Kendall Jenner: Being famous was 'a disadvantage' when it came to modeling
In the last year, Kendall Jenner has gone from kid sister on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" to full-on, in-demand fashion model. But as she tells Teen Vogue in the magazine's fall style issue cover story, the road from reality star to Marc Jacobs model wasn't as easy as her fans might think.
"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. I had to work even harder," said the 18-year-old beauty, whose visage graces two separate versions of the magazine's new cover. "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."
Once she was ready to take a stab at professional modeling, Jenner carefully calculated a plan -- one that seems to be working now that it's been put into action. "I felt like I should pick specific designers that I wanted to go for so I could make a good first impression—or more like a fifth impression," she said with a laugh. "But it's my first impression on this world."