1/2 sisters would kill for. School or no school she will be an heiress from family money, right? Yeah, she should get all the education she can so she can speak to people intelligently but does she HAVE to….probably not. I agree with Dinah in that she has that Ali McGraw look. If somebody is looking for that, this girl’s got it. I hope she becomes more famous than her sisters and it is because she WORKED for it. (Not whored for it…)

  46. Ally says:

    Lack of schooling + celebrity = guaranteed substance abuse problem (to fill the anxiety-inducing void).

    cf. Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes, et al child stars

  47. Jub-Jub says:

    Definitely the most attractive one in the family.

  48. Dirty Martini says:

    Very pretty girl.

    Not an ounce of Kardashian blood in her.

    Not only should she finish high school but I think she should go to college. They can afford it. An education can never be taken away from you.

    And it isnt as if she will be losing out on anything that still wont be available to her in 4 years when she’s 21.

  49. LadyL says:

    She is a very beautiful girl and can have a good career doing more commercial stuff. Her body is perfect- but her face is not high fashion. And Kylie is cute. That’s it.
    She must be so grateful for those Jenner genes.

  50. mar says:

    I like this. I think she is the cutest of the family

  51. Joe says:

    she and kylie quit going to regular school because they had missed so much time because of the model jobs they had so the girls looked up a tutor school online and made a appointment to come to there house and talk to bruce and kris and now they have a tutor go with them on there jobs.

  52. JFerber says:

    Yes, she does resemble her horrid mother in the first pic. That does it for me.