Kendall Jenner is clearing up some misconceptions about her modeling career. During the Keeping Up With the Kardashians: The Final Curtain Part 2 reunion special, Jenner opened up about how hard she worked to break into the modeling industry, adding that her platform and fame did not give her an added edge. In fact, she says if anything, it hindered her. "In the topic of offensiveness to some of the things people assume about our family, I think everyone around me, whether friends or family, knows how hard I worked and still work," Jenner said. "I definitely worked my way to where I am now," she said. "I think it's just a perception people have that I just was like, 'Give it to me' and I had it. It definitely was not that."
She continued, "I did everything that I was supposed to do and had to do to get to the position I'm at now as a model. I went to every single casting, ran all over not only New York City but all over Europe trying to get a job and make my way." She continued, "Of course I had a platform, I never took that for granted. I always knew that was there, but that almost made my job a little bit harder only because people probably didn't want to hire me because I was on a reality TV show." Significantly, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star was crowned Forbes’ highest-paid model, pulling in an estimated $22.5 million pretax, thanks to contracts with Estee Lauder, Adidas, Calvin Klein and more.