Tuesday 26 September 2017

Jenner: I wanted the spotlight

Kendall Jenner has made a name for herself as a model
Kendall Jenner has made a name for herself as a model

Kendall Jenner has admitted she doesn't want half-sister Kim Kardashian stealing her limelight at her fashion shows.

The model made a name for herself last autumn at Marc Jacob's catwalk show.

She told Allure magazine that she had asked her sisters to stay away.

"I didn't need it to be a family affair," the 19-year-old said.

"As selfish as this sounds, I wanted the attention to be on me for five seconds rather than my family."

Kendall added: "If they were sitting front row, it would have been all about, 'Oh, Kim goes to Kendall's first fashion show!' I love Kim, but for a minute I wanted it to be like, 'OK, this is [Kendall's] thing - she's taking it seriously'."

The model posed in swimsuits with a capuchin monkey, which played Ross's pet, Marcel, in Friends, for the magazine's March issue.

And she said that growing up on TV wasn't such a bad thing.

"[My sister] Kylie and I had to grow up in front of people, and it was hard sometimes... but it was never a negative thing," she said.

Kendall said that she finds making eye contact with people difficult, but that being on camera gave her confidence. And she has no tattoos, saying: "I have a really weird thing about 'forever'. And my sister Kim always said, 'Don't put a bumper sticker on a Bentley'."

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