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Kendall Jenner hires a 'special handler' for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris after Kim Kardashian's robbery

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Published 02/12/2016 | 09:07

Kendall Jenner poses prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner poses prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner poses prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner walks on the runway with Swarovski crystals during Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for Swarovski)
Kendall Jenner walks on the runway with Swarovski crystals during Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for Swarovski)
(L-R) Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Adriana Lima poses backstage during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
(L-R) Kendall Jenner, Adriana Lima and Daniela Braga pose backstage during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Adriana Lima and Kendall Jenner pose backstage during 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner attends the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner attends the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
(L-R) Martha Hunt,Jasmine Tookes,Taylor Hill, Josephine Skriver,Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid pose backstage during 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
(FromL) Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro, US model Gigi Hadid, US model Kendall Jenner and Chinese model Liu Wen cheer during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris
Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner poses prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner prepares backstage prior to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner poses backstage prior to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner poses backstage prior to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Khloe Kardashian, North West, Kim Kardashian West, Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian attend Kanye West Yeezy Season 2 during New York Fashion Week at Skylight Modern on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Kanye West Yeezy)
(L-R) Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 4)
Kendall Jenner poses backstage prior to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
(L-R) Victoria's Secret models Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Lily Donaldson depart for Paris for the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Kendall Jenner reportedly had a "special handler" at all times during her latest trip to Paris.

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The American model's older sister, Kim Kardashian, was left shaken and traumatised when a gang of masked men with guns broke into her Paris hotel, bound and gagged her and made off with money and jewellery in October.

So when it came to Kendall making her return to the French capital for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Wednesday night, the 21-year-old model is said to have gone all out to ensure her own safety.

An insider told the New York Post's gossip column Page Six that while security at the show was "sky-high" already, Kendall insisted on special handlers and security. She also apparently "wanted nothing to do with anyone except the people doing her hair and make-up, her handler and (friend) Gigi Hadid."

Kendall Jenner walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Kendall is also said to have ignored requests for interviews from journalists at the event, in the wake of a dramatic few months for her family which has also included her brother-in-law Kanye West's recent hospitalisation.

"Kendall wouldn’t do press interviews and was actually hiding at one point," the insider added. "One reporter asked her a question and she literally ignored her. She just kept looking at pictures of herself on her phone."

It wasn't just security that was high around Kendall though. Event organisers had gone all out to ensure there were no issues at the star-studded show, with streets around the Grand Palais venue barricaded off and sniffer dogs on hand.

Vehicles dropping off models like Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Irina Shayk and Gigi and Bella Hadid were only allowed to stop briefly to let their passengers out, rather than parking up.

Kendall Jenner attends the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner attends the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

"Even VIPs had to circle the block while they waited their turn to stop," the source revealed.

When contacted by Page Six, a Victoria's Secret spokesperson said: "The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is a high-profile event and we take every precaution to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for our team and guests no matter what city we’re in."

Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner attend Famous by Kanye West a private exhibition event at Blum And Poe, Los Angelesat Blum & Poe on August 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Kanye West)
Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner attend Famous by Kanye West a private exhibition event at Blum And Poe, Los Angelesat Blum & Poe on August 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Kanye West)

However, a representative for Kendall did not return the outlet's request for comment.

Kendall Jenner walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Kendall Jenner walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

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