Kendall Jenner Considering Modeling Over College

02/16/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

Kendall Jenner
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Her sisters might be the queens of reality TV, but Kendall Jenner is looking to carve her own path in life — through modeling.

“I’m not really thinking about college right now,” Jenner, 16, told PEOPLE Monday while trying on dresses at Rent the Runway‘s Pop-up Shop at West Hollywood’s Andaz Hotel. “If my career, like, blows up and gets really big, [modeling] is what I would do.”

Though we’ve seen Kim Kardashian‘s younger sis struggle with her nerves while walking the runway on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Jenner says those initial jitters are all in the past.

“I want to [walk the runway] again and again,” she said. “It was so much fun, like the adrenaline and everything was really fun.”

The budding fashionista, who calls her own style “edgy [and] girly, but colorful,” shared some of her own style tips and influences.

“I like to add color… and I think that heels make the outfit look 10 times better,” said Jenner, who often “raids” sister Kourtney‘s closet. “I love Hervé Léger dresses just because I love bandage dresses … [and] I love jumpers.”

As for showing skin both on and off the runway, the teen believes less is more.

“I think if you look cute but like, classy, even though you are showing skin, I think that’s fine,” she said. “I wouldn’t like, go crazy. I am not that kind of a person.”

–Melody Chiu


FILED UNDER: Kendall Jenner , Models
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tita on

oh lord will this family ever go away!!! of course she is, she needs to be exposed or pimp as the others sisters do!

Kathleen Smith on

As important as college once was, people are now saying that it is not as critical as it once was. For the “average” person, college can provide that extra leg up and can cost way too much. For the rich, does she “need” to attend college? What will it provide for someone in her position? I mean, really? Kris Jenner will see to it that college is not needed.

ch on

Um-it would be news if she had actually considered college over modelling.

Jami Miller on

I know you want to be a grown up and do what your sisters do but I can tell you….GO TO COLLEGE>>>GET A DEGREE… DO SOMETHING FOR yOURSELF! This is your chance… take it and do something with your life………

Avi on

Education is important she can pursue modeling along with it.

sandy on

Okay, this is when the concept of “both/and” comes into play (i.e., versus “either/or”). Why not apply to some schools or fashion programs, while continuing to model? If she gets accepted, she could perhaps take one or two courses, still while pursuing her dreams of modeling. And another thing: She needs to define “blowing up”: Does that mean x number of gigs a month, or a certain amount of money, or walking in the top shows…what is her version of success? Don’t limit yourself, Kendall: The more you learn, in and out of school, the greater your chances for all-around, longterm success.

Guest on

If that was my kid, i’d smack her across the head. STOP TALKING NONSENSE, SILLY! What are u supposed to do once ur modeling days are over after 30….??
The only kardashian i have hope for by this point is Kylie.

nicole on

how short is that dress? no way i’d let my daughter wear that.

Jennifer on

School will always be there for someone who has the money for it. But looks will fade, so why not take advantage and have fun with it while she can?

Rich on

Pretty girl ,make retire from modeling in 10yrs and still able to go to college if that’s what she wants to do.

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