Instead, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 18, poses topless in the magazine's current issue. Other photos feature her in various states of undress.
As one might expect, the revealing photo shoot is just as intriguing as the no-holds-barred interview that accompanies it.
"When I was little, I would always lie about the stupidest things," the brunette beauty admits. "In kindergarten or first grade, I would tell people I had tigers living in my attic and a room full of gold." Those weren't the only fibs Kendall told as a kid. "I would tell people I was from Hawaii, but I had a Southern accent. I was the biggest liar for no reason, and then as I got older, I thought, 'Why am I lying to everybody?' I would hear other people lie and be like, 'You sound so stupid.' So then I would just change my lies. The only person I lie to is my little sister [Kylie Jenner], when I steal her clothes."
Coincidentally, Kendall found a kindred spirit in another classmate who also liked to tell tall tales. "My first crush was this kid in kindergarten who told me had tigers in his attic as well," the reality star says, laughing. "I'm not even kidding. I was like, 'We have something in common!' We were hitting it off."
It was during her childhood that Kendall first dreamed of becoming a model.
"To be honest, this is exactly what I wanted to be," says the newbie, who's walked the runways of New York, London and Paris. "I was always looking up to supermodels, they were, like, my superheroes."
She credits her dad, Olympic decathlete Bruce Jenner, with instilling a sense of confidence early on.
"My dad is my everything. He always had the craziest speeches for Kylie and me growing up, good words to live by," says Kendall, who's booked gigs with Chanel and Marc Jacobs. "'Dream big, work hard.' My parents brought Kylie and me up to be workaholics. That's something I really appreciate."
What would people be surprised to know about Kendall today?
"I don't have tigers in my attic," she laughs. In all seriousness, Kendall says, "I feel like someone would think of me, or anyone in my family, as unappreciative of a moment, and I've really learned to appreciate a moment. I take things in a lot. I'm kind of weird like that. I like to go outside at night by myself and look at the sky and just appreciate it. I'm not that big of a weirdo, but—occasionally."