Kendall Jenner Poses Topless For ‘L’Officiel,’ Photographer Says She Had To ‘Overcome’ Fame To Become A Model

ET Canada | 6/20/2019 | Staff
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“I’ve seen her put under intense pressure, I’ve seen her criticized like, ‘Oh, you’re a model because you’re a famous person,'” he says. “It’s actually the opposite. Her fame was one of the greatest things she’s had to overcome.”

“She got all of her castings as a completely anonymous person. She just went as ‘K’ or ‘Kenny’ with no makeup. She basically got picked to do shows by big designers who didn’t know they were hiring ‘Kendall Jenner,'” he explains.

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James recalls being introduced to a young Jenner by her mother, Kris, who reached out to him for guidance after her daughter expressed interest in modeling seriously.

“I had never seen [“Keeping Up With the Kardashians”] so I had nothing to compare her to. She said, ‘I want to be a model,’ and I said, ‘Well, I want to be an astronaut, what credentials do you have to be a model?'” he remembers. “I didn’t mean it in a negative way, I just wanted to see what she thought. She said ‘Well, do you think I could model?’ and I said ‘Well, genetically, I think you absolutely could. You look absolutely fantastic, but there’s a lot more to it than that. You could do all the right things and still not be accepted as a...
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