No one can deny that Kendall Jenner was built to be a model. She’s tall, lithe (naturally so it would seem) and is blessed with that coveted, semi alien-esq baby-doll face. She’s the ‘whole package’ so to speak. There is no denying either that KJ is your typical girl, plucked out of obscurity and thrown suddenly into the spotlight. Because Kendall grew up in the spotlight. She has a famous family, famous friends and is famous herself for being on a reality TV show that chronicles her life in the lap of luxury.
The latter (apparently undeniable) fact seems to be both a help and a hindrance in Kendall’s klimb to the top. People always say it’s not what you know, it’s who and in Kendall’s case this seems to ring very true. KJ’s start in the modelling industry does not mirror those of her fellow models. There are no budget catalogues, creepy photo shoots or mall runways in Kendall’s folio. Nope, she took a leaf out of the Kardashian playbook and a number or two out of their phonebook; went straight for the big kahunas, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, LV, Vogue and now her very own cover (that is not US Weekly) LOVE.
On one hand her link to the most entertaining/mildly annoying family on TV is helping her to land jobs that any newbie wouldn’t even dream of, on the other it’s making us question her credibility. So much so that it’s like her model chops don’t exist.