Kendall Jenner has landed arguably the most coveted magazine cover of the year.
The 20-year-old beauty posed for the magazine's biggest issue and looked flawless in an ornate Gucci pantsuit that features golden details with pink ribbons. Inside, Kendall continued to look flawless in a peasant-style Proenza Schouler dress and skin-tight Maison Margiela red dress and boots.
Kendall opens up about how she got started in modeling and how watching her older sisters navigate the spotlight helped her. "Obviously, my success came after my sisters'—I got to see all of their mistakes and watch out for them," Kendall tells Vogue. And while they're all very close, Kendall says she can't help but enjoy being just a tad bit different.
"I've always been super different from all my sisters, especially my Kardashian sisters. They've always been into the glam thing and dressing up every day and being in the thick of it. Part of me loves that, but at the same time, I love dressing down and having my private life," she confesses. "It's almost, like, empowering to know that no one knows we're sitting here right now—because it's not usually like this. Every day, I have to find a way to escape; I have to go borrow someone else's car. Sometimes it takes me an hour to figure out how to get rid of these guys who have been following me all day. And the second that I feel it getting the better of me, I have to go chill myself out—go take a bath or something to, like, disconnect from it. It keeps you real and sane and humble."
Although Kendall is at the height of her career, she doesn't want it to fade. "This is a career—I want this to last for a long time," she says. "Not that I won't venture out and do other things, but I want this to be like a Cindy Crawford thing: I want it to last until I am her age. That's why I love her so much and why I look up to her: Her life now is something that I want my life to be like."
But if you ask Crawford, she'll tell you Kendall is doing just fine. "She's not giving her power away," Crawford says of Kendall. "She's already light-years ahead of where I was at her age. It took me a while to own that."
Earlier this year, Jenner opened up to the magazine about her social media tips and secrets after landing her very first American Vogue cover.
When asked about how she's garnered such a massive fan base on both Instagram and Twitter, Jenner dished, "It has to be organic. It means you really can't plan it out."
You hear that? That's some sage advice from someone whose candid image was once the most liked photo on Instagram.
"I was having a bad day. I wasn't in the flow. I was like, ‘Everyone sucks. That's when I did my best image," Jenner explains of a shot she posted of her hair in cute heart shapes.
"I was lying in bed and messing with it and I thought, ‘Is this good?' And I just posted it, and I remember looking at it right away and having a lot of likes and saying, ‘Huh.'"
As for another helpful pointer, Jenner shared that it's important to leave a little "mystery" when it comes to exactly how much to reveal to followers.
"You don't want to do too many posts. You want to leave them wanting to come back."
And that is why this year's Vogue cover star has 63 million followers on Instagram (and counting).