Top model, former reality television star, entrepreneur, and one of the most famous personalities from this generation, Kendall Jenner is already a force to be reckoned with. Although she’s only turning 26 years old today (November 3), there are quite a few nuggets of wisdom we can learn from her, proving that age is just a number — even when we choose not to admit it.
1. Cultivate your own identity
It’s not always easy to be yourself in normal circumstances, but it’s especially hard when you’re born into one of the most famous families in the world. Nevertheless, Jenner has carved out her own unique space in the infamous Kardashian-Jenner clan, choosing to work hard, create her own path, and lead a (somewhat) more private lifestyle instead of following in the footsteps of her sisters. Now she is one of the top models of Gen-Z.
Kendall Jenner Walks the runway for Burberry SS20. Photo: Filippo Fior
2. Travel as much as you can
Malibu, Cannes, Mykonos, Jamaica, Idaho, and the Bahamas are just a few of the envy-inducing destinations Jenner has jetted off to over the past few months, making sure to combine work trips with a few personal days as well as saving time for girls’ trips and family vacations. Jenner has bleisure nailed.
3. Support your friends
Even as she continues her rise to fame, her friend group has remained consistent over the years whether they’re in the spotlight or not, teaching us that it’s not the last name that’s important but the special connections you share and meaningful relationships you build that matter most of all.
4. Learn from your mistakes
Just like many social media personalities, Jenner partners with many brands for endorsements and sponsorships, but it doesn’t always go as planned, such as with the fraudulent Fyre Festival. Although she received backlash for promoting a non-existent event to her hundred million followers, to err is human and she explained she does as much research as possible now when embarking on new opportunities.
5. Do what you love and love what you do
Known as a consistent style icon and one of the world’s most sought-after models, Jenner is a fashion extraordinaire taking the industry by storm every season. Combining this influence and passion with her astute business acumen, Jenner teamed up with her younger sister to become creative director of Kendall + Kylie, and more recently, took up the same role at FWRD.
6. Don’t be afraid of color
Even though you can never have too many shades of black in your closet, Jenner shows us a pop of color (or even a bright orange feathered dress) is just as show-stopping as a classic LBD.
Kendall Jenner wearing Versace at the MET Gala. Photo: Getty
7. It’s always worth it to give 100% effort
Jenner doesn’t seem to do anything by halves whether it’s professional or personal, from Halloween costumes and fashion campaigns to afternoons of babysitting. No matter the task we agree to take under our belt, we should always give our all if we want to succeed in the same way (wigs are optional).
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