Kendall Jenner Is Going by Just 'Kendall' Now, Thank You

08/28/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Cindy. Twiggy. Naomi. Iman. Gisele. Kendall. (Record scratch.) Wait, when did Kendall Jenner join the pantheon of one-named diva models? We’ve got more questions than answers, but according to the casting sheet from her modeling agency, the 18-year-old catwalker will now be known by just her first name.

Kendall Jenner modelJeff Schear/Getty


Racked spotted the noteworthy name drop on The Society Management’s website, which not only has her mono-monikered on its homepage, but on her standalone portfolio page as well. Other Society Management supermodels, including Liu Wen, Lindsey Wixson and Adriana Lima, continue to go by both names, but Kendall appears ready to distance herself from her famous family — a sentiment she’s expressed before.

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“People think that this [success] just came to me. But it didn’t. What I have has almost worked against me,” Jenner told LOVE magazine. “I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn’t take me seriously as a model … I went on castings and some people weren’t feeling me because of my name. But it was great when people didn’t recognize me. I was like, ‘Thank you. Please don’t recognize me.'”

We don’t know if this whole “Drop the Jenner” schtick will work considering the success of her TV show and her prolific and significant Instagram presence, but we’ve got to hand it to her: She’s working all her angles, like a true model.

What do you think of her dropping her last name for work? Which fashion shows will she walk in September?

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Kendall Jenner , Models

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Bill on

How ironic. Whenever I have an IBS attack I always tell people that I have to go take a Kendall.

Salk on

Oh good gawd!

Salk on

Bill…too funny

kdm on

You will never be on the level of CHER!

Hlw on

Why is this family in the news DAILY? I’m so tired of coming to people.com and seeing them! Does people get paid to print their “news”?

bkable on

If she’s trying to distance herself from the family, I’d start by not appearing on the show

Moneypenny424 on

She’s pretty, but doesn’t have “it” as a model. She is totally delusional if she thinks her name and connections didn’t help her get where she is. Without it, she’d be just another contestant on Top Model.

Lynnette on

If she doesn’t want people to recognize her, she needs to stop being on TV! I can’t believe she thinks she’s in the same category as the other models, sick! The work of Kris Jenner, no doubt

Andrea on

Just when you thought the family couldn’t get anymore egotistical, something like this happens.

Mrs. K on

Please give me a break.

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