Kendall Jenner has recently stated on the talk show Hello Ross that the young model is no longer going to be using Jenner, nor switch to Kardashian, as a last name. Kendall said that the reality star doesn’t need to use a famous last name to become famous. Kendall proves to be very independent and wants to succeed on the models own merit and not that of the world-wide known names of Kardashian or Jenner.
The brand ambassador for Seventeen Magazine has heated up the fashion world and becoming a future force to be reckoned with. Starting out as a television personality, Kendall started modeling and before anyone knew it, the young celebrity was gracing magazine covers and now has even moved up into high fashion. Just recently a photo of Kendall walking down a catwalk in a very revealing, see-through top was causing a lot of buzz. Kendall, an avid instagram poster, seems to have some competition in posting underwear selfies. Justin Bieber looks like the singer is trying to outdo Kendall. First, Kendall posted a selfie of the reality star wearing Calvin Klein underwear and wrote, “Morning! Just going to hang out in my #Calvins allll day!” Then Kendall proceeded to thank Calvin Klein for the “gifts.” Then, 11 days later Bieber posted two instagram pics of the troubled singer in Calvin’s as well, asking everyone if Bieber should have a Calvin Klein ad. It certainly looks like Bieber does not want to be outdone but against sexy and sweet Kendall, the singer really does stand a chance.
Kylie and Kendall Jenner also joined in on the fun everyone seems to be having over spoofing the famous vogue cover of sister Kim and Kanye West. Kylie tweeted, “Sorry Kim.” Kendall simply tweeted, “Love.” Both Kylie and Kendall appeared on the last Friday’s episode of Hello Ross where Kendall announced the models plans to no longer use Jenner as a last name and that Kendall would not be using the Kardashian name either. Certainly the talented young model is proving to the world that Kendall is making it on the reality stars own and not just by being attached to a famous last name.
The 18-year-old continues to show a strong need for independence from the Kardashian/Jenner clan as the model has started looking to buy a home. “I’m excited to be turning 18, it’s one of my first steps in becoming an independent woman and one of the first things I want to do is get a place of my own.” Kendall said on the popular reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The episode aired on February 23 and the news didn’t set well with mom or Dad, Kris and Bruce. Big sister Kim also weighed in saying, “If I were to give you advice now, I would tell you to live here as long as you can.” referring to the family home the reality show focuses around.
Although many people pick on the Kardashian’s for having no talent, Kendall certainly is making sure that the reality TV star stands alone. Kendall, by dropping the last name Jenner and refusing to change to Kardashian, is firmly telling the world that the model is completely self-reliant. In a world where everyone tries to ride off of others coattails, Kendall’s attitude is very refreshing to see.
By Derik L. Bradshaw