Kendall Jenner has blamed her famous siblings for damaging her modeling career.
The 18-year-old reality star has made a name for herself as a high fashion model in recent months, walking the runway for labels such as Chanel and Marc Jacobs.
But while many people thought Kendall achieved her status through her family and hit television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, it actually made things more difficult for her.
“People think that this success just came to me. But it didn’t,” Kendall explained to LOVE magazine. “What I have has almost worked against me. I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn’t take me seriously as a model. Because of the TV show.”
Kendall, whose parents are Kris and Bruce Jenner, was even discriminated against at model castings because of her family.
“I went on castings and some people weren’t feeling me because of my name,” she said. “But it was great when people didn’t recognize me. I was like, ‘Thank you. Please don’t recognize me.'”
However, Kendall’s most famous sibling Kim Kardashian insists her determination to reach the top has made her sisters even more proud of her.
“Kendall had to work extra hard to gain this respect and to fight for people to see she’s serious,” Kim said. “Marc Jacobs gave her a real shot and treated her like any other model. He believed in her and opened the door for her. Then Riccardo [Tisci] and Karl [Lagerfeld] gave her a chance and she has proven that she is the real deal. Her hard work paid off, and that makes me so proud.”
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