'Sometimes I just want to be a normal kid,' admits Kendall Jenner, 17, as she plays it cool by the pool in new modelling shoot

By Rachel Levy

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She's known for being a reality TV star, but Kendall Jenner's modelling career has certainly been skyrocketing.

Following the heels of her couture shoot for Harper's Bazaar Arabia, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is at it again with a feature in the latest US issue of Cosmopolitan.

And she couldn't be happier with her blossoming career, telling the magazine: 'Modeling is my number one priority – one hundred percent.'

Rising star: Kendall Jenner makes another mark in her modeling career with the latest issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine

Rising star: Kendall Jenner makes another mark in her modeling career with the latest issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine

While her older sisters have starred in various reality show spin-offs, she has no intention of following suit. 'That’s not happening,' she says.

Kendall grew up on camera and has emerged as a breakout star in her own right with the help of her mother and manager Kris Jenner, who gets a 10 per cent cut of her daughters' various deals. (The mother-of-six recently came under scrutiny for sexualising Kendal and Kylie, 15, a claim she called ‘ridiculous’).

But she doesn't always enjoy fame, saying: 'The show [Keeping up With the Kardashians] brought us everything we have, and I realize that, but sometimes I just want to be left alone and be a normal kid for like five minutes. That’s tough when the paparazzi are chasing you.'

For her latest photo shoot, Kendall escaped her chaotic lifestyle for an imaginative outdoor series.

One snapshot captures the younger sister of Khloe, Kim, and Kourtney Kardashian in a 70s-inspired ensemble, mixing prints with a sheer top and short shorts.

Mod: The 17-year-old brunette showed off her long legs in a mod checkered piece as she posed in a retro landscape

Mod: The 17-year-old brunette showed off her long legs in a mod checkered piece as she posed in a retro landscape

On the edge of a rectangular pool, she's seen squatting in a pair of platform orange sandals as her long locks flow straight down, appearing relaxed and carefree.

On newsstands soon: The full feature will be out April 9, including an interview with the young star

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As she gazes into the camera, the starlet's eyes are concealed with retro style sunglasses, as her lips pop with a summery shade of pink.

The background of the shot gives a West Coast vibe, showcasing palm trees peek in the horizon.

Another image captures Kendall in a mod, checkered black-and-white number, revealing her lean, lengthy stems as she poses in white peep-toe pumps.

She appears to be in a backyard, standing on pebbles, as she places her hand on the nearby building to prop herself up.

Contrasting with the landscape is a red lounge chair, noticeably parked behind her.

The series also includes a photo of the sister of Kylie Jenner in a sparkling gold dress as she peers into a window, as well as a more age-appropriate snap of the model in a monochrome white top and shorts outfit.

Brightening up that picture is a pair of multicolored sandals and vibrant towels located in the backdrop, as well as a neon accent on her brimmed hat.

Along with the images, the Cosmo feature includes a personal interview in which Kendall also opens up about her teenage love life.

And when she needs advice about boys, she knows just who to turn to: 'Lamar [Khloe’s husband]. He is really good at giving guy advice.

'He always tells me to know my worth and never accept less than I deserve.'

Cosmopolitan in on newsstands in the US on April 9.

Building her resume: Kendall told Cosmo: 'Modeling is my number one priority' following another shoot with Harper's Bazaar Arabia

Building her resume: Kendall told Cosmo: 'Modeling is my number one priority' following another shoot with Harper's Bazaar Arabia






 

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She sort of *is* a normal kid, looks-wise. Every high school has dozens of seventeen year old girls who are just gorgeous, and could be models if they wanted to. I know lots of girls/women who are/were beautiful enough to be models, but the thought never crossed their minds and they ended up doing much more valuable things with their lives. Kendall has the figure and nice hair but her face honestly is rather ordinary. I also know real models. Kendall wouldn't be a model without the Kris Kardashian machine pushing her out there. Maybe what she meant to say is that "Sometimes I just want to have a normal mom." I honestly believe Kris needs professional help.

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Its not her fault that she happens to come from a well-off family, you cant exactly judge her for that! all shes saying is she doesnt want the be chased around by papparazzi's every 5 minutes... shes not expressing that shes ungrateful or hates her life at all! and it is normal for teenagers to post photos on their twitter and facebook... im a teenager myself and most my friends post photos of themselves and of their friends.

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Tell her she can be a normal person because most people under 15 have never heard of her.

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She didn't exactly choose to be on KUWTK she was about 11 when it started. Almost every teen has Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you all hate the Kardashians/Jenners why do you pause your life specifically to criticise them. You have no idea what her life is really like. Money does not equal happiness. Get a hobby! And if it's her dream to be a model let her have her dream, education isn't for everyone.

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i dont think shes anything special tbh

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Me too.

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At 17, an education should be your number one priority! I'm sorry to break it to you Kendal, but although you are a very attractive teenager, you are no Kate Moss or Naomi Campbell or Cara Delevingne You don't have that "it" factor that transcends the moment and draws people in. The "it" can't be bought! It's something that you are born with.

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Modeling is her number one priority??? Foolish girl. How about getting an education????. So much for the home schooling.Looks fade with time my dear. .

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Pathetic try, Kendall.

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No you dont. Why would you want to be normal? 90% of he people on Earth are normal. Its boring.

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