”I wanted the attention to be on me for five seconds rather than my family”- Kendall Jenner For Allure Magazine

Kendall Jenner is seriously on a roll, the 19 year old looks fabmazing on the cover of Allure Magazine. The model’s costar for the day was a monkey, but not just any monkey. The capuchin also played Ross’s pet, Marcel, on Friends. Read excerpts from the interview below;

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On puberty:  “I had just started ninth grade when I got my acne,” she says. “And I had braces. I wouldn’t look people in the eye. It was not a good time for me—it just killed my self-esteem. I thought when I didn’t look at someone, they couldn’t see my face.” .


On her shyness:  “I still have a hard time looking at someone when I’m talking to them unless that someone is holding a camera. When I started getting in front of the camera a lot, I think my confidence started to come out, it took a minute, because I had to believe in myself.”


On tattoos: “I have a really weird thing about ‘forever.’ And my sister Kim always said, ‘Don’t put a bumper sticker on a Bentley.”


On growing up on TV:  “It started so early that it’s the only thing I can remember, Kylie and I had to grow up in front of people, and it was hard sometimes…but it was never a negative thing.” 


On modelling: “I would read magazines, and I would look at pictures with these women who looked so powerful,” Jenner says. “I wanted to be that to some little girl or little boy.”


Marc Jacobs’ thoughts on Kendall: “Kendall is everything a model should be: interesting, charismatic, and most importantly, she looks great in the clothing.”


On not wanting Kim at the Marc Jacobs show:  “I didn’t need it to be a family affair, as selfish as this sounds, I wanted the attention to be on me for five seconds rather than my family. If they were sitting front row, it would have been all about, ‘Oh, Kim goes to Kendall’s first fashion show! I love Kim, but for a minute I wanted it to be like, ‘OK, this is [Kendall’s] thing—she’s taking it seriously.”

Picture credit: Allure Magazine