Our favorite underage model Kendall Jenner stars in a new photoshoot for Genlux Magazine where she proudly declares she’s not a Kardashian. No seriously, the quote on the Genlux cover reads, “I’m Kendall. Kendall Jenner. I Am Not a Kardashian.” You know, in italics, to really drive the point home that she’s nothing like her three older half-sisters.
Except for the fact, she’s exactly like her half-sisters. She wants to be famous and therefore she feeds off the family fame to benefit her own modeling career.
Being a Kardashain isn’t about your last name, it’s about your willingness to sell your soul and sacrifice your dignity to make money. It’s more of a lifestyle choice than a genetic relationship and really anyone can be a Kardashian. In fact, I’ll go as far as to say anyone who’s ever bought Sketcher’s Shape-Ups after seeing Kim Kardashian promote them is a Kardashian. Embracing an unlikely dream against all odds makes you a Kardashain – whether that’s releasing a sex tape into the public or believing rocking-chair shoes can help you get in shape. It’s all about going for it, no matter how silly (or naked) you look.
So while she may not be biologically a Kardashian, she’s certainly grown up like one. Kris Jenner always treated all her daughters the same when it comes to parenting, regardless of their (sometimes questionable) paternity. She looked at the them all in the same loving way that every mother looks at her personal banking accounts, with love in her eyes and a dark hole in the place where a parenting gene typically resides.
While Genlux Magazine sounds like a generic magazine created solely for a movie plot, it’s actually a luxury magazine devoted to fashion and beauty. Think American Girl Magazine meets MTV Cribs meets Gwyneth Paltrow’s diary.
When was the last time a random model in a random magazine got featured so prominently in the mainstream? Um, try never. But because Kendall Jenner’s a Kardashian, she gets to have her modeling career highlighted in major outlets. That’s awesome for Kendall’s modeling career. But it also makes her a Kardashian — and if she wants to keep these covers coming, she best start understanding that.
After all, if we’ve learned anything from reality TV, it’s that Kardashains get famous. Jenners just get pierced ears and botox.