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Kendall Jenner Responds to Criticism That It's Easier to Be a Model Today Than 20 Years Ago

Kendall Jenner Responds to Criticism That It's Easier to Be a Model Today Than 20 Years Ago

Kendall Jenner is on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar February 2018, on newsstands January 23.

Here’s what the 22-year-old model had to share with the mag:

On being a supermodel today versus 20 years ago: “I’ve actually talked about it with a couple of women, like Cindy Crawford, who have been doing this for a long time. I feel like social media obviously has a lot to do with how it’s different. A lot of people are like, ‘Oh, it’s so much easier now because you have Instagram. You don’t even need an agency anymore.” But that’s just not true. I still had to go to all the castings, I still had to go meet all the photographers, I still had to do all of that to get to where I am now. There wasn’t a step taken out just because I had social media. I still have 12-hour days, I still have even 24-hour days sometimes; I still have to do all those things. We don’t work any less hard than the ’90s models did when they were young.”

On what she missed out on growing up in the public eye: “The obvious answer is college, I guess, but I don’t even know if I regret that. I had a pretty normal childhood, with a twist, and went to school until the 10th grade. For 11th and 12th, I did homeschool, but I still saw a lot of my old friends. I didn’t go to prom, though, which was kind of annoying. I can’t really complain except for now, maybe, I would like to go to Disneyland or a public beach. To go to a beach in peace would be lovely. To be able to hang out and meet new people and not be bothered would be awesome.”

On what keeps her up at night: “I have such debilitating anxiety because of everything going on that I literally wake up in the middle of the night with full-on panic attacks. Where do I even start? Everything is so horrible, it’s hard to name one thing. I just think that the world needs so much love. I wish I had the power to send Cupid around the planet, as cheesy as that sounds. You go online and you see everyone saying the worst things to each other, and it’s hard to stay positive. It’s hard not to get eaten alive by all the negativity.”

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  • M9365

    You know, I don’t really believe some of these celebrities when they say they can never be left alone. There are small beach towns that she could literally never have to talk to anyone and no one there would know who she was because most of them are old retirees, or they are just don’t care who she is.

  • Cool Boots

    They did a great job with this shoot. She looks amazing.

  • moody

    Nepotism model with one expression. She didn’t “work” for anything. It was handed to her. Same for Gigi and Bella.

  • plez

    She got the job because her family is famous. Like a majority of the famous young models today. Of course it’s easier.

  • MyName

    Most of them are fake complaining. They crave the attention.

  • persononhere

    i guess her face full of acne was photoshopped out. she’s freaking hideous