Kendall wants to be taken seriously

Kendall Jenner isn’t relying on her famous family to get modelling work.

The reality star, who found fame with her siblings in Keeping Up With The Kardashians, thinks her background has actually been a bit of a hindrance to her burgeoning career as a model.

‘People think that this just came to me. But it didn’t,’ says Kendall, 18.

‘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.

‘I went on castings and some people weren’t feeling me because of my name. But it was great when people didn’t recognise me.

‘I was like, ‘”Thank you. Please don’t recognise me.”‘

Kendall has already been very successful in the high fashion world, having walked in catwalk shows for the likes of Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Givenchy.

The pretty star was determined to do things independently and even asked big sister Kim, 33, to stay away.

‘[Kim] was invited to a lot of the shows that I was in,’ Kendall tells Love Magazine.

‘She called me before and was like, “Hey, I was invited to the show, I just wanted to let you know. Do you want me to come?” and I was like, “No.”‘

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Anna Francis