Kendall Jenner: ‘I try not to think of myself as an icon too much’

Kendall Jenner blushing with flowers in hand

The Kardashian-Jenner women have different kinds of body types, some of them because of genetics and some because of surgery. I tend to believe Kourtney Kardashian is pretty real – she has breast implants, but other than that, she’s just got a petite, athletic figure. Both Kourtney and Kim are pretty short – under 5’3” I believe – which means they both take after the Kardashian side of the family. Kris Jenner is a tall woman with long limbs, so maybe that’s where Khloe gets it. Or maybe Khloe’s biological father was never Robert Kardashian. As for the Jenner sisters, Kylie has always felt like the outlier genetically – where did her curves come from? Why isn’t she tall and lanky like both Caitlyn Jenner and Kris? The answer (I’ve felt) is that Kylie’s body is the product of multiple surgeries and augmentations. Kendall Jenner is the one built the most like her dad, and she clearly comes from Jenner stock. Plus, the only part of Kendall that’s been augmented is her face (her lips are stupid). She’s refreshingly without breast or butt implants. That weirdly makes her stand out in her family, and she knows it:

Kendall Jenner has admitted that she didn’t feel as though she fit in with her sexy sisters, as she didn’t inherit their ‘boobs or curves.’ The famous model told The Telegraph: ‘My sisters are a lot curvier than me. They have boobs and I don’t have boobs. Growing up being this little twiggy girl, I saw my sisters and always thought, “Oh no, am I supposed to be sexy like them?” I almost felt like I didn’t fit in for a part of my life.”

The 23-year-old reality star topped Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Model list in 2018 and has a reported net worth of around $30million. She also told the publication that she is quite different to the rest of the clan.

The beauty said: ‘I’m not necessarily a lot like them. I like that I have a different vibe to everyone. I like to do different things. And that’s OK.’

Kendall is one of the most sought after models in the world but said: ‘I try not to think of myself as an icon too much.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I hope to one day say with a straight face “I try not to think of myself as an icon too much.” It implies that she IS an icon but she’s just too humble to admit it. Which makes her doubly iconic. Or something. As for the conversation about body types… obviously, in that family, it’s not surprisingly that Kendall was taught (explicitly and through example) that women were only “worth” something if they were sexy, and sexiness was defined by their often-times enhanced curves. But really, when you’re very young, most women just want what they don’t have. I had C-cups when I was like 12 years old and I always wanted to know what it was like to be long and lean and have a small bust.

Kendall Jenner so happy with flowers

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    Don’t worry, Kendall, I NEVER think of you as an icon.

    • Amanduh says:

      LOL! This reminds me of:

      literally no one:

      Kendall: “I try not to think of myself as an icon too much.”

      Also those jeans are splitting her in two. I think this family has a higher than average camel toe tolerance because I could NOT deal.

    • Snazzy says:

      Right? My first thought was “don’t worry, you aren’t one”

    • Terese says:

      Agree… you are only an icon to the idiot young people out there that have been raised to worship materialism… I hate your family.
      First time commenter long time lurker
      Hello CB snarkers…

  2. Ref7 says:

    That’s good, since you’re not one.

    • Still_Sarah says:

      Yeah, that’s what I thought too 😂😂. Trust me, honey, I never think of you that way.

    • Clementine says:

      My first thought. FAR off the mark.

    • Paige says:

      Well I for one don’t have a problem with this-I can relate- I try really hard not to think of myself as an icon too much either…

      Wouldn’t this ordinarily be considered a mental illness??

  3. anp says:


    • Annaloo. says:


      Plus, we sold pants like that at Contempo Casuals in the early 90’s. How did she find them?

  4. line says:

    Today’s fashion magazine attributes the term of icon to any celebrity, but sorry for me an icon is audrey hepburn, marilyn monroe, diana ross, whitney houston, madonna, lady diana, liz taylor…

    Celebrities of the 21st century that can be considered as icons are maybe Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey but certainly not Kendall Jenner.

  5. Lenn says:

    I always wonder about Khloe. She so very obviously looks like that hairdresser guy. Does she know deep inside she has a different father? She has to know.

    • MoxRox says:

      There’s no way in hell she doesn’t know. Her middle name is literally his first name. They just don’t want the world to know.

      • Mar says:

        I’m pretty sure they all know- but I think the younger girls may have found out later- remember one of them posted that that guy was her dad as a joke and then she took the post off?

    • VeryVeryTerryJerry says:

      I thought it was common knowledge that Khloe was Alex Roldan’s child because mom had an affair with him.

  6. anp says:

    Lucy Lawless is a Great Icon.

    • Still_Sarah says:

      Absolutely. The tv show Xena Warrior Princess was groundbreaking for the way is represented women beyond any stereotypes. They had a great episode about a beauty contest (hilariously titled “Miss Known World”) which was won by a cross dressing man. Xena went undercover and joined the pageant to protect the local community from a threat. Gabrielle was the only female talent manager there in a group of men.

    • Snowflake says:

      Oh i loved that show!

  7. Jan says:

    Icon? Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

  8. MrsPanda says:

    Kendall’s definitely had some body work done. She’s had that ”waist sculpting” surgery where they make the waist super narrow and the hips ”perfectly” rounded/curved. She’s also experimented with butt fat-transfer. She does have a tall lanky body but she’s tweaked it here and there. Her butt and lips have grown and shrunk a few times over the years. Kylie’s natural figure was also quite tall & slim but she was a little shorter than Kendall and slightly less lanky. But Kylie was always a Jenner and you can see her butt still looks weirdly ”long” even though it’s ginormous and altered. Kendall started on the botox young too, it’s why she looks like she’s been hatching a plot since 2015.

    • y says:

      Yep, I agree with your observations – she’s definitely had some liposculpture on her hips (that rounded look as you say. Naturally she was more athletic and “squarer”). Her face work is the obvious to me: lips, brows and, especially, nose really changed her.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Cheeks, too, don’t you think. Her facial work is really obvious when she’s without makeup, as in these photos. And all five girls have their mother’s wide hips, it’s just that the additional work they’ve all had (Kris included) obscures that somewhat.

      • justwastingtime says:

        Has she had obvious face work done? I swear I sat next to a sweet women in a church in Malibu on Easter, whose face frightened me. The duck lips, the check implants, the tiny nose, that was obvious and sad face work. Kendall doesn’t look that different to me.

    • BANANIE says:

      “Hatching a plot” — love that!!

    • Mash says:

      OMFG i screamed cackling @ the “it’s why she looks like she’s been hatching a plot since 2015”

      Im literally in tear right now…. thank you so much @MrsPanda

  9. My3cents says:

    Take a seat and educate yourself on what an icon really is.
    She definitely inherited the family’s smart genes.

  10. Bee says:

    Girl, you are not iconic. More like, moronic.

    • BchyYogi says:

      Iconically loathed and laughed about, yes, and I’d not try to think of that either….

  11. deb says:

    I actually laughed when I read the title. Kendall’s just as vapid as the rest of them.

    • smcollins says:

      Same here. Rolled my eyes hard first, then started laughing. Being a celebrity doesn’t make her iconic. This family…🤦🏻‍♀️

  12. Jesus says:

    God, this pathetic girl truly thinks shes the new naomi huh? So delusional.

  13. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    Who is she?

  14. mycomment says:

    but she’s just too humble to admit it.

    actually, only just not ‘too much’ … and is she really that stupid that she thinks she could be just as ‘curvy’ as the rest of them with the implants she can afford. and just think, she could write them off as business expenses.

  15. AnnaKist says:

    Icon? She’s having a laugh. This is delusional humblebragging, something this lot thinks they are crafting to a fine art. Wrong!

  16. Enn says:

    You’re not an icon and Philadelphia would very much appreciate you removing the Kardashian curse from the Sixers so if you could call it quits with Ben Simmons, that would be great.

  17. grabbyhands says:

    That’s good, because you’re not.

    Unless you’re shooting to be the dullest, least self aware member of a family of people who congratulate themselves way too often for having done little else but benefit from their matriarch’s money at all cost business sense.

    Your family bought your modeling career. That doesn’t make you an icon.

    The bloated sense of entitlement constantly coming out of the mouths of these tricks is staggering.

  18. tempest prognosticator says:

    So humble. She is the Greek goddess of humility. 😎

  19. minx says:

    She used to look cute and fresh faced. Not anymore.

  20. Neners says:

    If Kendall is truly struggling with this endeavor, I may be in a position to offer some pointers since I have literally never thought of of her as an icon at all, no “trying” required.

  21. Tate says:

    I couldn’t read the article cause I rolled my eyes too hard at the headline.

  22. Harryg says:

    Are you crazy? An icon?
    The Trashians: the family whose asses have more movement than their faces.

  23. Jb says:

    I look forward to the tell all books from this family when they’re all older and they “shock” us by telling us Khloe has a different father than the other kartrashians and that they did in fact make themselves into blow up dolls! We’ll all be shocked I tell ya…

  24. Nev says:

    Hmmmmm once Kaia Gerber hits 18 and can dominate Vogue…..

  25. Giddy says:

    Maybe if education was valued in that family she would know that she doesn’t fit the definition of icon. I can just see Kylie or Kendall coming home in third grade with a good vocabulary test score, only to have their mother tell them to go apply a facial mask, pluck her eyebrows, and no after school snack…too fattening.

  26. cheche says:

    Bless her heart! I’m sure she doesn’t have a clue as to what the word means.

  27. Sam says:

    That outfit is Grandma Go-Go dancer on the top and Rodeo Clown on the bottom.

  28. Clementine says:

    Good. Because you’re not, and you’re not even close.

  29. TheOriginalMia says:

    Lord, the delusion is strong in this one. She will never NEVER be a Naomi, Christie, Giselle, or Cindy. Never!

  30. angie0717 says:

    I clicked on the headline just to read the comments! What a delusional twit lol

  31. Jane says:

    The delusion is strong with this one.

  32. Lory says:

    The only reason Kendall hasn’t had the Kardashian special (butts and boobs) is because she wouldn’t be able to fit into sample sizes anymore and no designer wants to deal with that. Kim Kardashian would actually have a nice little figure as well, just like Kourtney, if she’d left her body alone. The fact that this is the highest paid and most sought after model in the world tells me the modeling industry has truly stopped scouting for actual talent and only accepts “models” with enough IG likes.

  33. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    Kendall’s an icon. Kylie is self made. Kim’s a lawyer. Sounds about right. (Insert eyeroll)

    • agnes says:


    • Lucy2 says:

      Yeah, I feel like this is definitely related to the “self-made“ stuff. Look how much attention that got, so now another one will say something stupid and delusional.

  34. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    That headline.


  35. Lynne says:

    She didn’t make 30M from modeling. When she is on an magazine it’s because of her name from being a reality show actress.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if she has small breast implants. I think except for her face, her work is subtle.
    Kim is about 5’1” and kourtney under 5 ft about 4’ 10. I’ve seen them in person. All of them are shorter than their bios.

    • Ash says:

      Lynne. I’ve thought (way too much) about what they’d look like in person. What do they look like? Cannot imagine. I’m almost 6 feet tall and feel they’d literally be half my size. Are their butts really that ginormous?
      Also, sadly, this is where the modeling industry is going, followers! Even with agencies not in major markets, they are listing number of followers on a model’s profile! Gone are the Christy’s/linda’s/Naomi’s. So so sad!!!!

      • Lynne says:

        Saw Kim at Nate N Al’s having lunch in Beverly Hills at Christmas time a few years ago. It is one block over from Rodeo. Kim was with Monica. Loaded with tourists and nobody recognized her. She walked to the restroom, not a glance. My husband said it wasn’t her. I only recognized her because I was eating looking right at her. Leaving walked by, her eyes are very pretty. Really small nose, butt.l.didnt see. Her hair was in a bun there but pap pics out the next day showed her later same day same clothes coming from the hair salon so confirmed it was her. Kourt…..walked right in front of me but it was Scott I recognized first. Same locale and no paps around. Nobody recognized her. she is so so tiny. My neighbor is 4’10 and she seemed about the same. Look at a pic of Khloe with Lamar who’s height is listed in nba . She is not 5 10.

  36. erika says:

    Her smartest thought EVER.

  37. Chelsea K. says:

    Somewhere out there Khloe is shouting to Kendall, “CTC!” 🤣

  38. Vet says:

    Kendull is just as nasty, or even more so then her sisters. I have opportunities to interact with many types of celebrities, and she is about as nasty as they come. She 100% believes she is an icon.

  39. DTTIMES2 says:

    i seriously fear for the next generation if these are the “icons” they look up: idiots like Olivia Jade,Kylie etc.

  40. Lilly (with the double-L) says:

    I rarely click on any Kardashian stories, but the headline made me laugh. Thanks Kaiser. The world certainly thanks Kendall for her example of true humility.

  41. Miss M says:

    Kylie was slim. But not tall like kendal. Since she could not be a model. Her momager tried to market her the second Kim and suddenly she had curves.

  42. Lucy says:

    LOL. For someone so bland, she sure makes me chuckle sometimes. I do like her hair, though.

  43. MoxRox says:

    No one thinks of you as an icon, Kendall.

  44. Gino says:

    Don’t worry honey, you are not an icon.

  45. Mar says:

    Let’s give her the benefit of the doubt and suppose she was asked how she feels like being an icon?

  46. Anare says:

    With Kendall it is always the same, open mouth, insert foot.

  47. NotHeidisGirl says:

    Those pants must be some of the ugliest I’ve ever seen…

  48. SM says:

    Chica needs to grab a vocabulary because she clearly does not know the meaning of a word “icon” and then relax and quite trying to think about that at all, because she is not one.

  49. ChiaMom says:

    Nepotism Barbie strikes again #NotAnIcon

  50. Kathryn says:

    Well, Kylie was tall and lanky and actually built like a shorter Kendall, kind of straight down with no curves. That’s allllllll augmented. I mean you can even see the progression of bigger boob jobs if you look at photos.