Kendall Jenner’s Workaholicism

I don't care what any of you say about Kendall Jenner: (I am shouting this, by the way) she works hard. At least she's worked hard enough to earn the gigs she's been getting. Why? Because regardless of how famous the Kardashian family is, if Kendall was a terrible model, no brand would want her walking their shows.

Anyway, in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Jenner shed some light on her penchant for getting work, doing it well, then getting more of it. (Which is my favourite topic of conversations, ever.)

"I feel like I grew up too fast a long time ago," she said. "Having older siblings, you grow up around adults, so you mature more quickly. I saw my sisters and parents working every day, so I was pretty much brought up to be a workaholic. My sister Khloe always says to me and my younger sister, Kylie: 'You have your whole life to be an adult but only so long to be a kid.' And we get it. In the right situations, I try to be as immature as I can sometimes — react to things if I were 12."

And look — that's a good move. But lest we forget, as much as we can applaud Jenner's work ethic, being able to act like you're 12 also comes from a place of privilege. Because ultimately, Kendall Jenner isn't 12. She's 19. And while 19 is still very, very young, it's also an age where, in the real, live, blue collar, working-class world, you have to grow up a little. (Because usually, you're in university or starting at the bottom of a career, and 12-year-old time is something you end up sacrificing.)


"You can't take things too seriously," she continued. "I just laugh thinking about my dad being a teenager, partying. It's the funniest thing. And it makes me think, 'What am I going to be like when I'm 65?'"

Well, we all turn into our parents. So if Jenner grew up around workaholics, odds are she'll continue the trend. And I don't care what everyone has to say about the Jenner-Kardashian clan, they do hustle well, so Kendall will probably be teaching her own kids how to work just as hard.

Tags: Anne T. Donahue, hard work, Kendall Jenner, WSJ

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