The Kardashian-Jenners are well-known for baring their lives on their famous TV show for everyone to witness their highs and their lows.
But one family member in particular – Kendall Jenner – has stayed very private while Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and Kylie exposed their everyday lives on global television. She’s never spoken out about her dating life and rarely discusses any personal issues.
That said, if the leggy supermodel is your fave and you want to know a few intimate details about her life, then you’ve come to the right place.
Here we will uncover 21 cool Kendall Jenner facts that you didn’t know until now.
1. She’s Dating a Basketball Player
Kendall’s dating life is kept very private despite various paparazzi attempts (remember her yacht kiss with Harry Styles?). But on Valentine’s Day in 2021, Kendall admitted to dating basketball player Devin Booker by sharing a cute pic on Instagram. Is this the start of something special for Kenny? We will have to wait and see.
2. Kendall Has An Anxiety Disorder
Kendall has openly spoken about her anxiety issues that she’s had from an early age, which heightened as she entered the fashion world. In an interview with Vogue, she admitted that at times, she has such bad panic attacks that make her feel like she’s “dying” and cause “numb limbs”. “I’ve had times where I feel like I need to be rushed to the hospital because I think that my heart’s failing and I can’t breathe and I need someone to help me,” she said.
She also revealed that the COVID-19 lockdown gave her social anxiety (something a lot of us can relate to). When she was faced with seeing people she hadn’t seen in a while, she felt extremely anxious. To help her overcome her anxiety, Kendall has admitted to “painting” and “journaling”.
3. The Model Loves Big Dogs
Unlike Kylie, who has dainty little pooches, Kendall loves big puppies. She is the proud owner of a Doberman Pinscher named Pyro and a greyhound named Mew. We saw just how clever they are when the dogs locked themselves in a room during one of the final episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
4. Kendall Loves to Cook
Kendall loves experimenting with different foods and flavors. She finds it extremely therapeutic and has a lot of family recipes to get through. When she was in high school, she said she used to bake after school instead of sitting down in front of the TV – “Growing up I loved to bake, it’s how I would kill my time after school, when I was done with my homework. I find cooking very therapeutic and generally enjoy letting something other than a phone or a TV occupy my mind.”
5. She’s Not a Fan of Social Media
Even though the model has over 200 million followers on Instagram, she’s not a big fan of social media and the perfect picture it paints. In an interview with the Sunday Times (via Harper’s Bazaar), she confessed that sometimes she wants to throw away her phone and not have to deal with the falsehood it portrays. Although she also feels “addicted” to it (via Buzzfeed), Kendall added that “there really is no escaping it.”
6. Kendall’s the Easiest Sister to Work With
During a two-part KUWTK finale interview with Andy Cohen, when asked, Kris Jenner revealed that Kendall is the easiest to work with out of the Kardashian family. According to the momager, Kenny was the kid who at 7 would put herself to bed every night and say, “I’m done for the day mommy, my room is clean”. She’s clearly an independent woman and knows what she wants, so Kris considers her the most self-sufficient of all her siblings.
7. Her Pepsi Advert Saga
The Kardashian-Jenner gang are no strangers to backlash and in 2017, it was Kenny’s turn. After the controversial Pepsi advert aired, people were calling for Kendall to be cancelled. The clip showed the model using the beverage to make peace between police officers and protesters, which received criticism from those against police brutality.
Speculators accused her of not speaking out against racial injustice, and the star soon came forth on KUWTK with a tearful apology.
8. Kendall Follows a Paleo Diet
Kendall’s supermodel physique is down to a healthy diet. The brown-eyed beauty follows a Paleo diet where she eats only organic produce, fibre and lean meats. To prepare for a show, she also drinks 12 cups of detox tea to get her catwalk-ready – although we aren’t sure how healthy that actually is, as a lot of them contain natural laxatives.
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9. She Would Have Been a Pro Horse-Rider
If Kendall wasn’t a famous supermodel walking the Marc Jacobs or Burberry runway, she would have liked to have followed in her father’s footsteps and become an Olympic horse rider. “Honestly, I think I’d probably be in the Olympics or going to the Olympics for horseback riding,” the model revealed in the KUWTK reunion. “That was always my dream, horseback riding”. There’s still plenty of time to follow this dream through, Kenny!
10. Kendall Loves Sundays
Believe it or not, the model-of-the-moment occasionally gets a day off! Kendall’s favorite day of the week is Sunday when she can chill in sweats, not worry about work and focus on some self-care – “I love a good Sunday with nothing to do, listening to some really good music with jazz or some slow R&B song…” she revealed in a live Q&A. She finishes the day with a hot bath and a large glass of wine – pure perfection!
11. Her Celebrity Crush is Ryan Gosling
A piece of trivia we all agree with. Kendall’s celeb crush is Ryan Gosling which makes sense why The Notebook is one of her all-time favorite movies. We have to admit that we were all left crushing hard on Ryan after watching the iconic romance movie.
12. She’s Part of the ‘Super Natural Friend’ Group
And that group consists of herself, Cara Delavigne, Gigi Hadid and Hailey Bieber – how cute! Kendall admitted that the name sounds super “lame”, but it stems from the fact that they’ve all achieved “cool individual lives” after dreaming about them since young. To cement their love for each other, the girls also have several matching tattoos.
13. Kendall Never Had Friends Before
This friendship means a lot to Kendall, as she revealed that she once didn’t have any pals – “I remember there was a time when I was in middle school, even high school a little bit, I didn’t have that many friends.” She added, “I was sitting in my room a lot of days crying because Kylie had so many friends, and I didn’t know what to do, and it’s gonna make me emotional right now. I really was like, ‘I’m never gonna have friends,’ and to look at my life now, it’s so crazy.”
14. She was Once Gifted a Car By a Stranger
For Kendall’s 21st birthday, she was gifted a Rolls Royce by a complete stranger. Kendall and her sister Khloe went outside and was handed the keys to the car by an unknown (obviously rich) guy, to which Khloe joked:
“I was like, ‘What’s the gift, the guy or the car?’ And then this guy just hands Kendall a pair of keys to this car and I was like, ‘Do we even know who this guy is?’ He’s some prince, and I was like, ‘Is this a joke?’ On my 21st birthday I got like, dinner and a purse. I didn’t know you get cars from strangers.”
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15. She Collects Vintage Cars
As someone who loved racing in go-karts when she was younger and getting a rush when driving fast vehicles, it comes as no surprise that Kendall collects cars (also because she can afford to!). Her real passion is for vintage cars, in particular, and her most prized-possession is a 1957 Corvette Stingray, which she had restored.
16. Kendall’s Icon is Cindy Crawford
Kendall’s style and career inspiration is none other than Cindy Crawford and she hopes that she can have a long-lasting modelling career like the iconic model herself. She won’t be happy until she also reaches Cindy’s record of 17 Vogue covers, too. Kendall currently has 13 covers in total.
17. Her First Kiss Was During ‘Truth or Dare’
Kenny’s first kiss was around the age of 13 while she was playing a game of ‘Truth or Dare’, and to carry out the dare, she had to perform the kiss in the shower. The dare was to go in the shower and pull the curtains back until the kiss was completed. Wild, Kendall, wild…
18. She has a Favorite Body Part
During Kim’s SKIMS ad, Kendall revealed that favorite part of her body is her “height” and we can totally see why! Her luscious limbs are what make her supermodel status and differentiate her from her famous sisters. To be exact, Kendall is 1.79 meters tall! The star also admitted that her “broad shoulders” make her “self-conscious”.
19. She’s Also Quite OCD
Here’s another interesting fact about Kendall! She has openly talked about her different mental struggles and confesses to also being quite OCD. Although it’s not something that she’s embarrassed by, she said that her obsessive compulsive disorder brings out her great attention to detail. We love your honesty, girl!
20. Kendall Suffers from Trypophobia
Kenny is afraid of small holes and says that it gives her anxiety. In her app, the model confessed, “Anyone who knows me knows that I have really bad trypophobia. Trypophobics are afraid of tiny little holes that are in weird patterns. Things that could set me off are pancakes, honeycomb or lotus heads (the worst!). It sounds ridiculous but so many people actually have it! I can’t even look at little holes – it gives me the worst anxiety. Who knows what’s in there???”
So, if you’re serving up breakfast, don’t make pancakes for Kendall Jenner, otherwise she’ll be running a mile!
21. She’s Named After Nicole Brown Simpson
Kendall’s middle name is ‘Nicole’, inspired by Kris’ good friend Nicole Brown Simpson. Following her friend’s death and during the trials with O.J. Simpson, Kris was pregnant with Kendall and wanted to pay respect to her dear friend by giving Kenny a part of her name.
So, there you have it! 21 interesting facts about the quiet yet humble Jenner sister. From what we’ve learnt, she’s just a regular girl living an extraordinary life, but still faces the same mental battles like everyone else.
What we love the most is how open she is about her struggles – something we don’t regularly receive from such popular celebs.
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