Kendall Jenner has made her fashion modeling debut for Vogue. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star models a series of scarves in the Patrick Demarchelier editorial shot for the magazine. It seems with this big modeling debut comes a transformation of sorts as well. Kendall Jenner is now supposedly simply known as ‘Kendall.’
Kendall Jenner’s modeling agency–The Society Management–now shows the popular reality star on its contact sheet of models, and she is dubbed only ‘Kendall.’
Nothing about Kendall being a reality star is mentioned with regard to her Vogue debut. In fact, she has in the past done a lot to distance herself from the Keeping Up With the Kardashians moniker, for fear it might damage her new career.
”What I have has almost worked against me,” she said recently. ”I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn’t take me seriously as a model. Because of the TV show. I went on castings and some people weren’t feeling me because of my name. But it was great when people didn’t recognize me. I was like, ‘Thank you. Please don’t recognize me.”’
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) August 27, 2014
How do you suppose Kendall’s mom Kris Jenner and her dad Bruce Jenner will react when they learn that she has possibly dropped her last name? Will they be completely understanding that she must distance herself from the ‘trashy’ aspects of their reality show fame and fortune or do you think they’ll be insulted and very upset with her instead?
Do you think if Kendall Jenner truly becomes just ‘Kendall’ that her one word moniker will have the power of others who have done the same? Think Madonna, Cher, Iman, Beyonce, and more. Will people one day immediately recognize ‘Kendall,’ too?