Move over, Miley.
Kendall Jenner opened up to the New York Times about being an up-and-coming star in the modeling world. In the profile, members of her team and reps from Estée Lauder, who recently signed Jenner to be the face of its worldwide cosmetics line, explain why good looks are far from the only thing propelling the young model’s rise through the ranks of the fashion world.
But in her own interview, Jenner admits it’s a real struggle to find a balance between her beginnings as a reality show star on Keeping Up With the Kardashians and her future as a high fashion model.
“It’s definitely two different worlds,” she shared. “I feel like Hannah Montana. But it’s fun.”
We get what she’s trying to say. Hannah Montana was famous for balancing her own two different worlds: rock star and regular kid. But Jenner’s situation is far from family-friendly Disney Channel stuff.
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Possibly the biggest difference is that Hannah Montana eventually faded into obscurity when Miley Cyrus dropped her kid-friendly image and went for a sexy, grown-up pop star look. Jenner isn’t likely to disappear from the limelight in the same way, at least according to Jane Hertzmark Hudis, global brand president at Estée Lauder, who explained to the New York Times why Jenner is the perfect face for the company.
“I think what’s so exciting about her is that she has this social media influence along with a fashion credibility in a distinct way that speaks to millennials,” Hudis said. “There is really no one else like her out there.”
The partnership was just announced when Jenner released a promotional video last week.
“I feel like I’m more honored to be a part of something with such amazing names involved,” she says in the video. “It’s something that I didn’t really expect to happen so quickly. It’s so crazy. I just want to be the best me I can be. So having the power that social media does, I think just seeing how many people care about you and seeing how many people, like, want to watch what you’re doing, it just makes you really want to do the best you can do.”