Kendall Jenner is so much more than just one of those sisters from Keeping Up With The Kardashians, she’s built herself a small dynasty that may catch up with the likes of Kim K. someday. Jenner has been featured on KUWTK for almost 10 years and hasn’t shown signs that she’s going to stop filming anytime soon. Since that time the young model has pursued her dreams wholeheartedly and rightfully earned herself a spot on almost every high fashion event in the last two years. One of the reasons that the young woman comes so highly coveted in the fashion world is because she brings with her an innumerable amount of followers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. In the last few years, she’s even been invited to the White House to meet President Barack Obama and his wife.
The second to youngest of the giant clan, Jenner has always had large shoes to fill in the last years but hasn’t disappointed to public. Since the beginning of her career she’s received both love and hate from the general public for her relation to the Kardashian clan and she’s continued to defy the haters. Kendall Jenner has worked in fashion, photography, television and more; making her one of the hardest working Kardashian family members.
She also happens to be absolutely gorgeous, as will be proven through this list of the 15 hottest photos that she has ever taken.
15. Lemonade and a Blue Bikini
This well-composed photo features the young model in a light blue ruffled string bikini. She is drinking some delicious Hubert’s pink lemonade poolside through a super fun purple crazy straw. The photo was snapped before the star hit it big in the modeling world. She got her start in print mostly but also garnered a lot of fame via social media.
Kendall Jenner is at the forefront of the “Instagirl era” at Vogue calls it, she is one of the Top 10 followed celebrities on Instagram at the moment. Harper’s Bazaar referred to the phenomena of models being chosen by their social media presence as “social media modeling” and there’s no one better at it than Kendall Jenner. Her first real breakout season after her print modeling phase was in 2014 and 2015 where she was booked for multiple fashion weeks around the world. Jenner has made a name for herself outside of the Kardashian dynasty, a feat not easily accomplished.
14. Tastefully Sexy
High fashion meets Flashdance in this gorgeous shot taken by Miguel Reveriego for Spanish Vogue. Jenner has graced various international Vogue covers and is also very involved with LOVE magazine. In the 2014 to 2015 season Kendall was booked to walk fashion week in Paris, Milan, and New York. She has also walked for Victoria’s Secret, a coveted position for any model. Jenner also endorses beauty and fragrance company Estee Lauder in both print and multimedia campaigns. The model and television personality is eager to show off her many talents and is ready to be taken seriously in the fashion world. She made a debut as the 16th highest paid fashion model in the industry on the popular Forbes list with her estimated annual income listed at $4 million. She was born in Los Angeles and raised in the affluent neighborhood of Calabasas, CA by her socialite mother and Olympic gold medalist father.
13. Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Debut
Booking the Victoria’s Secret fashion show was a big deal for Jenner and she worked quite hard to land the gig. Her debut outfit (pictured here) was garnished in diamonds and rhinestones and delightfully dashed with a light turquoise bra and panty. The luxurious ensemble is accented by lace up stilettos with splashes of sea foam green and purple. It was just in the last year that Kendall Jenner started walking for Victoria’s Secret amongst the ever popular angels. Only a couple of months after walking the November 2015 Victoria’s Secret runway the young model started working for their competition, Calvin Klein. She’s said of both the Victoria’s Secret and the Calvin Klein jobs that they were a dream come true. Jenner also stated that she loves posing in her underwear. The young woman shows very little brand allegiance, unlike many other models. But those models didn’t get their start branding themselves on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook. Jenner has built herself into such a brand that allegiance to any specific brand is unnecessary.
12. German Vogue Covergirl
In the Fall of September 2016 Kendall Jenner booked the cover of German Vogue, it was her seventh time on the cover of a Vogue magazines from around the world. On the German cover, she is featured in fashion that is heavily industrial, earth-toned and utilitarian in design with all of their buckles and straps. Her level of nipple nudity caused a stir in the States but frankly, the cover and editorial were both very on point with German tastes. At only 20 years old it’s an honor to grace the cover of seven different Vogue magazines. In October she actually donned the cover of Vogue Australia as well as Vogue Germany. Where is was once an honor to even be featured on the cover of Vogue, the star has now racked up tons of cover shoots for the fashion bible. Kendall Jenner is very open about the fact that she had to work hard for everything that she’s earned, including those cover shoots.
11. Young Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner began modeling when she was only 14 and signed with Wilhelmina Models in the Summer of 2009. She got her first modeling job for the popular teen store Forever 21 for the Winter season of that same year. The campaign was called Rocker Babes with a Twist and led to a snapshot in Teen Vogue the following year. At the end of her third year modeling Jenner had graced the covers and done editorials in tons of small but impactful magazines. This photo features a young Kendall Jenner in a cute floral print ruffled bikini set. The bottoms also feature ruffles on the sides of the strappy waistline. In the Fall of 2012, the almost 18-year-old model paired up creatively with Victoria’s Secret photographer which helped launch her to the Victoria’s Secret runway alongside top models in the industry. Jenner has always been comfortable in a swimsuit and now in her underwear modeling the top fashions.
10. Soft Makeup & Facial Separates
This unpublished photo was taken by Mert Alas and shows the soft and subtle side to Jenner’s naturally sharp, vibrant features. Jenner decided in 2014 that she wanted to be more directed towards high fashion instead of print work. Because of this move she signed over to The Society Management and started working for people like Marc Jacobs, Giles Deacon, Chanel, Givenchy, Tommy Hilfiger, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Pucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Balmain. In 2014 Jenner had the opportunity to participate alongside Gisele Bundchen and Cara Delevingne at a feminist rally themed event and at the company’s Metiers D’Art in Salzburg. Later in the year Kendall Jenner became an official representative for Estee Lauder and was officially hailed the “IT Girl of the Season”. In that time she shot for multiple covers including Interview, LOVE and Teen Vogue. This photo is a perfect representation of Kendall Jenner as she transitioned to high fashion in this time.
9. Bathing Suit Model Extraordinaire
Many of her first photo shoots were for bathing suit companies, this photo is from that time. The model was born in Los Angeles California to Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn Jenner, and Kris Jenner. Kendall Nicole Jenner was given her middle name as an homage to the diseased Nicole Brown Simpson, who was her mother’s best friend. Kendall Jenner was raised in a big family with her four step-siblings on her mother’s side and three step-siblings on her father’s side. She also has one sister, Kylie, that shares both of her parents. This shot reminds us of when she was just a girl on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She attended high school at Sierra Canyon School in Calabasas until her modeling career began to take off and she switched over to homeschooling. Now she lives in a Los Angeles condo that she bought herself in 2014.
8. Tea Time with Kendall
In this photo of Kendall Jenner that is featured on her Instagram page, the model is sipping on some bottled water looking gorgeous in a dilapidated living space. Barefoot in a silk robe, she sips water from a straw and casually talks on the phone wearing full makeup and a sleek updo. Kendall is best known for her screen time on her family’s various reality television shows and documentaries. Kendall Jenner has been a regular feature on popular E! Series Keeping Up With the Kardashians which was based on following her family around and eventually became centered around the Kardashian sisters. Among the reality shows that she’s been featured are Khloe & Lamar, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami, Kourney & Kim Take New York and the most recent documentary related to her father’s gender transition I Am Cait. In 2016 the model co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards with her best friend and fellow model Gigi Hadid, helping solidify a great transition from reality star to TV personality.
7. Advertising Skills Before Turning High Fashion
Revisit the adorable ruffled turquoise bikini in this photo from a new angle in some of her earliest work in print. In March of this year, Kendall Jenner and her model best friend walked in Paris Fashion Week for the Fall collections of 2016. They stunned fans and haters alike by swapping their signature looks and trading hair colors. This was a stunt that Balmain pulled to promote their new line of hair extensions. Aside from her natural modeling talent and fierce walk, Jenner has an amazing ability to build media buzz wherever she goes. This has become a widely coveted skill that gets her and her #KimGi partner in crime Gigi Hadid regularly booked without having to walk the 50 shows a month that lesser known models are known to walk. This shows us that we will surely see more in the next coming years from both 21-year-old high fashion models.
6. Kendall + Kylie Designs
Back in 2012 when Kendall was first beginning her modeling, her and her sister Kylie designed a line of clothes for popular tween store PacSun. In Winter of 2015, the ladies announced that they’d be reinstating their former name and introducing a line in collaboration with TopShop. The line was unveiled in Melbourne, Australia in the Spring season of that year and released in the Winter of 2016. Later that year the sisters revealed that they would be designing a swimsuit line in the same partnership with TopShop.
The above photo shows Kendall rocking one of the new designs. Kendall and her sisters were also involved with the Kardashian Kolors line for Nicole by OPI and Kendall created two signature colors for the line. Eventually, the Jenner sisters received almost $100,000 from that venture; showing that these stylish socialites are also savvy boss ladies. There are tons are other ventures that the ladies have stepped into from handbags to lipstick colors.
5. Makeup Mogul and the Master of Bikinis
This photo features Kendall Jenner yet again in a bikini, but no ruffles this time. The young model paired the bikini with a floral headband and a smoky eye to play on the romantic quality of the swimwear. After creating the nail lacquer in 2011 the Jenner sisters were signed to Gillette Venus Gets Ready with Kendall and Kylie Jenner Webisode series which appeared on the Gillette Facebook page in 2013. Shortly after their web series, the sisters signed on with Pascal Mouawad’s Glamhouse to design jewelry. The pair named their collection Metal Haven by Kendall & Kylie. Their next venture would pair them with Steve Madden and Nordstrom, along with a handbag collection for the Madden Girl line.
After all of these ventures, Kendall Jenner put more focus on modeling and began endorsing products that weren’t in the Jenner product line. This is how she then became an Estee Lauder spokeswoman and paired up with beauty blogger Irene Kim for Estee Edit.
4. See Through at the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival
The 69th Cannes Film Festival was held in 2016 and Kendall Jenner completely rocked out a Roberto Cavalli couture naked dress. She paired the absolutely fabulous gown with only a pair of very visible high waisted and extra cheeky panties, Gianvito Rossi strappy heels and elegantly lavish diamond Chopard earrings. Her hair was slicked back and her makeup featured a nude lip with a sultry smoky eye; the signature Kardashian look. The star was in attendance of the widely acclaimed film festival to walk the red carpet at the premier of From the Land of the Moon which starred actress Marion Cotillard. Kendall was the only person from her clan to walk the red carpet at the event which only furthers her point that she’s not hitching herself to anyone else’s wagon. Jenner continues to make edgy but tasteful choices on the red carpet which only furthers her modeling career.
3. Bikini Clad and Famous
Even in her younger years, Kendall brought an edgy subtlety to all of her photos. Although she’s still searching for that tigress quality that makes a top model, she definitely has the desire to make it. Some would argue that she’s already made it and they wouldn’t be wrong since she’s one of the most popular and highest models working today. But it’s not all sunshine and cherries being famous. This past August, Jenner got home to her gated community and was greeted by a trespasser. She recently testified in the case against this stalker saying that it is the most scared she has ever been. Intelligently she stayed in her car with the windows up but that didn’t stop the man from beating on her car windows and shouting at her. The stalker is already dealing with two separate parole violations so will likely do jail time. The young model feels safer in her home knowing that he will be put away but since she already deals with panic attacks it sucks that this is added onto her plate.
2. Naturally Beautiful for Vogue
This styling is gorgeous featuring a natural face and a slimming one piece. The photo was taken for Vogue by Mario Testino and has almost 90,000 comments on Instagram. It isn’t often that the edgy, sharp model is seen in such a light, breezy look; we sort of love it. The model has recently made her move onto the other side of the camera in an opportunity with LOVE Magazine. In her first job the starlet photographed and styled Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber for LOVE Magazine just this year. This isn’t the first time that Kendall tried something new, she once tried to be an author. The Jenner sisters put out a science fiction novel Rebels: City of Indra with the help of ghostwriter Maya Sloan. The pair made the story about two young girls in a dystopian society that are quite a bit like the Jenner sisters themselves.
1. Kendall + Kylie Swimwear
In the gorgeous shot of Kendall wearing a white neoprene style bikini is from the Kendall + Kylie Swimwear line that was made in collaboration with TopShop. Though the star is a high fashion model that travels all over the world she’s also a known to occasionally have panic attacks and anxiety issues and suffers from trypophobia. Trypophobia is the fear of small arranged holes like those found in lotus root and honeycombs. She spoke up to the media about her issues with the psychological disease last year raising awareness about an issue that is relatively unknown.
The fear for the model stems from not knowing what could be in there and says that lotus heads are definitely the worst. She’s done some other weird stuff as she’s grown up. When she was young, Jenner remembered plucking out all of her eyebrows on what felt like a whim at the time. She said that they grew back really really strange and by the time she was 14 she was going to a professional eyebrow artist.