Kendall Nicole Jenner, born November 3, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, is an American model, photographer and television personality.
Starting a career in modeling at fourteen, she is best known for appearing since the age of twelve on the show on channel E! : Keeping up with the Kardashians.
She is the first child of Bruce Jenner and Kris Jenner, sister of Kylie Jenner and half-sister of Kim, Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian. She also has half-brothers: Robert Kardashian Jr, Brody, Brandon and Burt, as well as a half-sister: Cassandra “Casey” Jenner.
Since her rise in the fashion world in 2013, she has been solicited by many brands, including Calvin Klein, Adidas, La Perla and Estée Lauder, for whom she is an ambassador. She now walks for big fashion houses during international fashion weeks in Paris, Milan and New York. She has also been on the cover of several fashion magazines such as LOVE Magazine, Vanity Fair and Vogue and the Victoria’s Secret show in 2015, 2016 and 2018.
In 2017, she was the highest paid model in the world according to Forbes4. Since 2018, she has been the face of the French brand Longchamp.
Kendall Jenner by her full name Kendall Nicole Jenner was born on November 3, 1995 in Los Angeles (California). She and her younger sister Kylie are the daughters of Bruce and Kris Jenner; her father is a former top athlete specializing in decathlon and her mother is a businesswoman and ex-wife of lawyer Robert Kardashian with whom she had four children (Kim, Khloé, Kourtney Kardashian and Robert Kardashian Jr). She has four other half-brothers and half-sisters by her father, from two previous unions: Cassandra, Burt, Brandon and Brody.
She grew up in Calabasas, a western suburb of Los Angeles. She attended private Sierra Canyon School with Kylie, where they are cheerleaders6,7, before being homeschooled so that she can continue her modeling career. She finished her high school years in 2014.
2012-2014: Start in modeling
At the age of 11, she began with her family a successful reality show The Incredible Kardashians, which reveals her daily life as well as that of her family.
Kendall Jenner began her modeling career at the age of fourteen when she signed a contract with the model agency Wilhelmina Models9 and did a photoshoot, for the American ready-to-wear clothing chain Forever 2110,11 . In summer 2012, she also paraded for brands such as Lucca Couture, Teen Prom or for Sherri Hill during New York Fashion Week.
Kendall Jenner appears on the cover of Teen Vogue, a first time in May 2010 and a second time with her sister Kylie Jenner in March 2012. She also makes various other television appearances (for example in Hawaii 5-0) and she holds a YouTube quiz with her sister: Keeping Up With Kendall & Kylie. Unlike other models, she does not become famous for her job, it is on the contrary her notoriety that has brought her into fashion.
In 2013, Kendall and Kylie Jenner developed with the company PacSun a clothing line inspired by the Californian style.
Her career really took off in 2014. She took pictures for Vogue magazine as well as for the Mexican Marie-Claire, this time with her little sister Kylie. She walks the runway during New York Fashion Week in February for the brands Marc Jacobs13, Donna Karan14, Diane Von Fürstenberg15 and Tommy Hilfiger16. She also walks for Giles Deacon during London Fashion Week with Cara Delevingne. During Milan Fashion Week, she paraded for Fendi, Ports 1961, Bottega Veneta, Pucci and Dolce & Gabbana17. She also paraded for Givenchy and Chanel during Paris Fashion Week in March 2014.
Since November 2014, she has been the advertising face of the American cosmetics brand Estée Lauder18. She participated in the launch of the capsule collection “Estée Lauder x Courrèges”, by appearing wearing a Courrèges dress during a Parisian evening during Fashion Week 2015.
In 2014, she and her sister Kylie unveiled their first book Rebels City Of Indra, written by a professional writer.
In June 2015, Kendall and her sister Kylie launched a new clothing collection in collaboration with Topshop named Kendall + Kylie. The same year, she paraded for the first time for the lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret21,22 alongside Gigi Hadid.
During the year 2015, she appeared in the S / S 2015 advertising campaigns of Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld and Penshoppe, F / W 2015 of Balmain, Fendi, Penshoppe, PacSun and CPS Chaps and was the face of the H&M campaign. x Balmain and the Underwear and Denim collections by Calvin Klein.
Since February 6, 2016, she has had her own wax statue at the Madame Tussauds museum. Throughout 2016, she goes on parades in the Global Fashion Weeks; but the consecration arises in April of this year when the magazine Vogue in its American edition grants it a supplement of 52 pages under the title “The Kendall Effect”.
Also in 2016, she began a career as a photographer and photographed Kaia Gerber, daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, for LOVE Magazine.
In September 2016, the American model made the September cover of Vogue magazine in its US edition, with September being the most popular and anticipated edition of the year. In October, she made the cover of 4 international Vogue: Australia, Spain, Japan and Germany.
On August 31, 2016, she appeared in the video for the remake of Where is the love? of the Black Eyed Peas.
In January 2017, she was seen on the set of Ocean’s Eight, scheduled for release in 2018, where she would make an appearance. That same year, in addition to appearing on the cover of American Vogue in March and Indian Vogue in May, Kendall Jenner participated in the Pepsi advertising campaign.
In 2016, she appeared in S / S 2016 advertising campaigns for Mango, PacSun, Calvin Klein, Penshoppe and Tiendas Paris and F / W 2016 for Fendi in addition to appearing in commercials for Estee Lauder.
In November 2016, she unveiled with her sister Kylie a second book called Times Of The Twins once again written by a co-author .
In 2016, she was, according to Forbes, the third highest paid model of the year with $ 10 million in earnings.
Since 2017: Highest-paid model in the world
In 2017, she becomes the new advertising image of Adidas, she gives many interviews, meets with her fans in big cities and puts into practice her new passion for photography, by photographing herself some models for them. advertising campaigns 26. In the same year, she became Daniel Wellington’s new face for the “Petite Classique” collection and also signed a contract with the lingerie brand La Perla. This contract prevents her from parading for Victoria’s Secrets but Kendall Jenner continues many photoshoots for different campaigns .
Indeed, in 2017, she appeared in the S / S 2017 campaigns of La Perla, PacSun and Penshoppe and F / W 2017 of Fendi (with Gigi Hadid, La Perla, Ippolita Jewerly, Alexander Wang and Ochirly (with Bella Hadid), while posing for international fashion magazines such as Vogue or Elle.
In addition, still in 2017, at only 21 years old, she was crowned Fashion Icon of the Decade by the prestigious association of Daily Front Row 28. Finally, with 22 million dollars earned during the year, she dethroned Gisele Bündchen by becoming the highest paid model of the year.
In 2018, with her four sisters, she became the image of the Calvin Klein brand and represented new collections including Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Jeans30. The campaign is directed by Willy Vanderperre who photographed Kendall and her sisters in a barn showcasing lingerie and jeans from the Spring / Summer 2018 collection.31 Additionally, she appears in Missoni’s S / S 2018 commercials, Tod’s, Ippolita Jewerly and Ochirly (with Bella Hadid) and F / W 2018 from DSquared2, Calvin Klein (still with his family) and Ochirly, in addition to representing the “Arkyn” collection from Adidas.
In 2018, she became the new face of the French bag brand Longchamp, and ran an advertisement in Paris32.
Since 2013, she has walked for the biggest fashion houses including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Miu Miu, Versace, Moschino and Diane von Furstenberg.
In 2018, Jenner said she was having a hard time and revealed that she had been on the verge of a nervous breakdown at the end of 2017.34 She therefore decided to take a break and chose not to parade for a certain period of time, more particularly for fashion month dedicated to the 2018-2019 fall-winter collection and it is therefore to everyone’s surprise that she does not appear in any parade in New York, Paris, Milan or London. To justify her surprising absence, she would later declare: “Last season, I didn’t do any shows. I was working in Los Angeles and I said to myself:” Oh, I can’t, I’m going to go nuts. “She will confide later on her depression to Love Magazine for the special edition devoted to the 10 years of the magazine of which she is the cover35. But she came back up in March 2018 for the house of Versace then she returned definitively to the catwalks for the fashion month devoted to the spring / summer collection of 2018-2019, despite everything, and to everyone’s surprise, she did not. did no show for New York Fashion Week but found the catwalks for London Fashion Week by parading for the first time for Burberry of which her friend, Riccardo Tisci, is the new artistic director, she then found the catwalks in Milan for the sequel.
With today more than 147 million subscribers on Instagram, it is very present on social networks and is therefore becoming very influential and even essential12; being part of the “Instagirls” as well as Cara Delevingne or Gigi Hadid. She is also the most followed model on the networks, far ahead of other very famous top models like Gigi and Bella Hadid. This large presence on Instagram remains its best agent against brands looking for another way to advertise. She can thus receive up to $ 500,000 per product placement.
In 2016, at almost 21, she bought her first Hollywood house worth $ 6 million, but separated only a year later for lack of security. Indeed, a fan entered her alley to share moments with her, while other fans had stolen $ 200,000 worth of jewelry39. In October 2017, she bought Charlie Sheen’s house, in the wealthy Beverly Hills neighborhood, for $ 8.55 million.
She revealed in Keeping Up With the Kardashians to suffer from sleep paralysis.
Very discreet about her private life, Kendall explained in 2015 that she refused to display or talk about her private life, unlike the other members of her family.
In 2011, she had a short relationship with the American entrepreneur, Ryan Nassif.
From February 2012 to December 2013, Kendall saw her first serious relationship with Julian Brooks, an American football fan, whom she met in high school; they briefly got back together in February 2014 until April of the same year.
In December 2013, she began a short relationship with One Direction singer Harry Styles, which ended in February 201445. They reconciled in November 2015, before separating again in February 2016.
In the summer of 2014, she reportedly dated Australian musician Ashton Irwin for a short time. The following year, she would have briefly dated Canadian singer Justin Bieber, then Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton.
In early 2016, shortly after her split from Harry Styles, she would have briefly dated basketball player Chandler Parsons.
In December 2016, she began a very short relationship with Lakers basketball player Jordan Clarkson – whom she had already dated during the summer of the same year. They celebrate the New Year together in 2017, but separate a few weeks later.
She then began, in January 2017, a new relationship with her longtime friend, the rapper and composer, Asap Rocky. Together, they take part in Paris and New York fashion week. They separated in spring 2017.
In August 2017, Kendall and Clippers basketball player Blake Griffin, already divorced with two children, secretly began a relationship. The couple remained relatively secret about their situation for long months54. They eventually separated in April 2018.
At the end of May 2018, she became the girlfriend of basketball player Ben Simmons56. Their couple is talking a lot, because the basketball player was in a relationship with singer Tinashe when he started dating the model and, in June 2018, photos of Kendall appear in the press where the young woman is seen kissing Anwar Hadid. , the brother of models Gigi and Bella Hadid, at a party. Yet in July 2018, Kendall and the basketball player moved in together and, for the first time, Kendall appeared publicly with her boyfriend. However, their separation was announced in May 2019.
Since April 2020, she has been in an open relationship with basketball player Devin Booker.