WCW: Kendall Jenner
We're crushing on Kendall this Wednesday, obvs.
HEY THERE and welcome to Woman Crush Wednesday, a weekly feature from MTV Breaks where we raise our glasses to all the fabulous females who are out there conquering life’s taboos and stereotypes, and who are just generally making the world a better place to live day by day.
Because regardless of looks, a woman that’s smart, motivated and ambitious is super-sexy and (let’s face it) we would.
So which sensational señorita are we celebrating (and crushing on majorly) today? Drumroll… it’s KENDALL JENNER!
She’s probably one of the most Insta-followed beautiful person in the world right now, but that’s not the reason she’s got us drooling over her today (in a non-creepy way). No, we’re completely crushing on Kendall because she is down-to-earth, motivated and independent - she’s created her own unique and successful career all by herself.
Yes, we know she was rich and famous beforehand. She was propelled to fame through ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ from the age of just 11, so she didn’t exactly start from the bottom. But while a famous surname ensured she was well-known, she wasn’t exactly known for the right reasons.
Although Kendall has since had a high-flying career shooting for Vogue, walking the runway for all the top designers, and even joining the Victoria Secret super-league, she wasn’t an obvious choice. Given her commercial and superficial-seeming family empire, it was hard for her to be taken seriously as a model, and extremely difficult to break into the aloof, artistic world of high fashion. When Marc Jacobs gave her her first big break in 2014 in his Fall fashion show it was due to her as an individual. He remarked, “we wanted to book her on her merit as a model not because she’s a Kardashian. Every bit of her success is a testament to her hard work and passion.”
And she was hard-working. In fact, she was set on her dreams of being a model from about thirteen years old. As Kim said, “she had her eyes focused on exactly what she wanted to do and she made it happen”. In other words, her success has been her own, independent from the successes of her family. She said it felt great to have “accomplished something that is mine.”
So Kendall’s clearly super-motivated and independent and, despite her glam lifestyle of glittering parties and red carpets, Kendall Jenner is pretty down to earth. She’s just a girl who grew up as an awkward tomboy, noticeably different from her glam, girly sisters, who wanted to make it on her own. And now she’s one of the most sought-after models in the world.
So Kendall, you are our Woman Crush Wednesday lady of choice, because, let’s face it, you’re gorgeous inside and out. AND ALSO BECAUSE IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY AND WE’RE SO GLAD YOU EXIST. Ok, we’re done.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY EVERYONE!