Kendall Jenner Teen Vogue Cover: “I Always Wanted To Be In Photos”
Kendall Jenner is Teen Vogue’s newly unveiled September cover model, and she opens up to the magazine about her accelerating career in fashion.
“As a kid, I always looked up to supermodels, thinking about how amazing they are,” says the reality TV star. “I always wanted to be in photos.”
But she still had to take her time.
Jenner explains, “I wanted to get started, but I was young, and I wanted to do young things. I had to grow into myself. I couldn’t really go out there as a 15-year-old. I mean, I know that some girls do, but I couldn’t.”
“I’d grown up in the spotlight, and I needed to be a kid for a minute,” she says.
Echoing her recent comments about the price of fame, Jenner tells Teen Vogue, “People didn’t want to take a chance on me, I think because I was sort of known. They were a little bit on the fence about it.”
“Some people might think that what I’ve done before made it easier for me to get jobs, but it was actually a disadvantage,” she says. “I had to work even harder.”
When she was 17, Jenner decided to pursue modeling more actively. “I was like, ‘All right, I’m going to start taking this seriously,'” she explains.
How is working as a model going so far? Jenner says, “I don’t have a romantic life at the moment, so traveling doesn’t bother me at all. But I do want to go home. When I was young, I was the kid who would call my dad from a slumber party to beg him to come pick me up.”