Kendall Jenner Drops Her Last Name

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Kendall Jenner grew up in a famous family with a famous last name that may have helped her get where she is today.

Kendall has decided to drop her last name and just go by her first name instead.

Kendall's modeling agency, Society Management, happily accepted the change and has already changed the name on her most recent headshot.

While the name change may seem like big news for those who follow Kendall's career and watched her grow up on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kendall says that it's not that big of a change or a new decision.

"Everyone's making that such a big deal and I've actually been going by Kendall since last season," Jenner told E! News.

Kendall said that she has nothing against her last name or her family and only changed it in the professional sense. Her legal name is still Kendall Jenner and she has no problem being referred to as that name outside of her career.

"I can't believe that's actually becoming a story. It's just for my work. I did that last season as well. It's not as big a deal as people are making it out to be," she said.

Kendall's family didn't find the name change a big deal either and Kendall's sister Kim defended her decision to change it.

"She went and auditioned, and she just goes by the name of Kendall, hoping that people won't think that she gets any [handouts]," Kim told reporters.

"She works her butt off! She just goes to casting after casting. I'm so proud of her that she — for her first Fashion Week — was able to achieve all the shows she was able to walk in. She's living her dream and it's so inspiring to watch her," she said.

Kendall's career has recently taken off and she seems happy and excited to live her dream of being a model.