With those chocolatey brown eyes, chiseled cheekbones, and legs that seem to go on for days, Kendall Jenner is the envy of women everywhere, not to mention those rock-hard abs she's often seen flaunting. Despite being part of the Kardashian clan, she's established her status as a supermodel in her own right, and the fashion world is just as obsessed with her as we are. In 2017, she knocked fellow goddess Gisele Bündchen, out of first place for the highest-paid model for the first time in 15 years, raking in an estimated $18 million. With contracts like Calvin Klein, Adidas, La Perla, and Balmain under her belt, we can only speculate on what Kylie Jenner's willowy-limbed sister is netting in profits. Her deal with the beauty giant, Estee Lauder, is worth a reported $1 million. While that slightly embarrassing Pepsi advertisement gave the model a bit of a knock in 2017, she remains the firm favorite, from commercial to runway.
She's graced endless magazine covers, walked for designers like Chanel, Givenchy, and Alexander Wang, and in 2015, Kendall joined Victoria's Secret angels, Alessandra Ambrosio, Gigi Hadid, and others. She's formed a squad of celeb pals and is regularly spotted with fellow model, Cara Delevingne, plus star buddies like Hailey Baldwin and Selena Gomez.
The pressure to be thin in the modelling world has its reputation. However, despite being slender, Kendall owns her perfectly-proportioned healthy curves and is not afraid of showing them. She's also surprisingly strong and is a workout fanatic but what does she eat?
15 Dressing Room Demands (That Are Surprisingly Healthy)
Between fittings, hair, makeup, and nails, there isn't much time to eat backstage but Kendall makes sure she's all set with a list of dressing room must-haves to keep her going. In 2016, she took to her website to share the six foods she can't go without while on the job.
Kendall is a huge fan of super-healthy nut butter (almond, cashew) so the first item on the list is Justin's Almond Butter Nut Packets. They're high in protein and healthy fats and just like her beauty products, the ingredients are pure. She also likes to snack on hummus and avocado-based guacamole, which are her go-to dips to eat with either tortilla chips or carrot sticks. It's nice to see a model actually snack on some of our favorite foods, while the beta-carotene in those carrots is likely contributing to her flawless skin. Keep reading to find out the one candy bar that's also on the list...
14 But You'll Never Guess Her Number 1 Cheat Food
In 2016, Kendall spilled the beans on her favorite cheat food, revealing during an interview that she loves "cupcakes" and has "a sweet tooth, like Kim. But everything in moderation. Nothing wrong with cheating a bit and treating yourself to something sweet. Life's too short." That seems to be true since the model was spotted two years earlier at Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills. While accompanying pal, Hailey Baldwin, opted for a chocolate ice-cream cone, Kendall was spotted leaving the store with a brown paper bag, which likely contained a cupcake. Her sister, Khloe, even said, "Kendall is my go-to girl on a cheat day!" It is no surprise that the beauty co-team at Estee Lauder surprised the model with a giant cake on her birthday. Aww.
13 A Little Bit Vegan (But Not Too Much)
While her sister, Kourtney, is the real health nut and reportedly only feeds herself and her three kids with organic, gluten-free and dairy-free foods, Kendall's approach is more relaxed. Being a celebrity and a supermodel doesn't give you much of a chance to eat at home and Kendall is regularly snapped entering or leaving hip restaurants, either at home in Los Angeles or at exclusive spots around the world. Speaking about her favorite LA haunts, she said, "Nobu for sushi or Craig's, where I order the vegan spaghetti Bolognese or Margherita pizza." She backed this up on the food-sharing app, Wine 'n Dine, under the username, Kenny The Chef. Sure enough, fans got pics of mouth-watering pasta and pizza. It is not the stereotypical model diet but at least the pasta was vegan.
12 A Fondness For A (Very) Specific Candy Bar
We promised we'd get to this one, so here goes. Believe it or not, one of Kendall's six must-have dressing room foods are Twix bars. It's hard to believe the slim beauty loves this snack, but it is true. While she balances it out with vegetables and healthy dips, she does allow herself a treat, or in this case, two sticks of them. Let's try and make a connection, here. Two long sticks, perfectly formed, and irresistible. Does anyone else see her legs turning into the best endorsement deal ever? For those of you who don't believe Kendall is a snacker, just watch any episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She's always munching on something. Clearly her fast metabolism helps her stay fit.
11 Things Turn Strict Before Fashion Week
We know that athletes take their nutrition seriously during pre-season. The fashion world has its own equivalent, which occurs four times a year, to be precise. Kendall is inevitably spotted on all of the major runways in Paris, Milan, New York, or London Fashion Week. Getting runway-ready has its demands, even for models with naturally fabulous bodies. In 2016, she told Harper's Bazaar, "I typically eat lean chicken and brown rice, and am always snacking on raw veggies with dip and hummus." We'll assume the Chinese chicken salad she and sister, Kylie, admitted to ordering at Joan's On Third in L.A. is off the menu in the weeks running up to the big show...
10 Paint Your Walls To Curb Your Appetite
Fans were left confused around Christmas 2016 when Kendall posted an Instagram picture of her newly painted pink wall, which loudly contrasted her gorgeous Christmas tree. The exact shade? Baker-Miller Pink. She took to her app to explain the situation, which is kind of neat, but equally kind of weird. Apparently, she was inspired by friends, who had recently visited the "Human Condition" exhibit at a former hospital in LA. The shade is scientifically proven to "calm you AND suppress your appetite," she wrote, continuing, "I was like, I NEED this color in my house!" We're not kidding about the scientific part. That came straight from a 2012 study that proves that color does contribute to your appetite, although the shade varies from person to person.
9 Start The Day With A Detox (Gotta Keep That Skin Glowing)
While sisters Khloe, Kylie, and Kourtney have all been seen promoting the weight-loss brand, Fit Tea, on their social media, Kendall has her own favorite, which she revealed in an interview with E! News. Her go-to brand is Kusmi Detox Tea, which is a blend of green tea flavored with lemon and lemongrass. She let the media giant know that she "usually" starts the day with a cup of the stuff, before admitting she loves it so much, her total daily consumption is around 12 cups a day. The product retails for around $21 a tin, so if you're looking to purchase one of Kendall's must-haves, you're in luck! Considering the outfits she wears strutting down the runway, we can't blame her for keeping warm with a hot drink that's healthy.
8 Make That Breakfast A Filling One
We're often told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and there's a lot of science behind that statement. Despite starting off her morning with detox tea, Kendall makes sure she's fully fuelled for her busy days ahead with a nutritious and filling breakfast. In an interview with She Finds, Kendall's trainer revealed the model's breakfast typically consists of "avocado over eggs and a big bowl of oatmeal." FYI, when she's home with mom, Kris, those eggs are freshly laid from the family's backyard chickens. Eggs provide protein and tons of nutrients, avocados are a skin-friendly superfood, and the slow-release carbs in oatmeal are perfect for feeling full through the morning. Kendall is sometimes spotted grabbing breakfast out at restaurants but given her attitude, we'll assume she keeps the balanced approach wherever she is.
7 She Wishes She Could Eat Pasta All Day
Kendall's made no secret of the one food she claims she wishes she "could eat for every meal." Fettucine with peas. In 2016, she shared "The Dish I Cook For Dinner Better Than Anyone Else" on her app. The meal is featured on her list of "specialties." She admitted to not having much of a chance to go grocery shopping but thankfully, she usually has the ingredients to hand (for those of you wondering, that's garlic, Parmesan cheese, peas, and duh... pasta).
When home in L.A., she's been spotted outside Beverly Hills restaurant, Il Pastaio, while on the opposite side of the coast, New York's Bar Pitti (known for its meatballs) is her go-to pasta spot. She has said, "my love of pasta has no limits" and we're betting that she particularly looks forward to Milan fashion week because after all, pasta does originate in Italy.
6 Yes, She Eats Burgers And Pizza (This Is Not Fair)
This is definitely not what we'd imagine a supermodel to eat but believe it or not, Kendall loves her burgers and pizzas just like the rest of us. In a revealing blog post regarding her sisters' eating habits, her sister, Khloe, wrote, "people always find it funny that Kenny is on the anti-model diet." She further revealed that Kendall "loves burgers and pizzas and goes to In-N-Out all the time." In fact, the Paris burger joint, Ferdi, is right where she and Gigi Hadid headed in 2016 after walking in the Victoria's Secret fashion show. Kendall made sure her fans were informed, posting a photo to Instagram saying, "Burger, please." Her Kenny The Chef post (mentioned earlier) also saw the model show her love of Margherita pizza. She even dedicated an entire post to naming her nine favorite joints for the best slice.
5 But She Works Out Like A Boss
Kendall is made of strong stuff. Like her sisters, she's a workout queen and she takes her fitness very seriously. In a 2015 video for the beauty brand, Estee Lauder's "Modern Muse" campaign, she showed the world what she's made of by saying,"Ready to workout?" Despite her slim physique, Kendall has rock-hard abs, boss biceps, and enough strength to be throwing around a giant boulder on camera. When she is at home, she trains with celebrity trainer, Gunnar Peterson, who has worked with superstars, including Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lopez. When interviewed about Kendall he said, "I challenge you to do her workout. I'll put you through it, you come over." Okay, now we're scared.
4 Fruit Is Her Favorite Food Group
Given her love for strawberries, grapes, and apples, it's not surprising Kendall has been reported to say fruit is her favorite food group. In a racy self-posted photo wearing an embroidered jacket and tiny cut-off shorts, she used the caption, "Strawberry Swing." Of course, she was holding a tiny strawberry, although, given her distractingly attractive looks, we're not sure how many of her fans actually spotted the fruit. Her 2016 Calvin Klein campaign even featured her favorite food group, as she's seen squeezing a juicy grapefruit with the caption, "I eat in #mycalvins." For those of you who thought you could get her killer body by living off fast food, bad news. For lovers of colorful, vitamin-packed fruit, rock on!
3 Frozen Is Her Favorite Temperature
While she's one of the most famous models on the planet, Kendall actually likes to feed her sizzling body with something ice-cold. Confessing her obsession with frozen yogurt to Harper's Bazaar in 2016, the model added that she could "eat it every day" but aims for "twice a week to treat [herself]." While she's been spotted grabbing the healthy snack at various locations, including Menchies Frozen Yogurt in LA, her self-confessed favorite is Go Greek, where she gets the classic tart flavor. We're assuming this 2015 snap of her there wasn't her first visit. Frozen yogurt has become a popular, healthier alternative to ice-cream and considering Kendall is based in the already warm L.A. climate, it's not surprising that she turns to it for refreshment when she's out and about.
2 Cars Run On Gas, Models Run On... Coffee?
Kendall hasn't ever really mentioned coffee as something she relies on. In fact, it's mostly detox tea, but there are enough photos of her grabbing the caffeine-packed drink to suggest she does turn to it from time to time. In 2015, a takeout coffee cup featured in a revealing Instagram selfie entitled, "coffee?" Wearing a sheer top, we'll assume she was relying on the drink for a quick energy boost before heading out. In 2014, back when she was romantically linked to the pop sensation, Justin Bieber, there was some social media evidence that proves that Kendall does drink coffee. She looked adorable, hovering over a tiny espresso. While models are often perceived as running on empty (basically coffee), Kendall's varied diet is the basis of her strong physique.
1 Make That Coffee Decaf, Though – Sleep Is Part Of Her Beauty Regimen
Being born beautiful is one thing but maintaining it is a whole different story. We all know how stress can affect our looks. While we often try to avoid it, what most of us don't realize is that the best thing you can do for your body is actually the simplest: sleep. In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Kendall revealed, "I have to sleep at least seven to eight hours to be fully awake for the next day, so I try to get myself to bed as soon as I can." Given her hectic schedule, it is probably a good thing she's trained herself to "fall asleep anywhere possible, in the car or on a flight." She actually called sleep her "beauty secret for fashion week" in an E! News interview, saying it was what she relied on most to function. Of course, her social media echoes this, with lots of enticing snaps of the model all cozied up in bed. Clearly, a popular choice, since this lotus-inspired pic was the most liked pic on Instagram in 2015.