Tuesday 14 August 2018

Kendall Jenner opens up about 'debilitating' battle with anxiety

Kendall Jenner is seen backstage ahead of the Bottega Veneta show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Bottega Veneta)
Kendall Jenner is seen backstage ahead of the Bottega Veneta show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Bottega Veneta)
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Kendall Jenner attends the Official Viewing and After Party of The Golden Globe Awards bosted by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
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Kendall Jenner attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Kendall Jenner is seen backstage ahead of the Bottega Veneta show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Bottega Veneta)
Kendall Jenner walks the runway at the Bottega Veneta show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Kendall Jenner walks the runway for Marc Jacobs SS18 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Park Avenue Armory on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
Model Kendall Jenner attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Model Kendall Jenner presents creations from the Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2018 collection during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., September 9, 2017. REUTERS/Joe Penney
Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian West attend the Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Daily Front Row)
Model Kendall Jenner accepts the award for Fashion Icon of the Decade onstage during the Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Daily Front Row)
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Model Kendall Jenner presents a creation for fashion house Fendi during the Women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows in Milan, on September 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

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Kendall Jenner has opened up about her "debilitating" battle with anxiety.

The model is one of the most sought-after names in fashion, having walked the runway for the likes of La Perla, Marc Jacobs, and Chanel.

But being in the spotlight has its pitfalls, with Kendall often experiencing panic attacks and episodes of sleep paralysis, which is the temporary inability to move or speak that occurs when waking up or falling asleep.

"I have such debilitating anxiety because of everything going on that I literally wake up in the middle of the night with full-on panic attacks," she told fellow fashion star Cara Delevingne in an interview for Harper's Bazaar magazine, adding that political and social issues often weigh on her mind. "I wish I had the power to send Cupid around the planet, as cheesy as that sounds."

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Kendall Jenner

Kendall grew up on the small screen, having regularly made appearances on her family's TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She now has over 86 million followers on Instagram, though has admitted that she is still trying to find a happy balance between her personal and public life.

"Lately I've just tried to stay off it, and I definitely don't look at comments," the 22-year-old shared. "I think Instagram is still a fun place for the most part. I like going on and seeing what people are up to, but I mostly follow stupid accounts with pictures of puppies and little baby animals and people saving animals. Forget about Twitter, which is so not fun these days. It just makes me sad."

Kendall added that when the times comes for her to start a family, she plans on shielding her children from social media and will "put an age limit on it".

However, the brunette beauty has no plans to settle down anytime soon like her famous half-siblings, including Kim and Khloe Kardashian who are both set to welcome babies in 2018, as is her younger sister, Kylie Jenner, according to reports.

Model Kendall Jenner attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Model Kendall Jenner attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

"It's going to be interesting to see what the world is like when I do have kids. But I definitely don't plan on having them anytime soon," she smiled.

Kendall Jenner walks the runway at the Bottega Veneta show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Kendall Jenner walks the runway at the Bottega Veneta show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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