Kendall Jenner might have finally admitted she was bullied by other supermodels who claimed that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star didn’t deserve to be walking next to them during Fashion Week. According to Cosmopolitan, a plot line in the game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood shows a model at the in-game “Milan Fashion Week” revealing that he put out cigarettes in the player’s drinks, and admonishes the first-person player that they don’t belong at the event — the same bullying that Kendall Jenner reportedly experienced in 2014!
In the game, the player performs modeling gigs during “Milan Fashion Week,” and at one point gets an in-game call from Kendall. During the call, a Kendall Jenner cartoon admits that she, too, was bullied when she first began her modeling career. Kendall then confesses to the player that the other models slammed her, claiming Kendall “bought my spot in shows,” and “my mom just made some phone calls.”
Although it’s impossible to know whether Kendall knows about the plot line in the game, and Jenner, who is notoriously private about her feelings, will likely never reveal the truth, some fans believe the game is true to life. Naturally, Kendall isn’t one to complain, and while rumors spread that the other supermodels were putting their cigarettes out in her drinks, Jenner adamantly denied any problems.
It’s well known that when Kendall first began modeling, she had to work her way up from the bottom, first starting with local catalog shoots. Although she dreamed about being a high-profile fashion model, the road to the catwalk wasn’t easy.
In past interviews, Kendall explained that her reality star status actually worked against her, and it was hard for modeling agencies to take her seriously. But as her star power grew, and as Jenner continued to take every opportunity that came to her, she obviously has achieved supermodel status. Now, she walks for nearly every major fashion designer on the planet, and is the face of brand after brand.
However, back in 2014, things weren’t going so smoothly. During the 2014 New York Fashion Week, reports surfaced that Jenner was taunted by other supermodels who told the 18-year-old that she didn’t deserve to walk because they “worked so hard to get a spot on the runway,” while Kendall was able to cut to the front of the line.
Instead of welcoming Kendall, some models “started acting b****y,” while others “even put out their cigarettes in Kendall’s drink,” an insider revealed at the time. But Kendall wisely decided to remain private about any bullying, since publicly complaining would have only made her look worse, or made the abuse worse.
However, Kendall tells a different side of the story which is that she had to work harder than the other models because of her reality show celebrity status. During a 2014 interview, Kendall confessed that “[p]eople think that this [success] just came to me. But it didn’t. What I have has almost worked against me,” highlighting that the road to becoming a supermodel was definitely hard work.
Although now she’s clearly a big star, Kendall Jenner still has shade thrown at her, most recently by Calvin Klein who said that too many people hire models based on their social media followings. In fact, the backlash was so severe that ex-director for the Calvin Klein brand, Francisco Costa, defended his choice to hire Kendall to be the face of Calvin Klein.
Telling Teen Vogue that Kendall “really captures the audience,” Costa argued that Jenner “really reflects how we’re living today in this day and age, so I think it’s very good to be associated with her.” During the interview, Costa concluded that the Calvin Klein brand “did it so well,” confirming that, even though she is a reality star, Kendall is a true supermodel.
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