Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner


Kendall Jenner does not want to be overshadowed by her sister Kim Kardashian.

The model recently told The Cut that Mrs. Kanye West "was invited to a lot of the shows that I was in" and would ask Kendall beforehand if it was OK for her to attend.

"She called me before and was like, 'Hey I was invited to the show, I just wanted to let you know. Do you want me to come?' and I was like, 'No.'"

She also shared that she "had to work even harder" to be taken seriously in the fashion world due to her reality TV roots.

"I want to be high fashion. I want to be taken seriously. People think that this [success] just came to me. But it didn't. What I have has almost worked against me," she explained.

Kendall Jenner

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"People didn't take me seriously as a model…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.'"

Kim also gushed to the mag about her sister's successful foray into fashion, saying, "She had to work extra hard to gain this respect and to fight for people to see she's serious. Marc Jacobs gave her a real shot and treated her like any other model. He believed in her and opened the door for her.

"Then Riccardo [Tisci] and Karl [Lagerfeld] gave her a chance and she has proven that she's the real deal. Her hard work paid off, and that makes me so proud."

Tune-in to the premiere of Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons this November on E!

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