Kendall Jenner is on the cover of Vogue, and it's a big deal. The Vogue September Issue is more important than their August, October, November, January, March, May, or every other issue, because it serves as "the fashion bible" for the season. Kendall is now a biblical figure.
The profile accompanying the cover presents Kendall as a determined, established young woman who wanted to be famous for having a career rather than make a career out of being famous.
"Kendall wanted, in other words, to avoid the fate of her sisters—to be careful about fame for fame’s sake, to be known for something solid and tangible," writes Jonathan van Meter.
Throughout her childhood, modeling was Kendall's goal, not something she just fell into. The article also makes a point to say that unlike the rest of her family, she lives in a condo, not a house, a $1.4 million place she bought with her own money (albeit at 18).
Vogue also shows her as a sensitive soul, vulnerable and jealous of Kylie:
Like the person formerly known as Bruce, Kendall is tall and athletic, with an impossibly long torso. She excelled at track and field and soccer in school. Also like her father, she is constitutionally a loner; she spent a lot of time in her room playing video games. “I remember crying in my bedroom about the fact that Kylie had so many friends and I didn’t,” she says. And from about the age of six, she spent as many hours as the day would allow at a barn near where she grew up, riding ponies. One particular horse, Ladybug, was a decent jumper. “She knew better how to do what she was doing than I did,” Kendall says. She likes getting dirty, working with her hands, figuring stuff out.
She's always felt "superdifferent" from her sisters, especially the Kardashian ones, and defended her parents' parenting. Kendall insists that considering the circumstances of growing up in the spotlight, things could be a lot worse:
"If I’m being honest, my little sister and I have every right to go crazy,” she says. “You would expect that from us. But neither of us has the desire to do that. I think it says a lot about the way we were raised. Not even just by my parents, but my Kardashian sisters and what they’ve taught us. My parents did something right, and thank God.”
Though her family gives her the connections, she fears they might hold her back in the biz. When Kendall got her big modeling break in Marc Jacobs's Fall 2014 show, she told her family not to go.
Marc invited my whole family to that first show, and I was like, ‘I love you guys, but can you please just not come?’ I was trying so hard to be taken seriously, like, ‘Guys: This is not a joke or a stunt; this is what I want to do with my life.’ I had to prove that I could do it.