Kendall Jenner, NYFW

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Yep, Kendall Jennerhas her nipple pierced, and now we kinda know why.

Thanks to a fairly thin piece of white fabric and a cut that required the star to ditch the bra, the world got a pretty clear view of what looked like body jewelry on the 19-year-old's breast, and when asked about the shocking accessory, Kendall simply explained that she was going through a rebellious phase.

"It is true," the brunette beauty told Page Six on Friday while celebrating the launch of her new Estée Lauder fragrance Modern Muse Le Rouge at Macy's in New York City. "I was going through a period in my life, having a rough time, being a rebel and was like ‘Let's just do it.'"

However, just because she was feeling a little gutsy doesn't mean she wasn't afraid of what she was getting herself into.

"[I was] so terrified, I'm laying on the bed like ‘Why am I doing this,'" she continued. "Honestly, it hurt, but wasn't as bad as everyone made it seem and maybe because everyone hyped it up and I thought it would be really, really bad. Then it wasn't as bad as I expected."

The 19-year-old supermodel first teased fans with the idea of the racy piercing when she wore a relatively sheer black dress to ESPN's ESPY Awards earlier this summer. Flashes from the camera illuminated what looked to be a metal bar with two balls on each end going through her nipple.

Kendall's rebellious move is yet another connection to her younger sister Kylie Jenner, who once posted a photo that suggested she decided to get her nipples pierced, posing with her hands up and circling her breasts on the Snapchat app while writing, "new jewelry in other secret areas."

Aw, besties!

Tune-in to a brand new episode of Keeping Up with The Kardashians this Sunday at 9PM on E!

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