Kendall Nicole Jenner (born November 3, 1995) is an American fashion model and television personality. Originally known for appearing in the E! reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Jenner is now also a model in a movement dubbed “the Instagirl era” by Vogue magazine, or “Social Media Modeling” by Harper’s Bazaar, where models are chosen due to their online presence and social media following.
After working in commercial print ad campaigns and photoshoots, Jenner had breakout seasons in 2014 and 2015, walking the runways for high fashion designers during the New York, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks. Jenner has done multiple editorials and cover shoots for LOVE and various international Vogue editions, walked for Victoria’s Secret, and acts as brand ambassador for Estée Lauder’s multimedia ad campaigns. Jenner made her debut at No. 16 on Forbes magazine’s 2015 list of top earning models, with an estimated annual income of US$4 million As of 2016, she is one of the top 10 most followed celebrities on Instagram.Jenner was born in Los Angeles, California, to retired Olympic decathlete champion Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn Jenner after a 2015 gender transitionand television personality Kris Jenner. Jenner’s middle name was a tribute to her mother’s best friend Nicole Brown Simpson, who died just before Jenner was conceived.Jenner began modeling at age 14 when Wilhelmina Models signed her on July 12, 2009.Cinematographer Nick Saglimbeni directed the photoshoot for Jenner’s Wilhelmina portfolio.Jenner’s first modeling job was the Rocker Babes with a Twist campaign for Forever 21 in December 2009 and January 2010. Jenner featured in a Teen Vogue Snapshot on April 19, 2010.In September 2011, Jenner walked for Sherri Hill during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.By the end of 2012, Jenner had covers on American Cheerleader, Teen Prom,Looks, Raine,GenLux, Lovecat, and Flavour Magazine.and booked campaigns for White Sands Australia, Leah Madden, and Agua Bendita.