Kendall Jenner’s BiographyKendall Jenner is a model, designer, and entrepreneur. At the age of 19, she managed to step out of the Kardashian family’s shadow and become a star in the modern fashion industry.
Famous FamilyKendall Jenner was born into a famous family on November 3, 1995, in Calabasas, a suburb of Los Angeles. Her father, Bruce Jenner, was a renowned decathlete who gained international recognition when he won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games. In 1980, he starred in the movie "Can’t Stop the Music," which was deemed the worst film of the year.
Kendall has a younger sister, Kylie, with whom she started her modeling career. She also has eight half-siblings from her parents’ previous marriages. On her mother’s side, her close relatives include Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Rob Kardashian. Recently, Kris became the manager of her older daughters. From her father’s side, Kendall has brothers named Burt, Brandon, and Brody, and a sister named Cassandra Jenner.
In 2015, Kendall’s parents divorced. In her father’s first interview after the split with Kris, he came out as a transgender woman. In June, Bruce announced that his new name was Caitlyn and asked to be referred to using female pronouns from then on.
Modeling CareerAt 14, Kendall Jenner signed a contract with the renowned modeling agency Wilhelmina Models. She participated in a photo shoot for the popular youth brand Forever 21, showcasing their new 2010 season collection. That same year, the young model appeared in fashion magazines such as OK! and TeenProm.
When Kendall’s photos appeared in Paper magazine’s "Beautiful People" feature, she gained attention as a promising model. By 2012, she had graced the covers of several youth-focused magazines, including Looks, Raine, GenLux, Flavour Magazine, GoGirl, and Miss Vogue Australia.
Kendall first hit the runway showcasing prom dresses for the brand Sherri Hill.
In July 2014, Karl Lagerfeld invited Jenner to be the face of Chanel’s new collection. By November, Kendall was chosen as the new face of Estée Lauder cosmetics.
During the 2014-2015 season, Kendall walked in global fashion shows, representing brands like Chanel, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Vera Wang, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Ports 1961, Oscar de la Renta, Bottega Veneta, Pucci, Sonia Rykiel, and Balmain.
In March 2015, she was invited to advertise the new Calvin Klein Jeans collection. In May, the model was announced as the new face of the brand Penshoppe. That same year, Jenner appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, and in the July issue of Vogue China, she posed alongside the well-known young actor Kris Wu.
In 2017, Kendall overtook Gisele Bündchen in Forbes» list of the highest-paid models. Gisele had led the ranking since 2002.
Film and TVIn 2007, Kendall Jenner made her debut on the reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." In 2008, she was a guest celebrity on the documentary "E! True Hollywood Story." Jenner also participated in TV projects like "America’s Next Top Model," "House of DVF," and "Ridiculousness."
Personal BrandingIn 2011, the company Nicole by OPI launched a new nail polish collection called Kardashian Kolors, which included two shades developed by Kendall named "All Kendall-ed Up" and "Kendall on the Katwalk."
In July 2013, Kendall started collaborating with famous jeweler Pascal Mouawad to create a new jewelry collection called Metal Haven by Kendall & Kylie for Glamhouse.
In February 2015, American media announced that the Jenner sisters were launching a new clothing line in collaboration with Topshop.
Charity WorkIn 2013, Kendall Jenner created an eBay account where she sells her clothes. She donates the proceeds to support the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital.
On February 19, 2014, Jenner participated in a charity bowling game in Studio City to raise money for The Robin Hood Foundation, which aids the poor in New York and Los Angeles.
She also supports projects by the Share Our Strength organization, which aims to end hunger in the U.S.
Personal Life of Kendall JennerIn 2012, rumors emerged about Kendall dating Julian Brooks, a classmate from Sierra Canyon. The couple openly showed their relationship by exchanging messages on social media. They broke up in 2012, and neither commented on the separation. Media reports speculated that Kendall got tired of Brooks’ constant cheating.
In the summer of 2017, Kendall dated NBA player Blake Griffin, but their romance ended in less than a year. After that, she dated other basketball players: first, Ben Simmons for one and a half years, and then Devin Booker for nearly two years.