‘I don’t think people take me seriously’: Kendall Jenner reveals she’d ‘probably’ quit TV for modelling as she poses at casting
By Leah Simpson
She’s tasted fame and fortune from a young age, which is rather nice for a 17-year-old.
But Kendall Jenner would give it all up to be taken seriously as a model.
The half-sister of Kim Kardashian took some snaps for the publication’s blog and showed just why she is capable of doing high fashion campaigns.
Clutching onto a copy of Visionaire 58 Spirit: A tribute to Lee Alexander McQueen, the hardback co-ordinated with the gold on her footwear.
The brunette left her hair out for the modelling audition and went fresh-faced and make-up free for the photographs taken by Allan Kent.
When asked if she’d stop appearing her E! reality programme in order to score more editorial jobs as opposed to doing runway, she admitted she most likely would.
‘I’ve never gotten that question before… Um, yeah. Probably,’ she told her interviewer, who also questioned whether she thought appearing on screen has made the transition to fashion difficult.
‘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 modelling 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.’
Kendall’s ideal project would be stills for Chanel or Dolce & Gabbana.
However after being pushed by her businesswomen relatives Kim and mother Kris Jenner to pursue her dreams, which she’s held since the age of 13, she has walked down a few Fashion Week catwalks.
‘I didn’t think I’d want to do it but I’ve grown a love for it; it’s so fun for me,’ she commented.
One thing she wouldn’t be so flexible about though is move across the coast.
She revealed: ‘I mean, I love L.A., and I don’t mind flying out here whenever I have to. And I’m such a family person, and my whole family is over there, and all of my friends, I mean, I’d make new friends, but I don’t know. For a certain amount of time. It gets claustrophobic. I like having space.’
Having never been on public transport the teenager asked whether the NYC Subway trains were up to par.
Thankfully she gets the dodge the masses as she darts around town in a private vehicle whenever she jets to the East Coast for work.
‘Yeah, I’ve been trying to keep it low key when I have been here, I haven’t been recognised much,’ she shared.
‘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.