Kendall Jenner tends to be different from her sisters. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians stars have a lot in common but there are several things that set Kendall apart from the rest. She’s been very open, both on the show and with the press, about the fact that she feels a bit like the black sheep of the family. From having a thinner frame to avoiding the spotlight, Kendall seems to march to the beat of her own drum.
Although, there are several things that bond her to her Kardashian sisters. They are all part of the family empire led by their fearless momager, Kris Jenner. These ladies all have a serious work ethic that links them together. When it comes to the Kardashians, blood is thicker than water. They always put family first, even though they bicker all the time.
Their love of family, combined with their hard work, means that they all lead lavish lifestyles. Except, Kendall likes to do things her own way. She shies away from the spotlight and likes to keep her personal life private. Her different outlook makes her feel different from the rest of her family at times. Here are 10 things Kendall has in common with her sisters, and 10 that make her feel like an outsider.
20 Totally The Same: Found Fame On Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Kendall got her start alongside her sisters in the reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She was just 11 years old when the series began in 2007. Fans were given their first peek into the lives of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Rob, Kendall, Kylie, Kris, and Bruce.
The show is now on its 16th season and doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down. We’ve watched Kendall grow up from a little girl and blossom into a beautiful woman. The Kardashian family more than likely feels a very tight bond to one another from the experience of allowing cameras into their home.
19 Totally The Same: Kris Jenner Is Their Momager
The entire Kardashian clan hired their mother, Kris Jenner, to be their manager. She’s actually trademarked the term “momager” which is what the media has labeled Jenner as the mastermind of the family empire. No one can deny the fact that she is a shrewd businesswoman.
Kris spoke with Poosh and spilled her secrets on what it takes to be a boss. "My general motto in my life for years has been 'If somebody says no, you're talking to the wrong person,'" Kris said. "And I think that there [have been] so many times in life [when] I have taken no for an answer, and have regretted it later."
18 Totally The Same: They All Live In Los Angeles
All of the Kardashians reside in Los Angeles and own sprawling estates located within miles of each other. They all seem to gravitate toward Calabasas, a well-to-do community on the edge of the Santa Monica Mountains. Each of their mansions is just around the corner from one another so they spend a lot of time together as a family.
According to Life & Style, Kendall’s $8.55 million-dollar home is the furthest from the others, as it is located in the Mulholland Estates neighborhood, which just so happens to be a long 40-minute drive from her mom, Kris Jenner’s home.
17 Totally The Same: They Are All Very Rich
If there is one thing that the Kardashian-Jenners have in common it’s that they lead lavish lifestyles. Who can blame them? They’re all millionaires in their own right. Forbes even named Kylie America’s youngest self-made billionaire. According to People, Kendall has a net worth of $18 million.
The model has a penchant for buying vintage cars and has been seen flaunting her many classic vehicles on IG. The entire family has a fleet of luxury cars. Not to mention that all of them flash designer clothes and jewelry on their social media accounts. The Kardashian-Jenners have wealth and aren’t afraid to show it.
16 Totally The Same: They All Love Fashion
Another thing that all the Kardashian-Jenner sisters have in common is that they love fashion. From opening their own clothing store called DASH to designing their own clothing lines, these ladies love the world of designer clothes. They often walk the red carpet together at events.
The entire family appeared together at Kanye’s Yeezy Season 3 Collection show. The rapper and designer put together all of their outfits. The sisters looked amazing all gathered together in his clothes. Kendall has even struck out on her own as a runway model. This family truly seems to have a passion for fashion running through their veins.
15 Feeling Different: She Has A Different Body Shape
Most of the Kardashian sisters are known for their body shapes. From Kim’s famous booty to Kylie’s hourglass figure, the ladies all seem to have the same body type. Except for Kendall, whose 5-foot-10 frame towers above her sisters.
She’s admitted that comparing her slim frame to her siblings as she grew up made her feel insecure at times. Jenner opened up to The Telegraph, saying, “My sisters are a lot [shapelier] than me," Kendall said. "Growing up being this little twiggy girl, I saw my sisters and always thought, 'Oh, no, am I supposed to be more like them?'"
14 Feeling Different: She's Private About Her Relationships
Kendall is much more hush-hush about her relationships than her sisters are. Poor Khloe has her personal life on the cover of every tabloid. Kim and Kanye dominate the news cycle whenever Kanye has some sort of meltdown. Kourtney and Scott have been the focus of many episodes of KUWTK. Kylie is very public about her relationship with Travis Scott.
Kendall opened up about her demand for privacy while on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "I’m in relationships for myself, for me and that other person, not for anybody else, so I don’t find the need to be flexing it like that," she said.
13 Feeling Different: She's A Total Tomboy
Growing up in a house filled with girly sisters made Kendall feel like she didn’t fit in. The model may be glammed up these days but she actually went through a period in which she avoided anything that was feminine.
"I was a huge tomboy," she admitted to Harper's Bazaar. "I had a phase where I wore boys' clothes. I was always hanging out with guys. I've always connected with guys more."
That must have been challenging considering that Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, and Kylie seem like total divas. It’s no wonder she felt like the black sheep of the family at times.
12 Feeling Different: She's Not A Mother
It seems like the Kardashian sisters are always having babies. Kendall is the only one that isn’t a mother yet and we can’t help but wonder if that makes her feel left out. She addressed the issue while she was a guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show.
Ellen asked her if seeing all of her sisters’ babies made her want to have one. Kendall answered, "No, I mean, I have moments where I'm like, 'Do I have baby fever? Like, do I want a baby right now?' But I don't. I don't." She added, "But I'm good. I can wait for a little while longer."
11 Feeling Different: She Avoids Being The Center Of Attention
Despite the fact that Kendall is a celebrity, she actually prefers to stay out of the spotlight. Unlike her sisters who always make it a point to be photographed by the paparazzi, Kendall really doesn’t like being the center of attention. She prefers to be a bit more low-key when the cameras aren’t rolling.
"I have friends who have gotten sucked up in something that is so not real, and that is what I never want to do," she told Vogue. "My whole goal in life is to stay as humble and grounded as I can be, doing things that I love."
10 Totally The Same: They Go On Vacations Together
The Kardashian clan loves to travel and go on family vacations. Their trips are often featured on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and despite the fact that they don’t always get along, the whole group prefers to travel together. From ski trips in Aspen to fun in the sun in Greece, this group enjoys seeing the world together.
Even Scott’s new girlfriend, Sofia Richie, is invited along. Photos recently surfaced of Scott, Sofia, and Kourtney lounging poolside in Mexico. You know the old saying, "The family that plays together, stays together?" The Kardashians totally prove this to be true with their globe-trotting ways.
9 Totally The Same: They Put Family First
The Kardashian sisters may fight like cats and dogs but in the end, family comes first. No matter what disagreements may surface between the siblings, that always have each other’s backs at the end of the day. It seems like someone is always fighting and making up but that’s par for the course when dealing with such a large family.
"It's hard to be a party of a family with many strong personalities involved," an insider told E! News, "as is there is always someone who is not getting along. The family goes in waves of who is fighting with [whom]."
8 Totally The Same: They Rule Social Media
When it comes to making the most of social media, the Kardashian ladies know how to get it done. Kendall Jenner held the crown for most-liked IG post when she shared a pic of herself lying on the ground in a lace dress, with her hair in heart shapes.
According to Time, the photo racked up 2.5 million likes in five weeks. She dethroned big sis Kim, who held the previous record when 2.4 million people “liked” her wedding photo. This is one thing that the sisters totally have in common. Their social media game is strong!
7 Totally The Same: Building A Family Empire
If there’s one thing that unites the Kardashian family it’s the fact that they have built an empire together. Their brand has been carefully managed by Kris Jenner and the sisters have their names on everything, from cosmetics to their fashion lines. The momager credits her daughters’ successes on the fact that they’re not afraid to work.
Kris told NYTM, "There's a lot of people that have great ideas and dreams and whatnot, but unless you're willing to work really, really hard, and work for what you want, it's never going to happen. And that's what's so great about the girls. It's all about their work ethic."
6 Totally The Same: They All Designed A Clothing Line
All of the Kardashians have designed their own clothing line. Khloe started Good America, a collection of jeans and active wear. Kourtney designed a line for PrettyLittleThing. Kim had her own collection through Sears. Kendall and her sis started their own line, Kendall + Kylie. Let's also not forget Rob’s sock company, Arthur George Socks.
Kendall spoke with WWD about the most surprising thing about working in the fashion industry. “We remind ourselves never to get comfortable! The fashion industry is changing now more than ever and the key is to have your eyes wide open and to have fun creating,” she said.
5 Feeling Different: She Likes To Dress Down
Kendall likes to be glammed up with Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, and Kylie but she also has a side to her that prefers to dress casually. She’s often spotted by the paparazzi walking the streets of Los Angeles in a pair of simple jeans and a t-shirt.
"I've always been super different from all my sisters, especially my Kardashian sisters," she told Vogue. "They've always been into the glam thing and dressing up every day and being in the thick of it. Part of me loves that, but at the same time, I love dressing down and having my private life."
4 Feeling Different: She Has A Professional Modeling Career
Kendall is the only Kardashian-Jenner who has carved out a name for herself on the runway. The reality star became a professional model and worked hard to be taken seriously, despite her reputation from her time on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Marc Jacobs was the first designer to hire her to walk in his fall 2014 fashion show. According to Vogue, he hired her because he was inspired by her strong work ethic. "We wanted to book her on her own merit as a model," he said, "not because she's a Kardashian. Every bit of her success is a testament to her hard work and her passion."
3 Feeling Different: She Likes To Be Mysterious
Most of the Kardashian sisters plaster their personal lives on social media. We know every little personal detail of theirs because they thrive on the attention. This family truly believes that there is no such thing as bad publicity. From Khloe’s trouble holding onto a man to Kim struggling to control her man, these ladies thrive on drama.
Kendall prefers to fly below the radar when it comes to her personal life. "More than the rest of my family, I guess," she admitted to Harper's Bazaar. "Just 'cause I think it's powerful. Plus, I think people always want what they can't have. It's nice to have some mystery."
2 Feeling Different: She Struggles With Anxiety
Kendall has been very open about the fact that she struggles with crippling anxiety. The model began having panic attacks after her home was robbed and she was stalked by a crazed fan. According to ABC News, Jenner opened up about her various coping mechanisms.
"Anxiety is all mental, so you have to try and find your ways around it," Jenner said. "I try and maintain it, but sometimes it’s out of your control. But I think I’m very blessed to be in the situation I’m in, and every year that I do fashion months it gets a little bit easier. It’s really exciting. I still look forward to it every year."
1 Feeling Different: She Feels Like A Jenner, Not A Kardashian
Kendall may be a half-sister to Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe but that doesn’t mean that she identifies with them all of the time. Despite the fact that they all grew up in the same household, Jenner has been very vocal about the fact that she just doesn’t always relate to her sisters. She claimed to relate more to her father’s side of the family.
"I mean, I'm a girl and I like being a girl, but I've just never been into it like they have," she told Harper’s Bazaar. "I think I get that from my dad. I'd say I'm more of a Jenner than a Kardashian."
References: Life & Style, The Telegraph, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Time