Are you keeping up with the Kardashians (pun intended)? If you are, there is probably no need for you to read about who Kendall Jenner is and why she’s been so popular over the last years. However, if you don’t know much about the Kardashian/Jenner family, let’s go over a few basic facts that will help you understand who in this big and controversial family.
Kendall Jenner is the eldest daughter of Kris and Caitlyn (formerly known as Bruce) Jenner. She has one sister, Kylie Jenner, and three step-sisters and one step-brother through her mother: Kim Kardashian West, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Rob Kardashian. She also has three step-brothers and one step-sister through her father: Brandon Jenner, Brody Jenner, Burt Jenner, and Casey Jenner. Feeling lost yet? Well, let’s just say it is a pretty big family.
Kendall was born in Los Angeles and we first got to know her as a television personality, and later, as a successful model. She is known for her lovely figure and towering height that makes her pretty hard to miss in a crowd. With a body like that, clothes that highlight all of the right features are always the right way to go, so let’s take a look at 15 pics that prove Kendall Jenner and fashionable yoga pants were created for each other!
15 She Kept Her Fame A Secret
People often assume that Kendall’s connection to the Kardashians played a major role for her in the modeling world, but that wasn’t necessarily the case. In fact, at the time she started her modeling career, she tried to keep her identity a secret. When she started working for Karl Lagerfeld, he had absolutely no idea who she was because the last time he watched Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kendall was just a little kid. However, even though he knew very little about her, according to him, he had a really good feeling about her future in modeling. He claimed to notice something sweet, warm, and human about her that made her really special and that was one of the biggest reasons he decided to work with her. She, on the other hand, knew very well who he was and she was pretty nervous about meeting him.
14 The Athletic Genes
According to Kendall Jenner, she inherited here athletic genes from her dad who is a retired Olympic decathlete champion. He used to coach her track and field team and he was Kendall’s main coach for the high jump. Thanks to her natural talent and to her father’s help, she became a top high jumper at her school. However, her athleticism extended beyond just track and field. Both she and her sister Kylie were cheerleaders in high school and there is no denying they both looked pretty cute in those cheerleading uniforms! However, once Kendall decided to focus on her modeling career, her days of cheerleading were over and her uniform got replaced by a lot more impressive designer clothes she wore on the runway and during photo shoots.
13 A Proud Homeowner
Even though she is only 21 years old, Kendall Jenner bought herself a gorgeous Beverly Hills mansion that was previously owned by Charlie Sheen. She spent $8.5 million for her new Spanish-style home with open and elegant touches. The house has 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a huge kitchen, a lovely backyard for family barbecues, a pool, a tennis court, and even a playground that will probably be all of Kendall’s nieces' and nephews' favorite part of the house. However, this isn’t the first real estate that Kendall has purchased. The first house she owned was in Westwood, California, and in 2016, she also purchased Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s West Hollywood home. One might conclude that she’s been buying and selling real estate quite often so we’ll have to wait and see where she’ll move next.
12 Kendall’s Diet Plan
Kendall Jenner knows that one of the most important things about staying fit and healthy is choosing the right food. However, she doesn’t follow the diet plan that most of the super-skinny models do, which is basically starving themselves most of the time with an occasional cup of green tea and a little bit of quinoa. Kendall prefers a balanced diet of healthy carbs, lean protein, and the right amounts of fat, and she also avoids eating anything processed and filled with all sorts of artificial preservatives. Instead, she eats a lot of fresh fruits and veggies, and all those great, nutritive foods that keep her energized. She also drinks plenty of water and detox tea, although she admits that she can’t resist having a slice of pizza or a bit of ice cream from time to time.
11 Not Really A Girly-Girl
While her sisters are all about the fashion and makeup, Kendall never considered herself to be a girly-girl. In fact, according to her, she is quite different than the rest of the family when it comes to her hobbies and interests, and she believes she gets that from her father. Even though she is a supermodel and, obviously, a very beautiful young woman, she admits that she is more of a tomboy. Sure, she loves being a girl and she really enjoys all that glam, but she also likes to simply take a break from all that every once in a while. When she was a kid, she went through a phase where she wore only boys’ clothes and she spent most of her time with her boyfriends than with her girlfriends. According to her, she always connected with guys more.
10 2-Minute Supermodel Face
When you spend a lot of time on the set, there are a few interesting things to learn about regarding how to always look your best. She decided to share how she manages to have her supermodel face on in just 2 minutes. The first thing she does is she scrapes her hair into a bun and then she puts the foundation on her face and her neck. Then she blends in a few strokes of bronzer to highlight her cheekbones before using her eyebrow pencil to fill her jet-black arches. She likes to use earthy shades on her eyelids to make her eyes really glow and pop even more. As for her lips, she doesn’t really fully put the lipstick on; instead, she just softly dabs it on the lips to enhance their natural color. A little bit of shimmery pink gloss on top of that is also always a good idea.
9 Kendall’s Beauty Evolution
At the age of 14, just before her modeling career started, Kendall used to wear braces and just some simple black eyeliner. Once she got rid of those braces, she realized that a dab of peachy blush and a little bit of nude lip color work really well for her. However, just like any other teenager, Kendall also had a rebellious phase where she used dark eyeshadow and black eyeliner, which doesn’t really work for everybody, but she rocked that too! After the rebellious phase, the time of glam and elegance came and that is the look we are used to seeing her wear now. On the other hand, she doesn’t need to be all glamorous and elegant in order to look awesome. A simple pair of tight yoga pants is sometimes all a girl needs!
8 Idols And Inspirations
Growing up, Kendall really looked up to the supermodel, Gisele Bündchen, who was one of the first people to inspire her to model and work in the fashion industry. Thanks to Gisele, at the age of 10, Kendall thought that the models were the coolest people in the whole world and she wanted to become one more than anything. However, Gisele wasn’t her only idol in the industry, as Kendall has really looked up to Cindy Crawford as well. When asked about her career goals, Kendall admitted that she always keeps in mind that Cindy had 17 American Vogue covers, which is something that she aspires to do as well. Kendall was lucky enough to have been mentored by her favorite supermodel herself in the past but there is still a long way to go if she wants to follow in Cindy’s footsteps.
7 She’s A Real Car Enthusiast
While most of the other girls don’t really care too much about cars and don’t know all that much about them, that is definitely not Kendall’s case. She is a big car enthusiast and has been into fast vehicles since she was just a teenager. She drives a 1957 Corvette Stingray that she had repainted and also had the engine restored. Unlike most other young American adults, she has absolutely no problem with the stick shift and, according to her, she is a pretty great driver. She even got a Rolls-Royce from a complete stranger for her 21st birthday. There was a man in front of her house standing next to this amazing car that just handed her the keys and walked away. She has no idea what got into him, but it is pretty safe to assume that it was one of her biggest fans out there.
6 The Super Natural Friend Group
One of the most awesome things in Kendall Jenner’s life is her amazing squad. She hangs out all the time with her best friends Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, and Cara Delevingne. All of them have matching tattoos of a broken heart on their fingers, and they even have a name for their squad – The Super Natural Friend Group. Kendall explained that all of them have really cool individual lives that make them all unique, yet they always find a way to spend their time together despite their super busy schedules. However, Gigi Hadid is definitely her best friend and the two have become a thing on social media with the hashtag #Kengi. Well, one thing we know for sure about Kendall’s squad is that it is definitely one unbelievably good-looking group of friends!
5 The Beginnings Of Kendall’s Career
Kendall Jenner was born into a pretty well-known family. Her mother, Kris Jenner, is a television personality, while her father, Caitlyn Jenner, is a retired Olympic decathlete champion formerly known as Bruce. She was raised in a stepfamily with her sister Kylie and her maternal half-siblings in Los Angeles. When she realized she would like to become a model, she switched to homeschooling and decided to follow her dream of walking the runway. She began her modeling career at the age of 14 and her first job was for Forever 21's Rocker Babes with a Twist campaign. After that, the gigs kept coming one after another and she appeared in a number of different magazines and campaigns. By now, she’s walked the runway for pretty much every major fashion designer out there.
4 Kendall’s Acting Career
Although becoming a supermodel has always been Kendall’s dream, she has dipped her toe into the acting world as well. Of course, she has a bunch of experience in front of the cameras thanks to the TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, not to mention all the cameras used for her photoshoots. However, pretending to be someone else on the screen is a totally different thing than simply being your gorgeous self. She appeared in one episode of Hawaii Five-0 and we will have a chance to see her in the upcoming movie Ocean's 8 that will premiere in June this year. Thanks to this movie, Kendall got a chance to work alongside some of the biggest Hollywood names, such as Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Dakota Fanning, and many more.
3 The Biggest Fan Of Yoga Pants
If we’ve learned anything about Kendall Jenner from looking at her pictures on social media and on the internet in general, she is probably the biggest fan of yoga pants out there! She wears them on a daily basis during her workouts and just about every time she casually leaves her house to run some errands. Of course, many people love yoga pants and tights because they are SO comfortable but not everybody can rock them like Kendall! Combined with a tight top that really shows off her awesome abs, those yoga pants are all Kendall needs to look like a million bucks! No wonder this girl has over 86 million followers on Instagram! You really can’t blame people for enjoying her pics so much. After all, the girl is one of the hottest supermodels at the moment so there is a lot of good stuff to see in those pics!
2 Effortless In Her Beauty
We can all agree that Kendall Jenner is truly a natural beauty and she doesn’t have to try too hard to look awesome. With her gorgeous face, big and sparkly eyes, glowing skin, and perfect body, there is no wonder this brunette beauty became a supermodel. At 5’10," she is the tallest woman in her family and that height comes with ridiculously long and perfectly toned legs. Don’t get me even started on those impressive abs of hers… However, the most interesting thing about her impeccable looks is how effortless it seems and she even admits herself that she is pretty lazy when it comes to her beauty routine. The secret to her perfect skin isn’t using all kinds of lotions and oils; she simply washes her face at least three times a day. The secret to her voluminous and textured hair is even simpler – she sleeps with her hair wet.
1 Healthy And In Top Shape
We’ve all gotten used to seeing Kendall Jenner in top shape thanks to her Instagram profile, pictures snapped by paparazzi, or just by fans on the street. The one body part Kendall is especially proud of are her impressive abs and she admits that she loves exercising them as much as possible. She is a big fan of vigorous workout routines and she has a personal trainer to make sure she does all things right when it comes to exercising. However, when she doesn’t have the time to hit the gym or to have a workout session with her trainer, she always finds a way to incorporate her 11-minute workout (which is basically a set of core-strengthening exercises) into her daily schedule. It obviously works pretty well for her judging by her impressively toned body!