Kendall Jenner might not be an almost-billionaire like her sister Kylie, but she’s still almost unimaginably successful.
Kendall is one of the world’s highest-paid models, and her peers in the field have been effusive in their praise of her poise, grace, and confidence when walking the runway.
But as anyone who’s ever struggled with anxiety or depression can tell you, sometimes the most assured facade is concealing the most intense inner turmoil.
Kendall’s struggles with anxiety have been well-documented over the years, and while the 22-year-old says modeling has helped her in some ways to overcome her demons, she’s still prone to intense bouts of anxiety.
Kendall covers the new issue of Love Magazine, and in one of her most candid interviews to date, she reveals that she bowed out of scheduled fashion shows in Paris recently due to stress,
“Last season I didn’t do any shows,” Kendall says.
“Just ‘cause I was working in LA and I was like ‘Oof, I can’t right now – I’m gonna go crazy.'”
Kendall says her “debilitating anxiety” has caused her to opt for self-care over professional opportunities several times in the past.
She tells Love that there have been times when she’s “up in the middle of the night with full-on panic attacks,” adding that she begins to feel uncomfortable when she’s not in control.
“If something isn’t going the way I planned, I freak out,” Jenner says.
Fortunately, Kendall has been able to face her fears enough to become one of the most in-demand models working today.
No easy feat, as in addition to the stress of walking the runway in front of her industry’s best and brightest, Kendall’s personal life is under intense and constant scrutiny.
Currently, Jenner’s relationship with NBA star Ben Simmons is a subject of tabloid fascination.
Add to that the fact that a new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians kicked off Sunday night, and it’s hard to imagine how Kendall ever gets a moment’s privacy.
The situation would be enough to give anyone anxiety.