Kendall Jenner (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Kendall Jenner (born November 3, 1995) is an American television personality, media host, and fashion model. Jenner first came to public attention for appearing in the E! reality television show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Jenner is part of a wave of social media models, including Hailey and Ireland Baldwin, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Cara Delevingne, and Suki Waterhouse. After years of being featured in commercial modelling print ads and photoshoots, Jenner had breakout seasons in 2014, walking the runways during the New York, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks. Jenner has hosted award shows and starred on reality television. Jenner is known for posting celebrity selfies and career updates to her followers on social media.
Early life and family
Kendall Nicole Jenner was born in Los Angeles, California to former Olympic decathlete Bruce Jenner and television personality Kris Jenner. Jenner was given the middle name Nicole in honor of the late Nicole Brown Simpson, one of Kris Jenner's best friends. Jenner was raised in a blended family. Jenner has one younger sister, Kylie Jenner (born August 10, 1997), and eight half-siblings. Through father Bruce Jenner and first wife Chrystie Crownover, Jenner is paternal half sister to Burt Jenner (b. September 6, 1978) and Cassandra Lynn 'Casey' Jenner (b. June 10, 1980). Through Bruce Jenner and second wife Linda Thompson, Jenner is paternal half sister to indie pop singer Brandon Jenner (b. June 4, 1981), and The Hills actor Sam 'Brody' Jenner (b. August 21, 1983). Through mother Kris Jenner and first husband Robert Kardashian, Jenner is maternal half sister to reality television celebrities Kourtney Kardashian (b. April 18, 1979), Kim Kardashian (b. October 21, 1980), Khlo Kardashian (b. June 27, 1984), and Robert Arthur Kardashian (b. March 17, 1987).
Jenner was raised with her sister and maternal half-siblings in Calabasas, a suburb west of Los Angeles. She attended Sierra Canyon School before switching to homeschooling with sister Kylie Jenner in order to pursue endorsement deals and develop a career apart from her family as a model. According to an interview in DuJour Magazine, she graduated in 2014. Jenner's current career focus is in fashion modelling.
As a professional model, Jenner was first featured in Paper magazine's "Beautiful People" article series with Kylie in 2010. She began her modeling career by signing with the Wilhelmina modelling agency at age 14. Her first modeling job was a campaign for Forever 21. She has done photo shoots with OK! magazine, Teen Vogue, and photographer Nick Saglimbeni. In Season 6 of Keeping up with the Kardashians, during a family photo shoot at Nick Saglimbeni's SlickforceStudio, Saglimbeni encourages Jenner to pursue professional modeling as a career.
Also, she has modeled for the Sherri Hill dress line, which specializes in dresses for proms and pageants. She also modeled at the official Hello Kitty Launch for Forever 21 in Los Angeles. Seventeen magazine chose Kendall along with Kylie Jenner as Style Stars of 2011 and also the new 'Style Ambassadors' for the magazine.
Jenner has also done runway modeling. Her first runway modeling job was the Sherri Hill show in New York on September 14, 2011. She and Kylie have also hosted fashion week parties.
In November 2013, Kendall left Wilhelmina and signed with The Society Management.
In 2014, Jenner walked in thirteen shows in New York, Milan and Paris including Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Emilio Pucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, and Diane Von Furstenberg.
On November 15, 2014, Kendall announced through her Instagram and Twitter accounts that she had been selected as the new global face of Este Lauder and will appear in digital, television and print advertising as well as create social-media content for the New York-based cosmetics maker.
Jenner first came to prominence by appearing in her extended family's E! reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.. In 2010 Jenner was cast as the love interest in boy band One Call's Blacklight video with Ashley Benson and Kevin McHale. In 2012, Jenner she appeared on Hawaii Five-0, as the character, "AJ," in an episode titled, "I Ka Wa Mamua." Jenner played the voiceover character Strawberry in The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange: Shakesparagus Speare (Season 2, episode 23), which aired on January 20, 2014.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner regularly co-host public events together. The Jenner sisters made their public debut at the premiere of The Vow in Hollywood, California on February 6, 2012. The Jenner sisters interviewed the cast of The Hunger Games premiere in the Bing Box at The Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on March 12, 2012. The Jenner sisters hosted Glee: The 3D Concert Movie at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, California on August 6, 2011. The Jenner sisters hosted the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, where Kendall mistook punk band 5 Seconds Of Summer as One Direction live on national television. The Jenner sisters co-hosted the Much Music Video Awards in Toronto, Canada on June 15, 2014. Jenner drew considerable attention for the risqu Fausto Puglisi-designed dress she wore on the red carpet.
Seventeen magazine featured Kendall and Kylie Jenner as Style Stars of 2011 and featured as Seventeen's Style Ambassadors for the magazine. In 2014, the Jenner sisters co-authored novel Rebels: City of Indra with ghostwriter Maya Sloan. The novel was almost universally panned upon release, prompting Sloan to clarify that Indra was compiled from the Jenner sisters' ideas rather than being ghostwritten. The story is being adapted as a movie screenplay.
With her sister, Kylie, she launched a jewelry line called Metal Haven with Pascal Mouawad's Glamhouse brand that was sold through Nordstrom. Kendall and Kylie also design and inspire a clothing line called "Kendall & Kylie," available exclusively at PacSun. Since its conception, the sisters have released several collections for this line. In February 2014, Kendall and Kylie launched a shoe and handbag line for Steve Madden's Madden Girl line.
Jenner has an eBay account upon which she sells old clothes to raise money for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, The Kardashian and Jenner sisters used eBay to raise $277,469.60 for their charites in 2013. Jenner joined her family in a charity yard sale on November 10, 2013. Proceeds from the sale were donation-matched and sent to Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry and the Greater Los Angeles Fisher House Foundation. Jenner and Kim Kardashian attended a Christmas Eve visit with the kids at Children's Hospital Los Angeles on Tuesday December 24, 2013. Jenner joined Khloe Kardashian at rappers Lil Twist and The Game at a charity bowling game at PINZ bowling alley in Studio City, California on January 19, 2014. The game was assembled in order to raise money for The Robin Hood foundation, a nonprofit for which The Game pledged to raise $1 million in donations with his friends. The Jenner sisters participated in singer Chris Brown's two Kick"?n It For Charity Celebrity Kickball games in Glendale, California on July 19, 2014 and on August 16, 2014. At the first game, Jenner played on Chris Brown"?s Team Breezy; sister Kylie competed on actor/singer Quincy"?s Team.
Jenner briefly dated Julian 'Julkeyz' Swirsky, son of Seth Swirsky, in 2011. Jenner formed a long-term relationship in 2012 with fellow Sierra Canyon School alumnus and Nevada Wolf Pack wide receiver Julian Brooks, keeping the relationship a secret for a year before the couple shared messages on Twitter and photos on social media. The couple broke up in August over allegations of Brooks' infidelity.
On November 20, 2013, Jenner was spotted with One Direction member Harry Styles leaving Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood, leading to speculation that the two were in a relationship. Jenner has also been linked with NBA player Chandler Parsons, close friend Justin Bieber, 5 Seconds Of Summer drummer Ashton Irwin, and singer Chris Brown.
Jenner's famous friends include Bieber, Lionel Richie's daughter Sofia, Skye Savoy, Tyler, the Creator and DJ Taco Bennett of Odd Future, Jaden and Willow Smith, and Stella Hudgens. Jenner has been spotted numerous times in New York and Los Angeles with models Gigi and Bella Hadid, Ireland and Hailey Baldwin. and British supermodel Cara Delevingne. On October 31, 2014, Jenner attended a Halloween party with Delevingne where the two dressed as the Mario Brothers, in a show of solidarity. Delevingne also made an appearance at Jenner's birthday party on November 3, 2014, singing a Happy Birthday duet with singer/actress Selena Gomez.
Jenner has one Great Dane puppy named Blu that was given to her as a birthday present by Rob Kardashian in 2013 on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
In May 2014 Jenner purchased a 2 bed, 2.5 bath condominium in a high-rise building in Los Angeles for $1.4 million.