Kendall Jenner: Might 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' Hurt Modeling Career?

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Kendall Jenner is fast climbing the ladder to a successful career as a fashion model. Might appearing on Keeping Up With the Kardashians in some way hurt her career or hinder that success? Rumor has it the Givenchy model is now trying to separate herself from the reality show that has made her family--including sisters Khloe, Kourtney, and Kim Kardashian--a household name.

“She has been advised by friends in the fashion industry that reality TV could damage her modeling career,” a source said recently.

It's interesting to note that despite such a warning, Kendall Jenner is under contract with E! to continue appearing on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. She has opted, however, not to become involved with a spin-off series that is in the development stages.

“Kendall had the option to pull out of any other potential shows and that’s exactly what she’s done,” the source added.

Strangely enough, Kendall has recently demanded twice the typical pay she makes per season for appearing on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Is this Kendall's way of trying to get canned so she can move on with her modeling career? E! is presently touting Kendall for a Teen Choice Award. If her demands are true, maybe they simply haven't caught on yet?

The world of top fashion models is a rather elite group--and it doesn't just include the models, but agents and photographers, too. Face it, Keeping Up With the Kardashians is a pretty trashy TV show. Being involved could actually make a difference in how people within the modeling world perceive Kendall Jenner. Some might take her far less seriously because she stars on a reality show.

Hopefully Kendall continues to prove herself in the jobs she has already acquired. She has certainly turned heads walking runways for both Chanel and Givenchy.

There's no doubt that Kendall Jenner has what it takes to make it in her choice of careers. Will a career that was chosen for her--that of a reality TV show star--get in the way of her realizing her dream?

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.