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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GSUCO2003 on

Who does she think she is? Prince?

Nanu 08 on

Why is this newsworthy????? YAWN!!!! Is she up there with the big girls or still in the wannabe phase?

Snickers on

Of course she wants to drop her last name her family is known as trash!!!

Susan on

If it weren’t for her last name and her mother whoring her out, she’d be another community college student. Oh wait, didn’t mean to insult community college students. She’d be the community college dropout!

June on

She is a pretty girl, but for categorizing her with the top super models like Gisele and Naomi is a bit extreme.

Gina Stoll on

Take a seat, little girl.

ryan r. on

Madonna, beyonce, Cher…..Kendall. mmmmm, no. Not even close. Nowhere near the level of success to be able to just go by your first name. Plus you kind of have to have a distinct name that not many people have for that to work well.

filmsharks on

She dropped her surname Jenner because she wants to distance herself from her father who is turning into a woman.

Alicia on

Kendall can live the life as she believes herself to be but, she will always be a Jenner/Kardashian to the rest of the world. Kendall Jenner will make sure that no one will forgets her……….right Kris??

Susan on

Waaaaa! Call her the “waa-bulance”. She seems to not realize she wouldn’t have gotten her FIRST jobs had mommy not been out there pimping her on the Kardasian show. She should be grateful for 2 recognizable names. Too big for her own britches

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