Kendall Jenner: People don’t ‘take me seriously, I want to be more high fashion’

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner received a profile in the July issue of V magazine. The shoot is absolutely terrible even though it’s not Kendall’s fault at all. I’m assuming that the poor quality of these photographs was intentional because the non-existent lighting and red-eye effect are inexcusable. I guess that the stylist and crew thought they were being avant garde by leaving everything (even Kendall’s make-up job) looking very unfinished.

Sadly, the interview isn’t much better. Kendall and the journo discuss her young age (17) and how she wanted to be a model since age 13. They also discuss how she got involved with the Marilyn Agency, which represents her “journey” thus far. Kendall expresses a desire to be taken more seriously and to move into high fashion one day. I realize that a lot of you might jump all over her for that perceived delusion, but she’s a surprisingly good model with the right styling and clothes. Since she’s a Kardashian, Anna Wintour will never, ever allow Kendall in Vogue, but I think the kid nevertheless shows some promise. Here are some unpromising interview excerpts:

Kendall Jenner

On going incognito in NYC: “I’ve been trying to keep it low key when I have been here, I haven’t been recognized much. Taking a lot of taxi cabs, wearing sunglasses… but yeah, when I’m here with my family, everybody knows which hotel we’re staying at. It’s a little bit crazier. It gets claustrophobic. I like having space.”

Does she want to build modeling cred? “One hundred percent. I don’t think some people take me very seriously. When I started off, I was way more of a personality in modeling and it wasn’t like, what I wanted to be exactly. I want to be more high fashion; I want to be more editorial, but hopefully I’ll just prove myself. Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana. All those big ones are my ultimate dream.”

If her agent wanted her to quit reality tv, would she? “I’ve never gotten that question before… Um, yeah. Probably.”

She’s never taken the subway: “Is it gross and hot down there?”

Is she okay? “I’m fine.”

[From V magazine]

Okay, Kendall’s a young girl who has grown up in a very sheltered environment, and it sounds like she’d love to eventually break free of her family’s overbearing thumb, but she has no idea where to start. Give her time, and preferably, give her a journalist who knows how to ask better questions.

Here are some more flattering photos of Kendall about a week ago at the grand opening of the Sugar Factory. Well, she looks good in the last two. The one with the lollipop (which was probably Kris’ idea) is wayyy too suggestive for a 17 year old.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Photos courtesy of V magazine and WENN

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  1. Elle says:

    She doesn’t have the right look for high fashion. She has a great model body and has a pretty face but she doesn’t have the right face for high fashion.

  2. NeNe says:

    How could she be taken serious? I personally think she is only a model, because of who her famewh*ring family is…. I’m not too sure she could have done it on her own.

  3. Shelley says:

    Meh. She is a little version of KimK but with a much better body. I like her younger sister more.

  4. Nola says:

    I remember someone mentioned she would be a good VS model. I could defiantly see her modeling VS PINK.
    As of right now high fashion seems out of reach.

  5. neelyo says:

    She’s a novelty act. Struggling designers might use her for the publicity boost but respected designers aren’t going to want the stench of that family on their brand. Besides, there’s nothing special about her at all.

  6. Dawn says:

    But she is NOT a Kardashian in any other sense than she has half siblings that are. She is a Jenner first and foremost. And the reason that no one takes her serious is because of KKK. It is that simple. Anna Wintour has some ungodly love for KW so maybe he could talk her into it, he got Kimmode into the Met Ball after all. This girl needs to break away from anything and everything KrapTrashian and focus purly on herself an maybe she will get better. But maybe she just isn’t high fashion.

  7. Sannie says:

    I like Kendall and I think she will do very well as a model. KUWTK made her famous and put her in the spotlight, but I think she will do great on her own, and to be away from PMK would be good for her.

    She is Kim’s little sister, but I really can’t imagine Kendall making a sex tape. I think Kendall takes after Bruce more than after PMK, and that is a blessing!

  8. Simply Red says:

    With the right modelling coach to teach her the techniques that is needed to enter high fashion industry could help her.. Who interview her, a twelve year old?

    If she invest into it she could make it.. Just believe in yourself and its possible..

  9. s says:

    As much as I dislike the Kardashian klan she seems like a serious person who wants to work hard and make a name for herself. She’s just 17. Good for her.

  10. Tapioca says:

    Hang on – I thought she “really hated the attention”? Which is obviously why she’s happily posing for the cameras with a lollipop and a plastic duck.

    Oh, and wanting to be a model and wanting to be taken seriously are two mutually exclusive things!

  11. Joanna says:

    she definitely has a model’s body and legs that go on forever. good luck, girl!

  12. Katie says:

    I don’t know anything about the modeling industry, so I don’t know if she’s too “commercial” or whatever the phrase is, but I think if Kendall is truly serious about being taken seriously as a model, she needs to get off the show, move to New York, and stop posting pictures of herself wearing the smallest bikinis she can find on Instagram.

    Every single person in that family, both immediate and extended, is so full of crap that I’m surprised it’s not coming out of their ears.

  13. Bopit says:

    I hope her and her little sister make it in the modelling world — it seems like their only chance to break free from those godawful reality shows and Kris’ claws.

  14. DanaG says:

    I don’t see her as a high fashion model she is too commercial looking I also think that unless she get’s off that show and really get’s into the modeling scene 100 per cent it isn’t going to be seen anymore then a hobby to her. If it wasn’t for the Kardashian name I doubt she would off gotten the jobs she has so far. It’s both a help and a hinderance.

  15. Tessa says:

    She should aim for commercial contracts like Victoria’s Secret or Revlon or something. Her face isn’t odd or unusual, it’s wholesome and beautiful. She’s barking up the wrong tree with high fashion. She could make a killing as a commercial model. I could see her in Neutrogena adds right now!

  16. Talie says:

    Switching to Marilyn was a good move and good for her for trying to break away from all the tacky commercial crap her mom wants her to do.

  17. Jayna says:

    I don’t think she’s tall enough for high fashion. Those shots look like photos a highschool friend is taking in your bedroom while you pretend to model. LOL

    She’s a pretty girl and nice lines bodywise for a model, but how tall is she? She looks tall next to her five foot two mom and sisters, but that might only put her at five seven, I’m thinking. Not high fashion material if that’s the case.

  18. janie says:

    She needs an education? Do any of these people go to school? I know Kris took them out, but this is crazy! She should have gone to Prom & be checking out colleges? This should be her Senior year.. Look at what she’s missed

    • NYC_girl says:

      I try not to pay much attention to the entire family but did any of them finish high school or go to college? I suppose when you have that much money it doesn’t matter as far as getting a “job,” but I think college is important just for developing your brain and interests.

      • Katie says:

        As far as the children that Kris has given birth to, only Kourtney and Rob have college degrees.

      • Hakura says:

        @NYC_girl – It’s true… & it does so much for one’s self confidence to have expanded their education. Not to mention a sense of ‘insurance’, should there ever come a time when their current success or financial security fails.

        It’s just too easy to look at what one has *now* & assume that will always be the case, so not take any steps prepare themselves for a future in which that isn’t the case.

    • Zinjojo says:

      That’s what I was wondering — has she dropped out of high school? Even if she doesn’t need a job, an education is important, but so many of these young celebrities don’t even have a high school education. They may be rich, but ignorant and dumb is a bad way to go through life.

      Cranky old lady comment, I know ;)

  19. Adrien says:

    She’s very pretty but she looks more like a actress posing as a model. Most of the girls doing haute couture have ‘interesting’ looks. Also, she does not have a personal fashion style. Her total look is like a work of a Hollywood stylist. But good for Kendall for working hard. I’d still prefer her doing high fashion campaigns than the likes of Charlotte Free. Maybe if Kendall hangs out with Terry Richardson, act grungey and dye her hair pink she’d be taken seriously.

  20. Annie says:

    They are never going to take her seriously because they know her famewhoring family too well. The success of one of them is the success of all of them. If she thinks she has a shot at Vogue or any other high end stuff, she’s in for a big surprise. Also, I don’t really think she has the high fashion look either. She’s very commercial. I think she’s wasting her time, but soon enough you’ll see her get her own show to compensate for that failure.
    I think Kris really worked hard at convincing this kid to be a model (while completely neglecting the youngest one, hurting her self-esteem forever probably) and at deluding herself like the entire family has.

  21. Grace says:

    Sorry, sweetie, you are a KarTrashian, no one will ever take you seriously.

  22. Nicolette says:

    If she ever wants to be taken seriously in any endeavor, she will have to break away from that circus of a family she has. She has to get out of her mother’s clutches and emancipate herself. Otherwise it will be Kris calling the shots on everything from her career to her boyfriends/marriages, and so on.

  23. Lynne says:

    Cute girl, pretty, but doesn’t have any WOW .

  24. blaize says:

    She’s not taken seriously because she’s related to the Kardashians. Unfortunately, everyone judges this 17-year-old based on who her family is. Which is completely unfair, by the way- we should judge people individually for the things they say and do, not for their DNA. But it seems like most people can’t understand that logic. It is what it is.

  25. palermo says:

    When you do something worthwhile then maybe it will happen. The opinion of most models is that they are airheads.

  26. Mar says:

    She has potential but unfortunately for her, anyone dealing with her would be highly associated with the K brand and most vendors do not want to touch that mess.

  27. Meggin says:

    Her sisters reputation will make it hard for her to be taken seriously. Which doesn’t make a lot of sense because she’s definitely a Jenner and has no Kardashian in her at all!

  28. G says:

    She could do it. She should finish school first.

  29. aenflex says:

    I don’t think she has the face for high fashion; she’s plain.
    Also, she’s quite thin. One, and maybe the only, positive thing I can say about the Kardashian females is that they have healthy bodies.

    • TG says:

      I just checked out pics of the fashion shows in Paris and most of those models are rail thin and extremely plain and dare I say ugly even homely looking so Kendall has a chance. I used to think of models as interesting but these girls are plain and boring. Someone please educate me in this. Have we run out if attractive females the world over? Surely there is someone with an interesting face. I would never tell anyone I was a model if I looked like these women.

      Oh and I would be happy if Kendall was very successful if only to show that the Jenner spawn is better than the Kartrashian heap of slop.

    • Jarredsgirl says:

      TG, many high fashion models [these days] are plain and boring, and they all look the same, This is because designers want you to focus on their designs, not the beautiful models. When the original supermodels were around (Christy, Naomi, Claudia etc) it was the models who sold the clothes, not the strength of the designs. Nowadays they have celebrities to do that and models to just showcase the designs.

      Although models are lauded, I don’t think it’s particularly ambitious to be a HF model. They are just glorified coat hangers who do nothing but walk down a runway, get changed and do it again.

      I think that Kendall would be great with neutrogena, as somebody above said. Perfect fit! And VS. She definitely looks like a VS model.

  30. Kim says:

    I diasgree with most posters and think the only reason she gets ANY jobs is her connection to the Kardashian sisters.

    She is not beautiful and barely has what it takes to be a catalog model let alone high fashion. She is as delusional as the rest of her family!

  31. idk says:

    If her mother knew at the age of 13 Kendall wanted to be a serious model, she should NOT have put her in their reality show. The show ruined any future career the younger girls wanted to have.

  32. KKD says:

    Kendall is pretty and has gorgeous hair and a stunning 17 year old model-y body. But she’s just NOT high fashion. And anyone who really IS high fashion is now out there talking about how high fashion they are or want to be! lol

  33. lisa says:

    i think she is the only attractive kid PMK has

    i dread the day when i log into cb and see her with a whole new face. you know it’s coming

  34. Hakura says:

    I do think her features (currently) are more suited to more ‘commercial’ modelling endeavors. But I wish her luck in everything she goes for.

    I’ve always reserved judgement when it comes to the Jenner girls. (It must get pretty annoying for them, always being lumped in as ‘Kardashians’ when they have *no* relation to him). They haven’t done anything (yet) that’s given me some reason to dislike them.

    So for now, Goodluck, girls! =)

  35. Jess says:

    I don’t see her going anywhere big with modelling. She doesn’t have the right look for high fashion at all, and she doesn’t pose well. She’s a very pretty girl, but not unusually so. I see dozens of girls who look like her everyday. She isn’t beautiful enough to land major cosmetics contracts or to be a VS Angel. She could do things like Neutrogena, Clearasil, budget beauty brands aimed at teens, but she definitely doesn’t have what it takes to be a supermodel.

  36. Mercy says:

    With ‘PEOPLE’ dont take me seriously,she means:ARE U LISTENING MOMMY?Are u there?

  37. skeptic says:

    I think she’s fighting an uphill battle. She will never be taken seriously about anything because she’s associated with the Kartrahians. I know the first thing I think when I look at her picture is her being PMK’s daughter.