It may look like Kendall Jenner's transition from being the Kardashians' little sister to becoming a world-famous catwalk model was a smooth one, but there have been a few bumps along the road.
The 19-year-old graces the cover of Allure's March issue, looking like a true Hollywood starlet with dark brown pin curls and bold eyeliner. Speaking to the magazine about her family and her rise to success, Kendall said she made the decision to distance herself from the Kardashian-Jenner clan when launching her modelling career, in order to make a name for herself without their help.
"I wanted it to be like, ‘OK, this is [Kendall's] thing—and she's taking it seriously," said the teen, who goes only by her first name within the modelling industry.
Speaking about her first venture down the catwalk, Kendall explained why she asked her family – in particular big sister Kim Kardashian- not to attend. "As selfish as this sounds, I wanted the attention to be on me for five seconds rather than my family. If they were sitting front row, it would have been all about, ‘Oh, Kim goes to Kendall's first fashion show!'"
Kendall's mum Kris and sisters Kylie, Khloé, Kim and Kourtney have since attended many of Kendall's shows, but the model was keen to make a name for herself before bringing them into the equation. "I didn't need it to be a family affair, " she said.
Despite coming from such a high-profile family, Kendall says she doesn't regret growing up in front of the KUWTK cameras. "It started so early that it's the only thing I can remember," she told the magazine. "Kylie and I had to grow up in front of people, and it was hard sometimes…but it was never a negative thing."
Never forget where you came from, Kendall!