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Kendall Jenner blames Kardashian sisters for stalling modelling career

Published 29/07/2014 | 07:56

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PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 08: Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at Grand Palais on July 8, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Kendall Jenner walks the runway at the Marc Jacobs fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at the New York State Armory on February 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
Sisters Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner grace the catwalk for the Sherri Hill Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week at the Trump Tower Fifth Avenue in NYC.

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Kendall Jenner has blamed her famous siblings for damaging her modelling 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.

Kendall for Givenchy
Kendall for Givenchy

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 recognise me. I was like, 'Thank you. Please don't recognise me.'"

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Kendall for Vogue

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.”

Kendall and Cara Delevingne
Kendall and Cara Delevingne
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