'People outright laughed at me': Kendall Jenner opens up about the doubt she faced from critics at the start of her fashion career as she stars in new shoot for V Magazine

  • The model, 19, also shares her thoughts on being named as the new face of Calvin Klein jeans
  • Kendall recalls people 'laughing at me behind my back' when she first started her modeling career

Kendall Jenner has revealed the doubt she faced from critics at the start of her modeling career, while posing up for a stunning photoshoot the latest issue of V Magazine.

The 19-year-old is shown smiling and riding a dog, as well as sitting proactively in Calvin Klein denim and underwear, having only recently been unveiled as the face of the popular clothing brand, a role which Kendall describes as a 'dream'. 

'It’s really humbling, and honestly, I am a pretty shy person, but being part of the Calvin campaign and seeing myself up there [on billboards] will be a dream come true,' she said. 

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Haute hard worker: Kendall Jenner said that she's achieved so much in her career because her parents taught her to have a good work ethic

Haute hard worker: Kendall Jenner said that she's achieved so much in her career because her parents taught her to have a good work ethic

Work 90s grunge like Kendall in a Calvin Klein sports bra

It may come as a shock to you, but not everyone likes the Kardashians. When Kendall Jenner first started out in the biz the model says she faced critics who doubted her credibility in the fashion world.

Well, we think she's done a great job of silencing them lately. When she's not sauntering down the Chanel runway, or nailing off-duty cool whilst mooching about LA, Kendall can be found posing up a storm in fashion campaigns. Most lately for Calvin Klein.

Here the teenager is being a super duper ambassador for the iconic American brand for this V Magazine spread.

In the series of arty photographs Kendall is wearing various CK pieces, but it's that sports bra that we just have to have. Click right to Macy's to get a similar style now, or check out our edit below, and you'll be emulating Kendall's 90s grunge vibe in an instant. We'll be wearing ours under denim dungarees this summer for a really too cool finish.

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It's difficult to believe that the the stunning reality star, who has also walked runways for Chanel and Marc Jacobs, could still be awed at her fame and success - but Kendall insisted that it hasn't been an easy ride.

While many might see her family's reality TV success as something of a stepping stone when it came to launching her fashion career, Kendall insists she wasn't given any special treatment because of the Kardashians' fame, suggesting that it may even have worked against her.

'You have no idea how many doors closed on me and how many adults were either initially reluctant to take a chance working with me or who outright laughed at me behind my back,' she said.

Playing around: Kendall Jenner shows off her Calvin Klein jeans in the new issue of V Magazine while sitting atop a large pet pooch

Playing around: Kendall Jenner shows off her Calvin Klein jeans in the new issue of V Magazine while sitting atop a large pet pooch

Perfectly posed: The 19-year-old reality star reveals that she didn't have the easiest start to her career, and admits that she faced a lot of doubt from critics

Perfectly posed: The 19-year-old reality star reveals that she didn't have the easiest start to her career, and admits that she faced a lot of doubt from critics

She did, however, admit to working with an impressive roster of designer names the first time she appeared at Fashion Week.

'I am so grateful to Marc Jacobs, Riccardo Tisci, Karl Lagerfeld, and Katie Grand, who took a chance on me that first season and gave me an opportunity,' she added.

The perfectly-poised fashion star also paid tribute to her parents, who she insists helped to instill in her a good work ethic, and she credits them for teaching her that hard work is 'one of the most important keys in life'.

Big billboard star: Kendall said being on huge billboards like this one in New York City is 'humbling'

Big billboard star: Kendall said being on huge billboards like this one in New York City is 'humbling'

Supermodel in the making: Since starting out in the business, Kendall has modeled for Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Balmain, and Donna Karan

Supermodel in the making: Since starting out in the business, Kendall has modeled for Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Balmain, and Donna Karan

Kendall also recently spoke out about her father's decision to come out publicly as a woman.

'I love you,' she wrote on Twitter shortly after Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer aired, before adding: '[I'm] so very proud of you, my hero.'

The new issue of V magazine, which will include a foldout poster of Kendall, will go on sale May 7.