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Kendall Jenner, Vogue Australia

Vogue Australia October 2016, Patrick Demarchelier

Kendall Jenner is living her dream, and she's not about to take it for granted.

In Vogue Australia's October 2016 issue, the 20-year-old supermodel says she "would never in a million years complain about what's been given to me," explaining, "This is my dream and, although there have been struggles or hang-ups, I'm incredibly blessed."

"When I was a little girl, I was always tall and lanky," says the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, "and supermodels were my superheroes."

Kendall Jenner, Vogue Australia

Vogue Australia October 2016, Patrick Demarchelier

Kendall's worked hard to get to where she is today, and like she said, she's extraordinarily grateful for the hand she's been dealt. One of the drawbacks of being an in-demand model, though, is that you're on the road and away from home a lot. As Kendall tells Vogue Australia, "I think the greatest challenge in my career so far has been finding time for myself and the people I love."

The people she loves—which include, of course, her star siblings—have been Kendall's biggest fans from the get-go. That said, it's been very important to Kendall to rise through the ranks in the modeling world based on her own merit, not her famous family ties.

Kendall Jenner, Vogue Australia

Vogue Australia October 2016, Patrick Demarchelier

"Four years ago we photographed Kendall when she was just starting out on her journey into the modeling world," says Vogue Australia editor-in-chief Edwina McCann. "She was a reserved and quiet teenager accompanied by her mum and manager Kris [Jenner] to the shoot here in Sydney. Forbes has just announced Kendall as the third highest earning model in the world and aside from the fact that she has risen to these ranks in only four years, what I most admire about Kendall is her determination and professionalism in getting there so quickly, so adamantly not using her family to get a leg up."

For much more on Kendall, pick up Vogue Australia's November issue, on stands Sept. 12. 

New episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians return Sunday, Oct. 23 at 9 p.m., only on E!

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