Kendall Jenner will no longer bear her last name for her modelling career.
The 18-year old daughter of Kris & Bruce Jenner will now be known in the modelling world simply as Kendall.
“I want to be taken seriously,” she told LOVE magazine for her cover story in July, according to The Cut.
“People think that this [success] just came to me. But it didn’t. What I have has almost worked against me. I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn’t take me seriously as a model. Because of the TV show.”
Adding, “I went on castings and some people weren’t feeling me because of my name. But it was great when people didn’t recognize me. I was like, ‘Thank you. Please don’t recognize me.'”
Kendall’s modeling career has taken off in the past year. She made her modeling debut in February during New York Fashion Week, where she was almost unrecognizable as she strutted her stuff in the Marc Jacobs show. Then in May, she landed her first major spread in the French edition of Vogue.