Kendall Jenner is the envy of so many people. Just this week, a blogger openly attacked her because she has an unfair advantage over all those poverty-stricken models struggling to get an opportunity to do just one big runway show. Big shows are just handed to Jenner all the time. At least that is how some people see it.
Kendall Jenner didn't choose her life any more than the other girls chose poverty. Surprisingly, she may have had fewer choices and opportunities than they did. Her life has trials too. It is kind of funny that Kendall's blogger critic at Elite Daily actually makes a point for Ms. Jenner's complaints.
"Kendall was signed to Wilhelmina Models at the age of 13 without any real portfolio of modeling experience. In the very beginning, Kendall was not even seriously interested in pursuing a modeling career. Do you guys remember that episode of KUWTK? Kim K. took her to modeling practice (I don't know what that is, but it sounds serious), and Kendall stormed out saying something like "I don't even want to be here!"Kendall Jenner never chose to be a model. She didn't want to do it at first. That much is true, according to episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She seems to get very few choices on the big ticket decisions of her life. The closing statement of this Elite Daily blog entry says a good bit about the situation. If we trade the word suggested for insisted, it might be completely accurate, according to the 20-year-old model who allegedly feels like a captive.
"All I know is that if Kris Jenner had suggested Kendall go into dentistry instead, Kendall would probably have nodded her head and gone along with it. And something tells me she'd be just as satisfied."
What if Kendall Jenner had wanted to be a dentist? What if she wanted to be a doctor, a lawyer, a traveling salesman, or anything other than a model? Would it have mattered or changed the outcome? Weren't all those girls basically forced to be models? Why else would all of them be in modeling?
Harry Styles was also a major point of contention. Could she see him without some sort of interference, filming, or publicity stunt? What if she had met a boy who was not famous? Would she have been allowed to date him?Kendall Jenner might inspire envy in people who want to be models or people who would endure nearly any prison for money, but what about the freedom to make major life choices? What is it really like to walk a mile in Kendall's best stilettos? It gets complicated, no doubt.
Kendall Jenner is rich and naturally beautiful, and the way most people see it, her modeling career just fell in her lap. She argues there is a lot of hard work behind her success. Still, it would be hard to deny that even though she probably does work hard in a career, not of her choosing, the Jenner and Kardashian names help, but she disagrees.
"A lot of people assume that I get jobs from my family but actually it's the kind of opposite. It made me work even harder to get what I wanted."
What Kendall Jenner allegedly wanted most was to get away from her controlling mom and all those cameras. Let's compare that to another article, in the form of a letter to Ms. Jenner, found in the Blot.
"Take a moment and remove yourself from your current situation, if you can, to a life that isn't riddled with excess and only hearing the word "yes" to your wants and requests. Now, imagine you're from a small town and/or Third-World country where your only way to get out of your current social class, achieve your dreams, get a green card or just gain better work conditions is to become a high-fashion model."
Kendall Jenner wants a way out too. She'd like to go on a date, maybe even with Harry Styles, without being followed by cameras. She'd like to pick her own boyfriend based on whether or not she likes him, not because his name will pull ratings or rank on Google. She'd like to choose her own career path, and most of all, she would like to stop being held captive by a reality TV series she believes cheapens her brand and everything else she does. Ms. Jenner says she wants out badly, according to a Kardashian family source for Celebs Now.
Not surprisingly, new rumors have sprung up that Ms. Jenner is planning her escape. Celebs Now alleges they have spoken with a Kardashian family friend who insists Kenny is stashing money in a hidden bank account while trying to plan her escape from the family. Will she share her forwarding address with Harry Styles?
"Kendall's got her escape plan all mapped out. She's opened a bank account that no one, not even her mum Kris, who works as her manager, knows about. She's already got five figures stashed away and she's starting to siphon more out into it each month."
Kendall Jenner has a net worth of $13 million, according to Earn the Necklace. She also has a house worth over a $1 million. Are readers to believe that Kris Jenner has her daughter's money tied up so tight she can't even get her hands on $100,000 without going through her mom? That is scary if true.
"It can't be underestimated how much she wants to step away from the family's influence and she hatched this plan last summer. She wants to be independent and have her own money so if she needs lawyers to help extricate herself from the family business contracts, she's got it. Kendall's serious about this. She plans on being an entirely separate entity within two years. Kendall knows it'll be World War Three but she's sick of Kris ruling her life."
But, what about the perks?
Dating Harry Styles? That would be totally awesome -- or maybe not. Their relationship is complicated too. Harry is smart, talented, and very popular with everybody. He's also artistic, obsessed with his work, and pretty determined to keep his romantic options open. The rumor last winter suggested Kris was pushing Kendall to get a commitment from Styles.
Kendall Jenner found that totally impossible. Harry Styles won't commit, and that is understandable.
Harry Styles likes and possibly even loves Kendall, but there is no way to force Harry to settle down and play his role in Keeping Up with the Kardashians at this critical juncture of his career. If Kendall thinks it cheapens her brand, just think what it would do to Harry Styles career. By the way, Harry Styles has just as much money as Kris Jenner. Unless she controls her daughters' money, they both have about $30 million each.
The Jenner and Kardashian clan can be a trial, and not just the drama her family does on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. There is competitiveness between the siblings, and sometimes among the fake drama, maybe because of it, feuds spring up within the family. Sure, it might look fun on TV, but imagine growing up in a house full of cameramen and constant drama, both pretend and real. As a child, it must have been difficult to know the difference.
Kendall Jenner has a close-knit circle of friends, almost as if she lived on a small tropical island. It is really strange considering there is a whole world of 315 million people out there. She travels all over the world, but when fans read about her, there seem to be only a dozen or so recurring characters. For some reason, Kendall's world seems to be restricted to Gigi Hadid, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Taylor Swift, and a few models. Then there are those guys she doesn't seem to like but dates anyway.
Kendall Jenner's life might look exciting, but she says it is very limiting. Her associations are limited. Her access to her own money is allegedly limited. Her work days are long, and her romances have been short allegedly due to pressures from her family.
Will Kendall Jenner make her escape?
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