Kendall Jenner Explains Why She Dropped Her Last Name Professionally—Watch Now!

Kendall's modeling agency does not list her last name anymore

By Emily Popp Aug 29, 2014 7:06 PMTags
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Like Twiggy, Gisele, and Naomi, Kendall Jenner is now joining the ranks of supermodels who are known by just their first name.

The 18-year-old has dropped her last name professionally, now simply going by "Kendall" for all her modeling gigs, a source confirms to E! News. first noticed that her agency, The Society Management, lists all their models—and while most have first and last names (Adriana Lima, Louise Parker, Lindsey Wixson etc.), underneath Kendall's headshot simply reads "Kendall."

And although the change on the website has made headlines this week, the star herself told E! News last night: "Everyone's making that such a big deal and I've actually been going by Kendall since last season."

Kendall has been beefing up her modeling resume all year, most recently scoring a coveted spot inside the September issue of Vogue. She appeared on the September cover girl for Teen Vogue, landed the August cover of Love magazine, posed topless for Interview earlier in the summer, and nabbed a place in Givenchy's fall 2014 campaign.

And this Jenner-dropping news comes just before Fashion Week, where we highly suspect Kendall be a major fixture on the runways.

Tune-in to a special 90-minute Keeping Up With the Kardashians leading up to Kim's wedding on Sunday, Aug. 31, at 9 p.m. on E!