Emma Summerton for Teen Vogue
By Megan Gibson
August 5, 2014

Kendall Jenner has taken her sibling Kim Kardashian’s lead and landed herself not one, but two major magazine covers. The teenager graces the cover of Teen Vogue‘s September issue and the magazine’s editors not only gave her two different shots, they also dubbed her “fashion’s new IT GIRL.”

Jenner, 18, who rose to international fame along with the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan on their reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, broke into high-fashion modeling earlier this year at New York Fashion Week, taking to the catwalk for Marc Jacobs’ fall show in February.

But according to Jenner, her pre-modeling fame didn’t exactly pave an easy route into high-fashion. “People didn’t want to take a chance on me, I think because I was sort of known,” she tells Teen Vogue. “They were a little bit on the fence about it. Some people might think that what I’ve done before made it easier for me to get jobs, but it was actually a disadvantage. I had to work even harder.”

Of course, despite any doubts fashion insiders had about Jenner’s credentials, the Teen Vogue September issue cover will likely lock her in as a rising star in the modeling world. And with that, the Kardashian/Jenner march toward total cultural domination marches on.

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