Kendall Jenner Biography

Model, Reality Television Star(1995–)
Kendall Jenner is a fashion model, Instagram star, and one of the famous siblings featured in the hit reality show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians.'

Synopsis

Born in 1995, Kendall Jenner is one of the siblings in pop culture's famous Jenner/Kardashian clan. She got her first taste of success and stardom on the family’s popular reality television show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. From there Jenner launched a modeling career. Soon after appearing on an ad campaign for Forever 21, the young woman was propelled to high fashion runways for major international designers and magazine spreads. In a short time, she has earned a spot as one of the most in-demand and highest paid models in the fashion industry. Like her siblings, Jenner is also a powerhouse on social media with close to 70 million followers and has also branched out into merchandising her own brands of clothing, accessories and make-up.

Family and Early Career

Kendall Nicole Jenner was born on November 3, 1995 in Los Angeles, California to Kris and Olympic champion Bruce Jenner. Her father came out as transgender in 2015 and has since been known as Caitlyn Jenner. Her middle name is in honor of her mother's friend Nicole Brown Simpson, who was murdered in 1994. She grew up in a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles with her younger sister Kylie and four half-siblings from her mother’s first marriage to O.J. Simpson defense attorney Robert Kardashian: Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Rob. Her extended family also includes two half-siblings, Burt and Cassandra, from her father’s first marriage, and two half-brothers from his second marriage, Brandon and Brody. Her sister Kim is married to music superstar Kanye West.

In 2007, Kendall Jenner began appearing with her family on their hit reality television series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians and has since made appearances on related spinoff shows. In 2013, Jenner shared the Teen Choice Award for Favorite Female Reality Star with her sisters.

Modeling & Other Ventures

When she was 14, her mother signed Jenner to Wilhelmina Models modeling agency and she began her career doing fashion shoots for the popular clothing chain, Forever 21. More work came her way after landing a photo in Teen Vogue and a plethora of other ad campaigns for notable brands primarily in Australia. Since then Jenner has appeared in high fashion runway shows and campaigns wearing the likes of Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana among others. By the end of 2014, the young model was dubbed the new “it” girl. Jenner’s hot streak has continued to rise, working more elite runway shows for fashion’s top brands and scoring photo spreads in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, GQ and Vogue. She also took home Teen Choice awards for Favorite Model in 2015 and 2016 and made it to the Forbes’s list of highest paid models.

Outside of modeling, Kendall Jenner has begun to extend her brand name to nail polish lines, jewelry and along with her sister Kylie, a line of clothing in the popular retailer Topshop as well as shoes and handbags at Steve Madden’s Madden Girl. In 2016, as the new face of Estée Lauder, she also announced a make-up line. On the small screen, Jenner also dabbled in acting making appearances on Hawaii Five-O in 2012 as well as in music videos. She’s also become a regular at award shows like the 2016 MTV Movie Awards and is a social media powerhouse, joining her sisters as one of the most followed people on Instagram.    

Kendall Jenner Photo

(Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Fragrance Foundation)

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